The Pragmatics Society of Japan

Annual Conferences

Call for Papers

20th Annual Conference of the Pragmatics Society of Japan


The Pragmatics Society of Japan invites abstracts for oral presentations, poster presentations, and workshops to be presented at the 20th annual conference.

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Important Dates:

                           Abstract Submission deadline:      July 28, 2017 (11:59 JST)

                            Acceptance Notification:               Late September, 2017

                            Program abstract deadline:           October 13, 2017 (11:59 JST)

                            Full paper deadline (proceedings):        March 3, 2018 (11:59 JST)


Conference Schedule and Venue:

                            Dates:      December 16 - 17, 2017

                            Venue:     Kyoto Institute of Technology

                                            (Matsugasaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto  JAPAN)    google map



Submission Guidelines

1. Qualification (membership):

The first author of an oral/poster presentation and the coordinator of a workshop MUST be a current member of the PSJ. Visit the following site for membership procedures:


2. Submission Guidelines:

2.1 Presentations:

Oral Presentations:          25 min presentation + 10 min Q&A

Poster Presentations:       1 hour

Workshops:                     1 hour 40 min (3 or more presenters required)


2.2 Language:

Japanese or English


2.3 Abstract Submission:

Abstracts must be submitted through Mypage.


2.4 Requirements (applicable to any type of presentation):

2.4.1   Formats:

Paper Size:     A4
Length:          Japanese:      2,500 letters or fewer
                      English:        500 words or fewer
File format:     Microsoft Word (doc /docx) or PDF
Submission:     DO NOT include the author’s name and affiliation in the abstract
Line space:    Keep one line space between the title and the body of the abstract
Workshop:     Submit one and only one abstract that summarizes the entire session
Notes:   Abstracts that fail to meet any of the above-mentioned requirements may be automatically rejected.
                Consult 語用論研究 about the formats for the reference list.


2.4.2   Guidelines for abstract

The abstract must be well-organized and logically consistent, and discuss the following:
-       Topic
-       Adequate literature review and specific research questions
-       Data
-       Methods
-       Results and Analyses
-       Implications


2.5 Restrictions:

Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author.  One time only per first author or workshop coordinator.


2.6 Duplicate Submissions:

An abstract will be considered to be a duplicate submission and automatically rejected if there is substantial overlap in the technical content of the abstract and any other work that is:
-       under review at another publication
-       has been accepted for another publication
-       has appeared in another publication at any time before the conference review process is complete

Applications from the author or group including the author will automatically be rejected the following year in cases of duplicate submission.



1.  “Publication” refers to any peer-reviewed academic archive such as conference presentation, journal article, or book. The program committee of the PSJ will determine the degree of overlap in technical content.

2.  Unpublished B.A. / M.A / Doctoral theses are NOT considered “publications” in this context.

3.  An abstract that has been rejected by another conference/journal review is not considered as a duplicate submission.


3. Acceptance Notification:            Late September, 2017


4. No show policies:

It is expected that at least one author will attend and present the paper/poster at the conference. Authors who do not attend the conference without notice will be considered as a “no-show” and announced as such at the society HP. Applications from a no-show first author as well as all co-authors will automatically be rejected the following year.


5. Inquiries

For questions, please contact us at : presentation -at- (Hajime Nozawa). Inquiries regarding the submission must arrive by no later than July 21st (Friday), 2017.