[Lingtyp] Beijing, July: The 4th International Symposium on Language Typology

LIU Danqing liudanq at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 26 01:35:11 UTC 2019

 Dear Randy and Colleagues:
    Thank Randy for the nice introduction of me.
    I am posting a belated announcement for a symposium on typology. In fact the deadline has just been past, but after discussion, the organizers decided to extend it until Feb. 10th 2019 for Lingtyp members. So your submissions will be very much welcome!
    Best regards,
    Danny Liu

The 4th InternationalSymposium on Language Typology

 The 4th International Symposium on Language Typology(ISLT-2019) will be held at School of Liberal Arts, Renmin University of China , Beijing, during July 5th -7th , 2019. The keynote speakers will include ProfessorMatthew Dryer, Professor Randy LaPolla and Professor Walter Bisang. It will beorganized by the Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of SocialSciences(CASS), Journal of ZhongguoYuwen(Studies of the Chinese Language), and the School of Liberal Arts,Renmin University of China.

 This year's themeswill include:


1. Areal Typology

2. Diachronic Typology

3. Linguistic Inventory Typology

4. Tense-Aspect Typology

5. Quantitative Typology

6. Language Typology and related issues


We welcome abstract submissions from those who are interested in thissymposium. The working language for this symposium will be Chinese or English.Abstracts submitted will be evaluated by the reviewing committee. We willnotify you of the decision on Feb1st,2019.


Submission details: 

1) Deadline: Dec 31st,2018.(ForLingTyp members, the deadline will be extended until Feb. 10th).

2) Abstracts submitted to:

typology_ruc at 163.com

3) Abstract formats forMicrosoft Word:

Minimum requirements of word number: no less than 1000  Chinese characters; 600 words in English。

a) for Chinese: font style is Song; font size for heading is 15 pt and forbody is 12 pt.

b) for English: font style should be Times New Roman; font size for heading is 16 pt andfor body is 12 pt.

4)Two copies of abstract arerequired: one should be anonymous, and the othershould include your name, contact email, phone number and affiliation.


Should you have any inquiry, please don’t hesitate to email us. 


The Organizing Committee of ISLT-2019

    On Thursday, January 24, 2019, 12:53:31 AM GMT+8, Randy J. LaPolla <randy.lapolla at gmail.com> wrote:  
 Hi All,Just to add some info to Liu Danqing (Danny)’s modest self-introduction for those who don’t know of him:He is Director of the Institute of Linguistics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Chief editor of Zhongguo Yuwen (Studies of the Chinese Language), the top linguistics journal of China, and a pioneer in the development of linguistic typology in China, not only in his own work and those of his students, but also in organising the now annual International Symposium on Linguistic Typology, the 4th to be held at People’s University in Beijing in early July. Anna Siewierska had been working with him to try to popularise typology in China. I’ll attach a photo of the three of us and two of Danny’s students at the ALT conference at Hong Kong University in 2011.
I’m very happy he has been able to to get through the Great Firewall and join LingTyp! 
Randy-----Randy J. LaPolla, PhD FAHA (羅仁地)Professor of Linguistics, with courtesy appointment in Chinese, School of Humanities Nanyang Technological UniversityHSS-03-45, 14 Nanyang Drive | Singapore 637332http://randylapolla.net/Most recent books:The Sino-Tibetan Languages, 2nd Edition (2017)https://www.routledge.com/The-Sino-Tibetan-Languages-2nd-Edition/LaPolla-Thurgood/p/book/9781138783324Sino-Tibetan Linguistics (2018)https://www.routledge.com/Sino-Tibetan-Linguistics/LaPolla/p/book/9780415577397

在 2019年1月23日,下午3:15,LIU Danqing <liudanq at yahoo.com> 写道:

Dear All:

    I am LIU Danqing from China. You can call me Danny. Prof. Randy LaPolla was a member of the supervising group for my Ph.D study in City University of Hong Kong. I am glad to join you in discussions here. 

   As I know, We have concepts like phonological word rather late in Chinese linguistic field (Mainland), but some dialect researchers might have created a term similar to this independently in 1986. In a frequently-cited Chinese paper on tone sandhi published in Yuyan Yanjiu (Linguistics Study) authored by Wutai, a pseudonym for 5 linguists, the authors proposed a new term 'yuyin ci'(phonetic word) to account for tone sandhi.  At that time, most of Chinese linguists haven't distinguished between phonetics and phonology, both referred to as yuyinxue (phonetics). After this paper, yuyin ci gradually became a common term in Chinese linguistics. Nowadays, due to the influence from the West, yunlyu ci (prosodic word) is getting more and more popular among Chinese linguists, but yinxi ci (phonological word) seems to remain a less-mentioned term.



On Sunday, January 20, 2019, 6:44:46 AM GMT+8, Adam James Ross Tallman <ajrtallman at utexas.edu> wrote:

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to trace the roots of the development of the concept of "phonological word". Does anyone know who first used this term? The earliest I can find is Dixon's (1977) grammar of Yidin. What about "prosodic word"?

I'm aware that the roots of the idea can be found much earlier than when the concept was first mentioned, but I'm interested in the implicit analogy between a morphosyntactic constituency and phonological constituency and how, when and why that entered linguistics.

Any help would be appreciated.



Adam J.R. Tallman
Investigador del Museo de Etnografía y Folklore, la Paz

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