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4th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research

Short Title: CASLAR-4

 

Call for papers

Date: August 19-21, 2016

Location: East China Normal University, Shanghai, China (old campus)

Conference website: http://training.ecnu.edu.cn/caslar4

Conference Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CASLAR Association website: www.caslarcenter.com

Linguistic Field(s):

· Applied Linguistics

· Language Acquisition

· Language Teaching Methodology

· Discourse Analysis

· General Linguistics

· Pragmatics 

Subject Language(s): 

· Mandarin Chinese

· English

Important Dates:

· Abstract Submissions Due:                April 1, 2016 

· Acceptance Notification (by email):    April 15, 2016 

· Early Birds Registration:                    up to June 15, 2016

· Conference Dates:                             August 19-21, 2016

Meeting Description:

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. The first CASLAR conference was held at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou in 2010, the second one was in Taipei, Taiwan in 2012, and the third conference was held in Parma, Italy in 2014.

Another means supporting the CASLAR movement is a new bilingual journal Chinese as a Second Language Research《汉语作为第二语言研究》published by De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin/New York. Copies of the journal will be available at the conference. Website of the journal: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/caslar

Organizer:

    Office at Institute of Global Chinese Language Teacher Education, East China Normal University

Organizing Committee:

· Professor Jianmin Zhang

· Professor Anqi Ding

· Dr. Guoyan Ma

· Dr. Xiaoming Lan

Coordinators

· Dr. Guoyang Ma    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

· Dr.Kanyu Zhu       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Conference Co-Chairs:

· Dean Jianmin Zhang, East China Normal University

· Professor Istvan Kecskes, Chairman of CASLAR, Editor-in-Chief of Intercultural Pragmatics and CASLAR journal, State University of New York, Albany, USA.

Keynote Speakers:

· Dr. Cornelius C. Kubler Stanfield    Professor of Asian Studies, Williams College, USA https://asian-studies.williams.edu/profile/ckubler/

· Dr. Wangxi Zhang Professor    Head of Chinese International Teaching Department, Beijing Language and Culture   University, China http://www.blcu.edu.cn/art/2012/7/3/art_5733_1070347.html

· Dr. Helen H. Shen    Professor of Chinese, Academic Coordinator for the Chinese Program, University of Iowa, USA http://clas.uiowa.edu/dwllc/asll/people/helen-h-shen

 

Call for Papers

CASLAR-4 invites proposals for presentations that are related to research, and theory in any area of Chinese as a Second Language (CSL). Those wishing to participate should prepare abstracts for 20 minute presentations (15 minutes plus 5 minute Q & A). Below there are some suggested categories for topics, though submissions need not be limited to these areas.

Suggested Topic Areas:

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

· Role of culture in the acquisition of CSL,

· Research-Based Language Teaching Methodology for Chinese as a second / foreign language

· Pragmatics of using Chinese as a second language,

· Cognitive aspects of CSL acquisition,

· Distance Learning in CSL

· 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,

Submissions:

    Abstract submission Deadline: March 15, 2016

    Please following the link to submit your abstract

    https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caslar2016 

Registration fees: 

General registration:

Mainland China participants: 250 RMB

All other participants: 600 RMB

 

Early bird registration: before June 15, 2016

Mainland China participants: 200 RMB

All other participants: 550 RMB

 

If you have any questions, please send your them to the conference email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact any of us:

Dr. Guoyang Ma    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr.Kanyu Zhu       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Zhiqi Gong          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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