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LINGUIST List 23.1510

Mon Mar 26 2012

Calls: Chinese, Applied Ling, Socioling, Historical Ling, Translation/Hong Kong

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Date: 26-Mar-2012
From: Kristen Liu <yrchaoforumgmail.com>
Subject: Forum on 'Y. R. Chao and Linguistics'
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Full Title: Forum on 'Y. R. Chao and Linguistics'

Date: 28-Aug-2012 - 29-Aug-2012
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Kristen Liu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.rclis.ied.edu.hk/yrchaoforum

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin

Call Deadline: 04-May-2012

Meeting Description:

Professor Yuan-Ren Chao (1892-1982), known as Father of Modern Chinese Linguistics, is an unusual scholar whose dual contributions to linguistics and to the study of Chinese language have been well recognized both in China and worldwide, and whose influence is still felt today. He made further important contributions to the modern study of Chinese language, such as phonology, dialectology and grammar, as reflected by his many seminal works including the progressive developments from Cantonese Primer (1947) to Mandarin Primer (1948) and then to A Grammar of Spoken Chinese (1968). He was also credited as the first inventor of the Gwoyeu Romatzyh and the five-point scale notation for transcribing pitch contours in Chinese dialects. Furthermore, Professor Chao was a pioneer in many other fields. His translation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is still regarded as a classic; His composition entitled jiao wo ruhe bu xiang ta 'How could I help but think of her' remains a favorite for generations of Chinese.

2012 is the 120th anniversary of Professor Chao's birth and the return of IACL conference to Hong Kong after 18 years. To celebrate this occasion, a one-day Forum on 'Y. R. Chao and Linguistics' will be organized as a satellite event of the 20th Annual Conference of IACL (the day before the commencement of IACL-20, 28 or 29 August 2012 - to be confirmed).

Call for Papers:

Submission of abstracts is now invited for the Forum and topics could cover developments in research on the Chinese language and relevant areas in linguistics such as phonology, grammar, semantics, translation, music, dialectology, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and cybernetics, in which Professor Chao has made a mark. Please note that submitted papers should not be primarily concerned with laudatory commemoration of Professor Chao.

Accepted papers will be each allocated 30 minutes for presentation and discussion. Abstracts may be submitted online through yrchaoforumgmail.com.

For more instructions, please visit http://www.rclis.ied.edu.hk/yrchaoforum.



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