LINGUIST List 32.1719

Mon May 17 2021

Confs: Chinese; Phonetics, Phonology, Semantics, Socioling, Syntax/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 17-May-2021
From: Alan Yu <>
Subject: North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics 33
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North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics 33
Short Title: NACCL 33

Date: 24-Jun-2021 - 25-Jun-2021
Location: Chicago (Online), USA
Contact: Alan Yu
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax

Subject Language(s): Chinese Sign Language; Chinese, Gan; Chinese, Hakka; Chinese, Huizhou; Chinese, Jinyu; Chinese, Late Middle; Chinese, Mandarin; Chinese, Min Bei; Chinese, Min Dong; Chinese, Min Nan; Chinese, Min Zhong; Chinese, Old; Chinese, Pu-Xian; Chinese, Wu; Chinese, Xiang; Chinese, Yue; English

Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan

Meeting Description:

The 33rd meeting of the North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-33) 第33屆北美漢語語言學會議 will be held virtually on June 24-25, 2021.

NACCL 33 is co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago with generous support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The invited speakers include:
- Yiya Chen (Leiden University)
- Xuping Li (Zhejiang University)
- Mingya Liu (Humboldt University)
- Naomi Nagy (University of Toronto)
- Haun Saussy (University of Chicago)
- Rebecca Starr (National University of Singapore)

The theme of the conference this year is “Variation and Change in Chinese Varieties around the Globe.” It is well known that China features a wealth of linguistic diversity. One of the main reasons for this level of variation is population movement, which is precipitated by natural disasters, imperial expansion, and general economic opportunities. Population movement is not restricted to be within China, however. The number and geographic distribution of Chinese-speaking diasporic communities are immense and their contact with local languages have resulted in unique developments that have, until recently, received relatively little attention. NACCL is an ideal venue to bring together scholars from around the world who are conducting research on Chinese varieties, to integrate multidisciplinary perspectives into Chinese linguistic research with diaspora communities and to discuss diaspora Chinese linguistics in its own right.

The conference will be hosted on Whova, an events management platform that offers both mobile app and web versions. Online registration for NACCL 33 is now available, and is free for all. After the Registration, you will be able to access the conference on Whova.

Program Information:

The full program is available here:

Registration (FREE):

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