* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 20.645

Mon Mar 02 2009

Confs: Historical Linguistics, Typology, Chinese/Taiwan

Editor for this issue: Stephanie Morse <morselinguistlist.org>

LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
        1.    Grace Huang, Workshop on Chinese Directionals

Message 1: Workshop on Chinese Directionals
Date: 24-Feb-2009
From: Grace Huang <confsinica.edu.tw>
Subject: Workshop on Chinese Directionals
E-mail this message to a friend

Workshop on Chinese Directionals

Date: 26-Aug-2009 - 27-Aug-2009
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Grace Huang
Contact Email: confsinica.edu.tw
Meeting URL: http://www.ling.sinica.edu.tw/english/v1_news_review.asp-UID=184.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Typology

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Meeting Description:

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

Conference Venue:
Conf. Rm 2, 3rd Floor, Building for Humanities and Social Science(BHSS)

Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Directionals are forms like sh\ang ?, xi\a ? and l|ai ?, q\u ? 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
Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.