23.451, Calls: Chinese, Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Taiwan

Mon Jan 30 15:37:00 UTC 2012

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Subject: 23.451, Calls: Chinese, Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Taiwan

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Date: 30-Jan-2012
From: Istvan Kecskes [ikecskes at uamail.albany.edu]
Subject: 2nd Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research

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Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:35:11
From: Istvan Kecskes [ikecskes at uamail.albany.edu]
Subject: 2nd Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research

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Full Title: 2nd Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research 
Short Title: CASLAR 

Date: 17-Aug-2012 - 19-Aug-2012
Location: Taipei, Taiwan 
Contact Person: Ms. Hengling Lin
Meeting Email: caslar2012 at ntnu.edu.tw
Web Site: http://ecourse.sce.ntnu.edu.tw/caslar2012 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition 

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Call Deadline: 19-Feb-2012 

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.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Alain Peyraube, Professor, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Paris, France)
ZhaoHong Han, Professor, Columbia University
Jian-Qin Wang, Professor, Beijing Language University
James H.Y. Tai, Professor, Department of Linguistics, National Chung-Cheng University

Another means supporting this endeavor is a new bilingual journal Chinese as a Second Language Research (CASLAR) published by De Gruyter Mouton; Berlin/New York, which will be inaugurated at the conference. Copies of the first issue will be available. 

Website of the new journal:



Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, NTNU
Center of Learning Technology for Chinese (CLTC), NTNU

Conference Co-Chairs:

Professor Istvan Kecskes, Editor-in-Chief of Intercultural Pragmatics and CASLAR journal, State University of New York, Albany, USA
Professor Shih-chang Hsin, Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University

Registration Fees:   

1) Early-bird registration (by May 31, 2012): USD 100 or NTD 3,000; Student: USD 50 or NTD 1,500 
2) Advanced registration (after May 31, 2012): USD 120 or NTD 3,500; Student: USD 60 or NTD 1,750 

The rate covers tea/coffee, three lunches, two dinners and one banquet. 

Registration Fee for Accompanying Guests: USD 60 or NTD 1,800 (for each accompanying guest): Including all meals for 3 days.

Fee should be paid at registration.

Information about accommodation, registration, post-conference tour will be subsequently released on the Conference website:


Call for Papers: 

CASLAR 2012 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 
- 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: February 19, 2012 

Submissions are to be made by email (see below) as an email attachment to: 

caslar2012 at ntnu.edu.tw 

In the subject line of the email, please write CASLAR abstract +Your Name and include the following: 

Attendee's Information: 

Name of author(s)/presenter(s), Gender, Affiliation and title, Nationality, Email, Postal address, and Phone & fax numbers 


Abstracts should be written in English or Chinese. Abstract length: maximum 350 words (or about 600 Chinese characters) with title and keywords (A4 or Letter size, 12 points in single space). The abstract should summarize the purpose of the study, methods, main results, and implications (if relevant). 

Post-Conference Publication for the Papers:
1) English papers: Only papers in English will be considered for the representative volume of selected papers titled: Chinese as a Second Language Research to be published by De Gruyter Mouton. Papers not selected for the volume will be published in the Proceedings of the conference (in English) together with the Chinese papers (see below). 

2) Chinese papers: Papers in Chinese will be considered only for the Proceedings to be published by a publisher in Taipei (TBA). 

Important Dates: 

Abstract submissions due: February 19, 2012 
Acceptance notification (by email): March 15, 2012 
Early birds registration: May 31, 2012 
Conference dates: August 17-19, 2012 
Full paper submissions due (for post-conference publication): December 31, 2012 


Contact Person: Ms. Hengling Lin 
Meeting Email: caslar2012 at ntnu.edu.tw 
Phone: +886-2-7734-5194 
Conference website: http://ecourse.sce.ntnu.edu.tw/caslar2012

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