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LINGUIST List 23.4798

Sat Nov 17 2012

Calls: Japanese, Language Acquisition/Canada

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-Nov-2012
From: Kiyoko Toratani <ktorayorku.ca>
Subject: Cognitive and Functional Approach to the Study of Japanese as a Second Language Symposium
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Full Title: Cognitive and Functional Approach to the Study of Japanese as a Second Language Symposium

Date: 21-Jun-2013 - 21-Jun-2013
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada
Contact Person: Kaori Kabata
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ptjc.ualberta.ca/en/Researchers/Conferences/Cognitive%20Japan.aspx

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Japanese

Call Deadline: 10-Feb-2013

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.

Call for Papers:

We invite submission of abstracts for presentations that take cognitive and functional approaches to the study of acquisition of Japanese as a second language. The areas of study can include but are not limited to: phonetics, phonology, lexicon, semantics, morphosyntax, and discourse-pragmatics, or issues in pedagogy, usage-based approach and language processing. Researchers who work in different cognitive and/or functional frameworks are encouraged to apply. The conference language will be English. Registration is free. For more information about the symposium, please visit the website at:


Please send your abstract of no more than 500 words, with examples and references, via email at ptjcualberta.ca, before February 10, 2013. Figures, tables, examples, and references, which do not count towards the 500 words, may be included on a second page. Please submit your anonymous abstract with title in PDF format, with the following information in the email message: Title of paper, Name of author(s), Affiliation(s), Address(es), Phone number(s), and Email address(es). Notification of acceptance will be send out by February 28, 2013. Accepted abstracts for presentations will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Extended version of selected papers will be invited for publication in a volume (TBD) following the symposium.

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