Yuen Ren Society

Chinese Dialect and Historical Linguistics

The NEXT annual meeting of the Yuen Ren Society will take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, in Nashville TN, between Friday, April 4, and Monday, April 8, 2003.

The loose theme of this year's meeting is Chinese Dialect and Historical Linguistics. Papers are hereby solicited, and will be subjected to anonymous review. To submit a paper, please send a detailed abstract to both of the addresses below. Deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 October, 2002. We expect to accept only ten papers in all.

Presentations on any aspect of Chinese dialectology or historical linguistics are welcome, but please note that the Society favors presentations that include abundant evidence, in the form of either dialect data or other explicit documentation as appropriate. Papers may be delivered in English or Mandarin Chinese.

Information about hotel accomodations will be found at the AOS's web-site .

Submissions should be sent in hard copy to both of the following addresses:

	Dr. David Branner		Dr. R. VanNess Simmons
	   Attn. YRS			   Attn. YRS
	School of Languages		Asian Languages & Cultures
	3215 Jimenez Hall		Rutgers University
	University of Maryland		330 Scott Hall, 43 College Ave.
	College Park, MD  20742 USA	New Brunswick, NJ  08901-1164 USA

Inquiries may also be addressed to us by email, but please do not send abstracts electronically.