第二言語習得学会 The Japan Second Language Association

J-SLA2018 Call for Proposals

The conference of the J-SLA2018 will be held at Gakushuin University in Tokyo. Please check the J-SLA2018 page for further information.

2017.7.23|No Comments

J-SLA 2016

The Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA) will host the Pacific Second Language Research Forum 2016 (PacSLRF 2016) as its 16th annual meeting (J-SLA 2016) on September 9–11 at Tama Campus, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan.

For more information, please visit the conference site:

http://www.j-sla.org/pacslrf/

2016.8.30|No Comments

PacSLRF2016 Program

The program for Pacific Second Language Research Forum (PacSLRF) 2016, to be held at Chuo University in Tokyo on September 9–11, is now available online as well as the list of steering committee members. Please visit the conference website:

PacSLRF2016

 

2015.8.15|No Comments

J-SLA2015 Abstract

Abstracts for J-SLA2015 are now available online. Please visit the conference page to view/download the PDF file.

2015.6.2|No Comments

Lunch @ J-SLA 2015

This is to inform J-SLA 2015 participants that all the shops and cafeterias at the conference venue (Hiroshima University) will be closed on June 6th and 7th. We recommend that you buy your lunch before arriving at the venue each day. There are few restaurants and convenience stores within a walking distance.

2015.5.25|No Comments

PacSLRF2016

Pacific Second Language Research Forum 2016 (PacSLRF2016)
http://www.j-sla.org/pacslrf/

We are pleased to announce that the Pacific Second Language Research Forum 2016 (PacSLRF 2016) will be hosted at the 16th annual meeting of
the Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA 2016) September 9 – 11 atTama Campus, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan (supported by Chuo University).

Theme: Data and theories in second language research
Venue: Chuo University, Tokyo
Dates: September 9–11, 2016

Internationally, PacSLRF has for many years been recognized to be a stimulating conference including colloquia and paper sessions based on empirical data couched within sound theoretical frameworks in areas of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Topics include, but are not limited to, Linguistic, Psycholinguistic, Neurolinguistic, and Sociolinguistic Approaches to SLA; SLA theory and Model Construction; Bilingualism and Attrition of Language(s); Effects of Second Language (L2) Instruction; Crosslinguistic Influences on First Language from L2 and on L2 from a Third Language (and vice-versa); Individual Differences (in e.g., age, gender, aptitude, personality, and motivation) in SLA; Influence of Cognitive Variables (e.g., memory and attention) on L2 Learning and Use; and Methodological Issues in SLA Research. Working languages for the conference are English and Japanese.

Welcoming scholars from around the world, the conference is sure to provide plentiful opportunities for networking as well as both deepening and broadening your research interests. Please consider sharing your work at PacSLRF 2016.

2015.5.25|No Comments

A change of the plenary speaker at the J-SLA 2015 annual conference

Due to unavoidable circumstances, we have had to change our plenary speaker from Dr. Holger Hopp (University of Mannheim, Germany) to Dr. Donna Lardiere (Georgetown University).

2015.2.2|No Comments

J-SLA 2015 Call for Papers

(1) Dates: June 6 & 7, 2015

(2) Place: Place: Hiroshima University (http://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/index-j.html)

(3) Plenary speaker: Dr. Donna Lardiere (Georgetown University)

(4) Academic areas:

Abstracts are invited for papers or poster presentations on any theoretical or empirical area of research in second language acquisition (SLA).

(5) Presentations:

Oral presentation of papers will be allotted 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation, followed by 10 minutes for discussion).

(6) Deadline for receipt of abstracts: February 14, 2015

(7) Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2015

(8) Abstract submission procedure:

a. The length of the abstract should not exceed 1,600 characters in Japanese or 1,000 words in English.
b. Submissions for papers and posters should be formatted in 10.5 pt Century in English or 10.5 pt MSMincho in Japanese.
c. Please submit your abstract as both Word and PDF documents attached to an email.
d. Please note whether you are willing to participate in the poster session should your paper not be accepted for oral presentation.
e. Please write “J-SLA2015_abstract” in the subject line including the following (in this order) in the body of the message: 1. your name, 2. affiliation (in English), 3. address, 4. telephone number, 5. e-mail address, 6. type of proposal (Student Workshop*, paper, poster) (In case of dual submissions, please refer to (9e) below regarding abstract submission.), 7. language to be used for presentation (i.e., Japanese or English)
f. Please submit abstracts as an e-mail attachment to the following e-mail address: shunjiL2@yahoo.co.jp (Shunji Inagaki)

*A Student Workshop will be held the morning of June 6, 2015. We plan to schedule parallel sessions to accommodate as many presentations as possible. The time allotted for each presentation is 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. At least one expert in the area will attend each session to promote discussion and to provide advice. Presenters should be student members of J-SLA (see (10a) below). Work-in-progress is welcome.

(9) Notes regarding abstract submission:

a. Figures and tables are not counted as part of the word limit but should be included in the abstract. The total length of the abstract should not exceed two A4 pages.
b. Include the title of the abstract at the top and the number of characters (if written in Japanese) or word count (if written in English) at the bottom.
c. Do not put name(s) of author(s) on abstracts, as they will be sent out for blind review.
d. Submission of an abstract for oral presentation is taken to imply that it has been neither previously presented nor published elsewhere.
e. Authors may submit only one abstract for consideration as a paper for oral presentation. This limit holds for all authors regardless of their status as primary or secondary author. Additional submissions for the Student Workshop or for poster presentations are also permitted as long as the contents of each submission are not the same.

(10) General notes

a. All presenters must be members of J-SLA at the time of the conference; it is not necessary for co-presenters to be members.
b. Information on joining J-SLA may be found at the following website: http://www.j-sla.org/e/index.html
c. The language of presentation may be either Japanese or English.
d. No substitute presenters will be allowed.
e. Regrettably, no financial support for transportation and accommodation will be offered.

For inquiry and more information, please contact Miki Shibata (J-SLA Secretariat) at shibatam@hiroshima-u.ac.jp.

2014.7.13|No Comments

J-SLA 2014 Program Available Online

The program for the 14th annual conference (J-SLA 2014) is now available online. Please click here.

2014.4.7|No Comments

Deadline extended: J-SLA2014 Call for Papers

A new deadline for abstract submission has been set for February 12th. If you have already submitted an abstract and would like to revise and resubmit it, you are welcome to do so.

We look forward to your submissions. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts based on their on-going research and work-in-progress.

Call for Papers

2014.1.27|No Comments
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