ICS & IJS Forum: Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum 3 (2018)

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October 22, 2018
All Day
Mershon Center for International Security Studies (1501 Neil Ave.)


Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum 3 (2018)

Date:  Monday, 22 October 2018

Place: Mershon Center, Lounge & Room 120
           1501 Neil Avenue
           The Ohio State University

BEAL Forum website: http://u.osu.edu/beal/beal-forum/

BEAL Forum Email:     beal.forum@gmail.com

Free and Open to the Public

Please pre-register online for BEAL Forum 3 if you plan to attend some or all of the events. That will assist us with planning (refreshments, program booklet, name tags, etc.). Thanks!

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Program Book

Printed copy to be distributed on-site. 
Digital Copy: PDF file (7.7 MB) — PDF file (lo res, 3.6 MB)


Room 120: Plenary sessions and opening/closing remarks
Lounge:     Poster sessions, registration, refreshments, lunch, and break

9:00 - 9:20 a.m.  Registration & Refreshments

9:20 - 9:30 a.m.  Welcome & Opening Remarks

Professor Mark Bender, Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, OSU

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9:30 - 10:50 a.m.  Plenary Session 1

Chair: Professor Mineharu Nakayama, Department of E. Asian Languages and Literatures

Professor Thomas Hun-Tak Lee
Tianjin Normal University, Chinese University of Hong Kong

“The Use of Child Language in Linguistic Argumentation: Some Methodological Considerations”
- Abstract & short bio at the BEAL Forum website

10:55 - 11:45 a.m.  Poster Session A

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch

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1:00 - 2:20 p.m.  Plenary Session 2

Chair: Professor Etsuyo Yuasa, Director, East Asian Studies Center, OSU

Professor Yasuhiro Shirai
Case Western Reserve University

"The Current State of the Aspect Hypothesis”
- Abstract & short bio at the BEAL Forum website

2:25 - 3:15 p.m.  Poster Session B

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.  Break

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3:30 - 4:50 p.m.  Plenary Session 3

Chair: Professor Marjorie K.M. Chan, Director, Institute for Chinese Studies, EASC, OSU

Professor Richard VanNess Simmons
Rutgers University

“Northern and Southern Variations on a Theme: Three Vivid Portrayals of the Mandarin Koinē of Early 19th Century China
Abstract & short bio at the BEAL Forum website

4:50 - 5:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks

BEAL Forum 3 Organizing Committee

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Pre-/Post-BEAL Forum Events:

Pre-BEAL Forum Event: GACL Luncheon Dialogue with Professor Thomas Lee
: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Place: Ohio Union (1739 N. High Street)
The luncheon meeting with Professor Lee is organized by the Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL). While it is free and open to all, faculty and students who research in Chinese linguistics, or East Asian linguistics in general, might be especially interested. Attendees will have ample opportunity to engage with Professor Lee and to ask questions.. Preregistration (for head count) is required.

Post-BEAL Forum Event: Lecture by Professor Sachiko Kiyama
: Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Time: 2:20-3:40 p.m.
Place: Jennings Hall, Room 160 (1735 Neil Avenue)
Speaker: Professor Sachiko Kiyama (Tohoku University)
Lecture title: "What do Neurolinguistic Experiments Tell Us About East Asian Language Uses?"
This post-BEAL Forum event, organized by the Graduate Students of East Asian Languages and Literatures (GREALL), is free and open to the public.

Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum 3  (BEAL Forum 3) provides a platform primarily for students to articulate and exchange ideas on their research findings with forum participants. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to submit abstracts. It is a one-day event with keynote lectures and poster sessions. The BEAL Forum, a biennial event, is an excellent opportunity to present one’s research in a public arena and to receive comments individually. With the exception of keynote lectures, all are poster presentations, thus giving participants ample time for discussion. The event is intended to showcase regional research activities in East Asian linguistics. BEAL Forum 3, to be held on Monday, 22 October 2018, is free and open to the public.

For information on Call for Papers, program, online pre-registration, etc., please go to the BEAL Forum website at:


2018 BEAL Forum Organizing Committee
   Seojin Yang and Lindsey Stirek (graduate student co-chairs)
   Mineharu Nakayama, Marjorie K.M. Chan, and Zhiguo Xie (faculty co-chairs)

   Institute for Chinese Studies, Institute for Japanese Studies

   East Asian Studies Center; Graduate Association of Chinese Linguistics (GACL)l Graduate Students of East Asian Languages and Literatures (GREALL); Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures; Department of Linguistics, and other OSU units.

This event is sponsored in part by a Council on Student Affairs (CSA) Strategic Programming Grant, a grant from Confucius Institute Headquarters, and U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.