The Japanese Society for Language Sciences 22nd Annual International Conference (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.