WICL-6 Program

Program for the 6th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-6), 27 & 28 May 2022

Friday & Saturday, 27-28 May 2022 (EDT)

WICL-6 is held as a synchronous, virtual conference via the Zoom meeting platform with 2 separate Zoom Meetings links: WICL Zoom A & WICL Zoom B.

  • Except for the B Sessions (1-B, 2-B & 3-B), which are in WICL Zoom B, all other activities are in WICL Zoom A

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) using the 24-hour & 12-hour clock

Free and open to the public, but online pre-registration is required.

This is a stand-alone pdf file for viewing on- or off-line: WICL-6 Program Schedule

Friday, 27 May 2022

6:00-6:10 pm
Day 1 Welcoming Remarks  (WICL Zoom A)
WICL-6 Organizing Committee
6:10-8:10 pm
Session 1-A  (WICL Zoom A)
Phonetics & Socio-/Psycho-linguistics
Chair: Genevieve Leung (U of San Francisco)
  Session 1-B  (WICL Zoom B)
Workshop 1: Analyzing Cantonese Corpus Data
Chair: Charles Lam (Hang Seng U of HK)
6:10-6:40 pm
Helen Wan (Pepperdine University)
“Should we all tearfully vote for you le1?”: The use of utterance final particles in Cantonese political discourse (abstract)
         (Workshop 1 abstracts)

Charles T. K. Lam

(The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong)
Analyzing Cantopop with corpus methods

Chaak-ming Lau
(The Education University of Hong Kong)
Extracting Cantonese data from Hong Kong Chinese corpora

Jackson Lee
(Author of PyCantonese)
Working with Cantonese CHILDES data

6:40-7:10 pm
Holman Tse (St. Catherine University)
Is there cross-linguistic influence of English /u/ on Toronto Cantonese high round vowels? (abstract)
7:10-7:40 pm
Carmen Kin-Man Tang (The Chinese U. of Hong Kong), Ka-Fai Yip (Yale U.), Tommy Tsz-Ming Lee (U. of Southern California) & Sheila Shu-Laam Chan (Tufts U.)
Processing discontinuous predicates in Cantonese (abstract)
7:40-8:10 pm
Ka Fai Law (OSU)
The phonetic features of rhyming words in Hong Kong local hip-hop songs (abstract)
8:20-9:20 pm

Plenary Session 1: Keynote Speaker

(WICL Zoom A)
Chair: Zhiguo Xie (Ohio State U)

Professor Elaine J. Francis, Purdue University
The role of accessibility in a grammatical resumption language:
Cantonese relative clauses in cross-linguistic perspective

9:30-10:30 pm
Session 2-A  (WICL Zoom A)
Big Data, Small Data
Chair: Zoe Lam (U of British Columbia)
  Session 2-B  (WICL Zoom B)
Chair: Ling Zhang (Education U of Hong Kong)
Andy Chin (The Education University of Hong Kong)
Learning Cantonese with a big data approach (abstract)
  Litong Chen (Wheaton College)
On the vitality of the Dapeng dialect: A Cantonese-Hakka mixed language (abstract)
Paul Cockrum, Xuan Ye, Ka Fai Law & Marjorie K.M. Chan (OSU)
Writing in translation: A cross-dialectal comparison of Chinese translations of The Little Prince (abstract)
  Ling Jiang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
A Conversation Analysis of a Cantonese radio show opening (abstract)
10:40-11:40 pm
Special Panel: The Cantonese Language Association (CLA):
Its History and Future Activities
(WICL Zoom A)
Chair: Dana Scott Bourgerie (Brigham Young U)
CLA Executive Board
– Dana S. Bourgerie (Brigham Young U), Chair
– Marjorie K.M. Chan (Ohio State U)
– Matthew B. Christensen (Brigham Young U)
– Sik Lee Dennig (Cantonese Alliance of North America)
– Raymond Pai (U of British Columbia)
– Alan Yu (U of Chicago)
– Background & History
– Goals & Purposes
= CLA website
– Future Activities
– Qs & Discussion
11:40-11:45 pm
~~ Day 1 Closing Remarks ~~
See you all on Saturday morning for our second Plenary Session with Professor Alan Yu, plus parallel sessions and Workshop 2 on
Cantonese Language Teaching

Saturday, 28 May 2022

9:00-9:05 am
Day 2 Opening Remarks  (WICL Zoom A)
WICL-6 Organizing Committee
9:10-11:10 am
Session 3-A  (WICL Zoom A)
Sociolinguistics & Other Topics
Chair: Dana Scott Bourgerie (BYU)
  Session 3-B  (WICL Zoom B)
Syntax & Semantics
Chair: Charles Lam (Hang Seng U of HK)
9:10-9:40 Katrina Kechun Li, Christopher Bryant & Li Nguyen (University of Cambridge)
Tonal aspects of Cantonese-English code-switching in HLVC corpus (abstract)
  Pun Ho Lui (The University of Queensland)
Secondary grammaticalization of immediate anteriority marker in Cantonese (abstract)
9:40-10:10 Ling Zhang & Ching Ching Law (The Education University of Hong Kong)
Face-to-face versus virtual communica­tion: A comparison of occurrences of Cantonese SFPs (abstract)
  Pui Lun Chow (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Unravelling Cantonese slang verbs of speech: Semantic change as property attribution (abstract)
10:10-10:40 Justin Leung, Brian Diep & Naomi Nagy (University of Toronto)
‘Lazy pronunciation’ in Toronto Heritage Cantonese: The case of (n-/l-) (abstract)
  Xi Chen (The University of Hong Kong)
The use of the bei in contemporary spoken Cantonese (abstract)
10:40-11:10 I-Ying Lin (National Chengchi University)
Revealing the Cantonese Influence on the Information Structure of China Coast Pidgin (abstract)
  Jinwei Ye (OSU)
Preliminary observations of metalinguistic negation in Mandarin and Cantonese (abstract)
11:20-12:20 pm

Plenary Session 2: Keynote Speaker

(WICL Zoom A)
Chair: Mineharu Nakayama (OSU)

Professor Alan C. L. Yu, University of Chicago
Phonological variation in child-directed speech in Hong Kong Cantonese

12:20-1:00 pm
~ ~ ~ Lunch Break ~ ~ ~
1:00-3:30 pm

Workshop 2: Effective and Innovative Use of Popular Culture in Cantonese Language Teaching (WICL Zoom A)
Chair: Sik Lee Dennig (Cantonese Alliance of North America)
(Workshop 2 abstracts)

1:00-1:30 pm
Genevieve Leung, Ph.D. (U of San Francisco) & Ming-Hsuan Wu, Ph.D. (Adelphi U)
Cantonese HL learners and teachers as active agents in and out of classroom
1:30-2:00 pm
Zoe Lam, Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)
The role of content creation in the construction of heritage learners’
2:00-2:30 pm
Raymond Pai (University of British Columbia)
Innovations in Cantonese language curriculum design beyond the basic level
2:30-3:00 pm
Sik Lee Dennig, Ph.D. (Cantonese Alliance of North America)
Learning Cantonese in a relaxing way through pop culture
3:00-3:30 pm
Hands-on Activities
This pedagogy workshop introduces a new framework for viewing Cantonese learners and an innovative approach to content creation. This workshop launches Cantonese Alliance of North America’s more focused series of Teacher Training Workshops this summer.
3:30-3:40 pm
Conference Closing Remarks  (WICL Zoom A)
WICL-6 Organizing Committee
Thank you for joining us for WICL-6!

WICL-6 Organizing Committee:

Faculty co-chairs:
Professor Marjorie K.M. Chan (DEALL)
Professor Zhiguo Xie (DEALL)
Professor Mineharu (“JJ”) Nakayama (DEALL)

Graduate student co-chairs:
Jinwei Ye (DEALL)
Ka Fai Gary Law (DEALL)
Xuan Ye (DEALL)

Organizing committee members:
Paul Cockrum (DEALL)
Skylor Gomes (OSU alumnus)
Junyu Ruan (Dept. of Linguistics)
Seo-Jin Yang (DEALL)
Wei William Zhou (DEALL)
Yuhong Zhu (Dept. of Linguistics)

Staff Assistance:
David Liu (DEALL)

WICL logo designer: Honglin Du (都虹霖)
– The current WICL logo was first used for WICL-3 (in 2016 @ OSU), with prototype designed by Litong Chen.

WICL-6 is supported by the following OSU sponsors:
Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL)
Graduate Students of East Asian Languages and Literatures (GREALL)
Department of Linguistics
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL)
Council on Student Affairs
East Asian Studies Center
James HY. Tai Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Fund