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Full Title: 3rd International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research

Short Title: CASLAR
Location: Parma, Italy
Start Date: 28-Aug-2014 - 30-Aug-2014
Contact: Ms. Yahui Chen
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, the second one was in Taipei, Taiwan in 2012

Another means supporting this endeavor is a new bilingual journal Chinese as a Second Language Research 漢語作為第二語言研究 published by De Gruyter Mouton; Berlin/New York. Website of the journal.


Department of Arts and Literature, History and Social Studies, University of Parma.
Department of Science of the Antiquity and Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Parma.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Federico Masini, University of Rome.
Zeng'an Peng, Fudan University.
Chaofen Sun, Stanford University.

Conference Co-Chairs:

Professor Istvan Kecskes, Chairman of CASLAR, Editor-in-Chief of Intercultural Pragmatics and CASLAR journal, State University of New York, Albany, USA.
Professor Marco Mezzadri, University of Parma, Italy.
Professor Carlotta Sparvoli, University of Parma, Italy.

Registration Fees:

Early bird (up to May 30): 110 euro (80 euro for participants belonging to institutions from developing countries)
Non-early bird registration: 130 euro (100 euros for participants belonging to institutions from developing countries)

Information about accommodation, registration, transport, post-conference events will be subsequently released on the conference website.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 25.765

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