JSLS2022 Call for Papers: Online Virtual Conference

 JSLS2022 Call for Papers: Online Virtual Conference

Conference Dates: September 24-25, 2022

The Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS) will host the 23rd  Annual International Conference on September 24 (Sat) – September 25 (Sun).  It will be an online virtual conference.

The following paper categories are welcome: (1) oral presentations, and (2) poster presentations. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

JSLS hopes to encourage research in the language sciences through theoretical and experimental research, in a wide range of areas including linguistic theory (e.g., phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), first and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language education, bilingualism, natural language processing, neurolinguistics, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics. We hope to provide a forum for the active exchange of ideas between researchers in related fields, transcending their respective research areas. This conference is international and multidisciplinary.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 15 (Tues.), 2022 (23:59 Japan Standard Time).

Conference Website:

Submission Link:


Plenary Speakers:

William Snyder (University of Connecticut)

Nick C. Ellis (University of Michigan)



Please do not include any information in your abstract which may reveal your identity, as the review process will be conducted anonymously.


  1. Number of pages and Paper size:

Paper presentation: 2 pages of A4 or letter-size paper (including title, tables, figures, & references)

Poster presentation: 1 page of A4 or letter-size paper (including title, tables, figures, & references)

  1. Margins:

In the case of A4, Top and Bottom: 30mm, Left and Right: 25mm

In the case of letter-size, all margins: 1 inch

  1. Font

Font: Times New Roman (or a similar font)

Font size: 12 point for text, 10 point for references/ footnotes

 Save the file as a “pdf. Please note that other formats will not be accepted.

 Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by several reviewers. Notification of acceptance will be made by May 20 (Fri). (Please note that some “paper” proposals might be accepted as “poster” presentations.)

If your proposal is accepted, you will be requested to send a copy of your paper (maximum length for papers is 4 pages, for posters 2 pages on A4/letter size paper) by July 18 (Mon). This paper will appear in the Conference Handbook.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to the JSLS2022 Review Committee Chairperson, Kei Nakamura (






Research Institution

  • SCJ