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Dear CASLAR Members:

You are all invited to the CASLAR meeting to be held at 17:50, June 14th, Thursday, RH Theatre at CASLAR-5 at the University of Hong Kong where the details of a CASLAR research initiative will be discussed.

The CASLAR Association is planning to launch a research initiative (CASRI) in order to promote the development of research projects and publications on topics that are expected to significantly support Chinese language learning and teaching. CASRI aims to bring together scholars from all over the world to work together on these projects. Special efforts will be made by CASLAR to bring Chinese and non-Chinese scholars together to work on join projects. We will start CASRI with recommending to set up six research groups headed by scholars who are internationally recognized in their respective field of study. Please look at the suggested list below. The group supervisors will be responsible for accepting project proposals, initiating projects and directing projects within the group. They can invite co-directors, assistants and contributors.

All information about the research groups will be put on the CASLAR website coordinated by Dr. Zhiqi Gong (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you would like to join one of the research groups, please email one of the co-directors in the given group and tell about your idea and/or research. If you are not among the participants of CASLAR-5 you can still participate in the CASRI project by contacting the supervisors of the research group of your interest. However, you should wait until the project will be finalized at the CASLAR meeting and you will receive the final description of CASRI or see it on the CASLAR website.

The results of the CASRI research projects will be published in the form of papers and volumes in the CASLAR journal and a CASLAR book series that will be published by Routledge or Springer.

CASRI Research Groups

1) Prosody and tone
Supervisors: Hana Triskova, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hang Zhang (George Washington University) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2) Formulaic language, idioms, situation-bound utterances
Supervisors: Sergio Conti (Roma Tre) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Zhiqi Gong (SUNY, Albany) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3) Acquisition and use of modality
Supervisors: Carlotta Sparvoli (University College Cork, Ireland) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lizhen Peng, (Zhejiang University) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4) Acquisition of syntax
Supervisor: Xing Hongbing (Beijing Language and Culture University) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

5) Innovative pedagogical approaches
Supervisors: Jane Orton, (University of Melbourne) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
and Joseph Lam (University of Hong Kong) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6) Vocabulary, speech acts and discourse 
Supervisors: Chen Chun Yin Doris (National Taiwan Normal University) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Helen Shen (University of Iowa) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thank you all for considering participating in the project. 

Istvan Kecskes

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Prof. Dr. Istvan Kecskes
Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York
President, American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA)
President of the Chinese as a Second Language Association (CASLAR)
State University of New York, Albany, USA
Website: www.albany.edu/~ik692

Editor-in-Chief
Journal: "Intercultural Pragmatics"
Journal: “Chinese as a Second Language Research”
Book Series: “Mouton Series in Pragmatics”
Berlin/Boston: DeGruyter Mouton
Website: www.albany.edu/~ik692
www.caslarcenter.com
http://www.albany.edu/education/65137.php

 

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