CFP: The 27th International Conference on Yue Dialects (2023)

July 5, 2023

CFP: The 27th International Conference on Yue Dialects (2023)

We in DEALL are very pleased and excited to announce The 27th International Conference on Yue Dialects, which is organized primarily by us DEALLers at OSU, including past and incoming DEALL grad students!
The 27th International Conference on Yue Dialects will be held virtually via Zoom on the evenings of November 30 to December 2, 2023 (Eastern Time Zone), corresponding to the mornings of December 1-3, 2023 in East Asia.
The conference URL:


This year's event will be the first time that this conference series -- first launched in 1987 in Hong Kong by Linguistic Society of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong -- will be held overseas, outside China and its two SARs, Hong Kong and Macau.

The theme of the conference is: Visions, Variation, and Vitality in Yue Dialects. We welcome abstracts for submission on all aspects of linguistics of Cantonese and other Yue dialects, and especially those associated with the theme of the conference. 

The conference has invited 3 keynote speakers, one in Chinese history and two in Chinese linguistics, one of whom is our DEALL alumnus, Dana Bourgerie (Ph.D., 1990).

Professor Dana Bourgerie 白杰理教授 (Brigham Young University)
Professor Gina Anne Tam 潭吉娜教授 (Trinity University)
Professor Holman Tse 謝治明教授  (St. Catherine University)

Instructions for online abstract submission are available from the conference website.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 

September 3, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern Time

We look forward to a successful event with ample abstract submissions and very engaged attendees and presenters!
Attendance is free and open to the public. Online pre-registration is required.
  • Conference Sponsors:
  • Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (DEALL)
  • Graduate Students of East Asian Languages and Literatures (GREALL)
  • Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL)
  • East Asian Studies Center (EASC)
  • Institute for Chinese Studies (ICS)
  • (and more to be added ...)
This event is in part supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.