Category Archives: JSLS

JSLS JCHAT Award announcement

We are pleased to announce the winners of the twelfth JCHAT Award.


(Best paper)

中国人日本語学習者が日本語文を読む際の眼球運動 ―漢字単語の処理に着目して-

徐 婕 (広島大学)・柳本 大地(広島大学)

“Eye-movements of Chinese students when reading Japanese:

A study on the processing of Kanji-words” (in Japanese)

Jie XU (Hiroshima University),  Daichi YANAMOTO (Hiroshima University)


優秀論文賞(JCHAT/CHILDES利用) :

(Best paper utilizing JCHAT/CHILDES)


加山 裕子 (University of Manitoba) ・大嶋 百合子 (McGill University, University of Victoria)

“The role of the input in the acquisition of verb argument structures in child Japanese” (in Japanese)

Yuhko KAYAMA (University of Manitoba),

Yuriko OSHIMA-TAKANE (McGill University, University of Victoria)

These papers were presented at JSLS2021.

We plan to have the award ceremony at JSLS2022 next year.


Harumi KOBAYASHI, Chairperson of Japanese Society for Language Sciences

受付案内:On-line workshop on (G)LMM ((Generalized) Linear Mixed-effects Models)

Members of JSLS,


(一般化)線形混合効果モデルの入門・実践的ワークショップ (zoom開催。使用言語:日本語)
日程:9/7(火)・8(水) 1:30-4:00 p.m. 
講師:峰見一輝(立命館大学 任期制講師)







We are happy to announce an on-line workshop on (G)LMM ((Generalized) Linear Mixed-effects Models) on Sept. 7 and 8. Registration is free for JSLS members who (will) have paid membership fee for 2020-2021. Please check out details below in Japanese. The registration form will be announced soon (the deadline will be Aug. 31).

(一般化)線形混合効果モデルの入門・実践的ワークショップ (zoom開催。使用言語:日本語)

日程:9/7(火)・8(水) 1:30-4:00 p.m. 
講師:峰見一輝(立命館大学 任期制講師)
本ワークショップでは,(一般化)線形混合効果モデル[(G)LMM]によるデータ分析の入門的・実践的なチュートリアルを行ないます。従来広く使われてきた分散分析などにはない利点があることから,近年の心理言語学研究では,データ分析に (G)LMM が用いられる場合が多いです。しかし,その分析手順の煩雑さもあり,独学で (G)LMM を習得することに困難を感じる方も多いのではないかと想像します。
 そこで,本ワークショップでは,これまで (G)LMM に触れたことがない人でも,その基本概念を理解し,基本的な分析を一人で行なえるようになることを目標とし,入門的かつ実践的なチュートリアルを行ないます。また,本ワークショップは,単なる一方向の講義だけでなく,参加者の方が実際に (G)LMM を使って分析する際に困っている点にお答えする形での質疑応答セッションも含む予定です。
(本ワークショップでは,統計解析用フリーソフトウェア R を用います。)

Cancellation of JSLS2020

Feb. 25, 2020

Cancellation of the 22nd Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS2020)

Harumi Kobayashi, Chairperson of JSLS
Manami Sato, Chairperson of JSLS2020

The 22nd Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS2020) which was scheduled for May 30-31, 2020 has been cancelled, due to recent concerns regarding the Coronavirus outbreak in Japan. As it is impossible for us to guarantee the health and safety of our conference participants, we have had to make this difficult decision.

Next year’s conference (JSLS2021) will be held at Okinawa International University (Dr. Manami Sato, JSLS2021 Conference Chairperson). Further details will be announced as soon as they become available.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who submitted abstracts to JSLS2020. Due to the cancellation of the conference, we will not be sending out review results regarding acceptance/rejection of abstracts. We hope that you will consider resubmitting your abstracts to next year’s conference.

Furthermore, we would like to announce that Studies in Language Sciences (SLS), the official journal of JSLS (Editor: Kaoru Horie) has decided to add a new section in the journal for short research papers (maximum length: English- 2500 words; Japanese- 6000 characters) in addition to the regular full research paper (maximum length: English 8000 words; Japanese 18,000 characters). We would like to encourage researchers who submitted abstracts to JSLS2020 to consider submitting short research papers or full research papers to SLS. Others are also welcome to submit. Details regarding this new section of SLS will be made available shortly.