The 30th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-30), organized by DEALL faculty members Zhiguo Xie and Marjorie K.M. Chan with financial and manpower support from many OSU units, staff members, and students, took place on March 9 to 11, 2018 at The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center. The conference was preceded by two workshops on data collection and corpora, organized by Professor James H-Y. Tai (National Chung Cheng University) and Professor Hongyin Tao (University of California, Los Angeles). More than 180 scholars from 13 countries and regions (USA, Canada, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Russia, England, Germany, Spain, Japan, and Australia) attended the whole event.
With the conference theme of “Chinese Linguistics: From the field, from the lab, and from the armchair,” NACCL-30 featured four keynote speeches delivered by Professors Mary Beckman (Emeritus, OSU), James H-Y. Tai (National Chung Cheng University), Professor Chu-Ren Huang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), and Professor Zhuo Jing-Schmidt (University of Oregon), as well as more than 100 presentations in the 30 regular sessions. The talks dealt with over 10 languages and dialects in China and covered almost all sub-fields of Chinese linguistics.