LINGUIST List 32.128

Fri Jan 08 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Acq, Ling Theories, Socioling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 06-Jan-2021
From: Hiroko Kasuya <>
Subject: The Japanese Society for Language Sciences 22nd Annual International Conference
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Full Title: The Japanese Society for Language Sciences 22nd Annual International Conference
Short Title: JSLS2021

Date: 05-Jun-2021 - 06-Jun-2021
Location: Online virtual (Okinawa), Japan
Contact Person: Kei Nakamura
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 27-Jan-2021

Meeting Description:

JSLS2021 will be held June 5 (Sat.)- June 6 (Sun.), 2021. It will be an online virtual conference hosted by Okinawa International University in Okinawa, Japan. (Note: JSLS2020 was originally scheduled to be held in-person at Okinawa International University in 2020, but was cancelled due to COVID-19.)

JSLS hopes to stimulate research in the language sciences based on natural language data, in areas including language acquisition, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, and to support the development of the language sciences through exchange between researchers. This conference is international and multidisciplinary.

Special Sessions:
1. Symposium:Two approaches to Second language acquisition (in English)
Discussant: Takaaki Suzuki (Kyoto Sangyo University)
- Kitaek Kim (Seoul National University)
- On-Soon Lee (Sunchon National University)
- Il Jae Lee (Kwangwoon University)

2. Forum: Language policy and experimental research on the endangered Truku language (in English)
Discussant: William O’Grady (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)
- Apay Tang (National Dong Hwa University)
- Hajime Ono (Tsuda University)
- Masataka Yano (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
- Manami Sato (Okinawa International University)

Call for Papers:

JSLS2021 accepts and promotes scientific research related to linguistics (e.g., phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), first language acquisition, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language production, mother tongue education, foreign language instruction, natural language processing, cognitive linguistics, brain sciences, bilingualism, sociolinguistics, discourse research, sign language and linguistic philosophy, among others.

Submission Guidelines:
All presentations must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Submissions are welcome in any research area related to language sciences (see below). Each author is only allowed to submit one abstract as the first author. Each paper presentation will be 25 minutes in length (20 minutes for presentation, followed by a 5-minute question and answer period.). The presentation of posters will be held in poster sessions. Oral presentations are eligible for the 8th JCHAT Awards (Best Paper, and Best Paper Using JCHAT/CHILDES). JSLS is a bilingual conference and papers and posters may be presented in either English or Japanese. See our website for more information on formatting your abstract:

Submission link:

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