Japanese Society for Language Sciences 13th Annual International Conference (JSLS2011) Call for Papers
The Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS) invites proposals for our Thirteenth Annual International Conference, JSLS2011. JSLS2011 will be held at Kansai University, Senriyama Campus in Osaka, Suita City. Kansai University is conveniently located a 5 minute walk from Kandai-mae Station, which is 20-25 minutes by train (Hankyu Line) from Umeda Station, one of the major train stations in Osaka. We welcome proposals for two types of presentations: (1) papers (oral presentations), and (2) posters. JSLS is a bilingual conference and papers and posters may be presented in either English or Japanese. Submissions are invited in any area related to language sciences.
- JSLS: http://www.jsls.jpn.org/
- JSLS2011: http://www.jslsweb.sakura.ne.jp/jsls2011/
- Kansai University: http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/English/index-e.htm
JSLS2011 Conference Committee Chairperson
Keiko IKEDA (Kansai University, Division of International Affairs)
June 25 (Saturday) - 26 (Sunday), 2011
Kansai University, Seriyama Campus Kandai-mae station Approx. 25 minutes from Umeda station, Hankyu, Kitasenri-line 5 minute walk from Kandai-mae station
The Japanese Society for Language Sciences aims "to stimulate research in the language sciences based on natural language data, in areas such as language acquisition, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, and to support the development of the language sciences through exchange between researchers" (Article 2, JSLS Regulations). The scope of this endeavor covers a wide area, including linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), first language acquisition, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language production, mother tongue education, foreign language instruction, natural language processing, brain science, bilingualism, sociolinguistics, discourse research, and linguistic philosophy, among others. This society hopes that researchers working on these widely diverse topic reach beyond their own areas of specialization by supporting the active exchange of opinions and ideas between researchers working in related fields.
All presenters should be members of JSLS by June 1st, 2011. (It is not necessary for co-presenters to be members, but they must be registered for the conference if they plan to attend.)
Please refer to the following website for membership information:
Papers published or presented elsewhere should not be submitted and will not be accepted. Each author is only allowed to submit one proposal as the first author. Each paper presentation will be 25 minutes in length (20 minutes for presentation, followed by a 5-minute question & answer period). The presentation of posters will be 90 minutes. The language of presentation can be either Japanese or English.
Please send your submissions for paper and poster presentations to the following email address, in the following manner:
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Paper Submission (or Poster Submission)
Send the following application form (completed) in the main text of your email, and your abstract as an attachment no later than February 1st (Tuesday), 2011, Japan Standard Time.
1. title of paper/poster & presentation category (paper or poster) 2. name(s) & affiliation(s)of author(s) 3. affiliations of author(s) 4. mailing address for contact person 5. email address(es) of author(s) 6. telephone number for contact person 7. language of presentation (only for papers) 8. category of presentation (choose one) a. bilingualism b. brain science c. discourse (including conversation analysis) d. first language acquisition e. language education (first, foreign, or second) f. linguistic anthropology g. linguistic philosophy h. morphology i. natural language processing j. phonology/phonetics k. pragmatics l. psycholinguistics m. second language acquisition n. semantics o. sociolinguistics p. syntax q. other (please specify) 9. keywords (about 5 words)
Please send the abstract in a file attachment. (Please do not include any information in your abstract which may reveal your identity, as the review process will be conducted anonymously.)
- Number of pages
- paper: maximum 2 pages A4 or letter-size paper (including title, tables, figures, & references)
- poster: 1 page A4 or letter-size paper (including title, tables, figures, & references)
- Paper size: A4 or letter-size
- In the case of A4, Top and Bottom: 30mm, Left and Right: 25mm
- In the case of letter-size, all margins: 1 inch
- Font: Times New Roman (or a similar font)
- Font size: 12 point for text, 10 point for references/ footnotes
- Length of abstract and line spacing: single-space, 1000 words maximum
- Please note that other formats will not be accepted.
- Save your file under your own name (e.g., brown-roger.pdf).
Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by several reviewers. Notification of acceptance will be made by the end of March. (Please note that some "paper" proposals might be accepted as "poster" presentations.)
If your proposal is accepted, you will be requested to send a copy of your paper (maximum length for papers is 4 pages, for posters 1 page on A4/letter size paper) by May 20(Friday), 2011. This paper will appear in the Conference Handbook.
We will issue an acceptance letter if your paper is accepted. However, we are unable to issue any kind of invitation letter.
All questions regarding the JSLS 2011 conference should be addressed to:
All questions regarding the submission process should be sent to the chair of the review committee: Yahiro HIRAKAWA, at email@example.com
Other questions should be sent to the conference chair: Keiko IKEDA, at firstname.lastname@example.org