LINGUIST List 31.2627

Fri Aug 21 2020

Calls: English;Japanese; Gen Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 21-Aug-2020
From: Mai Kumagami <>
Subject: The English Linguistic Society of Japan 14th International Spring Forum 2021
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Full Title: The English Linguistic Society of Japan 14th International Spring Forum 2021
Short Title: ELSJ 2021

Date: 08-May-2021 - 09-May-2021
Location: Suita-shi, Osaka, Japan
Contact Person: Mai KUMAGAMI
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English; Japanese

Call Deadline: 05-Dec-2020

Meeting Description:

We are happy to announce that the 14th ELSJ International Spring Forum is to be held as described below. All presentations and discussions will be conducted in English. All abstracts must be written in English.

Kansai University, Osaka 3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka 564-8680, Japan

Organizing Committee: Masako Maeda (Chair)

Registration Fees:
ELSJ members: 2,000 yen
Non-members: 5,000 yen
Non-member students: 3,000 yen


Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for (A) oral presentations (each a 20-minute talk plus a 10-minute discussion period), (B) poster presentations, and (C) proposals for workshops (presentations and discussion for approximately two hours) in the following area(s) of linguistics:
1) phonetics and phonology
2) morphology and lexicology
3) syntax
4) semantics
5) pragmatics and discourse analysis
6) historical linguistics
7) corpus linguistics and descriptive grammar
8) cognitive linguistics
9) sociolinguistics
10) psycholinguistics
11) neurolinguistics
12) other fields

An individual may submit a maximum of two papers, but can be the first author of only one of them. (Papers for a workshop are excluded from this count.) Orally presented papers may be published in JELS. Note that, to submit a paper to JELS, the author, or one author in the case of joint research, must be a member of the English Linguistic Society of Japan. Please see below for the Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts and Workshop Proposals for the ELSJ International Spring Forum.

Important dates for the 14th ELSJ International Spring Forum:
Forum Dates: May 8 – May 9, 2021
Abstract/Proposal Submission Deadline: 11:59 a.m. JST on December 5, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: January 22, 2021

ELSJ Best Paper Award for the 14th ELSJ International Spring Forum:
Members who wish to apply for this award must be ELSJ members as of March 31 of the year previous to the academic year when the Forum is held. In the case of joint research, at least one presenter must be an ELSJ member as of the aforementioned date. Please see our website in the following page for more details:

*Note that the 14th ELSJ International Spring Forum may be held online due to the (re-)expansion of COVID-19. Please keep watching our website:

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