JSLS2024 Call for Papers:

The Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS) will host the 25th Annual International Conference next summer in Shizuoka City, Japan.

Dates: July 12 (Fri) – 14 (Sun), 2024
Venue: Azarea (Shizuoka Prefectural Gender Equality Center), Shizuoka City

Registration Fee:


(until June 14, 2024)

On-site registration
Students 2,000 yen 3,000 yen
Members 4,000 yen 5,000 yen
Non-members 7,000 yen 8,000 yen

Annual membership fee for 2024 is 6,000 yen for non-students, and 3,000 yen for students. For membership application details, see the following website:

JSLS hopes to encourage research in the language sciences through theoretical and experimental research, in a wide range of areas including linguistic theory (e.g., phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), first and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language education, bilingualism, natural language processing, neurolinguistics, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics. We hope to provide a forum for the active exchange of ideas between researchers in related fields, transcending their respective research areas.

JSLS2024 invite (oral and poster) presentations as follows:

  1. How to Apply:
    Apply through Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jsls2024)
  2. Qualifications for Presenters:
    All first authors and all presenters on site (not all co-authors) should be members of JSLS by May 31(Fri), 2024.
  3. Languages of Presentation:
    English or Japanese
  4. Forms of Presentation:
    Oral or Poster (Applicants choose one or the other at the time of application, but may be accepted in different forms)
  5. Times for Presentation:
    25 minutes for oral presentation (including 5 minutes for Q&A session), and 80 minutes for poster presentation
  6. Papers published or presented elsewhere should not be submitted and will not be accepted. Changes to the names of authors, the order of authors, and the title of the paper at the time of submission will not be permitted after acceptance.
  7. Limitation on the Number of Applications.
    Each author is only allowed to submit one proposal as the first author.
  8. Abstract Format:
    i. File Format: PDF only
    ii. Paper Size and Number of Pages (including title, tables, figures, and references):
    Oral: 2 pages of A4 or letter-size paper
    Poster: 1 page of A4 or letter-size paper
    iii. Margins:
    A4 size: Top and Bottom: 30mm, Left and Right: 25mm
    Letter-size: all margins: 1 inch
    iv. Font (size): Times New Roman (or similar fonts)
    12 point for text, 10 point for references/footnotes
    v. Please do not leave any identifying information about the author(s) in the file. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by several reviewers.
  9. Important Dates:
    i. Submission Deadline: February 15th (23:59 JST), 2024
    ii. Notification of Acceptance: By March 29th
    iii. Deadline for Conference Handbook: May 17th, 2024

Accepted presenters will be asked to submit a manuscript for the conference handbook. Manuscripts for oral presentations should be no more than 4 pages (A4 size) and those for poster presentations should be no more than 2 pages (A4 size). For more details, please follow the instructions after acceptance.

For Inquiries:
Ayaka Sugawara, JSLS2023 Review Committee Chairperson