The North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL)
is an annual conference held in spring/early summer at different host institutions throughout North America. NACCL-29
is being hosted by Rutgers University, June 16-18, 2017 in New Brunswick, NJ. The theme of this year’s conference is Perspectives on the History, Geography, and Sociolinguistics of Chinese and Chinese Dialects
. While papers on all topics related to Chinese linguistics were considered, this year’s conference will focus on the following: Sociolinguistic cultural perspectives on the dialects of the Chinese-speaking diaspora; Geolinguistic and sociolinguistic examinations of Chinese dialects; Historical linguistics and the history of Chinese phonology, grammar, and lexicon; and, Multilingualism, language contact, and language policy in the present and in the past.