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

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. Holger Hopp (English Linguistics University of Mannheim, Germany)

(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.

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