Community of Practice Vietnam’s Language & Culture (VLC) co-hosted a conference about Vietnamese from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives
On March 19-20th, 2022, Konan University and the community of practice Vietnam’s Language & Culture (VNU University of Languages & International Studies) co-hosted the second meeting of the founding group of ISVL (International Soceity of Vietnamese Linguistics), a association of linguists interested in various formal aspects of the Vietnamese language, from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives.
The conference was chaired by Prof Nigel Duffield (Konan University) and Dr. Trang Phan (Head of Community of Practice Vietnam’s Language & Culture, VNU University of Languages & International Studies).
This conference brought together experts from North America, Europe and Asia to explore the current issues of Vietnamese linguistics, incuding Prof. Mark Alves (Montgomery College, USA), Prof. Masaaki Shimizu (Osaka University, Japan), A. Prof. Marc Brunelle (Ottawa University, Canada), A. Prof. Đinh Điền (Vietnam National University Hochiminh city), Prof. Vũ Đức Nghiệu (Vietnam National University Hanoi), A.Prof. Giang Pham (San Diego State University, USA), Prof. Andrew Simpson (University of Southern California, USA), Prof. T.-H. Jonah Lin (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan), Prof. Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan), Prof. Barbara Meisterernst (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan), Dr. Trịnh Hữu Tuệ (ZAS, Berlin), as well as lecturers and students from Konan University and VNU University of Languages & International Studies.
By bringing these speakers together for a two-day intensive conference, we hope to invite truly thought-provoking discussion of what the study of Vietnamese can reveal about language universals and linguistic variations from both diachronic and synchronic perspectives.
This virtual conference was an initiative of the project ‘Progress in Vietnamese Linguistics’ (Nigel Duffield, PI), supported by a three-year ‘KAKEN’ grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). It was also supported by the Community of Practice Vietnam’s Language & Culture, VNU University of Languages & International Studies.
Link to the program:
The conference was recorded and uploaded to Youtube.
Here are some pictures of the conference: