LINGUIST List 10.444

Thu Mar 25 1999

Confs: Lang Change in Japan & East Asia

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  1. Thomas McAuley, Language Change in Japan and East Asia

Message 1: Language Change in Japan and East Asia

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 12:37:29 -0000
From: Thomas McAuley <>
Subject: Language Change in Japan and East Asia

Workshop on Language Change in Japan and East Asia
21st-23rd May 1999
University of Sheffield

This workshop aims to provide a forum for presenting 
research on Japanese and other East Asian languages 
(Chinese, Korean), putting language change in the 
individual languages into a broader East Asian context.

Preliminary Programme Schedule

21 May 1999

1400-1600 Registration

1600-1630 Tea

1630-1800 Session 1
Changing attitudes: dialects versus the standard 
language in Japan
(Carroll, T: Stirling)
Are Japanese women less feminine now? A study of 
Japanese women's sentence final forms in conversation.
(Philips, M: Lansing Community College)
Multilingualism in the Republic of Paulau, Micronesia: 
evidence from ethnographic questionnaire survey
(Matsumoto, K: Essex)

22 May 1999

0930-1100 Session 2
Word order and structure in ditransitive clauses in the 
(Aldridge, E: Cornell)
What does the decline of the tense/aspect system in 
Japanese language history tell us?
(Goto, T: SOAS)
The grammaticalisation of tense and evidentiality in 
Chinese, Japanese and Korean
(Simpson, A: SOAS

1100-1130 Tea

1130-1300 Session 3
Some returned loans: Japanese loanwords in Taiwan 
(Chung, K: National Taiwan University)
Script "borrowing": cultural spheres and the development 
of the vernacular in East Asia
(Tranter, N: Sheffield)
Two standard varieties of one dialect? Cantonese in 
Guangzhou City and Hong Kong
(Ho, M: Essex)

1300-1430 Lunch

1430-1600 Session 4
The rule of flapping: evidence from ancient Chinese in 
Korean and Japanese
(Jang, Y: Chungang University)
The changing use of honorifics in Japanese literary texts
(McAuley, T: Sheffield)
Change in Korean honorifics reflecting social change
(Kim-Renaud, Y: George Washington University)

Information on registration, accommodation and more 
details can be obtained from:

Workshop on Language Change in Japan and East Asia
School of East Asian Studies
University of Sheffield
Western Bank
S10 2TN

Tel: +44-114-222-8400
Fax: +44-114-222-8432

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