LINGUIST List 11.2069

Thu Sep 28 2000

FYI: Prosody/Internship, Studies in Lang Sciences 1

Editor for this issue: Lydia Grebenyova <>


  1. Dana Director, Prosodic Analysis Internship
  2. Yasuhiro Shirai, Japanese Society for Lang Sciences: Studies in Lang Sciences 1

Message 1: Prosodic Analysis Internship

Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 17:40:20 -0700
From: Dana Director <>
Subject: Prosodic Analysis Internship

The Center for Human-Computer Communication (CHCC) 
at the Oregon Graduate Institute (OGI) 

Applications are invited from outstanding linguistics graduate students with 
an interest in spoken dialogue, HCI, and prosodic analysis of speech signals 
for a 10-week full-time internship position during the Fall of 2000 or 
Winter/Spring of 2001. Funding for this internship is sponsored by the 
National Science Foundation, and is part of a larger NSF project entitled 
"Interactive Multimodal Interfaces: Designing for Human Performance." 
Students selected will participate in an interdisciplinary, 
team-oriented research project investigating people's spoken and multimodal 
input to interactive computer systems. This work is being conducted in a 
state-of-the-art laboratory facility at OGI located in the Portland 
metropolitan area.

Applicants with a background in linguistics, 
especially in prosodic analysis of spoken language, are strongly encouraged to 
apply. Students with a background in computer science, cognitive science, 
psychology, or human factors also will be considered if their primary interest 
and experience is in spoken dialogue, speech technology, HCI, and speech 
signal analysis. Experience working with human subjects, scoring and analyzing 
language-oriented behavior, and using data analysis/statistics software also 
would be relevant to the project.

Please visit our website: 

for further information and details about how to apply for the internship.
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Message 2: Japanese Society for Lang Sciences: Studies in Lang Sciences 1

Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 03:06:49 -0400
From: Yasuhiro Shirai <>
Subject: Japanese Society for Lang Sciences: Studies in Lang Sciences 1

Studies in Language Sciences 1

"Studies in Language Sciences (SLS)" is a publication of the Japanese
Society for Language Sciences. SLS1 contains selected papers from the First
Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences, including a
plenary address by Brian MacWhinney (Carnegie Mellon University). The papers
are written in English, with abstracts in Japanese.



 Yuriko Oshima-Takane

A note from the editors

 Yuriko Oshima-Takane, Yasuhiro Shirai, and Hidetosi Sirai


 Perspective-taking and grammar
 Brian MacWhinney

Invited Symposium

 New perspectives in language acquisition
 Yuriko Oshima-Takane and Harumi Kobayashi
 On the Adverb + su Construction in Japanese
 Mari Takahashi
 The semantic properties of action verbs: The interdependent dynamics of
sense-making and knowledge-forming
 Shigenori Tanaka
 Actions can direct word learning: Interrelations between affordances and
object words
 Harumi Kobayashi
 Commentary: Language acquisition as conceptual learning
 Giyoo Hatano
 Commentary: New perspectives in language acquisition
 Brian MacWhinney

 First Language Acquisition

 Are Japanese Verbal Nouns verbal or nominal?
 Yutaka Sato
 Acquisition of grammatical categories: Role of physical objects and input
 Yuriko Oshima-Takane, Susanne Miyata and Norio Naka
 Nominative case particle in Japanese first language acquisition:
Analysis of supply rates in two longitudinal data
 Mayumi Nishibu
 Multiple factors in morphological case-marking errors
 Takaaki Suzuki
 Development of a Japanese two-year-old's turntaking in mother-child
 Mihoko Kubota
 Book reading styles of Japanese mothers
 Masahiko Minami

 Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism

 The age effect in second language acquisition: Is it too late to acquire
native-level competence in a second language after the age of seven?
 Yuko Goto Butler
 Error treatment at different grade levels in Japanese immersion classroom
 Hirohide Mori
 Investigating cross-cultural pragmatics using roleplays: Apology,
refusal, and request
 Sayoko Yamashita and Martin Willis
 Patterns of language choice at dinnertime in bilingual families
 Hiroko Kasuya

 How to order copies:

SLS1 will be delivered in September 2000 to everyone who has paid the JSLS
membership fee for the year 1999. If you were not a member during 1999, and
would like to receive a copy of SLS 1, please go to the JSLS Membership page
( ), join JSLS, and pay
the 3,000 yen (or US$30) membership fee, with a note that your payment is
for your 1999 membership. Please also inform Susanne Miyata of your mailing
address by sending email to her.

 Japanese Society for Language Sciences
	c/o Dr. Susanne Miyata
	Faculty of Creativity and Culture
	Aichi Shukutoku University
	Sakuragaoka 23, Chikusa-ku
	Nagoya, 464-8671, Japan
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