European Association of Chinese Linguistics

The European Association for Chinese Linguistics has as its mission to promote Chinese linguistic research in Europe and to ensure effective communication between European researchers.

After preparatory meetings of several European scholars in 1997, it was officially founded on January 24, 1998, in Paris. The association is registered as a non-profit organization under French law, with its headquarters formally located at the Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l’Asie Orientale, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales,  105 Boulevard Raspail, 75006, Paris.

The association organizes a biannual conference, annual spring schools for graduate students.

Members are regularly updated on upcoming conferences, recent publications and other news in the field of Chinese linguistics. 

EACL Conferences

Last EACL conference

EACL-9, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Department of Linguistics
September 24-26, 2015

Local organizers:
Daniel Hole & Qingfeng Schwaderer

Confirmed invited speakers:
Kai von Fintel (MIT Cambridge, MA)
Niina Ning Zhang (NCCU Chia-Yi)
Barbara Meisterernst (HU Berlin)

You can still access the programme and the Book of Abstracts on the conference website:


10th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-10) The 10th international conference of the European Association of Chinese linguistics (EACL) will be held in Milano, jointly organized by Clara Bulfoni (Università degli Studi di...

The EACL Spring Schools in Chinese Linguistics

The aim of the EACL Spring Schools in Chinese Linguistics is to provide a opportunity for MA and PhD-students affiliated to European universities to be exposed to areas in Chinese linguistics to which they are not exposed in their home institution; and to make them aware of the expertise in Chinese linguistics present in Europe. So far we have held nine Spring schools: in Leiden (2006), München (2007), Amsterdam (2008), Moscow (2009), Bochum (2010), Paris (2011), Berlin (2012), Prague (2013) and Rome (2014). The 10th EACL Summer School in Chinese Linguistics will take place in Amiens (6th-9th June, 2016).

The Chinese Linguistics in Europe Series

In the Chinese Linguistics in Europe Series we publish volumes which contain a refereed selection of papers that were presented at the bi-annual conferences of our Association. So far, we have published two volumes: Chinese linguistics in Budapest (2006) and Chinese Linguistics in Leipzig (2008). The books can be ordered through a form which can be found at the bottom of this website. EACL members can buy the books with a discount.