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NINJAL Symposium "Diversity in Communication"

For more details, please refer to the link below.


CHANGES IN DATE AND VENUE of the 20th International Conference of the Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA2020)

Dates: March 27-28, 2021
Venue: National University Corporation Shizuoka University (836, Ohya, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-Shi, Shizuoka-Ken, 422-8529, Japan)
Invited speakers:
 Lydia White (McGill University)
 Robert M. DeKeyser (University of Maryland)
Contact Shigenori Wakabayashi (J-SLA Secretariat) at


46th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition
Communities of Teachers and Learners


Monday, November 16 to Monday, November 23, 2020
Limited Time Call for Proposals - Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning
Special Call For Presentation Proposals Open
To greater support educators during the current emergency teaching and learning environment in Japan and around the world, JALT2020 Communities of Teachers and Learners is opening a special and limited call for presentations related to foreign language Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning. The call for presentations will be open from June 15 to July 10 (11:59 PM, Japan Standard Time).
See the full general Call for Presentation Proposals for further guidance on making your proposal submission.


The 13th ELSJ International Spring Forum scheduled on May 9-10 at Kansai University has been canceled due to recent Coronavirus concerns.



The JSLS annual international conference in 2020 has been canceled due to recent Coronavirus concerns in Japan.


Call for Papers
The Japanese Society for Language Sciences 22nd Annual International Conference (JSLS2020)

DATES: Saturday, May 30-Sunday, May 31, 2020
VENUE: Okinawa International University, Okinawa, Japan
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (Japan Standard Time).

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to January 29, 2020.


Dr. William O'Grady (University of Hawai‘i) is the plenary speaker and will address language endangerment, language revitalization, and experimental linguistics.


There will be two other special sessions, both held in English. The symposium will discusslanguage policy and experimental research on the endangered Truku language. The forum will discuss language development and education in second language acquisition.


JSLS2020 will be held at Okinawa International University, Okinawa, Japan.


We welcome proposals for two types of presentations: (1) oral presentations and (2) poster presentations. Submissions are invited in any research area related to language sciences. 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.

Please note that authors of papers/posters that have been accepted will need to pay the JSLS membership fee for 2019. In addition, please be aware that the Conference Handbook abstracts will be accessible in PDF form via the JSLS website. This is a service exclusively for JSLS members.


Detailed information on the submission process will soon be available on the conference website:

JSLS2020 Conference Committee Chair
Manami Sato (Okinawa International University)

For inquiries, please contact us at


The 2019 Open Symposium
Sponsored by UALS and ELSJ

 How Languages Construe Reality: The Fun of Contrastive Language Studies
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 3:15p.m.-6:00p.m.
Venue: Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya-Uegahara Campus
 Building G, 3rd Floor, Room 301
 (1-155 Uegahara Ichibancho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo-ken, 662-8501)
Moderator: HIROSE Yukio (University of Tsukuba)
Speakers and Presentations:
MATSUMOTO Yo (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
 "Motion Event Descriptions: A Contrastive Experimental Study of English and Japanese"
INOUE Masaru (Reitaku University)
 "How the Speaker's Feelings Are Reflected in Language: The Cases of Japanese and Chinese"
OKAMOTO Junji (Gakushuin University)
 "Marking 'Surprise' and 'Soliloquy' with German Modal Particles and Japanese Sentence-Final Particles: Their Commonalities and Differences"
WATANABE Junya (University of Tokyo)
 "The Abstractness and Operability of French Words and the Concreteness and Referentiality of Japanese Words"
[ Details ] / [ Flyer ]
Contact for inquiries:
 [UALS] / [ELSJ]


The 4th ATEM Hokkaido Chapter Conference
TIME: Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
VENUE: Otaru University of Commerce Sapporo Satellite (3F, Sapporo 55 Building, the West Exit, JR Sapporo Station, above Kinokuniya Bookstore)
FEES: 500 yen (materials, coffee & sweets, lunch is not included, free for ATEM members & students)


The Eighth International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese (ICPLJ8)
DATE: March 22 & 23, 2014
VENUE: National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics [NINJAL], Tokyo
・ Guest speaker: Catherine E. Snow (Harvard University)
・ Invited panel: "Corpora and Japanese-language education"
(Katsumi Shibuya, Noriko Kobayashi, Hisashi Noda, Kumiko Sakoda)
Deadline: November 24, 2013
Guidelines for abstract submission downloadable at:


UALS supports and builds deeper cooperation between those associations involved in language research and education, and fosters multilateral activities including making social contributions and policy proposals.


For information about UALS membership please contact:

UALS Office

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