The 4th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics

WICL-4: Cantonese Linguistics in the Pacific Rim: Theory and Applications

The 4th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-4) will take place on June 23 and 24, 2018, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. The conference focuses on new advances in Cantonese Linguistics, including new approaches to theory and data, methodologies, and applications. New research on geographical variations, overseas speaker communities, and pedagogical issues are especially welcome.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Molly Babel
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Professor Robert Bauer
University of Hong Kong

Professor Anne Yue-Ha shimoto

University of Washington


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Faculty co-chairs:            Raymond Pai and Qian Wang
Student chair:                   Zoe Lam
Organizing Committee:  Marjorie Chan, Lauretta Cheng, Liam Doherty, Clement Tong

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Logo designed by: Honglin Du (都虹霖)



Abstracts are invited for 20-minute oral presentations related to innovative research in any subfield of Cantonese linguistics and related disciplines. Submissions are limited to one single-authored paper and one joint-authored paper per person.

  • Abstracts must be written in English and on a single page, including examples, figures, key references, etc.
  • Prepare two copies of the abstract in PDF format, one containing the name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail address(es); and the other (for anonymous review) identified by title only.
  • In the submission form, please provide the following information:
    • paper title
    • name(s) of author(s)
    • contact information (postal and email addresses)
    • affiliation(s)
    • status (student or non-student)
    • primary area(s) of linguistics addressed in the abstract (e.g., Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, etc.)


Abstract submission

Please fill out the abstract submission form:

WICL-4 Abstract Submission Form

  • e.g. phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, etc.


Abstract deadline

By November 30, 2017, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time


More workshop information coming soon.