November 27, 2011

Call for Papers: 2nd Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research


2nd Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research
Taipei, Taiwan
17-Aug-2012 - 19-Aug-2012

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.

CASLAR 2012 invites proposals for presentations that are related to research, and theory in any area of Chinese as a Second Language (CSL).

Suggested Topic Areas:

- Acquisition and development of CSL (Chinese as a Second Language)
- Role of culture in the acquisition of CSL
- Pedagogies and Teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language
- Pragmatics of using Chinese as a second language
- Cognitive aspects of CSL acquisition
- 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

Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2012

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