THE ENGLISH LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF JAPAN

ELSJ Spring Forum: Calls, Guidelines, & Visa Information

 

Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals

The English Linguistic Society of Japan (ELSJ) 14th International Spring Forum 2021

     We are happy to announce that the 14th ELSJ International Spring Forum is to be held as described below. All presentations and discussions will be conducted in English. All abstracts must be written in English.

    • Forum Dates: Saturday, May 8 – Sunday, May 9, 2021
    • Location: Online
    • Organizing Committee: Masako Maeda (Chair)
    • Guest Speakers:
Kubota, Yusuke(National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
Nishida, Koichi(Yamaguchi Prefectural University)
Nishimura, Yoshiki(The University of Tokyo)

Note that the 14th ELSJ International Spring Forum will be held online due to the (re-)expansion of COVID- 19. Please keep yourself updated  via our website: http://elsj.jp/eng/

     We invite abstracts for (A) oral presentations (each a 20-minute talk plus a 10-minute discussion period), (B) poster presentations, and (C) proposals for workshops (presentations and discussion for approximately two hours) in the following area(s) of linguistics:

1) phonetics and phonology, 2) morphology and lexicology, 3) syntax, 4) semantics, 5) pragmatics and discourse analysis, 6) historical linguistics, 7) corpus linguistics and descriptive grammar, 8) cognitive linguistics, 9) sociolinguistics, 10) psycholinguistics, 11) neurolinguistics, 12) other fields

     An individual may submit a maximum of two papers, but can be the first author of only one of them. (Papers for a workshop are excluded from this count.) Orally presented papers may be published in JELS. Note that, to submit a paper to JELS, only individuals who are members of the ELSJ or of a society with which the ELSJ has entered into a mutual agreement are eligible to contribute. In the case of co-authored papers, at least one of the co-authors must be a member of the ELSJ (or of any society with which the ELSJ has entered into a mutual agreement).

 

Important Dates for the International Spring Forum:

    • Forum Dates: May 8 – May 9, 2021
    • Abstract/Proposal Submission Deadline [Extended]: 11:59 a.m. (Japan Standard Time) on December 12th, 2020
    • Notification of Acceptance: January 22, 2021

     Please see below for the Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts and Workshop Proposals for the ELSJ International Spring Forum and for Visa Information for Participants from Abroad.

 

ELSJ Best Paper Award for the 14th ELSJ International Spring Forum:

     Members who wish to apply for this award must be ELSJ members as of March 31 of the year previous to the academic year when the Forum is held. In the case of joint research, at least one presenter must be an ELSJ member as of the aforementioned date.

 

Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts and Workshop Proposals
for the ELSJ International Spring Forum

Last revised July 2019

  1. Papers should be concerned with descriptive or theoretical studies of English (synchronic or diachronic), general linguistic theories, or the comparison of English with other languages (especially Japanese). The area(s) of linguistics addressed by the papers should be on the list in section 5 below.
  2. Only work which will remain unpublished at the time of the presentation may be submitted. Papers concurrently submitted to other conferences, English Linguistics or other journals, or books of any kind will not be considered.
  3. Using a 12-point font on A4 or letter-size paper, the maximum length of an abstract is two pages (ca. 800 words in English) and that of a workshop proposal three pages (ca. 1,000 words in English), including references, tree diagrams, and tables. All material must be included in a single file.
  4. Abstracts/Proposals should include the title of the paper or workshop at the top of the first page, but they must not include the name(s) of the author(s) or organizer(s) or any information that identifies them.
  5. To ensure proper review, applicants are also asked to specify the area(s) of linguistics addressed by the abstract or proposal by choosing one or two items from the following list: 1) phonetics and phonology, 2) morphology and lexicology, 3) syntax, 4) semantics, 5) pragmatics and discourse analysis, 6) historical linguistics, 7) corpus linguistics and descriptive grammar, 8) cognitive linguistics, 9) sociolinguistics, 10) psycholinguistics, 11) neurolinguistics, 12) other fields.
  6. Abstracts and workshop proposals should be sent as e-mail attachments to <forum-elsj☆kaitakusha.co.jp>* in pdf or doc/docx format with the “file creator” property unspecified.
  7. The subject line of an e-mail submitting an abstract should be “Abstract for ELSJ Spring Forum”, and the body of the e-mail must contain (a) the title of the paper and (b) the author’s name, affiliation, and e-mail address. If you prefer poster presentation to oral presentation, please indicate this as well.
  8. The subject line of an e-mail submitting a workshop proposal should be “Workshop Proposal for ELSJ Spring Forum”, and the body of the e-mail must contain (a) the title of the workshop, (b) the names and affiliations of the organizer and speakers, and (c) the e-mail address of the organizer.
  9. Applicants/Presenters are subject to the Guidelines for Deterring Misconduct in Research Activities of the ELSJ. If misconduct is identified, article 3 of the Guidelines applies.
  10. Application for the ELSJ Best Paper Award is open only to those who are ELSJ members as of March 31 of the year previous to the academic year when the Forum is held. In the case of joint research, at least one presenter must be an ELSJ member as of the aforementioned date. Besides meeting this membership condition, those who are without a master’s degree or whose research experience does not exceed 10 years since the completion of their master’s or pre-doctoral program as of the aforementioned date are also considered eligible candidates for an Honorable Mention second to the Best Paper Award (in the case of joint research, at least one presenter must be an ELSJ member as of the aforementioned date and all the presenters must satisfy one of the following conditions: (i) they do not have a master’s degree; (ii) their research experience does not exceed 10 years since the time noted above as of the aforementioned date). Those who wish to apply for these awards are required to add “Best Paper Award Applicant” to the subject line; they also need to give the name of their present graduate school and/or the date of completion of their master’s program in the body of the e-mail if they qualify as eligible candidates for an Honorable Mention second to the Best Paper Award.

Note:
Applicants considering use of AV equipment for their presentation are required to provide information about the specific items to be used. Please indicate this information in the body of the e-mail

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