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 17th International Spring Forum

Yukishige Tamura (Osaka University) “Toward a Fuller Symbolic View of Grammar: The Theoretical Orientation of Cognitive Phonology and Its Application to Japanese Prosody”
Akiko Nagano (University of Shizuoka) “The English Verbal Prefix out– and the Relationship Between Its Spatial and Differential Types”
Yuki Hirose (The University of Tokyo) “Subject and Object Gaps in Young Learners’ L2 English”

SF17 Program and Map (updated on April, 1st)

Guest lectures 

Oral presentations (updated on April, 1st)

Poster presentations

Handouts (password-protected)
*The password is in the e-mail which confirms your registration and payment.


If you have not registered online, please come to the reception desk at the venue for on-site registration.

Registration Fee:
・ELSJ members  JPY 2,000
・Non-members  JPY 5,000
・Non-member students  JPY 3,000

Fees for the Conference Reception:
・General   JPY 3,000
・Student   JPY 2,000

Please note that payment for the Conference Reception should be made in cash at the conference venue.