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Call for Proposals: University of Iowa Sixth International Symposium on Chinese Applied Linguistics

The Confucius Institute at the University of Iowa  
Sixth International Symposium on Chinese Applied Linguistics
Call for Proposals

The 6th International Symposium on Chinese Applied Linguistics will be held at The University of Iowa on April 27-28, 2018.

This Symposium will serve as a platform for researchers on Chinese applied linguistics around the world to generate ideas, cross disciplinary boundaries, and disseminate research about issues and concerns in the learning and teaching of Chinese as a non-primary language (including heritage language learning) across different acquisition stages in different settings.  Proposals of theory-based and original studies on topics of Chinese Applied Linguistics, Chinese SLA, and L2 Chinese pedagogy are invited.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Patricia Duff, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Professor ZhaoHong Han, Columbia University, USA

Abstract requirements:

Papers are presented within a twenty-minute period.  All abstracts will be blind and peer reviewed.  Submissions include two separate files: 1) the abstract and 2) author information. 


Abstracts should include the following components: title of paper, significance of the study, theoretical framework/background, research procedure, major findings, and references.  Abstracts can be written in Chinese (1,000 characters) or English (500 words).  Please do not include author’s information in the abstract.  Please use xxx to replace name(s) of institution(s) where data are collected. 

Author information

Author information includes:  title of the paper, name of the author(s), email address(es), phone numbers, and affiliation(s). 

Submission deadline:  December 1, 2017 by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.   Please submit both files (abstract and author information) electronically to

Notification of abstract acceptance: January 26, 2018

Registration fee: $40 for students, $80 for non-students.  Registration deadline:  February 16, 2018

Accommodations for all presenters:

Round-trip travel support* (up to $400 for US and Canada flights and up to $800 for international; only one presenter for each presentation will receive travel support), hotel accommodations, round-trip ground transportation between the Cedar Rapids airport (CID) and Iowa City, and shared meals.

*Some visa statuses do not allow for travel support, please check with your institution and ours if you are unsure whether travel support is allowed.





由爱荷华大学 孔子学院主办的第六届国际汉语应用语言学研讨会将于2018427-28日在爱荷华大学举行。会议旨在为世界各地从事汉语应用语言学研究的学者搭建一个良好的平台,对汉语作为二语/外语(包括传承语)在不同习得阶段和环境中的教学进行思想交流,成果展示,和跨领域的合作。我们诚挚地面向进行汉语应用语言学、汉语二语习得以及对外汉语教学研究的专家学者征集基于理论的实证研究论文。



加拿大英属哥伦比亚大学 Patricia Duff 教授

美国哥伦比亚大学 韩照红教授




请分别提交两份文件 1)论文摘要; 2)作者信息

1) 论文摘要


2) 作者信息包括论文标题、作者姓名、电子邮件、电话号码和工作单位。








·       往返机票 (美国或加拿大往返机票最高补贴为400美元,国际往返机票最高补贴为800美元,每篇入选论文只提供一人的旅费补贴);

·       宾馆住宿费;

·       Cedar Rapids机场到Iowa City往返地面交通费

·       会议用餐