Call for Papers

The call for papers is now open for the 9th Shikoku JALT Conference to be held at Shikoku Gakuin University in Zentsugi, Kagawa on Saturday, June 16th, 2018. The Conference will be co-sponsored by East Shikoku JALT and Matsuyama JALT.

Date, time and location: 
Saturday, June 16th, 1:00-5:00 (time may change slightly for scheduling purposes)
Shikoku Gakuin University, Zentsuji, Kagawa (building/room details/location maps TBA)

Keynote speaker: 
Prof. Keiko Sakui (Kobe Shoin Women’s University)

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Questioning Questions: Observations on Naturalness in Casual Conversation

Speaker: Don Carroll, Shikoku Gakuin University
Date and time:  Sunday, Feb. 4th (2:00 – 4:00)
Location: English Cafe, Olive Square, Kagawa University. 

Abstract: Questions are rarely just questions…and responses do more than answer. Both questions and their responses serve as vehicles for social actions and both are finely tuned to manage the exigencies of a particular moment in talk-in-interaction. Continue reading