FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
TEAL-13 will take place on May 12-14, 2023, hosted by the Department of English at National Taiwan Normal University. The conference will be held in an in-person mode, subject to change depending on the pandemic situation. We invite submissions for a 20-minute talk (followed by 10 minutes of discussion) or a poster, addressing theoretical problems in languages spoken in the area of East Asia, such as Chinese, Korean, Japanese, or the minority languages spoken in China and/or Taiwan, and in the area of Southeast Asia, such as Vietnamese. We welcome comparative work in syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, language acquisition, or psycho/neurolinguistics that contributes to the understanding of Universal Grammar.
This year we are particularly interested in theoretically-oriented work bearing on the theme of Silence in East Asian Languages. Silence refers to anything that is not morphologically realized, including ellipsis and empty categories resulting from movement or base-generated (such as null subjects/objects/topics, pro/Pro, covert modals, implicit light verbs/applicatives). An amazing accomplishment of theoretical linguistic research is the discovery that different types of silence can/must be distinguished and that East Asian languages differ as a group from English and European languages in a clustering of properties, and from each other with respect to (some of) these properties. But what are the real differences among these languages, if there are? And if true differences exist, what clues/correlations do we have in order to understand the differences and how can they be described? We encourage studies focusing on this theme, though we also cordially welcome original submissions on any other theoretical issues.
Abstracts must be in PDF format.
• Abstracts must be written in English and should not exceed two pages of letter-sized or A4 paper, including data and references.
Abstracts should have 1″ margins on all sides and use font size 12 throughout.
Abstracts should have a clear title.
Abstracts and their metadata should not identify the author(s).
Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author.
Abstracts should not present work that has already been published or accepted for publication.
Please indicate whether your submission is for a talk or a poster presentation or both on the submission page.
The abstract must be submitted electronically using EasyChair at https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=teal13.(submission starts on Aug. 20)
Abstract submission deadline: December 15, 2022 (Taiwan Time)
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2023
Conference dates: May 12-14, 2023
For questions, please contact the Organizing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.