PAAL2018

The PAAL Conference is a forum for academic exchanges among scholars and practitioners in applied linguistics and related areas. The conference provides a venue for the dissemination of current research on a wide variety of issues concerning Asia and beyond. This year, the conference is held at Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan.

The 23rd PAAL Conference is held at Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan from Tuesday, 21st to Thursday, 23rd of August, 2018. Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of the most populous cities in the world. After Tokugawa Shogunite establied the feudal government there, Tokyo has been Japan's political, economic, and academic center.

Information

Updates

Submission page opens
Website opens (30, March, 2018)

Important dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: 12th May, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 31st May, 2018
Proceedings Submission Deadline: 30th June, 2018
Conference: 21st to 23rd August, 2018

Invited Speakers

Prof. Andy Kirkpatrick (Griffith University)
Prof. Hiroshi Matsusaka (Waseda University)
Prof. Nobuyuki Hino (Osaka University)

Area of interest

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Second Language Acquisition
TESOL
Language and Culture
Pedagogy (Language/Literature)
Theoretical Linguistics
Text Analysis
e-learning/CALL
Psycholinguistics/Neurolinguistics
Language Testing
Sociolinguistics
Language Policy and Planning
World Englishes
Phonetics/Phonology
Motivation and Strategies
Language Policy and Planning
Applied Linguistics and Technology

Presentation format

1. Paper: 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion and questions.
2. Poster: 2 hour blocks will be designated for display and discussion.

Submission guidelines

Proposals

All the presenters at PAAL 2018 are required to be a member of PAAL.
Limit your proposal to 400 words or less.
The deadline of submission of proposals is 12th May, 2018
The notification of acceptance is expected to be sent by the 31st May, 2018.

Proceedings

All the presenters at PAAL 2018 are required to submit their papers to the Proceedings of PAAL 2018.
The deadline of submission of proceedings is 30th June, 2018.
Submit your paper on the website.
Limit your paper to 2 pages.
The template for PAAL proceedings is here (MSWord / PDF).

Registration fee

Conference fee for PAAL2018 (Regular): JPY 9000
Conference fee for PAAL2018 plus Banquet (Regular): JPY 15500
Conference fee for PAAL2018 (Student): JPY 5000
Conference fee for PAAL2018 plus Banquet (Student): JPY 11500

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Membership application

Member benefits

A complementary subscription to the official journal of PAAL
Receiving the official journal of PAAL twice a year
A subscription to the PAAL Japan Mailing List
To be a member of PAAL, please complete the subscription form and pay the annual membership fee.
The subscription form
Pay the annual membership fee through PayPal.
Pay the annual membership fee through Postal transfer

You are required to be a member of PAAL to make a presentation at the conference. Membership fees can be paid by PAYPAL or Postal transfer. Unless you pay for your membership fees annually, your membership will be terminated. Your co-authors also need to be members of PAAL as well and their membership fees should be paid in advance before you submit your joint paper(s).

Submission

Abstract submission page   The deadline is 12th May, 2018.

Payment

Annual membership fee

You are required to be a member of PAAL to make a presentation at PAAL 2018. Please keep in mind that both you and your coauthors (if you have any) are required to be a member of PAAL. To be a member of PAAL, please complete The subscription form and pay the annual membership fee for 2018.

Membership fees can be paid by PayPal or Postal transfer. Unless you pay for your membership fees annually, your membership will be terminated. Your co-authors also need to be members of PAAL as well and their membership fees should be paid in advance before you submit your joint paper(s).

Click on "Pay Now", then you will go into the payment system by PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account (if you have it is very easy). You can pay it by your credit card.

PAAL Annual Membership Fee for 2018 (Regular): JPY 5000

PAAL Annual Membership Fee for 2018 (Student): JPY 3500

Conference fee

The conference fee includes the PAAL 2018 participation fee, the proceedings and coffee breaks at the conference site. If you would like to join the conference dinners on the first day of the conference, please choose "Conference fee plus Banquet". We have the conference dinner at Tokyo garden palace.

Conference fee for PAAL2018 (Regular): JPY 9000

Conference fee for PAAL2018 plus Banquet (Regular): JPY 15500

Conference fee for PAAL2018 (Student): JPY 5000

Conference fee for PAAL2018 plus Banquet (Student): JPY 11500

Conference site

PAAL2018 will be held at Juntendo University (Hongo-Ochanomizu Campus). More information will be available soon.