Call for Papers 征稿通知

The International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse (ISCLD) is a biennial international symposium that advances the exchange of scholarship and emphasizes an empirical orientation in functional discourse studies of the Chinese language.

The symposium of 7th ISCLD will be held between 30 July to 2 August 2024 at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

The theme of this symposium is New Directions in Chinese Language Research: Structure and use.

Key dates

  • Call for paper deadline: 15 February, 2024
  • Registration deadline: 30 April, 2024
  • Conference dates: 30 Jul to 2 August, 2024


Guidelines for Submissions

Abstracts or panel proposals may be accepted.

  • Abstracts in English should be 300-500 words, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.
  • Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All panel proposals should provide a 300-word rationale and a 100-200 word abstract of each panelist's paper; include affiliation and email addresses for each panel list.


    第七届汉语语言与话语国际研讨会将于2024年7月30日 - 8月2日在新加坡南洋理工大学举行。




    • 征稿截止:2024年2月15日
    • 注册截止:2024年4月30日
    • 研讨会举办日期:2024年7月30日 - 8月2日




    Procedure for Submission of Paper/Panel Paper Proposals: 

    A 300-500 word abstract with a title not exceeding 15 words should be sent no later than 15 February 2024. Do note that abstracts exceeding the word limit will not be accepted.  

    For proposers who have co-speaker(s) or other panel members, kindly ensure that the email addresses of the co-speaker or panel members are currently in use. They must accept the email notification sent to them before the proposal(s) can be reviewed and accepted.  




    Criteria for Acceptance of Abstracts: 

    All abstracts will be evaluated by the Conference Committee, with an emphasis on originality and relevance of the conference theme and topics. The Committee reserves the right to decline proposals without providing reason.  



    The Sandra A. Thompson Best Student Paper Award

    A cash prize of SGD$400 will be awarded to a paper submitted and presented by a current student who has not had a PhD degree at the time of the symposium. Selection is based on both the content and the presentation. Those who wish to participate in the competition should indicate the intention with “For the Best Student Paper Award” marked on top of the abstract. A full paper is encouraged but not required for the competition.