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The 11th Workshop on Cantonese
Syntax and Semantics of Nominals in Cantonese
March 5, 2011

Call for papers
First Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Eleventh Workshop on Cantonese (WOC-11) will be held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education on Saturday, March 5, 2011. The theme of this workshop is Syntax and Semantics of Nominals in Cantonese. Potential issues to be addressed are:

  • Structure of Cantonese nominals
  • Definiteness and quantificational effect of Cantonese nominals
  • Cross-dialectal and cross-linguistic comparisons of nominals

Discussions are not restricted to the above issues. Papers on acquisition and other theoretical aspects of Cantonese nominals are also welcome. Each presentation is tentatively allotted 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. Languages used at the Workshop can be Cantonese, Mandarin, or English. Abstracts written in Chinese or English should be limited to one A4 page, with the name(s) of author(s), affiliation and e-mail address(es). Abstracts in DOC format should be sent to:

Please note the following important dates:
Deadline for submission: February 7, 2011 (Monday)
Notification of acceptance (via e-mail): February 18, 2011 (Friday).

If you have further questions, please contact Andy Chin at For details and updated information of the workshop, please visit: WOC-11 is organized by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong and sponsored by the Research Centre on Linguistics and Language Information Sciences, the Hong Kong Institute of Education.