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Pacific Second Language Research Forum 2016 (PacSLRF2016)

Theme: Data and theories in second language research
Venue: Chuo University, Tokyo (Main Room :3115, Building No.3, Tama Campus)
Dates: September 9–11, 2016
Organized by the Japan Second Language Association
Supported by Chuo University
Practical Information
★Internet access: Wifi and eduroam are available.
Access to the Conference Site from Narita and Haneda International Airport
★If you travel fromTokyo Station, take JR Chuo (Main) Line to Tachikawa; walk to a Monorail Station (either Tachikawa Kita, or Tachikawa Minami); and take Tama Monorail to Chuo Daigaku-Meisei Daigaku station. Turn right and get out of the station, then you will find a tall building with C mark on the wall. That is the conference site.

  • JR Tokyo ==(JR Chuo (Main) Line) ==> JR Tachikawa
  • (3 min Walk)
  • Tachikawa Kita / Tachikawa Minami ==(Tama Monorail)==> Chuo Daigaku-Meisei Daigaku (==>Tama Center)
  • (3 min Walk)
  • Conference Site: Building No.3, Tama Campus, Chuo University

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 at Chuo University, Tama Campus, Tokyo, Japan (supported by Chuo University).

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 join us at PacSLRF 2016.

On-site registration is available at the conference venue.
Conference Fee: Standard: 20,000JPY Students(ID required): 10,000JPY
★We accept cash (Japanese Yen) only.

Important Dates
★Abstract submission has been already closed.
March 10, 2016: Registration is open.
March 23, 2016: Instructions for presenters are available online.
April 20, 2016: Program is available online.
August 11. 2016: Program (3.0 version) is available online.
August 20, 2016: Online registration ends.
September 9–11, 2016: Welcome to PacSLRF 2016!
★Welcome Reception will be held at University Co-op Dining Room, 2nd Floor, Hilltop Building.
All participants are invited as guests of the President of Chuo University.
Drinks and light meals wii be served.
★Conference Program is available here.
September 12, 2016: Join us for an after-conference seminar: Discovering Japan (an after-conference excursion)!! You can buy a ticket at the registration desk.

★You can download the PacSLRF poster from here .

Contact: pacslrf@j-sla.org

The Pacific Second Language Research Forum