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Full Title: Cognitive and Functional Approach to the Study of Japanese as a Second Language Symposium

Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada
Start Date: 21-Jun-2013 - 21-Jun-2013
Contact: Kaori Kabata
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.ptjc.ualberta.ca/en/Researchers/Conferences/Cognitive%20Japan.aspx
Meeting Description: Cognitive and Functional Approach to the Study of Japanese as a Second Language
Pre-ICLC12 Symposium

On June 21, 2013, the Prince Takamado Japan Centre at the University of Alberta will host a preconference symposium at the 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-12). The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers who take cognitive and functional approaches to acquisition of Japanese as a second language.

This one-day symposium will consist of paper presentations and a keynote lecture by Dr. Yasuhiro Shirai, University of Pittsburgh.

Invited Speakers:

Natsuko Tsujimura (Indiana University)
Kimi Akita (Osaka University)

The symposium will be held in Banff, the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Banff is 4 hours away from Edmonton via Lake Louise, and has frequent shuttle service from the Calgary Airport. Participants will have an option to join a tour after the symposium, which will take you through the Rockies to Edmonton, where the ICLC-12 will be held from June 23-28.
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
Subject Language: Japanese
LL Issue: 23.4798

This is a session of the following meeting:
12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference

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