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)
11th International Spring Forum 2018

     We are happy to announce that the 11th 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 12 – Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Location:                                                         
    Hokkaido University, Sapporo Campus
    Kita 8, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0808, Japan
  • Organizing Committee: Masaharu Shimada (Chair)
  • Guest Speakers:
    Robert Levine (Ohio State University)
    Nobuhiro Miyoshi (Asahikawa Medical University)
    Naoyuki Ono (Tohoku University)
    Eiji Yamada (Fukuoka University)
  • Guest Speaker from The English Linguistic Society of Korea:
    Hee-Cheol Yoon (Duksung Women’s University)
  • Registration Fees:
    ELSJ members: 2,000 yen
    Non-members: 5,000 yen
    Non-member students: 3,000 yen
  • Contact: forum-elsj☆kaitakusha.co.jp

         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, the first author must be a member of the English Linguistic Society of Japan.

    Important Dates for the International Spring Forum:

    • Forum Dates: May 12 – May 13, 2018
    • Abstract/Proposal Submission Deadline: 11:59 a.m. JST on December 5, 2017
    • Notification of Acceptance: January 22, 2018

         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.

         Below is an announcement for the Best Speaker Award:

    ELSJ Best Speaker Award for the 11th ELSJ International Spring Forum:
    ELSJ Members who wish to apply for this award must either:

    1. be currently enrolled in a master’s (or pre-doctoral) program or
    2. have completed such a program since April 1, 2008.

     

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

    Last revised April 2015

    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 Speaker Award for the ELSJ International Spring Forum is open only to those who are currently enrolled in a master’s (or pre-doctoral) program or whose research experience does not exceed 10 years since the completion of their master’s (or pre-doctoral) program as of April 1st of the academic year when the Forum is held. Those who wish to apply for this award (in the case of a joint presentation, the lead presenter) are required to give the name of their present graduate school and/or the date of completion of their master’s degree in the body of the e-mail and add “Best Speaker Award Applicant” to the subject line.

    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

    *The “@” in the e-mail address has been replaced by “☆” for security reasons.

     

    Information for Participants from Abroad: Visa Applications for Participants

    1. The majority of international participants attending the conference will not need to obtain a visa before entering Japan, but please confirm that your country is included in the list of visa-exempt countries on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan’s website.
    2. For those participants who do require a visa, please see the list of visa-exempt countries on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan’s website and Visa Information for Participants from China, Russia, NIS Countries or the Philippines on this website for details regarding the application procedure. In addition, a certificate of your academic affiliation will be required.