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Tue Jul 11 2000

Confs: Japanese Society for Language Sciences

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  1. Susanne Miyata, Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS 2000)

Message 1: Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS 2000)

Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 12:58:14 +0900
From: Susanne Miyata <>
Subject: Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS 2000)

The Second Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences (2000)

 Date: August 4 (Fri) and 5 (Sat), 2000
 Location: Co-op Inn Kyoto
 Address: Yanagi-baba Tako-yakushi agaru, Nakagyo-ku,
 Kyoto, Japan 604-8113
 Phone: +81-75-256-6600
 Fax: +81-75-251-0120
 Access Info:
 Easiest Way: From JR Kyoto Station, 10 min. by Taxi
 Cheaper Way: From JR Kyoto Station, Either take a bus (Route 4
 and 14), Get off at Shijo-Takakura (Daimaru department store),
 or take a subway, get off at Shijo Station, take Exit 13.
 And 10 min. walk.
 From Kansai Airport, take a bus to JR Kyoto Station, get off at
 South Exit of Kyoto Station. And follow the above instruction.

 		 -- Program --
 1: The abstracts are available at
 2: In the program, Language used in the talk is shown as [J] (Japanese)
 and [E] (English).

August 4th (Fri)
9:50-10:00 Opening
10:00-12:00 L1 Acquisition (1)
 1-J Naomi Hamasaki (Chukyo University)
 Timing of Turn Taking of Two-year-olds' responses to Yes-No Questions
 2-J Masae Kazama and Jun-ichi Abe (Hokkaido University)
 Phonological development in Japanese 4-year-old children:
 Examining the correlational relationships with the
 other cognitive abilities
 3-E Katsura Aoyama (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)
 Quantity contrast in Japanese and Finnish: Differences in
 adult production and acquisition
 4-E Keiko Nakamura (Keio University)
 Polite language usage in mother-infant interactions: a 
 look at language socialization
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-15:00 L1 Acquisition (2)
 5-E Ayako Kubota and Peggy Li (University of Pennsylvania)
 Universal Ontology and Linguistic Influence on Naming Practices
 6-E Harumi Kobayashi (Kyoritsu Women's University)
 Learning novel part names with observation of adults' gestures
 7-E Takaaki Suzuki (Kyoto Sangyo University)
 Learning Japanese Argument Structure Constructions
15:00-15:10 Break
15:10-16:10 L2 Acquisition (1)
 8-E Gisela Jia (City University of New York) and Doris Aaronson
 	 (New York University)
 Immigrants learning English in the US: What contributes to
 their long-term proficiency in the new language?
 9-E Kyoko Baba (Nagoya University)
 The Roles of Learners' Vocabulary in Sentence Production
 of L2 Composition: A Case Study
16:10-16:20 Break
16:20-17:50 Plenary Talk
 Chair: Yuriko Oshima-Takane (McGill University)
 Speaker: Michael Tomasello (Max Planck Institute for
 Evolutionary Anthropology)

Title: Children's Syntactic Development

Most accounts of child language acquisition use as analytic
tools adult-like syntactic categories and schemas (grammars)
with little concern for whether they are psychologically
real for young children. Recent research has demonstrated,
however, that children do not operate initially with such
abstract linguistic entities, but instead operate on the
basis on concrete, item-based constructions. Children
construct more abstract linguistic constructions only
gradually - on the basis of linguistic experience in which
frequency plays a key role - and they constrain these con-
structions to their appropriate ranges of use only gradually
as well - again on the basis of linguistic experience in
which frequency plays a key role. The best account of first
language acquisition is provided by a usage-based model in
which children process the language they experience in dis-
course interactions with other persons, relying explicitly
and exclusively on social and cognitive skills that children
of this age are known to possess.

19:00-21:00 Reception

August 5th (Sat)
9:00-10:30 L2 Acquisition (2)
 10-J Yuko Goto Butler (Stanford University)
 Japanese Students' Metalinguistic Knowledge and Strategies
 in Their Use of English Articles
 11-J Nobuko Kamura (Research Fellow of JSPS (Japan Societ
 for the Promotion of Science))
 Developmental Sequences of Negation in Japanese as a Second
 Langugage (in Japanese)
 12-J Tomohiko Shirahata (Sizuoka University)
 The acquisition of functional categories: evidence from
 Japanese as a second language
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-12:10 Semantics/Discourse
 13-J Takashi Nakamura, Tatsuo Hemmi and Asumi Koizumi 
 (Niigata University)
 Semantic feature of specific words in the closing sentences
 newspaper articles (in Japanese)
 14-J Kazuko Shinohara(Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
 Correspondence between the spatial front-back axis and
 temporal concepts in Japanese
 15-E Shizuka Lauwereyns (Michigan State University)
 Blurry reference - the use of toka 'or something' in Japanese
 spoken discourse
12:10-13:10 Lunch Break
13:10-13:40 General Meeting of JSLS
13:40-14:40 Bilingualism
 16-J Tomoko Asano and Heidi Harley (New College of the
 University of South Florida)
 Japanese-English Bilingual Children's Language
 Switching in Mixed-Language Conversation
 17-E Masahiko Minami (San Francisco State University)
 Vocabulary Development in Bilingual and Language-Minority Children
14:40-14:50 Break
14:50-17:50 Symposium

 Title: Language use across social contexts:
Pragmatic issues in L1 and L2 acquisition
 Chair: Yasuhiro Shirai (Cornell University)
 Organizer: Kiyoshi Otomo (Tokyo Gakugei University)
 Gabriele Kasper (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)
 Haruko Cook (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)
 Yuriko Kite (Kansai University) and Keiko Sakui
 	(University of Auckland)
 Keiko Nakamura (Keio University)
 Masaaki Yamanashi (Kyoto University)
 Ruth Kanagy (Independent Researcher)
17:50-18:00 Closing

 A1-J Junko Sugiyama (Aichi Shukutoku University)
 A study of self-repair in Japanese conversation between
 native and nonnative speakers
 A2-J Koji Suda and Shigenori Wakabayashi
 		(Gunma Prefectural Women's University)
 Pronominal Case-marking by Japanese learners of English:
 evidence from production and grammaticality judgement data


			-- How to register --

Registration fee

				Member		Non-member
 (paid in full by July 15, 2000)	3,000 yen 
	5,000 yen
 Late registration/on-site
 registration (after
 July 16, 2000)		4,000 yen		6,000 yen
 Conference handbook		2,000 yen		3,000 yen
 Reception			3,000 yen		3,000 yen

	(Note) Those who apply for membership on or before the first day
 	 of the conference will be considered to be JSLS members.
Detailed information is available on

The JSLS homepage URL is

Conference registration fees, conference program & reception participation
fees should be paid to:

 Postal deposit:
 Name of account: JCHAT Gengo Kagaku Kenkyuukai
 Account number: 00850-7-33033

 Bank deposit:
 Name of account: JCHAT Gengo Kagaku Kenkyuukai
 Daihyoo Miyata Susanne
 Account type/number: Futsuu 1082733
 Account branch: Kamiyashiro branch (Branch number: 231)
 Bank name: Chukyo Bank
Form #2: Registration Form

Note (1) Conference presenters also need to submit this form.
 (2) Those registering by email: please put "JSLS Registration"
 in the subject header.
 (3) The email address is <>

I would like to register for the Second Conference of JSLS.

Mailing address: home work (please indicate which)
Mailing address, with zip code:

Telephone number:

Email address:

Conference handbook (please select one):
 Yes, I would like a conference handbook.
 No, I would not like a conference handbook.

Reception (please select one):
 Yes, I would like to attend the reception.
 No, I do not plan to attend the reception.

Amount deposited, with relevant sums:
 (e.g., total: 8,000 yen, registration fee: 3,000 yen, conference
 handbook: 2,000 yen; reception fee: 3,000 yen)

Overseas participants, please indicate the method by which you will be
paying your registration fee:
 On-site registration
 I will mail a check to K. Nakamura

If you are an overseas presenter, please indicate if you would like to
apply for a registration fee waiver:
 Yes, I would like a waiver.
 No, I do not need a waiver.
 Not applicable

You can also apply by mail or fax (address to JSLS Sirai):

 Prof. Hidetosi Sirai
 Department of Cognitive Science
 Chukyo University
 101 Tokodate, Kaizu-cho, Toyota, Aichi, 470-0393 JAPAN
 Fax number: +81-565-46-1299 (address to JSLS Sirai)
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