LINGUIST List 32.2003

Wed Jun 09 2021

Confs: Chinese, Wu; Gen Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 09-Jun-2021
From: Yan Jiang <>
Subject: Colloquium on Grammatical Studies of Chinese Wu Dialects
E-mail this message to a friend

Colloquium on Grammatical Studies of Chinese Wu Dialects
Short Title: Wu Colloquium

Date: 14-Jul-2021 - 16-Jul-2021
Location: Online, United Kingdom
Contact: Conference Organizers
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Wu

Meeting Description:

The present colloquium is the first of the planned annual colloquium on Chinese language and dialects that is jointly organized by SOAS University of London and Humboldt University of Berlin, with the aim to promote studies on Chinese language and dialects in Europe and world-wide. We welcome other universities to join us in co-organizing future meetings with different themes and in hosting on-campus meetings when the Covid-19 pandemic is over.

Program Information:

Wu Grammar Colloquium
July 15 -16, 2021

Zoom Meeting

July 15, Beijing Time 13: 00 -18:00 (BST:7:00-12:00)
Day 1 Meeting Coordinator: LIU Mingya
13:00-13:15 Welcome Note from the organizers
13:15-14:00 LIU Danqing (Shenzhen University) : What can be derived from the Interrogative what in Wu? – evidence from Wujiang and Suzhou dialects
14:00-14:45 LI Xuping (Zhejiang University); Classifiers are for numerals or nouns in Wu Chinese: evidence from the Fuyang dialect
14:45-15:30 break
15:30-16:15 SHENG Yimin (Fudan University): Zai, you, shi and other cases – Type and evolution of locative verbs in Wu
16:15-17:00 YANG Bei (Sun Yat-sen University): Sandhi patterns and syntactic structures in Shanghai dialect
17:00-17:45 JIANG Yan (SOAS): On the time-encoding function of sentence-final particle keh in modern Shanghainese

July 16,Beijing Time 13:00 -18:00 (BST:7:00-12:00)
Day 2 Meeting Coordinator : JIANG Yan
13:00-13:45 LIN Su’E (Shanghai University): Oral stylistic variation and the evolution of patient topic sentences in Shanghainese at the end of the 19th century
13:45-14:30 HU Xuhui (Peking University) & Joseph PERRY (University of Hong Kong):
Multifunctionality and contextual allomorphy: a case-study in Yixing Chinese adjectival marking
14:30-15:15 Keith TSE (Ronin Institute /IGDORE): Microvariation in Sinitic nominalisation: historical-comparative microparameters in Chinese dialects
15:15-15:45 break
15:45-16:30 SUN Xiaoxue (Zhejiang University): Structure for Telicity Phrases in Wu Chinese,using “爻” in Rui’An dialect as an example

16:30-17:15 LIU Mingy (Humboldt University): Conditionals in Mandarin and Changzhou dialect: a comparative study
17:15-18:00 YUAN Yulin & ZHANG Linli (Peking University): Counterfactual meaning expressed by simplex sentences in Suzhou dialect

a. Presentation time for each speaker: 45 minutes, including Q&A,
b. Working language: Mandarin and English, with data read in Wu,
c. Pre-registration required for conference attendance (non-presenters), please write by 12 July to both and or wechat SOAS-YJ with your name and affiliation for meeting links.

Page Updated: 09-Jun-2021