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Submission Guidelines

In line with the conference theme, the Psychology of Language Learning 3 Conference will focus on crossing the boundaries and exploring new and uncharted territory.

Proposals will be accepted from 1 September 2017; the deadline will be 11 December 2017. All proposals must be made through the conference online submission system. Contributors will be notified via e-mail by 1 February, 2018 regarding presentation acceptance. Following acceptance of their contribution, ALL presenters appearing in the proposal must register for the PLL3 conference by 14 April 2018 for inclusion in the conference program.

The official language of the conference is English. Accordingly, proposals must be written and accepted submissions must be presented in English. To promote broad participation, an individual may not appear as first author on more than one submission and will not be accepted for more than two submissions.

Proposal Format

Proposals should contain the names of all presenters, a title (maximum 100 characters), a summary (50 words), and an abstract (maximum 300 words). There are additional requirements for symposium proposals. Please consult the relevant section.

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Papers, Posters, and Work-in-Progress


Paper sessions are oral presentations, followed by a discussion with the audience. Papers will be organized into 25-minute slots. Suggested presentation length is 15-20 minutes, with time for audience question and interaction.


Poster presentations offer an excellent opportunity for researchers to present their work in a visual format and for focused face-to-face discussions of research. Participants are strongly encouraged to consider posters as they allow for the inclusion of more presenters and for a wider range of topics to be covered at the conference. Each poster session will be 90 minutes long and presenters are encouraged to be present to discuss their posters for the duration of their scheduled time.


A key aim of the conference is to welcome and encourage new researchers to our growing field. With this in mind, we are offering a work-in-progress presentation category in which presenters can discuss their unfinished work in a supportive environment. Presentations within this format must be concise and focused (10 minutes) with the emphasis being on discussion with the audience. Work-in-progress presentations are particularly recommended for new researchers but established researchers still in the beginning phase of a project are equally welcome.


Some symposia will be invited by the conference organizing committee while others may be proposed by participants. Symposia typically consist of three to five papers exploring a specific topic in some depth. The goals of the symposia at this conference are to push theoretical limits, to promote dialogue, and to facilitate the crossing of boundaries toward a synthesis of ideas.  

Presenters are responsible for the management of their symposium, including timekeeping and ensuring sufficient opportunities for audience involvement within the 90-minute slot.

The symposium organizer as the first present should submit a proposal which includes an overall abstract (200 words) and a summary (50 words), as well as a title, an abstract (200 words), and a summary (50 words) from each panelist. NOTE to symposium organizers: We anticipate the symposium category being highly competitive. In order to increase your chances of acceptance, please ensure that participants in your symposium are not exceeding the permitted number of papers for the conference. No individual participant will be accepted for a total of more than two conference papers in any form, INCLUDING symposium contributions.


For questions regarding your proposal, please contact info@pll3-tokyo2018.com