LINGUIST List 31.189

Tue Jan 14 2020

Calls: Gen Ling / China

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 12-Jan-2020
From: Yiming Gu <>
Subject: The 9th International Conference on Formal Linguistics
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Full Title: The 9th International Conference on Formal Linguistics

Date: 20-Nov-2020 - 22-Nov-2020
Location: Shanghai, China
Contact Person: Yiming Gu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jun-2020

Meeting Description:

The International Conference on Formal Linguistics (ICFL) is a biennial international event organized by the Chinese Association of Formal Linguistics, which is affiliated with China Association for Comparative Studies of English and Chinese. First launched in 2001, the conference has become a leading forum in China attracting scholars from all over the world to exchange new ideas and research findings in formal linguistics.

The 9th International Conference on Formal Linguistics (ICFL-9) will be held in Shanghai, China, on November 20-22, 2020. It is co-organized and sponsored by the College of Foreign Languages and Literature at Fudan University, the School of Foreign Languages at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and co-sponsored by the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Fudan University and the Institute of Linguistics at Shanghai International Studies University.

Call for Papers:

ICFL-9 invites submissions of abstracts on all topics in the field of formal linguistics, including (but not limited to) syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, language acquisition, language processing, and biolinguistics. The central theme for this year's conference is ''universals and cross-linguistic/cross-modal variation''. We especially encourage submissions from graduate students and early career scholars.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: June 20, 2020
Notification of acceptance: August 20, 2020
Conference dates: November 20, 2020 - November 22, 2020

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts can be written in either English (Times New Roman font, size 12) or Chinese (Song font, size small 4).
Abstracts should be limited to one page (A4, including examples and selected references), single-spaced, with margin of 1 inch on all sides.
Authors should submit an anonymous copy in PDF format through EasyChair (, with the abstract file named in the following way: ''LastName_FirstName.pdf'' (for single-authored papers), ''LastName_FirstName_co.pdf'' (for co-authored papers). For example, Jill Smith would name her abstract file ''Smith_Jill.pdf'', or ''Smith_Jill_co.pdf'' for a co-authored paper.
Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Rates: RMB 1000 (faculty); RMB 500 (students). Details of registration and payment options will be provided in the letter of acceptance.

Organizing Committee (in alphabetical order):

Chang, Hui (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Cheng, Gong (Zhejiang University)
Gu, Gang (Tianjin Normal University)
He, Chuansheng (Hunan University)
Hu, Jianhua (Institute of Linguistics, CASS)
Hua, Dongfan (Shanghai International Studies University)
Lee, Thomas Hun-tak (Tianjin Normal University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Li, Bing (Nankai University)
Ning, Chunyan (Hunan University)
Pan, Haihua (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Pan, Victor Junnan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Shen, Yuan (Fudan University)
Si, Fuzhen (Beijing Language and Culture University)
Tang, Sze-Wing (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Tsai, Wei-Tien Dylan (Taiwan Tsing Hua University)
Wen, Binli (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies)
Wu, Yaqing (Hunan University)
Xu, Jie (University of Macau)
Yang, Xiaolu (Tsinghua University)
Zhang, Hongming (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


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