Call for Papers: 6th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-6)

The 6th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-6) will take place as a virtual conference via Zoom on 27-28 May 2022 (EDT), to be hosted by The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. As in the case of WICL-5, which held virtually at OSU in April 2020 due to the pandemic, we will do our best to arrange the WICL-6 program schedule to accommodate presenters in North America and in East Asia.

The WICL conference — an event hosted every two years by different institutions in North America — focuses on new advances in Cantonese Linguistics, including innovations in methodologies, tools, and/or computing software. New approaches and research on language variation within the Cantonese (or “Yue”) subgroup of the Chinese language family, language contact phenomena, and new subfields and their interfaces are especially welcome.

The biennial WICL events, with presentations delivered in English, are free and open to the public, although pre-registration is needed.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Alan Yu (University of Chicago)
  • Professor Elaine Francis (Purdue University).

In addition to keynote speakers and parallel sessions, there will also be a special workshop that will be held in conjunction with the parallel sessions, as well as a special panel, as indicated below:

Workshop: Analyzing Cantonese Corpus Data

  • Professor Charles T. K. Lam (Che Hang Seng University of Hong Kong), chair
  • Professor Chaak-ming Lau (The Education University of Hong Kong)
  • Dr. Jackson Lee (Author of PyCantonese)

Special Panel: The Cantonese Language Association (CLA): Its History and Future Activities

  • Professor Dana Scott Bourgerie (Brigham Young University), chair

Abstract Deadline:  

Sunday, 24 April 2022, 11:59 PMPacific Daylight Time

(= Monday, 25 April 2022, 2:59 AM, Eastern Daylight Time)