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Fifth International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse

Short Title: The 5th ISCLD

Location: Sydney, Australia

Start Date: 18-Jun-2018 - 20-Jun-2018

Contact: Linda Tsung Wei Wang

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Meeting Description:

The International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse (ISCLD) is a biennial international symposium that advances the exchange of scholarship and emphasizes an empirical orientation in functional discourse studies of the Chinese language. The theme of the 2018 symposium is Chinese Language in Action: Discourse, Literature, Culture and Education.

  • SCLD 1: 2010 University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • SCLD 2: 2012 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • SCLD 3: 2014 Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.
  • SCLD 4: 2016 Bryant University, USA
  • SCLD 5: 2018 University of Sydney, Australia

Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin

Recent Call for Papers

Call Deadline: 30-Oct-2017

Call for Papers:

Paper proposals are invited to showcase latest advancements in, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • Chinese language and discourse: e.g. discourse and grammar, discourse and society, language change and development, language and social change
  • Chinese language and literature: e.g. language and new/web literature
  • Chinese language and culture: e.g., language and new media, intercultural communication, multilingualism and translanguaging
  • Chinese language and education: e.g. Chinese teaching and learning, Chinese teacher education, Chinese proficiency assessment

Important Dates

  • Call for papers: 29 May 2017
  • Abstract deadline: 30 October 2017
  • Notification of acceptance letter: 31 January 2018
  • Early bird registration deadline: 31 March 2018
  • Pre-conference workshop: 18 June 2018
  • Conference dates: 19-20 June 2018