About the ELSJ Spring Forum

The ELSJ holds the International Spring Forum every spring.

Those who wish to submit abstracts for oral presentations, poster presentations and proposals for workshops, please see this page for the following information:

For the upcoming and the past Forums, please see this page.

The English Linguistic Society of Japan 15th International Spring Forum

We are happy to announce that the program of the 15th ELSJ International Spring Forum to be held on May 14-15, 2022 is now ready, as shown below. Please also check out the abstracts of the presentations, categorized by 1) guest lectures, 2) oral presentations, and 3) poster presentations (alphabetized by last name of the (first) author). Please be reminded that the forum will be a fully online conference due to the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impact on the safety of presenters and attendees.

  • Dates: Saturday May 14―Sunday May 15, 2022
  • LocationOnline (via Zoom), Japan
  • Organizing Committee: Yuta Sakamoto (Chair)
  • Contact:
  • Registration Fee: Free


Kiyomi Kusumoto (Kwansei Gakuin University)

Yoichi Miyamoto (Osaka University)

Yoshikata Shibuya (Kanazawa University)

Leonard Talmy (University at Buffalo, State University of New York) [Note: Professor Talmy’s talk is supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (#20K00665).]

SF15 Program (updated 10/05/2022)

Guest lectures 

Oral presentations (updated 01/05/2022)

Poster presentations 

SF15 guides for presentation and participation (online version)

SF15 handouts (password-protected)

SF15 zoom information (password-protected)