Second CASLAR Conference held in 2012 (第二届汉语作为第二语言研究国际研讨会 2012年)

The 2nd Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research 

Taipei, Taiwan , Aug. 17-19, 2012 

CASLAR is a biennial conference with the goal 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 conference is a part of the CASLAR movement that aims to transform a field from a primarily experienced-and practice-based discipline into a discipline based on and supported by research and theory. 

Topic Areas: 

- Acquisition and development of CSL (Chinese as a Second Language) 

- Role of culture in the acquisition of CSL 

- Pedagogies and Teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language 

- Pragmatics of using Chinese as a second language 

- Cognitive aspects of CSL acquisition 

- Technology and CSL 

- Computer-mediated communication in CSL 

- Acquisition of Chinese grammar, vocabulary 

- Chinese character acquisition and recognition 

- Discourse in CSL 

- Designing materials for CSL instruction 

- Conceptual socialization in the process of developing CSL 

- Application of linguistic theories to Chinese L2 data 

- Motivation to learn Chinese 

- Effect of CSL on L1 

- Assessment of proficiency in CSL 

Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2012 

Announcement (PDF)