1. Chinese Linguistics Associations
2. Chinese/Sino-Tibetan/East Asian Linguistics Conference Series
3. Chinese Linguistics Journals


  • Association of Chinese Linguistics in Korea  (한국중국언어학회) - in Korean language only at this time ...
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association (中文教師學會). An organization devoted exclusively to the study of Chinese language, culture and pedagogy, CLTA represents instructors of Chinese language, literature, linguistics and culture at all educational levels throughout the world. Annual meetings are held in conjunction with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • Chinese Linguistic Society of Japan  (日本中国語学会). Founded in 1946 as the "Chuugoku Gogaku Kenkyuu-kai" (The Chinese Language Society of Japan), with current name since 1978, its main activities involve holding annual meetings and publishing a journal (中国語学 Chuugoku Gogaku (Chinese Linguistics)).
  • CHINOPERL (中國演唱文藝研究會). CHInese Oral and PERforming Literature is devoted to the research, analysis and interpretation of oral and performing traditions of China. Although not strictly on linguistics, Chinese linguists have been members since its establishment in 1969, with three of the twenty founding members notable linguists: Yuen Ren Chao (趙元任, 1892-1982, UC Berkeley), who gave the organization its playful acronym, CHINOPERL, and two younger colleagues from his alma mater, Cornell University, Nicholas C. Bodman (1913-1997) and W. John McCoy (1924-2007), who was CHINOPERL Newsletter editor in those early years.
  • European Association of Chinese Linguistics  (歐洲漢語語言學學會). The mission of the Association is to promote European research in Chinese linguistics and to ensure effective coordination between European researchers.
  • International Association of Chinese Linguistics (國際中國語言學學會). Founded in 1992 (with leadership from James C-T. Huang), its mission is to advance the scientific study of Chinese languages and linguistics. Website includes information on IACL (ICCL/IACL) annual conferences; other IACL-sponsored and/or supported activities; online membership list; etc. The newsletter is online since Volume 10 (2002). IACL is held jointly with the North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL) when it holds its meetings in North America.
  • Linguistic Society of Hong Kong  (香港語言學學會). For linguists, language teachers and students who share an interest in promoting linguistics and language-related academic activities in Hong Kong; monthly seminars; links to other sites; online membership list; LSHK Publications and Newsletters, which includes bibliographies of theses and dissertations produced in Hong Kong, as well as links to various HK institutions' recent theses and dissertations.
  • Linguistic Society of Taiwan (台灣語言學學會). This linguistics association in Taiwan was inaugurated on 13 May 1998, with Prof. Paul J.K. Li elected as the first President of the Society. Academia Sinica's Corpus linguistics links. Part of the Chinese Information Processing Laboratory, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.



  • Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale. In publication since 1977, this journal is edited by linguists at the Centre for Linguistic Research on East Asian Languages (Centre de Researches Linguistique sur l'Asie Orientale (CRLAO)) in Paris, France. It covers languages of the East and Southeast Asian region, both descriptive and theoretical.
  • International Journal of Chinese Linguistics. A new journal to be published by John Benjamins that serves as a forum in English and Chinese on all aspects of Chinese linguistics.
  • Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (中文教师学会学报 / 中文教師學會學報). JCLTA is a publication of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, with Chinese linguistics and language pedagogical articles in English or in Chinese. A Searchable JCLTA Index (1966 - ) is available online for searching by author, title, year, etc.
  • Journal of Chinese Language Teaching (華語文教學研究 / 华语文教学研究). Established in 2004 by the World Chinese Language Association (WCLA), the Journal of Chinese Language Teaching (JCLT) is an international journal focusing on articles, book reviews, guided reading, teaching theories, and teaching methods related to Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (including dialects).
  • Journal of Chinese Linguistics (中国语言学报 / 中國語言學報). Established in 1973, the Journal of Chinese Linguistics is a publication consisting of a journal and a monograph series. Articles are in English or Chinese, with abstracts provided in the other language. (Journal website now resides at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Also check out their annotated links on linguistic resources.)
  • Journal of East Asian Linguistics. This journal provides an international forum for the analysis of East and Southeast Asian languages and formal linguistic theory.
  • Korea Journal of Chinese Language and Literature. This is an international, English-language journal that was launched in 2011 by the Korea Society of Chinese Language and Literature to complement their Korean-language journal. KJCLL, aimed to serve as "a forum to introduce the most advanced research conducted in Korea in the fields of Chinese linguistics, language pedagogy, and Chinese literature to an international English-speaking academic audience." The journal also accepts articles from scholars based outside Korea.
  • Language and Linguistics. Published by the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, the journal covers research in general or theoretical linguistics, with areas of interest that include the languages of East Asia and the Pacific Region, thus compassing (inter alia) Sino-Tibetan, Austronesian, Austroasiatic and Altaic language families.

Note: In recent decades, general, English-language linguistics journals have been increasingly publishing many articles pertaining to Chinese linguistics, as can be seen from keyword searches of journals.

     Major journals that publish solely or primarily in Chinese include:

  • 中央研究院 歷史語言研究所集刊 - Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica. BIHP had been a publication of the Institute of History and PhilologyAcademia Sinica. (While IHP continue to exist, after some restructuring in 1997, the Department of Linguistics became an independent Institute of Linguistics.)
  • 中国语文  Zhongguo Yuwen. This journal was in publication since 1952 (with a temporary hiatus during the Cultural Revolution).
  • 语言研究  Yuyan Yanjiu. This journal has been in publication since 1981.
  • 方言  Fangyan. This journal, founded in 1979, marked the beginning of concerted efforts in China to record, analyze and publish extensively on the modern Chinese dialects. Partial index available online: 1979-1998.






Note: The initial annotated links on this page were brought over from Marjorie Chan's website, with more links to be added from time to time. -- M. Chan (11.27.2013)