LINGUIST List 30.1400

Fri Mar 29 2019

Calls: Applied Ling, Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Semantics/Japan

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Date: 25-Mar-2019
From: Rudolf Reinelt <>
Subject: 14th FL Teaching and Research Mini-Conference in Matsuyama
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Full Title: 14th FL Teaching and Research Mini-Conference in Matsuyama
Short Title: 14thMatsu19

Date: 21-Sep-2019 - 22-Sep-2019
Location: Matsuyama, Japan
Contact Person: Rudolf Reinelt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Semantics

Call Deadline: 05-Aug-2019

Meeting Description:

In this age of internationalization and globalization it is important to use all means and media to bring quality research and innovative practices not only to big urban centers, such as Tokyo, Berlin, Peking or New York, but also to smaller cities, such as Matsuyama in the southwest of Japan, with their, despite the ubiquitous internet, still limited opportunities. Thus,as its goal, this conference, taking increased FL learning before the up-coming Olympics in Tokyo as a global event into consideration, aims at presenting up-to-date international quality research and learning and teaching methods and practices to the local and regional foreign language researchers and teachers. It is also meant to be a place where local researchers and teachers can present their work, approaches and results to a world-wide audience, in presence or over the internet.

This exchange is crucial in the field of foreign language learning and teaching, as many components of it are simultaneously in a constant flux and keeping up-to-date is crucial: The learners and teachers, the target language(s), the practices employed to implement these, and the research, the methods and their results as they have to be applied. In order to keep the information available as open as possible, the conference invites all FL learning and teaching related presentations, but every year a topic is proposed. Topics in the recent years included ''Into the Next Decade with (2nd) FL Teaching'' (2009) ''The initial phase'' (2010) ''Foreign Language Learning and Teaching Places: Schools, Universities and Others'' (2011) and (2015) “Into the next decade:The next 10 years of FL teaching research originating from and coming to Matsuyama/West Japan” as well as “Preparing for the Olympics? Let’s learn Foreign Languages!” (2016), „From active learning to optimizing in new FL teaching and learning”(2017) and “Learning FLs: Is the longer really the better?”(2018). This year's theme is “Learning FLs before the Tokyo Olympics”. Ehime University, where the organizer teaches, makes the presentations and/or their write-ups available to the public on the organizers homepage. The presentations from recent years can be consulted by pasting the following link into any browser:

Call for Papers:

Proposal Submission deadline: Monday, August 5, 24:00

Send proposal by e-mail (title line: 14thMatsu19) to including presenter name and association, presentation title, one page abstract, and contact information (T/F)

Application address:

Rudolf Reinelt, Ehime University, Center for General Education
Bunkyo-cho 3, Matsuyama-shi, 790-8577 Ehime, Japan.
(T/F) -81(0)89-927-9359

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