Word formation in Chinese

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The French Association for Chinese Teaching and Research is organizing a conference on "Word formation in Chinese", which will be held in Paris on 7th and 8th November 2009 at the University Paris Diderot (Paris 7).

  • Call for papers
  • Invited speakers
  • Program
  • Practical information
  • Contact

  • Call for papers

    The aim of this conference is to bring together specialists from all fileds related to Chinese word formation (linguistics, Chinese language teaching, computational linguistics), in order to tackle the issue in its globality.

    We invite papers proposals related to any aspect of Chinese word formation, regardless of the theoretical background chosen by the author  :

  • Interface issues (phonology/morphology; morphology/syntax)
  • Diachronic or Synchronic analyses of linguistic data
  • Issues related to automatic language processing
  • Linguistic acquisition
  • Teaching issues
  • etc.

  • Submission of papers

    All the abstracts (no more than one page A4 in length, Times 12 or 宋体小四) must be sent by the deadline of June 30th 2009 to the following email address:


    Abstracts should contain a title, 3 to 5 keywords, a clear and explicit statement of the research question to be examined, the theoretical background, the methods and the conclusions reached. Papers can be presented in English, Chinese or French.

    Please note: Applicants are required to send two copies of their abstract: The first copy should be an MS Word document with a .doc or .rtf extension containing the following information: name(s) of the author(s), academic affiliation, post and email address. The second copy should be an anonymous .pdf document without this information or any other kind of identification.

    Applicants will be notified by the end of July 2009 of the acceptance or otherwise of their papers.


    At the close of the conference, all the papers will be available on the AREC website, and a selection of articles will be published in a paper version in the course of 2010

    Organizing Committee

    QI Chong, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 qi.chong@univ-paris-diderot.fr

    Odile ROTH, INALCO odile.roth@inalco.fr

    Confirmed invited speakers

    Jerome Packard, University of Illinois : The Chinese Lexicon: Rules of Participation

    Shi Dingxu 石定栩, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University : 汉语复合词的结构--以动-名复合词为例


    Download the program

    Practical information

    Conference Venue and transportation

    The AREC 09 conference will be held at the University Paris Diderot - Paris 7, in the building called "Grands Moulins" (Wing C, 6th floor, room 677) on November 7th, and in the Studio Arpete located in Les Frigos de Paris on November 8th.

    See the map of the conference site

    The conference site is located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. The nearest metro station is "Bibliothèque François Mitterrand" (Metro line 14 or RER line C)

    Arriving by plane

    You will find detailed information at the English homepage of ADP-Aéroports de Paris (Paris airports Roissy-Charles-De-Gaulle & Orly):


    Arriving by train

    You will find detailed information at the English homepage of the SNCF (French National Railways):


    Please note that all THALYS and EUROSTAR trains arrive at Paris Gare du Nord railway station (metro lines 4 & 5, RER lines B & D, bus lines 38, 39, 42, 43 & 46).

    Transportation in Paris

    Information regarding transportation in Paris (including airport access, metro and zone maps) is available at the English homepage of the RATP:


    You will find also an interactive map covering the Paris metro network and the Paris bus network for a route or station search at:



    Below is a selection of hotels in the vicinity of the conference venue :

    Low budget hotels (less than 50 Euros/night)

    Hotel Tolbiac

    Centre International de séjour de Paris - Centre Kellermann

    Average hotels (50-100 Euros/night)

    Hotel de la Place des Alpes

    Arian Hotel

    Higher budget hotels (more than 100 Euros/night)

    Hotel Cantagrel

    Hotel Park and Suites Paris Grande Bibliothèque

    Alternatively, you can also search for a hotel at the following websites:





    May you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact the organizers at the following address: colloque09@arec.asso.fr

    Please also check this webpage regularly, as new information about the conference will be posted gradually http://www.arec.asso.fr/colloque_2009_anglais.html

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