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NACCL-23 Conference

The 23rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-23)


The University of Oregon is pleased to host the 23rd Annual NACCL conference, to be held in Eugene, Oregon from June 17-19, 2011.

Registration and Panel Sessions will be held in the HEDCO Education Building, located on the University of Oregon campus near the intersection of 16th and Alder.

Call for Papers

NACCL-23 will continue to serve as a platform of scholarly exchange for researchers of all subfields of Chinese linguistics. Proposals of original studies on (but not limited to) the following topics are invited:

Phonetics/Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Morphology, Orthography, Historical linguistics, Computational/Corpus Linguistics, Chinese Language Acquisition and Pedagogy, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, etc.

Papers are presented within a thirty-minute period with 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

NACCL-23 Scientific Committee

Susan Guion Anderson (UO)
Marjorie Chan (OSU)
Ying Chen (UO)
Scott DeLancey (UO)
Agnes He (SUNY, Stony Brook)
Zhuo Jing-Schmidt (UO)
Vsevolod Kapatsinski (UO)
Lizhen Peng (Zhejiang University)
Chaofen Sun (Stanford)
Hongyin Tao (UCLA)
Liang Tao (Ohio U)
Janet Xing (Western Washington University)

Keynote speakers

  • Walter Bisang, Professor of General and Comparative Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
  • Chu-Ren Huang, Chair Professor of Applied Chinese Language Studies and Dean of Faculty of Humanities, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Agnes He, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies, SUNY Stony Brook
  • Fu-xiang Wu, Professor of Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China


Registration is now open!  Please click here to register.  Below is a summary of registration deadlines and fees.

Late Registration (through June 12):
Faculty Registrants: $200
Graduate Student Registrants: $140

Registration includes the following meals: daily coffee service, two lunch buffets, the opening reception on June 17 and the conference banquet at King Estate Winery on June 18.

Conference Program and Venue Information

All panel sessions will be held in the HEDCO Education Building, located at 1655 Alder Street on the University of Oregon Campus.  The exact rooms for the panel sessions are noted on the program.

Registration will begin at 7:50 am on Friday, June 17th in the HEDCO Lobby.  Opening remarks begin at 8:20 am.

To download the preliminary program, please open the attached PDF file: NACCL program – FINAL

To download a campus map with walking instructions, please open the attached PDF file: UO Map and Walking Directions

Audio/Visual Equipment

Each room will have a Mac laptop set up to a data projector for Powerpoint presentations.  To make for smooth transitions in between speakers, we ask that you put your presentation on a flash drive and use the laptop in the room, if possible. The rooms are also equipped with a DVD/CD player, document camera, and speakers.  If you need any equipment other than those listed for your presentation, please contact

Chairing a Panel

As chair of a panel your responsibility is to (1) introduce each presentation by announcing the name of the author(s) and the title of the presentation, and (2) to make sure that the whole panel starts on time and proceeds as planned. So please keep track of the time allotted to each presentation (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes for discussion). You should not be concerned if you feel that you are not too familiar with the area(s) you are chairing, because it is not your responsibility to comment on the presentations.


We are hoping for nice weather during the conference, but weather in the Pacific Northwest can be very unpredictable in June.  The temperatures in Eugene are very mild, with the average high temperatures being 23°C (74°F) and lows of 9°C (49°F) for this time of year.  There’s a chance of rain showers the week of the conference, so it would be a good idea to bring an umbrella.


Blocks of rooms have been reserved at four area hotels.  Hotel rooms in Eugene book very quickly in the summer, so we recommend you make your reservations as soon as possible.  Please see the list of lodging options below and follow the links to each hotel for more details on their facilities.

When making a reservation, please mention that you are with the NACCL group reservation.  Please note the Group Reservation Deadline for each hotel.  After that date, our reserved rooms will be released to the general public.

  • The Phoenix Inn (located near campus, about 5 blocks from the conference site)
    850 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, 97403
    Phone:  (541) 344-0001
    Special Conference Nightly Rate:  $119 + tax (breakfast included)
    Group Reservation Deadline:  May 16, 2011
  • Holiday Inn Express (located near campus, about 12 blocks from the conference site)
    2117 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, 97403
    Phone : (541) 342-1243
    Special Conference Nightly Rate:  $109 + tax (breakfast included)
    Group Reservation Deadline:  May 16, 2011 (use group code: NAC)
  • Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast (located near campus, about 5 blocks from the conference site)
    1910 University Street, Eugene,  97403
    Phone: (541) 484-6755
    Special Conference Nightly Rate:  $ 85+ tax (breakfast included)
    Group Reservation Deadline: April 1, 2011
  • The Campus Inn (located near campus, about 12 blocks from the conference site)
    390 East Broadway, Eugene, 97403
    Phone: (800) 888-6313 or (541) 343-3376
    Special Conference Nightly Rate:  $80+ tax (breakfast included)
    Group Reservation Deadline: May 16, 2011

Air Travel

Eugene, Oregon, is serviced by the Eugene Airport (airport code EUG). Please note that this is a small airport with limited flights, so it is advised to book your tickets early.

An alternative airport, the Portland International Airport, is a 2 ½ hour drive from Eugene.  The shuttle company that offers service between the Portland International Airport and the University of Oregon is City 2 City Shuttle.  Please visit their website or call (866) 999-8001 for schedules and fares.

Airport-Eugene Transportation

The OMNI Shuttle, located adjacent to baggage claim, provides shared ride door-to-door ground transportation from the airport to the Eugene metropolitan area. Visit their website or call (800) 741-5097 for reservations or more information.  One-way shuttle transportation to the UO campus will cost approximately $22 and will take around 25 minutes.  Taxis are also available and cost approximately $30 each way.

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