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LINGUIST List 20.3099

Tue Sep 15 2009

Confs: Mandarin Chinese, Language Acquisition, Syntax/Norway

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        1.    Christopher Wilder, Workshop on Chinese: Syntax and Acqusition

Message 1: Workshop on Chinese: Syntax and Acqusition
Date: 15-Sep-2009
From: Christopher Wilder <christopher.wilderhf.ntnu.no>
Subject: Workshop on Chinese: Syntax and Acqusition
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Workshop on Chinese: Syntax and Acqusition
Short Title: CHINOSAT 2

Date: 01-Oct-2009 - 02-Oct-2009
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Contact: Chris Wilder
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Syntax

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin

Meeting Description:

This workshop is a forum to discuss aspects of Chinese grammar in a UG-based framework, as they impinge on the study of UG and contrastive grammar (especially Chinese-English and Chinese-Scandinavian contrasts), and on language acquisition theory (especially L2 and L3 acquisition).

Workshop on Chinese Grammar in Contrast: Syntax and Acquisition
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
1st - 2nd October 2009

There will be guest lectures in the NTNU Globalisation programme immediately before and after the CHINOSAT workshop. All are welcome to attend these lectures.

All lectures take place in meeting room 7 [=room 2519], building 2 level 5, Dragvoll campus.

Thursday 1st October 2009

Globalisation programme guest lecture:

Anju Saxena (Uppsala University): “Globalization, Technonological Advancement and Language Endangerment – with Illustration from the Himalayas”

Thomas Hun-tak Lee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) invited speaker: “The Syntax of Negation in Early Child Mandarin”

- Coffee -

Po-Ting Chen (University of Texas at Austin): “Early Parameter Setting: Evidence from L1 Acquisition of Topic-Comment Structures in Mandarin Chinese”

Miao-Ling Hsieh (National Taiwan Normal University): “Post-Verbal Locative Phrases in Child Mandarin: A Longitudinal Study”

- Lunch -

Yi-ching Su (National Tsing Hua University): “Temporal Reference of Bare Verbs in Mandarin Child Language”

Mónica Cabrera (Loyola Marymount University) & Nicholas Usaj (National Taiwan Normal University): “The L2 Acquisition of the Chinese Aspectural marker –LE by L1 English Speakers”

- Coffee -

Roger Hawkins (University of Essex) invited speaker: “Persistent L1 Effects on L2 Grammars at the Discourse-Syntax Interface”

Conference Dinner

Friday 2nd October 2009

Joanna U.-S. Sio (Hong Kong Baptist University) invited speaker: “Classifying Cantonese Nouns and the Encoding of Referential Properties”

Chris Wilder (NTNU Trondheim): “Chinese Relatives and the Coda Construction”

- Coffee -

Tor A. Åfarli & Fufen Jin (NTNU Trondheim): “The Syntax of Presentative Sentences in Norwegian and Mandarin Chinese: Toward a Comparative Analysis”

Rint Sybesma (Leiden University) invited speaker: “Classifiers, Counting, Number”

- Lunch -

Globalisation Program Guest Lectures:


Chris Wilder & Tor Åfarli (NTNU): “CHINOSAT”

Harald Bøckman (University of Oslo): “Chinese Language Studies in Norway: Overview and Challenges”

Thomas Hun-Tak Lee (Chinese University of Hong Kong): “Chinese-English Bilingualism in a Globalized World: Reflections on Language Policy at a Hong Kong University”

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