Sinologists in Bydgoszcz: The 1st International Conference on Chinese Languages, Literature and Culture

Bydgoszcz, Poland
15-16th May 2020
Deadline: 31st Jan 2020

Organized by the Department of Oriental Linguistics, Casimir the Great University, SinB-2020 aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, practitioners, teachers and students to exchange ideas, share preliminary results and discuss findings about all aspects of studies in Chinese languages, literature, culture and related areas in a truly warm and welcoming atmosphere.

SinB-2020 will be held in Bydgoszcz, a modern and vibrant city situated in northern Poland, right on the Brda and Vistula rivers. As an architecturally-rich city, Bydgoszcz has earned itself a nickname of “Little Berlin” due to its neo-gothic, neo-baroque and neoclassicist styles. We believe that while you meet and network with international scholars, experts and peers at SinB-2020, you can also greatly enjoy the beauty of the city at the same time.

The theme of SinB-2020 is Chinese Linguistics and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language: Theories and Applications. A series of six lectures will be conducted in the conference, for which the aims and objectives are to ensure that young scholars who have just begun their research career will enter the field with a solid foundation in Chinese linguistics and will be well versed in how to apply modern Chinese linguistic theories to their teaching of the Chinese languages. The lecture series covers topics on Syntax, Phonetics, Semantics, Morphology, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, and Sociolinguistics, in an attempt to address how these linguistic disciplines can be applied to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.

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