20th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference

Preliminary Programme

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Friday, October 1st

9:00 am onwards
Conference registration

9:45 am
Introductory remarks

10:00 am Chair: Bjarke Frellesvig
Keynote address:
Taro Kageyama (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
"Distorted argument realization in agent incorporation"
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11:00-11:30 am
Coffee break

11:30 am-1 pm Chair: Stephen Wright Horn
Kyoko Yamakoshi (Senshu University / Harvard University)
"Children's interpretations of quantifier scope interactions in Japanese"
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Yasuhiro Shirai (University of Pittsburgh) and Yoko Suzuki (University of Tokyo)
"The acquisition of the Japanese imperfective aspect marker: What do children do when universals and input frequency compete?"
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Keiko Murasugi (Nanzan University) and Tomomi Nakatani (Nanzan University)
"Three types of 'Root Infinitives': Theoretical implications from Child Japanese"
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1:00-2:00 pm
Lunch break

2:00-3:30 pm Chair: John Whitman
Lucy Kyoungsook Kim (USC) and Elsi Kaiser (USC)
"Korean L2 speakers' phonological representation of the English /l/-/r/ contrast"
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Kimi Akita (UC Berkeley/University of Tokyo), Mutsumi Imai (Keio University), Noburo Saji (Keio University), Katerina Kantartzis (University of Birmingham), and Sotaro Kita (University of Birmingham)
"Mimetic vowel harmony in Japanese"
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Thomas Pellard (JSPS/Kyoto University)
"Ryukyuan perspectives on the Proto-Japonic vowel system"
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3:30-4:00 pm
Tea break

4:00-6:00 pm Chair: Young-Key Kim-Renaud
Hye-Ri Stephanie Kim (UCLA)
"Ani-prefacing to WH-type interrogatives: One linguistic and spatial resource for indexing defense"
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Mary Kim (University of Hawaii) and Jieun Kim (UCLA)
"A usage-based study of the Korean adverb kunyang in spoken discourse"
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Sung-Ock Sohn (UCLA) and Kilim Nam (Kyungpook National University)
"Formulaic expressions of 'thing' in spoken and written registers"
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Hee Ju (UCLA) and Sung-Ock Sohn (UCLA)
"Sequential Contexts of -canh-a(yo): Hearers' Perspective"
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6:30-8:30 pm     Exhibition and drinks in the Divinity Schools, Bodleian Library

 

Saturday, October 2nd

9:30-11:00 am Chair: Satoshi Kinsui
Yukinori Takubo (Kyoto University) and Yuka Hayashi (Kyoto University)
"Kakari-musubi in Ikema Ryukyuan"
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Ken Hiraiwa (Meiji Gakuin University)
"Kuroda's 'Left-Headedness' revisited"
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Akira Watanabe (University of Tokyo)
"Measure phrase modification in the extended projections of adjectives"
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11:00-11:30 am
Coffee break

11:30 am-12:30 pm Chair: Peter Sells
Keynote address:
Beth Levin (Stanford University)
"The semantic bases of Japanese and Korean ditransitives"
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12:30-1:30 pm
Naoyuki Ono (Tohoku University)
"Two modes of argument selection in nominals"
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Masayoshi Shibatani (Rice University)
"What can Japanese dialects tell us about the function and development of the nominalization particle 'no'"
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1:30-2:30 pm
Lunch break

2:30-4:00 pm Chair: Shin-Sook Kim
Jinsook Kim (University of Hawaii)
"Comprehension of VP-ellipsis and null object constructions in Korean"
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On-soon Lee (University of Hawaii)
"Forward and backward feature agreement: Evidence from Korean classifier constructions"
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Young Ah Do (MIT)
"When focal cues are conflicting!"
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4:00-4:20 pm
Tea break

4:20-6:20 pm Chair: Timothy Vance
Hyunsoon Kim (Hongik University)
"Korean perception of Japanese pitch-accents: a case of native speakers of Seoul Korean"
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Elisabeth de Boer (Leiden University)
"The split of the Tokyo type tone system into a number of sub-types, and what this can tell us about the tone system of proto-Japanese"
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Edith Aldridge (University of Washington)
"Analysis and value of Hentai Kambun as Japanese"
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Steven Ikier (Cornell)
"Hiatus and the metrical hierarchy in Old Japanese poetry"
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7:00 pm     Dinner at Hertford College

 

Sunday, October 3rd

9:30-11:00 am Chair: Kaz Fukushima
Yurie Hara (City University of Hong Kong), Youngju Kim (Hiroshima University), Hiromu Sakai (Hiroshima University), and Sanae Tamura (Kyoto University)
"Semantic realization of the layered TP: Evidence from the ambiguity of the sentential koto-nominal"
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Axel Svahn (Lund University)
"The perfective imperative in Japanese"
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Dongsik Lim (USC)
"Evidentials, questions, and characters: A case study from Korean"
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11:00-11:30 am
Coffee break

11:30 am-12:30 pm Chair: Jieun Kiaer
Keynote address:
Young-Key Kim-Renaud (George Washington University)
"The vowel system and vowel harmony in 15th century Korean: "Alay-a" revisited"
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12:30-1:30 pm
Jae-Hyun Sung (University of Arizona)
"An ultrasonic analysis of allophonic /n/ palatalization in Korean"
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Noriko Iwasaki (SOAS), Lucien Brown (SOAS), Sotaro Kita (University of Birmingham) and David Vinson (UCL)
"A Comparison of Japanese and Korean speakers' production of mimetic words"
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1:30-2:30 pm
Lunch break

2:30-4:00 pm Chair: Kerri Russell
Nobutaka Takara (UCSB)
"Tone system in Itoman"
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Timothy Vance (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
"Transition to a 2-Type accent system in Tokyo Japanese? The behavior of surnames"
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Kazutaka Kurisu (Kobe College)
"Constraint inviolability in Japanese mimetic palatalization"
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4:00-4:20 pm
Tea break

4:20-5:50 pm Chair: Tomohide Kinuhata
Hidehito Hoshi (Doshisha/MIT)
"On Japanese indirect passives"
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Yuko Yanagida (University of Tsukuba)
"The restructuring of the Japanese pronominal system"
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Reiko Vermeulen (GIST/Ghent University)
"Decomposing contrastive topics in Japanese and Korean"
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5:50-6:20 pm
Closing remarks