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WELCOME

 

Aloha & E Komo Mai!

We are pleased to welcome you to the inaugural International Symposium on Chinese Linguistics & Language Teaching at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  This two-day event (May 29-30, 2012) will bring together 30 leading Chinese linguists and Chinese language teaching researchers from the U.S., mainland China, Hong Kong, and Singapore and provide a unique opportunity to explore and share new knowledge with the goal of fostering the growth and the integration of these two fields. Topics will include Chinese syntax, phonology, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and language acquisition and their applications and implications for language teaching.

The symposium is proudly sponsored by the College of Languages, Linguistics, & Literature (LLL), the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), the Confucius Institute, and the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the Department of Chinese Language and Literature and the Center for Chinese Linguistics at Peking University.  We are also pleased to include the UHM Center for Chinese Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Beijing Language University, Wu Han University, and the Arizona State University Confucius Institute as important symposium co-sponsors.

We hope you will come and be inspired by the exciting presentations and discussions about Chinese linguistics and language teaching at this international, collaborative event.