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5th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research

5th International Conference on

Chinese as a Second Language Research


Short Title: CASLAR-5
June 14-16, 2018

The University of Hong Kong, HK

 

Call for papers


Location: Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research (CACLER)

                 The University of Hong Kong
Conference website:  http://csl.cacler.hku.hk/caslar-5/

Meeting Email: caslar-5@hku.hk  

CASLAR website: www.caslarcenter.com

 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Chinese as a Second Language, Language Acquisition, Language Teaching  

                                 Methodology, Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, English


Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline

20 November 2017

Acceptance Notification (by email)

20January 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline

20 March 2018

Registration Deadline

20 April 2018

Conference Dates

14-16 June 2018



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, the second one was in Taipei, Taiwan in 2012, the third conference was held in Parma, Italy in 2014 and CASLAR-4 was held at East China Normal University, China.

 

Another means supporting the CASLAR movement is a new bilingual journal Chinese as a Second Language Research漢語作為第二語言研究 published by De Gruyter Mouton; Berlin/New York. Copies of the journal will be available at the conference. Website of the journal:

http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/caslar

 

CASLAR-5 is co-organized by the CASLAR Association, the PoCSL Project, and CACLER, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.

 

PoCSL (Supporting the Learning and Teaching of Chinese Language for Non-Chinese Speaking Students in Secondary Schools, 2016-2018) is funded by the Language Fund, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), Hong Kong. Involving 30 participating schools to date, the project’s focus lies in the state-of-the-art development of and research on Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) pedagogies via close collaboration with frontline educational practitioners. PoCSL is currently administered by CACLER (Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, a research center dedicated to Chinese Language Education with a strong specialization in CSL.

 

 

 

 

 

Organizers:

Supporting the learning and teaching of Chinese language for non-Chinese speaking students in secondary schools (2016-

2018) (PoCSL); Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR)

Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language & Research (CACLER), the University of Hong Kong

Chinese as a Second Language Research (CASLAR) Association

 

 

Organizing Committee:

Dr. Joseph Wai-ip Lam, Director of CACLER

Dr. Elizabeth Ka-yee Loh, Principal Investigator of PoCSL

Professor Shek-kam Tse, Co-Investigator of PoCSL

Dr. Mark Shiu-kee Shum, Co-Investigator of PoCSL

Dr. Wing-wah Ki, Co-Investigator of PoCSL

Dr. Vincent Man-kin Lau, Co-Investigator of PoCSL

Dr. Che-ying Kwan, Co-Investigator of PoCSL

 

 

Coordinators:

Dr. Joseph Wai-ip Lam, Director of CACLER

Dr. Elizabeth Ka-yee Loh, Principal Investigator of PoCSL

Dr. Mark Shiu-kee Shum, Co-Investigator of PoCSL

Dr. Wing-wah Ki, Co-Investigator of PoCSL

 

 

Conference Co-Chairs:

Professor Shek-kam Tse, Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language & Research, HKU

Distinguished Professor Istvan Kecskes, Chairman of CASLAR, Editor-in-Chief of Intercultural Pragmatics and the CASLAR journal, State University of New York, Albany, USA.

 

 

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Professor Jenn-Yeu Chen, National Taiwan Normal University https://sites.google.com/site/lcclabntnu/home

Professor Claire Saillard, Université Paris-Diderot, France  http://www.llf.cnrs.fr/fr/Gens/Saillard

Professor Joe Winston, University of Warwick, UK   http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/staff/joe_winston/

 

 

Call for Papers:

CASLAR-5 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,

- Research-based Language Teaching Methodology for Chinese as a second / foreign language
- Pragmatics of using Chinese as a second language,

- Cognitive aspects of CSL acquisition,

- Distance Learning in CSL,
- 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



Submissions:

Abstract submission Deadline: 20 November 2017
Submissions are to be made by email (see below) as an email attachment to: 

Caslar-5@hku.hk

 

In the subject line of the e-mail, please write: CASLAR abstract +Your Name, and should include the following:

Attendee's Information:

Name of author(s)/presenter(s), Affiliation and title, Nationality, E-mail, Postal address, Phone numbers, and Dietary preference

 

Or use EASYABS at

 

http://linguistlist.org/confservices/customhome.cfm?Emeetingid=6702JA445...

 

Abstract:

Abstracts should be written in English or Chinese. Abstract length: maximum 350 words (or about 600 traditional or simplified 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).


 

Registration fees:

Early bird registration: before 20 March 2018

Mainland China participants: $120 USD (~$950 HKD)

All other participants: $150 USD (~$1200 HKD)

Full time students: $100 USD (~$800 HKD)

 

General registration:

Mainland China participants: $160 USD (~$1300 HKD)

All other participants: $200 USD (~$1600 HKD)

Full time students: $140 USD (~$1100HKD)

 

Conference Dinner (optional) $65 USD (~$500 HKD)

 

 

Contacts:

Mr. Ka-wa Sun sunkw@hku.hk & Ms. Sophia Binxian Liu sofialbx@connect.hku.hk

 

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