LINGUIST List 31.295

Wed Jan 22 2020

Calls: Chinese, Mandarin; Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics, Semantics, Text/Corpus Linguistics/Hong Kong

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 18-Jan-2020
From: Yingying Ye <>
Subject: 21st Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop
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Full Title: 21st Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop
Short Title: CLSW2020

Date: 28-May-2020 - 31-May-2020
Location: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Meichun Liu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin

Call Deadline: 16-Feb-2020

Meeting Description:

Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW) is one of the most important international conferences on Chinese Lexical Semantics and related fields, starting from the turn of the century in the year 2000, under the auspices of the Academic Advisory Committee of CLSW conference. This workshop series is dedicated to various approaches to lexical semantic research with the goal to integrate linguistics, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, and computational linguistics. It has been held in different Asia Pacific cities, including Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Singapore, Xiamen, Hsin Chu, Yantai, Suzhou, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Leshan, Macao and Chiayi, etc. CLSW has become one of the most influential and internationally known platforms for cross-disciplinary research exchange, dialogue, and collaboration. Over the past 20 years, it has been attended by an average of 250 participants with a diverse range of scholars from China, Singapore, US, UK and EU.

CLSW2020 Conference Theme: Lexical Semantics, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Science

CLSW2020 features SIX world-renowned keynote speakers on the thematic topics and FOUR special pre-conference parallel sessions to facilitate scholarly exchanges.

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Adele E. Goldberg, Princeton University
Prof. Kenneth Ward Church, Baidu Research
Prof. Martin Hilpert, University of Neuch√Ętel
Prof. Ping Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Ming Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia
Prof. Weiguang Qu, Nanjing Normal University

Special Pre-conference Parallel Sessions:
1. Lexical Semantics and Chinese Linguistics
2. Computational Lexical Semantics
3. Formal Approaches to Lexical Semantics
4. Chinese Language Acquisition, Teaching, and Testing

Invited Speakers in Special Pre-conference Parallel Sessions:
1. Lexical Semantics in Chinese Linguistics
Prof. Chaofen Sun, Stanford University
Prof. Hongyin Tao, University of California, Los Angeles
Prof. Yulin Yuan, Peking University
Prof. Rui Guo, Peking University
Prof. Mei Fang, Chinese Academy of Social Science
Prof. Zhenghua Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

2. Computational Lexical Semantics
Prof. Weiwei Sun, Peking University
Dr. Simon Smith, Conventry University
Dr. Wenqiang Lei, National University of Singapore

3. Formal Approaches to Lexical Semantics
Prof. Stephen M. Wechsler, The University of Texas at Austin
Prof. Zheng Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Prof. Haihua Pan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Mingming Liu, Tsinghua University
Prof. Beibei Xu, Huazhong Agricultural University

4. Chinese Language Acquisition, Teaching and Testing
Prof. Chih-p'ing Chou, Princeton University
Prof. Lening Liu, Columbia University
Prof. Chengzhi Chu, University of California, Davis
Prof. Yongping Zhu, University of Notre Dame
Prof. Xiaolu Wang, Zhejiang University
Prof. Yanli Zhang, Shanghai International Studies University
Prof. Xianwen Cao, Nanjing University
Dr. Chia-Ying Lee, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Dr. Linda Tsung, The University of Sydney
Dr. Yuet Hung Cecilia Chan, City University of Hong Kong.

Call for Papers:

The 21st Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW2020) will be held on May 28-31, 2020, in City University of Hong Kong, organized by Department of Linguistics and Translation at CityU of HK, and co-organized by Department of Linguistics and Modern Language at Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities. Scholars all over the world are cordially invited to submit papers to CLSW2020 at CityU of HK!

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline (4-8 pages): February 16, 2020
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2020
Final paper submission deadline: April 15, 2020
Dates of conference: May 28-31, 2020

Submission Guidelines:
CLSW welcomes submissions on any aspect of Chinese lexical semantics in general, as well as related fields more broadly concerned with language.
-Language: papers can be written in either Chinese or English and should be limited to 4 to 8 pages, excluding references. Authors please submit electronic files in Adobe Acrobat PDF. Paper submission templates are available at the workshop website.
-Anonymous review: All submissions for review must be anonymous. Information that may reveal the identities of the authors must be removed from the paper.
-Submission website: All papers are to be submitted to Easychair (

Registration Fee:
Early-early bird registration (16 March 2020-31 March 2020): Student (1300 HKD); Non-student (1600 HKD)
Early bird registration (1 April 2020-30 April 2020): Student (1500 HKD); Non-student (1800 HKD)
Regular registration (1 May 2020-31 May 2020): Student (1700 HKD); Non-student (2000 HKD)

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