[Note that the working language of this workshop is both English and Chinese.]

Date: Sunday, March 16, 2014

Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Confucius Institute at GW (Address: 2147 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052)

9:30am–10:00am Registration and Breakfast

10:00am-10:15am Welcome Remarks:

  • Dr. Qian Guo, Chinese Deputy Director, Confucius Institute at GW

10:15am-11:45pm Session I:  Global Chinese and Minority Languages (Moderator: Hang Zhang)

  • Minglang Zhou (University of Maryland, College Park): Globalization of Chinese: Theoretical Issues in Promoting Chinese as a Global Language.
  • Yeshes Vodgsal Atshogs (意西微萨·阿错, Nankai University and University of Maryland): Deep contact between Chinese and neighboring languages: a discussion of two special cases (汉语与周边语言深度接触的两个特殊个案)
  • Jingqi Fu (傅京起 St. Mary’s College of Maryland): Created Chinese characters in character-based Bai script: study of a handwriting booklet of Yunlong Bai folksongs (方块白文的汉字新创:云龙白族民歌手抄本研究)

11:45pm-1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm-2:00pm Session II: Phonology (Moderator: Hongyuan Dong)

  • Jenny Wang (United States Naval Academy): Exploration of Stress in Beijing Mandarin (北京话重音研究)
  • Hang Zhang (the George Washington University): The Third Tone: Allophones, Sandhi Rules and Pedagogy

2:00pm-2:15pm Coffee Break

2:15pm–3:45pm  Session III: Second Language Acquisition, Grammar and Pedagogy (Moderator: Hongyuan Dong)

  • Wenze Hu (United States Naval Academy): From Cognition-Based Functional Grammar to Pedagogical Grammar: What I did and what I am doing”   (从认知功能语法到教学语法:我的研究方向)
  • Fangyuan Yuan (United States Naval Academy): Task-based Language Teaching and Learning: A Bridge between Theory and Practice
  • Nan Jiang (University of Maryland): A study of semantic development among advanced CSL speakers

3:45pm-4:00pm Coffee Break

4:00pm-5:00pm Sessions IV: Semantics  (Moderator Hang Zhang)

  • Fei Ren (Georgetown University): Future Reference in Mandarin Chinese
  • Hongyuan Dong (the George Washington University): Universal Concord and Two Types of Universal Constructions

5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner


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