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