LINGUIST List 27.1546

Mon Apr 04 2016

Calls: Chinese, Mandarin, Lang Acqu, Ling Theories, Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholing, Socioling/China

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Date: 02-Apr-2016
From: Marjoleine Sloos <>
Subject: Chinese Accents and Accented Chinese
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Full Title: Chinese Accents and Accented Chinese
Short Title: CAAC

Date: 13-Oct-2016 - 14-Oct-2016
Location: Shanghai, China
Contact Person: Marjoleine Sloos
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2016

Meeting Description:

Workshop 13-14 October 2016
Nordic Centre, Fudan University

Annual workshop on the phonetics and phonology of second language acquisition in which Mandarin Chinese is either the native (L1) or the target (L2) language.

''Chinese Accents and Accented Chinese'' is a platform that seeks to explore the phonetics and phonology of bilingualism and second language acquisition in which Standard Mandarin is one of the languages involved. Therefore we organize an annual workshop at Fudan University, Shanghai, which takes place in October every year. We also publish proceedings. In the past, we had speakers from different universities in China, as well as from Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, UK and the USA. We benefited grants by Aarhus University, Denmark to organize the workshop and receive local assistance from Shanghai International Studies University and Tongji University.

The workshop covers three main areas:

- Chinese accents within China
- Chinese-accented L2 acquisition
- Second language accent in Chinese

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts about phonetics and phonology in bilingualism, in which Standard Mandarin Chinese or any Chinese dialect is either the first language or the target second/foreign language. The other language/dialect under investigation may be a Chinese dialect or any other language.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
- The production and perception of English spoken by Chinese learners
- The production and perception of Chinese by second language learners
- The production and perception of Standard (Beijing) Mandarin Chinese by speakers of other Chinese dialects
- The phonology of second language acquisition of Chinese
- Automatic transcription of Chinese as a foreign language
- Mutual intelligibility of Chinese-accented languages or accented Chinese
- Second language acquisition of prosody (tone, stress, focus, sentence intonation)
- Socio-phonetics of Chinese dialects and the accommodation towards Standard Mandarin or other (prestige) varieties

Abstracts in English of a maximum of 200 words (excluding references) can be sent until 1 September 2016 to Marjoleine Sloos: msloos(at)fryske-akademy.

The workshop is sponsored by the Fryske Akademy and Aarhus University.

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