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LINGUIST List 24.2898

Tue Jul 16 2013

Calls: Chinese, Semantics, Syntax, Pragmatics/China

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-Jul-2013
From: Yanzhi Li <11204024zju.edu.cn>
Subject: International Workshop on Chinese Numeral Classifiers: Semantics, Structure and Pragmatics
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Full Title: International Workshop on Chinese Numeral Classifiers: Semantics, Structure and Pragmatics

Date: 17-Oct-2013 - 18-Oct-2013
Location: Hangzhou, China
Contact Person: Yanzhi Li
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin

Call Deadline: 20-Aug-2013

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that an international workshop on Chinese Numeral Classifiers: Semantics, Structure and Pragmatics will be held at Zhejiang University from October 17 to October 18, 2013. The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars to work toward a comprehensive understanding of the semantics, structure and pragmatics of Chinese numeral classifiers as well as the interactions between them.

Recently, a vigorous debate has arisen with regards to issues about the definiteness and referentiality of Chinese classifiers and whether these classifiers are lexical or functional (e.g. Wu & Bodomo 2009, Gebhardt 2011, Simpson et al. 2011, Cheng & Sybesma 2012, Li & Bisang 2012, Cheng & Sybesma 2012, C.Zhang 2012, N.Zhang 2013, Li 2013 among others). The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars to work toward a comprehensive understanding of the semantics, structure and pragmatics of Chinese numeral classifiers as well as the interactions between them.

The registration fee is 200 euro, covering access to all meals, coffee breaks and workshop material and some special events. A number of special events will be organized: A night of entertainment on the West Lake, a one-day tour of the West Lake and other places of interest.

Keynote Speakers:

Andrew Simpson (University of Southern California)
Walter Bisang (Johannes Gutenberg-Universit├Ąt Mainz)
Niina Zhang (Taiwan National Chung Cheng University)
Sze-Wing Tang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Cheng Zhang (Beijing Language and Culture University)

Call for Papers:

Please submit an abstract of no more than two A4 sized pages to iwcnchotmail.com, by August 20, 2013. Please include: title of paper, full name(s), institutional affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 2 weeks. Formal invitations will be sent out no later than August 31, 2013. Selected papers will be edited for publication in the form of a monograph.



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