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The Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL) will take place on March 16 and 17, 2012, at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. The workshop 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.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Anne Oi-kan Yue 余靄芹, University of Washington
Professor Benjamin Ka Yin T'sou 鄒嘉彥, The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Professor Alan C. L. Yu 余梓麟, University of Chicago

The workshop will also include a session on Cantonese Tones and Breaks Indices (Cantonese ToBI), to introduce the framework and to explore its extension from Hong Kong Cantonese to a Pan-Cantonese version.

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations related to innovative research in any subfield of Cantonese linguistics and related disciplines. Submissions are limited to one (1) single-authored paper and one (1) joint-authored paper per person.

Abstract submission:
Submit the two copies of the abstract and the information file to wicl@ling.osu.edu with the subject heading, “WICL Abstract”.

Abstract deadline:
By November 11, 2011, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Notification of acceptance via email:
By December 12, 2011.

Organizing committee:

WICL is supported by the following OSU co-sponsors:
Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences
Buckeye Language Network
Council on Student Affairs
Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Department of Linguistics
East Asian Studies Center
Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics
Institute for Chinese Studies