LINGUIST List 30.4497

Tue Nov 26 2019

Calls: Chinese, Mandarin; Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Ling & Literature, Ling Theories/Poland

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 21-Nov-2019
From: Li-Chi Chen <leszek.chengmail.com>
Subject: Sinologists in Bydgoszcz: The 1st International Conference on Chinese Languages, Literature, and Culture
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Full Title: Sinologists in Bydgoszcz: The 1st International Conference on Chinese Languages, Literature, and Culture
Short Title: SinB-2020

Date: 15-May-2020 - 16-May-2020
Location: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Contact Person: Li-Chi Chen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/sinologiaukw/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2020

Meeting Description:

We are tremendously excited to announce Sinologists in Bydgoszcz: The 1st International Conference on Chinese Languages, Literature, and Culture (SinB-2020), which will be held in Casimir the Great University (also known as Kazimierz Wielki University) in Bydgoszcz, Poland during May 15-16, 2020. Organized by the Department of Oriental Linguistics at Casimir the Great University, SinB-2020 aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, practitioners, teachers, and students to exchange ideas, share preliminary results, and discuss findings about all aspects of studies in Chinese languages, literature, culture, and related areas in a truly warm and welcoming atmosphere. This year, SinB-2020 will be organized in cooperation with the Department of Applied Chinese and Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Taiwan.

SinB-2020 will be held in Bydgoszcz, a modern and vibrant city situated in northern Poland, which is right on the Brda and Vistula rivers. As an architecturally-rich city, Bydgoszcz has earned itself a nickname of “Little Berlin” due to its neo-gothic, neo-baroque, and neoclassicist styles. We believe that while you meet and network with international scholars, experts, and peers at SinB-2020, you can also greatly enjoy the beauty of the city at the same time.

The theme of SinB-2020 is Chinese Linguistics and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language: Theories and Applications. A series of six lectures will be conducted in the conference, for which the aims and objectives are to ensure that young scholars who have just begun their research career will enter the field with a solid foundation in Chinese linguistics and will be well versed in how to apply modern Chinese linguistic theories to their teaching of the Chinese languages. The lecture series covers topics on Syntax, Phonetics, Semantics, Morphology, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, and Sociolinguistics, in an attempt to address how these linguistic disciplines can be applied to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.

Plenary Speakers:
(The following distinguished linguistics scholars have accepted to address the conference as plenary speakers.)

Prof. Chinfa LIEN (Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
Topic: Interrogative Adverbs of Degree in Taiwanese Southern Min
Dr. Chiarung LU (Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Topic: Linguistic Meme and Form of Address in Taiwan Mandarin
Dr. Chingya CHAO (Department of Applied Chinese and Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Taiwan)
Topic: Chinese Word Sketches and Near-Synonyms
Dr. Grace Chen-Hsiu KUO (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Topic: Perception of Prosodic Prominence and Boundaries by Nonnative Speakers
Dr. Ting-Ting Christina HSU (Department of Applied Linguistics and Language Studies, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan)
Topic: Exploring the Ways New Words Are Formed in Oral and Written Texts
Dr. I-Chun CHEN (Language Center, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, Taiwan)
Topic: Object Fronting in Mandarin Chinese: An Observation on Students Learning Chinese as a Second Language

Call for Papers:

We welcome submissions from various perspectives on Chinese studies, including Chinese languages and linguistics, literature, and culture. An author may submit a maximum of two abstracts, but only one of them may be first- or sole-authored. The accepted abstracts are invited for oral presentations. The official language is English and Chinese. All submissions should be made in English or in Chinese. Each paper will be allocated up to 20 minutes for presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions and comments, and 5 minutes for changeover. Abstracts of up to 350 words (excluding title and references) should be submitted using the EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sinb2020) by January 31, 2020. All abstracts will be subjected to peer review by an international Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by February 17, 2020. Conference fees should be paid via bank transfer by March 31, 2020.

Publication:

If you wish to submit a full paper to be considered for inclusion in an edited volume (Bydgoszcz Studies on Chinese Languages, Literature, and Culture) to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, please submit your manuscript to us no later than June 30, 2020. Each submission will be reviewed by our editorial board. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by July 31, 2020. Note that all full papers should be written in English. Manuscripts are only accepted in both WORD and PDF documents. The final paper guidelines and a sample page will be announced on our official website. Make sure that you have formatted your paper correctly before submission.




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