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Our finalized program is now available in PDF.

Our workshop will take place at Hagerty Hall (1775 College Rd, Columbus, OH 43210).

Directions to Hagerty Hall are available from the OSU Campus Map and/or Google.

OSU visitors have complimentary wireless access through AT&T (SSID: attwifi).


March 16, 2012:

Session 1A: Morphophonology
Hagerty Hall 046, 9:00am-10:30am

  1. Picus Ding (U. of Hong Kong):
    Utterance-final particles with grammaticalized intonation
    in Cantonese
  2. Tsz-Him Tsui (Ohio State U.):
    Adapting stop-liquid clusters into Cantonese
  3. Zheng-Sheng Zhang (San Diego State U.):
    Morpho-phonological variation in Cantonese

Session 1B: Sound change in progress
Hagerty Hall 050, 9:00am-10:30am

  1. Litong Chen (Ohio State U.):
    On sandhi of zero-onset in New Guangzhou Cantonese
  2. Roxana Suk-Yee Fung (Hong Kong Poly U.):
    The tonal space change of Hong Kong Cantonese and its implications in tone merger
  3. May Chan (U. of Oxford):
    Innovative sound changes in Hong Kong Cantonese:
    The case of syllable-final consonant alveolarisation

Keynote speaker: Alan C. L. Yu (U. of Chicago)
Hagerty Hall 046, 10:45am-11:45am

Determinants of Cantonese syllable wellformedness

Session 2A: Sociolinguistics (Overseas communities)
Hagerty Hall 046, 1:00pm-2:30pm

  1. Naomi Nagy, Tiffany Chung, & Josephine Tong (U. of Toronto):
    Classifier variation and change in Toronto Heritage Cantonese
  2. Dana Scott Bourgerie (Brigham Young U.):
    Hakka-Cantonese dialect contact in the Chinese diaspora: Notes on the Tahitian Chinese community
  3. Genevieve Yuek-Ling Leung (U. of Pennsylvania):
    Hoisan-wa reclaimed: Chinese American language maintenance in contemporary sociolinguistics perspective

Session 2B: Sociolinguistics (Hong Kong & Guangzhou)
Hagerty Hall 050, 1:00pm-2:30pm

  1. Cathy Wong & Roxana Suk-Yee Fung (Hong Kong Poly U.):
    The "ins and outs" of English loanwords in Hong Kong Cantonese
  2. Ka Yu Tsang (Ohio State U.):
    Puns and nicknames of political figures in Hong Kong:
    A linguistic humor study
  3. Jing Yan (The Columbus Academy):
    Regional identity, language attitude, and writing Cantonese as everyday lifestyle in Guangzhou (Canton City)

Session 3A: Tones
Hagerty Hall 046, 2:45pm-4:45pm

  1. Seth Wiener & Tsz-Him Tsui (Ohio State U.):
    The psychoacoustics and production of Yue lexical tones
    by Wu and Minnan speakers
  2. Jackson L. Lee (U. of Chicago):
    The representation of contour tones in Cantonese
  3. Holman Tse (U. of Pittsburgh):
    Lexical tone effects on voice onset time in Cantonese
  4. Kwan Hin Cheung (Hong Kong Poly U.):
    The mechanism of tone-melody match for tone preservation in Cantonese songs

Session 3B: Syntax
Hagerty Hall 050, 2:45pm-4:45pm

  1. Carine Yuk-Man Yiu (Hong Kong U. of Science & Technology):
    Reconstructing early Chinese dialectal grammar:
    A study of directional verbs in Cantonese
  2. Chak-Lam Colum Yip (U. of Washington):
    On the syntax of classifier reduplication in Cantonese
    and Mandarin
  3. Chi-Fung Lam (Ca' Foscari U. of Venice):
    The cartography of motion events in Cantonese, Mandarin and English
  4. Yutian Tan (Ohio State U.):
    Analysis of the inflected -k coda of personal pronouns
    in the Xinhui dialect

Keynote speaker: Anne Oi-Kan Yue (U. of Washington)
Hagerty Hall 046, 5:00pm-6:00pm

An integrated approach to research on languages and dialects:
Yue language as an example

March 17, 2012

Keynote speaker: Benjamin Ka-Yin T'sou
(H.K. Institute of Education)
Hagerty Hall 046, 9:30am-10:30am

Yue-Cantonese and language contact:
Some recalcitrant and incipient linguistic variations

Corpora & technology workshop
Hagerty Hall 046, 10:40am-1:00pm

  1. Andy Chin (H.K. Institute of Eduucation):
    A transcribed spoken corpus of mid-20th century Cantonese
  2. Anthony Pak Hing Kong (U. of Central Florida):
    Cantonese Chinese Corpus of Oral Narratives (CANON) with morphological tagging
  3. Roxana Suk-Yee Fung (Hong Kong Poly U.):
    Hong Kong Cantonse Adult Language Corpus (HKCAC)
  4. Carine Yuk-Man Yiu (H.K. U. of Science and Technology):
    Early Cantonese Tagged Database
  5. Benjamin T'sou (H.K. Institute of Eduucation):
    Hobson's Cantonese dialogues
  6. Marjorie K.M. Chan (Ohio State U.):
    Using Praat for Cantonese ToBI (C_ToBI) annotation and Akustyk as add-on to Praat for language variation studies of Cantonese vowels