Conference: International Symposium on Chinese in the Maritime Silk Road

The “International Symposium on Chinese in the Maritime Silk Road” will be held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong on April 7-8, 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. We cordially invite abstracts for submission on linguistics studies, language acquisition, and language contact of Chinese and dialects spoken in the countries and areas along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

Conference: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/clrc/msr-chinese/index.html

Submission of Abstracts

We invite abstracts for submission on studies of phonology, lexicology, grammar, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and language and culture of Chinese spoken in the countries and areas along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, with some focus on the linguistic properties of overseas Chinese and Chinese dialects. Tentatively talks will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

1) All submitted abstracts can be written in English or in Chinese and limited to one single-spaced A4 page, with 1-inch margin all around. Use font size 12 throughout.

2) Please submit ONE anonymous version of your abstract to the Organizing Committee via “Easy Chair”: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=msrchinese2017

3) Abstracts must be in PDF format and cannot be revised or replaced once they are submitted via Easy Chair. Multiple attempts of submission would not be allowed.

4) Please provide the following information and submit it via Easy Chair: (1) Address, (2) First name, (3) Last name, (4) Email address, (5) Country or area, (6) Affiliation (organization), (7) Title of the abstract, (8) Abstract in plain text, (9) At least 3 keywords, (10) Title of the author. We will accept at most one single-authored work AND one joint-authored work by an individual.

5) All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Only those abstracts that are accepted can be chosen for presentation.

6) Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: Jan. 9, 2017.

Notice of Acceptance: Feb. 13, 2017.

No registration is needed. All are welcome!

A selected number of papers will be accepted for publication in a special volume of Current Research in Chinese Linguistics (ISSN 1726-9245) based on their merit.

Workshop on Chinese Teaching and Learning for Non-Chinese Speaking Students in Hong Kong

There will be a special panel session on Chinese teaching and learning for Non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students in Hong Kong in the form of workshop during the “International Symposium on Chinese in the Maritime Silk Road”. Researchers, school administrators, and front line teachers are warmly welcome. We invite abstracts for submission on studies of Chinese/Cantonese language teaching and learning for NCS students in Hong Kong, from the perspective of language acquisition or sociolinguistics. Tentatively talks will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

The abstract requirements and the submission procedure for this panel session are the same as other regular submissions to the Symposium. Please add “[NCS Workshop]” above the title of the abstract submitted to this workshop.

Organizers:

T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre
Institute of Chinese Studies
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Department of Chinese Language and Literature
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Co-organizers

Global China Research Programme
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library

Sponsor

New Asia College
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Contact

Email: msr-chinese@cuhk.edu.hk

Postal address:
T.T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre,
Institute of Chinese Studies
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, New Territories
Hong Kong

Fax: (852)2603 7989

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