Call for Papers and Submission

Papers are invited for ISOCTAL on any topics in Chinese linguistics – understood broadly as covering all Sinitic languages, e.g. Mandarin, Cantonese and all regional varieties – including syntax, morphology, phonetics and phonology, semantics, language variation and sociolinguistic studies, diachronic change, language contact, typology and comparative studies, child language acquisition, second language acquisition and teaching, applications of translation and code-switching to pedagogy.

Talks will be 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for discussion and questions. Poster presentations are also welcome (if you wish to present a poster rather than an oral presentation, you must specify this on the abstract).

Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be written in English (max. 450 words, excluding references, 12pt Times New Roman font, single-spaced) and provide 2-4 keywords indicating the general topic (e.g. syntax, Chinese language teaching).

Abstracts must be ANONYMOUS, and should be uploaded in PDF format to Easychair:

The deadline for the submission of all abstracts is 30th July, 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 10th August, 2019.

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How to submit abstracts to Easychair

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