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MAPLL-TCP-TL 2019 (7/27-28) Call for Papers

Conference Website:


(MAPLL-TCP-TL 2019 is jointly organized by Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL), Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (TCP), and the technical group of thought and language of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (TL).)

Saturday, 27th – Sunday, 28th July 2019

Multi-purpose Hall, Hirao Memorial Seminar House, Konan University
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Direction to the venue in English

Invited Speakers:
– Colin Phillips (University of Maryland)
– Matt Wagers (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Aim and Topics:

MAPLL-TCP-TL invites submissions for paper (oral) or poster presentations in any aspects of empirical research on human language. Studies from a wide range of perspectives will be considered; including, but not exclusive to:

Research conducting behavioral or neural experiments,
Research constructing theoretical or computational models,
Research inquiring into biological and/or evolutional foundations of learning or processing of language by native or non-native speakers.
Following the tradition of TCP, those focusing on “Plato’s Problem”, concerning language acquisition (How can we gain a rich linguistic system given our fragmentary and impoverished experience?) are especially welcome.

Memorial Session for Dr. Akira Omaki:
This year, the organizing committee has decided to organize a special session dedicated to the memory of Akira Omaki, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, who passed away on August 6, 2018. Because Akira was a leading researcher in the field of L1 and L2 acquisition, as well as in language processing, the theme of the special session is L1 and L2 acquisition. Akira was a friend of many researchers working on psycholinguistics, including some of the organizing committee. We sincerely wish this special session to be an occasion where people can learn more on the field and his great contribution to the field.

Tsutomu Sakamoto Award:
In memory of our friend and distinguished colleague professor Tsutomu Sakamoto, the Tsutomu Sakamoto Award recognizes the paper or poster presented at the conference that best exhibits the qualities of intellectual rigor, creativity, and independence of thought exemplified in Professor Sakamoto’s life and work. Any first author of a presentation, who is not yet tenured, will be eligible for consideration. Specify whether you are eligible for the candidate or not at the submission page of EasyChair.

The authors of the papers accepted for oral/poster presentation in the main and Omaki memorial sessions will be invited to write a 4-6 page paper in the conference proceedings, which will be published as a technical report of IEICE (the Japanese Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers). The deadline of the paper submission for the proceedings will be early July.

Submission Instruction:

MAPLL-TCP-TL 2019 uses the EasyChair online abstract submission system.

Abstracts should be submitted to:

Submission Deadline: April 19, 2019 (23:59 Japan Standard Time)

Anonymous abstracts should be submitted in letter or A4 format, with 1-inch or 2.5-cm margins on all sides, and in no smaller than 12 point font. The abstract may be no longer than one page including additional figures, tables, other graphics and/or references. Abstracts must be written in English. At the top of the abstract, please specify: (a) the title of your paper, and (b) your preference for presentation type (oral or poster).

Paper (oral) presentations are scheduled to be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Since the number of slots for oral presentations is limited, some of the abstracts will be accepted for poster presentations. All presentations should be given in English. Acceptance or rejection will be notified by early May 2019.

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 19 (Fri)
Acceptance Notification: May 10 (Fri)
Submission for the proceedings: Early July

Code of Conduct:
All participants in MAPLL-TCP-TL 2019 and Satellite Seminar are subject to LSA Civility Policy (NB: MAPLL-TCP-TL 2019 is NOT an LSA-sponsored event). Feel free to contact if you need help.

Call for papers: The First International Conference on Theoretical East Asian Psycholinguistics (ICTEAP-1)

The First International Conference on Theoretical East Asian Psycholinguistics (ICTEAP-1)

March 10-12, 2017

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


First Call for Papers


The First International Conference on Theoretical East Asian Psycholinguistics (ICTEAP-1) intends to promote dissemination of state-of-the-art findings in psycholinguistics, with emphasis on research that has cross-linguistic implications and empirical work that refers to East Asian languages, following the spirit of The Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (TCP).


The conference invites submissions of papers in any area of L1 and L2 acquisition, (bimodal) bilingual acquisition, language processing, and cognitive neuroscience of language, among others, as well as theoretical studies (in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, or pragmatics) that have implications for “Plato’s Problem” (“How can we gain a rich linguistic system given our fragmentary and impoverished experience?”). Studies from different paradigms that address learnability issues are especially welcome.


There will be a special session on ‘Language acquisition and the theory of parameters: A critical reassessment’. In light of the special session, submission of papers on the re-evaluation of parametric theories is also encouraged.


Keynote Speakers:       

Stephen Crain (Macquarie University)

Maria Teresa Guasti (University of Milan-Bicocca)

Nina Hyams (University of California, Los Angeles)

Ken Wexler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


Invited Speakers:

Donna Lardiere (Georgetown University)

William Snyder (University of Connecticut)


Important dates:

Deadline for abstract submissions: November 1, 2016 at 9:00PM Hong Kong Time (HKT)

Notification of acceptance:     December 20, 2016

Conference dates:           March 10-12, 2017

We invite anonymous abstracts for 20-minute talks (followed by 10-minute discussions) and poster presentations. Abstracts should be written in English and limited to 500 words, with one extra page to include examples, references, tables and figures. Abstracts should be in standard 12-point Times New Roman font, with margins of 1 inch. No more than one single-authored and one co-authored abstract will be considered.


Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format via the EasyChair system:


Language Acquisition Laboratory

Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Contact Person: Thomas Hun-tak Lee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Preparatory Steering Committee:

Thomas Hun-tak Lee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Mineharu Nakayama (The Ohio State University)

Yi-ching Su (National Tsing Hua University)



ICTEAP-1 Website:               
ICTEAP-1 Email:


[Done]TL/MAPLL2015 (Aug, 5th-6th)


An International Workshop on :
MAPLL2015 (Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language 2015)
Jointly organized by the MAPLL organization committee and the Technical Group
of Thought and Language of the Institute of Electronics, Information and
Communication Engineers.
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Local organizers: Hajime Ono and Takuya Goro (Tsuda College, Tokyo, Japan)
(a joint sponsor: Center for Women in Research of Tsuda College)

Date: August 5 (Wed)- August 6 (Thu), 2015
Venue: Tsuda College, Tokyo, Kodaira Campus

Keynote speaker:
Janet Dean Fodor (The City University of New York)

Invited speakers:
Masako Hirotani (Carleton University)
Harm Brouwer (Saarland University)

The following symposium is jointly organized with MAPLL (Mental
Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language) and TCP (Tokyo
Conference on Psycholinguistics)

Symposium on Language Acquisition at the Intersection
of Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Approaches

Kristen Syrett (Rutgers)
Naho Orita(Maryland/Tohoku Univ.)
Ayaka Sugawara(MIT/Mie Univ.)

We also have the following pre-conference event on Aug. 4th (Tue).
Further information (time, venue, and registration, etc.) will be
posted on the conference website.
Seminar on neurocomputational modeling of language comprehension
Lecturer: Harm Brouwer (Saarland University)

MAPLL2015 invites submissions for paper (oral) or poster presentations in any
aspects of processing and learning of human languages. Studies from a wide
range of perspectives will be considered including, but not exclusive to, those
focusing on behavioral, neural, corpus data of adults, children, native, and L2
speakers. The language of interest is not limited to Japanese.

Paper (oral) presentations are supposed to be 20 minutes long and followed by
10 minutes discussion.

All presentations should be given either in English (recommended) or
in Japanese.
Since the number of slots for oral presentations is limited, some of
the abstract will be accepted only for poster presentation.

Please submit an abstract (100 words/1600 characters MAX) to the IEICE
Technical Committee online submission system.

Submission Deadline: June 15 th, 2015 (12:00pm Japan Standard Time)

Abstract Submission URL:
English System:
Japanese System:

*Please make sure you are submitting abstract for “Tsuda College”
to the Technical Committee on Thought and Language (TL).
*Please select your preference for presentation type (paper (oral) or poster).
*If you have command of Japanese, please use the Japanese submission site
and submit the Japanese title and abstract as well as the English
title and abstract.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: All presenters will be invited to submit a paper
(up to 6 pages) to the proceedings to appear in The Technical Report
of Language and Thought of the Institute of Electronics, Information and
Communication Engineers (circulates domestically in Japan). Deadline for
manuscript submission is mid-July, 2015 (TBA).

The copyright of the proceedings papers will belong to the Institute
of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, but it will not
block your submitted work from being published elsewhere.

Information about the registration will be posted soon on the
conference website.
Pre-registration is not necessary but is highly encouraged for the
catering matters.

Should you have any question, please contact:
MAPLL2015 Organization Committee

MAPLL2015 (
Organization committee: Hiromu Sakai, Tadahisa Kondo, Hajime Ono,
Yuki Hirose, Takuya Goro

(Done) Linguistic Development in Second Language Writing (Prof. Charlene Polio) @Miyagi University of Education

Title:Linguistic Development in Second Language Writing
Date: 2015/5/1914:40-16:10
Place: Miyagi University of Education(Room:TBA)
Contact: Wataru Suzuki(
I will report on two semester-long longitudinal studies of L2 writing development. To situate thestudies, I will begin with a short summary of the research on language development in L2 writing based on a review article (Polio & Park, in press). I will highlight the various approaches that researchers have taken and discuss some of the methodological challenges. The first study involves a data set that was analyzed from a variety of perspectives, the results of which were published in a recent special issue of the Journal of Second Language Writing (Connor-Linton & Polio, 2014). These data were analyzed for changes in accuracy, complexity, collocation, and discourse-specific features. What is particularly striking is that change occurred over one semester in most features except accuracy. The second study (Yoon & Polio, in progress) attempted to correct some of the methodological problems in previous studies by controlling for topic and genre. Data were collect six times over the course of a semester with students alternating between narrative and argumentative genres on counterbalanced topics. For some complexity measures, change over time was found, but there was a strong genre effect. Preliminary results show little influence of time or genre on accuracy. Based on the results of the literature review and the two studies, I will propose a research agenda (Polio, in progress) for the study of linguistic development in L2 writing.