Conference: NACCL 32 (new dates)

The 32nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-32) is to be held at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, on September 18-20. The theme of NACCL-32 is collaborativity and interdisciplinarity in Chinese linguistic studies.

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Plenary/keynote speakers
Prof. Marjorie K. M. Chan, The Ohio State University
Prof. James Huang, Harvard University
Prof. Nan Jiang, University of Maryland
Prof. Yi Xu, University College London
Prof. Alan Yu, Chicago University

Organizing committee 
Chair: Prof. Chunsheng Yang(杨春生)
Members: Prof. Nan Meng(孟楠), Prof. Manuela Wagner, Prof. Eduardo Urios-Aparisi
Graduate assistants: Kaidi Chen (陈凯迪), Shengyun Gu (顾笙韵)
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Call for Papers

NACCL-32 invite abstracts in all subfields of Chinese linguistics, including but not limited to, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, dialectology, historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and corpus linguistics. We particularly encourage submissions that are relevant to our conference theme: connectivity, collaborativity and interdisciplinarity in Chineese linguistic studies. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be allotted 20 minutes to present their research and 10 minutes to answer questions. Abstracts and presentations can be given in either English or Mandarin Chinese.

In conjunction with NACCL-32, we are organizing an International Symposium on L2 Chinese Pronunciation. The symposium serves as a platform for phoneticians, phonologists, and language practitioners to interact with each other to promote the understanding of L2 Chinese speech. We are particularly interested in the following issues: the acquisition and processing of L2 Chinese segments, tones, intonation and rhythm; accentedness, intelligibility, and comprehensibility of L2 Chinese; fluency,emotion and prosody of L2 Chinese; psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic studies on L2 Chinese speech.

Abstract deadline: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Abstract submission guidelines:

  • Abstracts for both the regular sessions and the symposium, including titles, data, and references, must fit onto one A4 page, with at least 1-inch (or 2.54 cm) margins on all four sides and in 11 pt font (or 5 号字) or larger.
  • Within the one A4 page limit, abstracts should be around 500 words (English) or 800 characters (Chinese).
  • Abstracts must be anonymous, without any identifiable author information.
  • Authors may maximally submit one single-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract.
  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically in pdf format, via the EasyChair platform ( No email or hardcopy submissions will be considered.