22 September 2013: Workshop Chinese Linguistics in the Netherlands

Chinese Linguistics in the Netherlands

The workshop Chinese Linguistics in the Netherlands will be held in Leiden on September 22, 2013. This workshop will focus on research related to Chinese languages and dialects, covering studies of different approaches using various methodologies. We aim to make it a great opportunity for researchers from all disciplines of Chinese linguistics to get together to share and deepen our understanding of Chinese.


The program for the workshop is as follows:

10:00-10:50 Reception
11:00-11:30 Liquan Liu Dutch Monolingual and Bilingual Infants’ Perception
and Functional Use of Chinese Tones
11:30-12:00 Meng Shi Chinese Heritage Languages in the Netherlands
12:00-12:30 Yipu Wei Causal Interpretations of Chinese Temporal
Conjunctions: A Diachronic and Corpus Study
on erhou, ranhou and yushi
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Fang Li On the subjectivity of Mandarin Causal
Connectives: Robust Profiles or Genre-Sensitivity?
14:30-15:00 Jingwi Zhang Tonal Divergence in Suburban Shanghai

Yan Gu


Offering a Timely Hand: What can Chinese Speakers’
Temporal Gestures Reveal about Their Conception
of Time?

16:00-16:30 Xuan Wang Harmony, Language Policy and Chinese
16:30-17:00 Yang Yang Comprehension and Production of Chinese Subject-
and Object-Extracted Clauses

A pdf file of the program can be downloaded here.

Call for abstracts (closed)

Abstracts could be submitted until 30 June, 2013, including but not limited to the following areas, related to Chinese:

• Dialectology; 
• Neurolinguistics;
• Phonetics;
• Phonology;
• Psycholinguistics;
• Semantics;
• Syntax;
• Sociolinguistics;
• Typology, etc.

Abstract Submission
• The deadline for abstract submission is 30 June, 2013
• Please send the abstract via email
• Abstracts should be submitted in ODT, PDF, or DOC/DOCX formats.
• Abstracts should not be longer than 250 words excluding figures, examples and references.
• Your abstract should be anonymous. Please do not use your name in the file name of your abstract. You will be asked to submit a separate version with your name and affiliation if your abstract is selected for presentation.
• If you use phonetic fonts in your abstract, please submit a PDF file or use the Doulous SIL font.  


Contact: For all enquiries about the workshop please contact Qian Li at: q.li@hum.leidenuniv.nl.


Qian Li
Lei Sun
Ting Zou
Man Wang
Junru Wu

Last Modified: 17-09-2013