International Workshop on Cantonese Syntax

June 27-28, 2019

Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

The 1st International Workshop on Cantonese Syntax will be held on 27-28 June, 2019, Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It aims to provide a forum for researchers to meet and discuss current development in Cantonese Syntax and to promote the study of Cantonese syntax in Central Europe.

Palacký University Olomouc ( was founded in the 16th century. It is the oldest university in Moravia and the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic. Its history goes back to December 22, 1573, when the former Jesuit College in Olomouc was given the right to confer degrees, i.e. promoted to university status. Now it is a modern higher education facility with a wide range of study programmes and copious scientific and research activities.

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Lisa Lai-shen Cheng (Leiden University)

Prof. Thomas Hun-Tak Lee (Tianjin Normal University/The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Prof. Rint Sybesma (Leiden University)

Prof. Sze-Wing Tang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)


Joanna Ut-Seong Sio (

Frantisek Kratochvil (

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission opens: October 12, 2018
  • Abstract submission deadline: Jan 20, 2018
  • Abstract decision notification: February 20, 2019
  • Registration deadline: April 20, 2019
  • Conference date: June 27-28, 2019


Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University (

Sinophone Borderlands: Interaction at the Edges (