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The 13th Workshop on Cantonese
The Interface of Sounds and Forms in Cantonese
March 16, 2013

Call for papers
First Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Thirteenth Workshop on Cantonese (WOC-13) will be held at Hong Kong Baptist University on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The theme of this workshop is "The Interface of Sounds and Forms in Cantonese". Potential issues to be addressed are::

  • The syntax/semantic and phonetic/phonology interface
  • The grammar of reduplication
  • The function of tone change and affixation

Discussions are not restricted to the above issues. Papers on other theoretical aspects of Cantonese and comparative studies between Cantonese and other dialects 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(s) and e-mail address(es). Abstracts in DOC format should be sent to:

Please note the following important dates:
Deadline for submission: February 8, 2013 (Friday)
Notification of acceptance (via e-mail): February 22, 2013 (Friday).

If you have further questions, please contact John Wakefield at For details and updated information of the workshop, you can visit: WOC-13 is organized by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong and co-organized by the Department of English Language and Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University.