Call-for-papers: 3rd International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse

Danjie Su danjiesu at
Fri Jan 3 21:05:56 UTC 2014

Dear colleagues,

Happy New Year!

Please see below a call for the 3rd International Symposium on Chinese
Language and Discourse (ISCLD3) forwarded by Professor Hongyin Tao. The
deadline is approaching (*Friday 10th January, 2014)*. Please feel free to
forward it to anyone you think may be interested in. Thank you!


Danjie Su

PhD Student

Asian Languages and Cultures


Los Angeles, CA 90095
danjiesu at

*The Third International Symposium on *

*Chinese Language and Discourse (ISCLD3) 第三届汉语语言与话语国际研讨会第三屆漢語語言與話語國際研討會*

11-13 June, 2014

London, UK


The International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse is a
biennial symposium that advances the exchange of scholarship in
discourse functional studies of the Chinese language, emphasizing an
empirical orientation and encompassing such fields as discourse and
grammar, variation and change, language contact, language and society,
language and culture, and language and social interaction.

The third symposium will be held at Birkbeck College, University of
London, UK. The working language of the symposium will be English.

Abstracts are invited for oral presentations (25 minutes, plus 5
minutes for discussion) to showcase latest advancements in
broadly-defined discourse functional studies of the Chinese language.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Corpora and Chinese language studies
Language variation, change and development
Language acquisition
Language contact and diversity
Language and interaction
Language and society
Language and culture
Language and cognition

An abstract of no more than 500 but no fewer than 300 words in English
should be submitted to: roundtable at Please also include (i)
author(s)’ name(s); (ii) affiliation; and (iii) email address.

*Deadline for submission of abstracts: Friday 10th January, 2014*

Notification of acceptance: February, 2014

Conference Dates
11-13 June, 2014

Keynote speakers:

Rint Sybesma (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)

Richard Xiao (University of Lancaster, UK)

Boping Yuan (University of Cambridge, UK)

There will be a Round Table on the teaching and learning of Chinese in
the era of Globalization on Wednesday 11th June, 2014.

Invited Speakers for the Round Table:

Katherine Carruthers (Institute of Education, University of London, UK)

Amy Stambach (University of Oxford, UK)

Don Starr (University of Durham, UK)

Chun Zhang (University of Aarhus, Denmark)

Zhu Hua (Convenor, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)

Journal: Chinese Language and Discourse (ISSN 1877-7031 | E-ISSN
1877-8798), Benjamins
( Executive Editor
Hongyin Tao; Co-Editors: K.K. Luke, and Li Wei

Book series: Studies in Chinese Language and Discourse (ISSN
1879-5382), Benjamins (
Executive Editor Hongyin Tao; Co-Editors: K.K. Luke, and Li Wei

Birkbeck College is located at the heart of Bloomsbury, a historical
and fashionable area in the centre of London where numerous cultural,
educational and health institutions are located. The British Museum is
next to Birkbeck buildings, and Oxford Street is within walking
distance. It is accessible by several underground lines, with a direct
line to Heathrow airport. There are abundant hotels and restaurants in
the neighbourhood.

Participants are asked to book their own accommodation, as the
university does not have accommodation during term time.

Registration Fee:

The registration fee to cover lunches, tea/coffee, and the delegate’s
pack is £85 (eighty-five pounds) before 1st April 2014. We have kept
it to the minimum and therefore there is no student discount or day
rate. Late (after 1st April 2014) or on-site registrations will be
charged at £120 (one hundred and twenty pounds). Credit card payment
can be made at roundtable at

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