!!!Japanese Society for Language Sciences 15th Annual International Conference (JSLS2013) Call for Papers
The Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS) invites proposals for our Fifteenth Annual International Conference (JSLS2013). JSLS2013 will be held at Kwassui Women’s University, Nagasaki, Japan. Kwassui Women’s University is located in Nagasaki City, two hours from Fukuoka, nearest international airport. We welcome proposals for two types of presentations: (1) oral presentations and (2) poster presentations. 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.
!Conference Dates: from June 28th (Fri) to June 30th (Sun), 2013
*Note:The conference will have a break in the morning of June 30 and will resume in the afternoon.
!Our plenary speakers will be:
*Prof. James McClelland (Stanford University)
*Prof. Ayumi Ueyama (Kyushu University)
!JSLS2013 Conference Committee Chair
*Akihiro Kano (Kwassui Women’s University, Japan)
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. 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 topics reach beyond their own areas of specialization by supporting the active exchange of opinions and ideas between researchers working in related fields.
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 and answer period). The presentation of posters will be 90 minutes. The language of presentation can be either Japanese or English.
<<February 8th (Fri.), 2013 (Japan Standard Time)>>
!!Qualifications for Presenters
All primary presenters should be the members of JSLS by June 1st, 2013.
Co-presenters may not be the members, but must be registered for the conference if they plan to attend.
*Please refer to the following website for the membership information:
!!Paper and Poster Presentation
Please send your submissions for paper and poster presentation to the following e-mail address, in the following manner:
*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.
1. title of presentation and its category (oral or poster)
2. name(s) of author(s)
3. affiliation(s) of author(s)
4. e-mail address for contact person
5. telephone number for contact person
6. language of presentation
7. category of presentation (choose one)
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
i. natural language processing
m. second language acquisition
q. other (please specify)
8. keywords (about 5 words)
!Title and Abstract:
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 and Paper size:
**Paper presentation: 2 pages of A4 or letter-size paper (including title, tables, figures, & references)
**Poster presentation: 1 page of A4 or letter-size paper (including title, tables, figures, & references)
**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
!Save the file as a "pdf file", "text file", or “MSWord” file.
+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 2 pages on A4/letter size paper) by <<May 24th (Friday), 2013>>. 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.
*Please contact us at [firstname.lastname@example.org|mailto:email@example.com]