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Conference Information

Full Title: 2nd Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research

Short Title: CASLAR
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Start Date: 17-Aug-2012 - 19-Aug-2012
Contact: Ms. Hengling Lin
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL:
Meeting Description: CASLAR is a biennial conference with the goal to bring together scholars from all over the world whose research focuses on the acquisition, development and use of Chinese as a second language to survey available knowledge in the field, exchange ideas and initiate research projects. The conference is a part of the CASLAR movement that aims to transform a field from a primarily experienced-and practice-based discipline into a discipline based on and supported by research and theory. The first CASLAR conference was held at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou in 2010.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Alain Peyraube, Professor, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Paris, France)
ZhaoHong Han, Professor, Columbia University
Jian-Qin Wang, Professor, Beijing Language University
James H.Y. Tai, Professor, Department of Linguistics, National Chung-Cheng University

Another means supporting this endeavor is a new bilingual journal Chinese as a Second Language Research (CASLAR) published by De Gruyter Mouton; Berlin/New York, which will be inaugurated at the conference. Copies of the first issue will be available.

Website of the new journal:


Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, NTNU
Center of Learning Technology for Chinese (CLTC), NTNU

Conference Co-Chairs:

Professor Istvan Kecskes, Editor-in-Chief of Intercultural Pragmatics and CASLAR journal, State University of New York, Albany, USA
Professor Shih-chang Hsin, Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University

Registration Fees:

1) Early-bird registration (by May 31, 2012): USD 100 or NTD 3,000; Student: USD 50 or NTD 1,500
2) Advanced registration (after May 31, 2012): USD 120 or NTD 3,500; Student: USD 60 or NTD 1,750

The rate covers tea/coffee, three lunches, two dinners and one banquet.

Registration Fee for Accompanying Guests: USD 60 or NTD 1,800 (for each accompanying guest): Including all meals for 3 days.

Fee should be paid at registration.

Information about accommodation, registration, post-conference tour will be subsequently released on the Conference website:
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 23.451

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