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J/K Abstract Submission

We welcome abstract submissions for 20-minute presentations (followed by 10 minutes for discussion). The deadline for abstract submission is May 15, 2012. Authors will be notified by July 1, 2012.

A maximum of one single-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract may be submitted by a single individual.

The abstract must not propose to present research that has already been published or accepted for publication.

The maximum length for an abstract is 2 pages (A4 or US letter size), including tables, figures, and references. Abstract text must be in English, in an 11-point or larger font. Examples may be given in whatever language(s) and typeface(s) seem most appropriate to the author(s).

Please choose one or two of the following eight categories for your abstract: (1) phonetics/phonology, (2) morphology/lexical semantics, (3) formal syntax, (4) formal semantics, (5) cognitive/functional syntax/semantics, (6) discourse/pragmatics/sociolinguistics, (7) historical linguistics, (8) phycholinguistics. Please include the category on a separate line immediately after the title of the abstract (e.g., “Category: phonetics/phonology, phycholinguistics”).

Please make sure that your abstract does not contain your name(s) or your affiliation(s). Your abstract should be sent as a pdf file attached to an e-mail message. Please put “JK22 abstract” in the subject line of your message, and make sure to include the name(s), affiliation(s), and e-mail address(es) of the author(s) in the body of the message. Abstracts should be sent to:

Past history suggests that only about 20% of the abstracts received will be accepted for oral presentation at the conference, but many additional abstracts can be accepted for presentation as posters. If you wish to have your abstract considered only for oral presentation (that is, if you do not want to do a poster presentation), please say so explicitly in the body of your e-mail message.

J/K Conference Proceedings

Oral presentations at the J/K conference will be eligible for inclusion in the proceedings, published by CSLI. The anticipated deadline for manuscript submission is January 31, 2013.

Visa Information for Participants from Abroad

The regulations for entering Japan as a visitor differ significantly depending on the country that issued your passport. For many countries, no visa is required to enter Japan as a tourist and stay up to 90 days. However, for many other countries, a visa is required even for a short stay. If you are not sure about whether you need a visa, please contact your nearest Japanese embassy or consulate.

If you do need a visa, you may be required to submit a letter of acceptance stating that your abstract has been accepted for presentation at J/K22. If your abstract is accepted, the conference organizers can send you an official letter of acceptance on request. (Please note that we are not able to send invitation letters except to invited speakers.)

You may also be required to document other aspects of your trip to Japan, including transportation and lodging arrangements, in order to obtain a visa. Please understand that all such matters are your own responsibility. The conference organizers cannot do this for you.

Financial Assistance

For presenters who do not hold regular faculty positions, especially graduate students, the organizers anticipate being able to cover lodging expenses, at least in part.

Satellite Workshops

Two pre-conference workshops will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, October 11, 2012. Invited speakers will make the oral presentations, but each workshop will also include a poster session for which anyone can submit an abstract.

The same author(s) may submit different abstracts to J/K22 and to one of the satellite workshops.

The anticipated deadline for workshop poster abstracts is July 15, 2012, with authors being notified by August 10, 2012.

For details, check the workshop websites: