The 24th Annual Conference of the Central Association of Teachers of Japanese (CATJ) will be held at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on October 5th (Saturday) and 6th (Sunday), 2013.
Theme: Connecting Japanese Language Education with Other Fields: Toward Innovation
Professor Seiichi Makino (Princeton University)
Professor Hiroshi Noyama (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
Dr. Takako Aikawa (Microsoft Research)
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, July 1, 2013
The organizers invite proposals for individual papers and panels which address the conference theme as well as topics including but not limited to the following: Japanese education in the US, Japanese pedagogy, Japanese second language acquisition, English-Japanese immersion programs, heritage language education, technology in language learning and teaching, Japanese culture, and Japanese literature.
Individual papers are 20 minutes long with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. Organized panels are 120 minutes long and are limited to four active participants (four paper presenters, or three presenters with one discussant). Papers presented, with revisions made after the conference, will be published in a Conference Proceedings volume.
An abstract for an individual paper should be no more than 300 words in English or 700 characters in Japanese. For organized panels, a maximum 300-word or 700-character abstract is required from each participant, in addition to a maximum 300-word or 700-character abstract for the panel itself.
Please e-mail submissions as attachment in .doc/.docx (Microsoft Word) file format, with the following information to the conference chair, Sayuri Kubota, ( skubota at emich dot edu ). Please specify the subject line of your e-mail as “CATJ 2013 Call for Papers and Panels.”
1. Your name, affiliation, position, e-mail and summer contact information
2. The title of your paper, in both English and Japanese
3. Abstract of your paper (300 words in English or 700 characters in Japanese)
4. Equipment needed, other than a computer and a projector
Kubota, S. CATJ 2013 Call for Papers and Panels. JTIT-L listserv (JTIT-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU, 16 Mar 2013).