Call for Papers: NACCL 33

June 24-25, 2021, University of Chicago

Submission deadline: March 15, 2021

The 33rd meeting of the North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-33) 第33屆北美漢語語言學會議will be held virtually on June 24-25, 2021.

NACCL-33 invites 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: “Variation and Change in Chinese Varieties around the Globe.” It is well known that China features a wealth of linguistic diversity. One of the main reasons for this level of variation is population movement, which is precipitated by natural disasters, imperial expansion, and general economic opportunities. Population movement is not restricted to be within China, however. The number and geographic distribution of Chinese-speaking diasporic communities are immense and their contact with local languages have resulted in unique developments that have, until recently, received relatively little attention. NACCL is an ideal venue to bring together scholars from around the world who are conducting research on Chinese varieties, to integrate multidisciplinary perspectives into Chinese linguistic research with diaspora communities and to discuss diaspora Chinese linguistics in its own right.

The conference will be hosted on Whova, an events management platform that offers both mobile app and web versions. All presentations will consist of 20-minute pre-recorded talks, followed by a 10-minute live Q&A session. Timing accommodations will be made, where possible, for authors presenting remotely from other regions of the world.

Abstracts must follow the guidelines below:

  • Abstracts should be submitted by March 15, 2021, 11:59 PM UTC-12 time (AoE).
  • Abstract should be submitted to Easychair only, at Save your abstract as a pdf file. (Documents in other formats must be converted before submission.)
  • Abstracts are limited to one single-spaced pages. Data and examples must be given within the body of the text rather than at the end. All texts should fit within a letter-size or A4 page, 12-point font with 1-inch margin all around.
  • Abstracts and presentations can be given in either English or Mandarin Chinese.
  • Authors may submit multiple abstracts, but only one first-authored abstract.
  • Please leave your name and affiliation out of the abstract.