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Full Title: 3rd International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse

      
Short Title: ISCLD3
Location: London, United Kingdom
Start Date: 11-Jun-2014 - 13-Jun-2014
Contact: Wei Li
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The Third International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse (ISCLD3)
第三届汉语语言与话语国际研讨会
第三屆漢語語言與話語國際研討會
11-13 June, 2014
London, UK

The International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse is a biennial symposium that advances the exchange of scholarship in discourse functional studies of the Chinese language, emphasizing an empirical orientation and encompassing such fields as discourse and grammar, variation and change, language contact, language and society, language and culture, and language and social interaction.

The third symposium will be held at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. The working language of the symposium will be English.

Keynote Speakers:

Rint Sybesma (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)
Richard Xiao (University of Lancaster, UK)
Boping Yuan (University of Cambridge, UK)

There will be a Round Table on the teaching and learning of Chinese in the era of Globalization on Wednesday, 11 June 2014.

Invited Speakers for the Round Table (further contributors will be confirmed shortly):

Katherine Carruthers (Institute of Education, University of London, UK)
Don Starr (University of Durham, UK)
Chun Zhang (University of Aarhus, Denmark)
Zhu Hua (Convenor, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)

Birkbeck College is located at the heart of Bloomsbury, a historical and fashionable area in the centre of London where numerous cultural, educational and health institutions are located. The British Museum is next to Birkbeck buildings, and Oxford Street is within walking distance. It is accessible by several underground lines, with a direct line to Heathrow airport. There are abundant hotels and restaurants in the neighbourhood.

Participants are asked to book their own accommodation, as the university does not have accommodation during term time. There will be a registration fee to cover lunches, tea/coffee, and the delegate's pack.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 24.3716


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