International Symposium on Chinese Linguistics & Language Teaching (2012)

    • May 29–30, 2012
    • Project Lead(s): Song Jiang, Chair
    • Facilitator(s):

      Jim Yoshioka, Program Coordinator

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    Linguistics is concerned with discovering and defining the form and structure of languages. Recent achievements in Chinese linguistics in the areas of syntax, semantics, lexicon, pragmatics, and phonetics under different frameworks have revealed many new facets of the language and advanced our deeper understanding of it. In light of the rapid advancement of Chinese language teaching, what Chinese linguistic research can offer to language teaching and what new inquiries and advances in linguistics arise out of language teaching are drawing more attention to linguists and language teaching researchers.

    This international symposium will bring together about 30 invited leading Chinese linguists and Chinese language teaching researchers and provide them an opportunity to explore and share fresh knowledge in Chinese linguistics and language teaching with the goal of fostering the growth of the integration of these two fields.