Workshop on Chinese Directionals: History and Dialectal Variation, in conjunction with the 6th Cross-Strait Conference on Chinese Historical Grammar


Topic: Workshop on Chinese Directionals: History and Dialectal Variation, in conjunction with the 6th Cross-Strait Conference on Chinese Historical Grammar
Date: 2009-08-26 (Wed) ~ 2009-08-27 ( Thu )
Workshop on Chinese Directionals: History and Dialectal Variation, in conjunction with
the 6th Cross-Strait Conference on Chinese Historical Grammar
 
Meeting Description:
  Directionals are forms like sh\ang 上, xi\a 下 and l|ai 來, q\u 去 that frequently occur in Chinese to complement main verbs in a V+DIR structure. Stemming from motions verbs evolving into verbal complements, they sometimes grammaticalize into functional markers with further depleted lexical meaning. Across modern Chinese dialects, directionals vary with respect to differing co-occurrence restrictions with main verbs, and disparate functions in signaling spatial and aspectual relations. This two-day workshop aims to provide an informal arena for international colleagues interested in linguistic issues related to directionals in Chinese to freely exchange relevant data, ideas, and research expertise. By incorporating the dimension of cross-dialectal typological variations, it will be the objective of this workshop to pursue a deeper understanding of the nature and evolution of directionals, as well as of their place in linguistic typology.
 
Conference Dates:
  August 26-27, 2009 (Wed. and Thu.)
 
Conference Venue:
  Conference Room 2, 3rd Floor, Building for Humanities and Social Science (BHSS)
 
Host:
  Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
 
Secretary General:
  Pei-chuan Wei (Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica)
 
Organizing Committee:
  Li-li Chang (Dept. of Chinese Literature, National Taiwan University) 
Chin-Huei Wang (Dept. of Chinese, National Taiwan Normal University) 
Chin-fa Lien (Dept. of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University) 
Cheng-hui Liu (Dept. of Chinese Language and Literature, National Tsing Hua University)
 
Committed Speakers (Listed alphabetically):
  Li-li CHANG (National Taiwan University) 
Min-hua CHIANG (Academia Sinica) 
Xiufang DONG (Peking University) 
Chirui HU (Peking University) 
Shaoyu JIANG (Peking University) 
Wei-Ju KUO (National Normal University) 
Christine LAMARRE (The University of Tokyo) 
Chin-fa LIAN (National Tsing Hua University) 
Cheng-hui LIU (National Tsing Hua University) 
Alain PEYRAUBE (The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) 
Chin-Huei WANG (National Taiwan University) 
Pei-chuan WEI (Academia Sinica) 
Fuxiang WU (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) 
Xiangdong XING (Shaanxi Normal University) 
Meilan ZHANG (Tsinghua University) 
Min ZHANG (The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)
 
Program:
  Program download
 
Contact:
  Ms. Grace Huang 
(02)2652-5010 
conf@sinica.edu.tw

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