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Welcome to the official website of CASLAR Association!
We would like to extend our sincerest greeting to our CASLAR Association members, researchers, and teachers.
In 2010 the CASLAR (Chinese as a Second Language Research) project was launched by Professor Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York at Albany, US) with the goal to establish an independent research organization with its biannual conference, journal and international association and to transform a field from a primarily experience-and practice based discipline into a field based on and supported by research and theory. CASLAR attempts to bring together scholars from all over the world whose research focuses on the acquisition, development and use of Chinese as a second language, to survey available knowledge in the field, exchange ideas and initiate research projects. The first CASLAR conference was held at Zhejiang University, China 2010, the second one was at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei in 2012, and the third one was at the University of Parma, Italy in 2014. At the conference in Parma CASLAR was transformed into CASLAR Association by the participants. The fourth CASLAR conference was held in East China Normal University in Shanghai in August 19-21.
Founding Members of the Association:
President: Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York, Albany)
Executive Secretary: Carlotta Sparvoli (University of Parma, Italy)
President’s Advisory Board
Jane Orton, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Shih-Chang Hsin, National Taiwan Normal University
Lizhen Peng, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou
Executive Board Members:
Shen Jiaxuan, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Wu Weiping, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Alain Peyraube, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Paris, France)
Jane Medwell, University of Nottingham
Xiaolu Wang, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou
ZhaoHong Han, Columbia University
Jianqin Wang, Professor, Beijing Language University
Jianming Lu, Peking University
Hongyin Tao, University of California, Los Angeles
Helen Shen, University of Iowa
The President’s Advisory Board members and the Executive Secretary are also members of the Executive Board.
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