11th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics

Date & Time

September 25 – 27, 2020 


Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic 


The 11th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese linguistics (EACL) will be held in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It will be jointly organized by the EACL board, the Department of Asian Studiesthe Sinofon projectthe Department of English and American Studies, and the Department of General linguistics, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Palacký University Olomouc was founded in the 16th century. It is the oldest university in Moravia and the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic. Its history goes back to December 22, 1573, when the former Jesuit College in Olomouc was given the right to confer degrees, i.e. promoted to university status. Now it is a modern higher education facility with a wide range of study programmes and copious scientific and research activities.

Invited speakers:

Huba Bartos (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)

Redouane Djamouri (CRLAO, CNRS, Paris)

Ziyin Mai (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

John Whitman (Cornell University)

Call for papers

We invite abstracts (in English) for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) presenting unpublished original research in all areas of Chinese linguistics (excluding applied linguistics and teaching of Chinese). Abstracts should be submitted exclusively via the Easy Chair conference system, using the following link:

Abstracts can be submitted to the general session or to one of the two panels:

“Corpus-based approaches to Chinese linguistics: towards increased empiricism” (panel description)

“Recycling characters: The significance of phonetic loan characters and substitutions in the Medieval Chinese writing system” (panel description)

Please indicate on the top of the page the option chosen: GeneralP CorporaP Writing.

The abstract should not exceed one page (examples and references included), with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins, single spacing and Times New Roman 12pt. Submissions must be anonymous and all author-related file properties must be removed. Please include 2 to 4 keywords right below the title of the abstract, including the relevant sub-domain (syntax, phonology, historical linguistics etc.). No more than one single-authored and one co-authored abstract per person will be accepted.

Papers that are included in the program must be presented by the author(s) and cannot be presented by proxies.

All presenters must be(come) members of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics; on-site registration will be possible at the conference.

Important dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 20, 2020 (GMT+1)

Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2020

Please direct any inquiries to: