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The 18th Workshop on Cantonese (WOC-18)
Cantonese Idiomatic Expressions
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Call for papers
First Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Eighteenth Workshop on Cantonese (WOC-18) will be held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The workshop is jointly organized by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong and the Research Centre for Cantonese, Department of Chinese Language of Literature, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The theme of this workshop is “Cantonese Idiomatic Expressions”. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Phonological, morphosyntactic, semantic, pragmatic and/or rhetorical characteristics of Cantonese idiomatic expressions
  • Old and new Cantonese idiomatic expressions
  • Lexicalization and the formation of Cantonese idiomatic expressions

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks with 10 minutes for discussion. Language used at the Workshop can be Cantonese, English or Mandarin. Abstracts may be written in Chinese or English and 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 submissions: March 19, 2018 (Monday)
Notification of acceptance: March 29, 2018 (Thursday) (via e-mail)

If you have further questions, please contact Bit-Chee Kwok at: For details and updated information, please visit: