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Full Title: The Second International Symposium on Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Short Title: ISOCTAL-2
Location: Milan, Italy
Start Date: 14-Dec-2017 - 16-Dec-2017
Contact: Giorgio Francesco Arcodia
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Meeting Description: The first ISOCTAL was held in 2015 at Newcastle University (, and it was a successful and fruitful conference; we hope we can turn it into a regular biennial meeting.

ISOCTAL-2 hopes to feature papers on many topics in Chinese linguistics, understood broadly as covering all Sinitic languages, e.g. Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese and all regional varieties, including syntax, morphology, phonetics and phonology, semantics, language variation and sociolinguistic studies, diachronic change, language contact, typology and comparative studies, child language acquisition, second language acquisition and teaching, applications of translation and code-switching to pedagogy.

There will be a thematic session on child language acquisition with emphasis on research that has cross-linguistic implications and empirical work that refers to Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese and other languages spoken in Chinese communities.

The language of the conference is English.

Invited Speakers:

Walter Bisang (Johannes Gutenberg-University)
Yanping Dong (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies)
Waltraud Paul (CNRS)
Peng Zhou (Tsinghua University)

Scientific Committee:

Giorgio Francesco Arcodia (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Bianca Basciano (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Clara Bulfoni (University of Milan)
Carlo Cecchetto (CNRS)
Wing Shan Angel Chan (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Dongyan Chen (Newcastle University)
Maria Teresa Guasti (University of Milano-Bicocca)
One-soon Her (National Chengchi University)
Shenai Hu (University of Milano-Bicocca)
C.-T. James Huang (Harvard University)
Guiying Jiang (Xiamen University)
Fuyin Thomas Li (Beihang University)
Chiara Romagnoli (Roma Tre University)
Clare Wright (University of Leeds)
Yi Xu (University College London)
Boping Yuan (Cambridge University)
George Xinsheng Zhang (Richmond University)
Peng Zhou (Tsinghua University)

Contact persons: Giorgio Arcodia, Maria Teresa Guasti and Shenai Hu
Meeting email:
ISOCTAL-2 website:
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Subject Language Family: Chinese Subgroup
LL Issue: 27.3931

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