NACCL 2016: North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics

“Good theory is the basis of really good practice,” Bourgerie said. “Basic research just talks about the way things work . . . and that’s important because, if not for that, people can’t come along and solve the problems.”


The 28th annual North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL–28) organized by Brigham Young University was held at the Provo Marriott Hotel and Conference Center from May 5th to May 8th in Provo, Utah.

NACCL is the largest conference on Chinese linguistics in North America, held at a different North American university each year, and it draws international participation. The theme of the conference was Language Diversity and Language Variation.

NACCL-28 organizing committee consists of our own: Dana Bourgerie (白杰理), Chair; Yu Liu (刘瑜), Co-chair; and the following faculty members: Matthew Christensen (岑民兆), Ellen Knell, Xinyi Wu (吴辛夷), and Hsiao-Chien Chen (陳曉倩). For details on the conference, go to: