LINGUIST List 32.126

Fri Jan 08 2021

Calls: Gen Ling/Hong Kong or Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 05-Jan-2021
From: Ka-Fai Yip <>
Subject: Fourth Forum on Cantonese Linguistics
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Full Title: Fourth Forum on Cantonese Linguistics
Short Title: FoCaL-4

Date: 29-May-2021 - 29-May-2021
Location: Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Tommy Tsz-Ming Lee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Yue

Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan

Call Deadline: 20-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

The Fourth Forum on Cantonese Linguistics (FoCaL-4) will be jointly held by Department of English Language and Literature of Hong Kong Baptist University and The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong, sponsored by Faculty of Arts and Master of Arts in Language Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University, with a focus on Cantonese linguistics. Details as follows:

Date: 29 May 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Baptist University

We hope to establish a friendly platform for students to present their latest work and receive various peers’ comments. In light of limited intellectual exchange among students across different institutes, we also hope the forum can stimulate inter-institute collaboration.

Invited speakers (in alphabetical order of surnames):
Dr. LAU Chaak Ming (The Education University of Hong Kong)
Dr. WAKEFIELD John C. (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Dr. ZHANG Caicai (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

***Special arrangements regarding coronavirus***
Considering the outbreak of coronavirus, we have the following arrangements:
1. Presenters may choose to give the presentations on-site or online;
2. We will re-evaluate the situation a month before the event; if necessary, we may postpone it or change it to an online event, so please stay tuned.

Call for Papers:

We welcome presentations on any topic related to Cantonese linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics), from postgraduate and undergraduate students. We appreciate any unpublished work, especially on-going research, preliminary research projects and term papers -- ideas and thoughts that are in need of peers’ comments and discussion.

Abstract submission:
Please submit your abstract to us via EasyChair ( by 20 March 2021. The abstract must be within one A4-page with 12 font size and 1 inch margin, including references and examples. Do not include your name or affiliation in the abstract. It can be written in Cantonese, English or Standard Chinese.

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