Chinese Linguistics Workshop held at the George Washington University Confucius Institute

中国语言学研讨会在乔治·华盛顿大学孔子学院成功举行

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2014年3月16日,来自马里兰大学,乔治城大学,美国海军学院,乔治·华盛顿大学,圣马丽学院,中国南开大学等六所大学的语言学家在乔治·华盛顿大学孔子学院成功举办了首次大华府地区中国语言学研讨会。本次研讨会由乔治·华盛顿大学东亚语言文学系董红源及张航教授组织,由乔治·华盛顿大学孔子学院赞助。美国乔治·华盛顿大学孔子学院中方院长郭茜博士接待了各位学者并致欢迎词。她说这次会议是孔院成立以来的第一次语言学研讨会,具有特殊的意义。她感谢与会者的大力支持和会议组织者的精心筹备。此次研讨会旨在加强学术交流,促进汉语语言学研究在大华府地区的合作和发展。研讨会主题涉及汉语第二语言习得以及语言政策等方面。与会者分享了各自的研究成果,包括汉语的语音、语义和句法以及相关的语言教学和习得问题。会议还深入讨论了现代标准汉语在中国和海外的规范和推广,以及汉语与少数民族语言的接触问题。

Successful Chinese Linguistics Workshop held at the George Washington University Confucius Institute

On Sunday, March 16th, 2014, researchers in the field of Chinese linguistics from the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, United States Naval Academy, the George Washington University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a visiting professor from Nankai University convened on the George Washington University campus for the first Chinese linguistics symposium for the greater Washington area. The seminar was organized by Hongyuan Dong and Hang Zhang, both Assistant Professors of Chinese Language and Linguistics in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the George Washington University and was sponsored by the GW Confucius Institute.

Chinese Deputy Director, Professor Guo Qian, offered opening remarks, welcoming the scholars to the Confucius Institute and thanking them for their participation. Professor Guo stated that this seminar was the first linguistics workshop since the GW Confucius Institute opened its doors. She thanked the participants for their support of the participants and the excellent organization of the workshop coordinators.

The workshop brought together researchers in Chinese Linguistics in the Washington DC metropolitan area to promote academic discourse and collaborations. The focus of the talks and discussions was primarily on second language acquisition and language policy. The participants shared their research findings regarding phonology, syntax and semantics of the Chinese language, and the corresponding issues concerning the teaching and acquisition of the Chinese language. They also discussed the regulation and promotion of Modern Standard Chinese both in China and outside China, with special attention to the interactions between Chinese and the minority languages in China.