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LINGUIST List 23.1590

Thu Mar 29 2012

Calls: Japanese, Typology, General Linguistics/Japan

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Date: 29-Mar-2012
From: Kyoko Kanzaki <kanzakininjal.ac.jp>
Subject: NINJAL International Symposium on Valency Classes and Alternations in Japanese
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Full Title: NINJAL International Symposium on Valency Classes and Alternations in Japanese

Date: 04-Aug-2012 - 05-Aug-2012
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Kyoko Kanzaki
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/english/event/symposium/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Typology

Subject Language(s): Japanese

Call Deadline: 11-May-2012

Meeting Description:

This is to announce that NINJAL (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics), with cooperation of Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MIP-EVA), holds an international conference on the valency classes and alternations in Japanese. Complementary to MPI-EVA's typological project 'Valency classes in the world's languages', this conference places special focus on the Japanese language, discussing the universal and language-particular properties of its valency classes and alternations from a variety of perspectives including syntax, semantics, morphology, history, dialects, and acquisition.

Speakers (provisional):

Andrej Malchukov (Mainz / MPI-EVA), guest speaker
Søren Wichmann (MPI-EVA), guest speaker
Masayoshi Shibatani (Rice/NINJAL), guest speaker
Taro Kageyama (NINJAL) (semantics/syntax)
Wesley Jacobsen (Harvard) (semantics)
Hideki Kishimoto (Kobe) (syntax)
Yo Matsumoto (Kobe) (semantics/morphology)
Natsuko Tsujimura (Indiana) (semantics/syntax)
Michiaki Saito (Tohoku) (morphology)
Hideki Kobayashi (Gunma) (morphology)
Yoko Yumoto (Osaka) (semantics/syntax)
Makiro Tanaka (NINJAL) (corpus)
Kan Sasaki (Sapporo Gakuin) (northern dialects)
Michinori Shimoji (Gunma Women's U/NINJAL) (Ryukyuan dialects)
John Whitman (NINJAL) and Bjarke Frellesvig (Oxford/NINJAL) (Old Japanese)
Sotaro Kita (Birmingham) (first language acquisition)
Keiko Murasugi (Nanzan) (first language acquisition)
Yasuhiro Shirai (Pittsburg/NINJAL) (second language acquisition)
Prashant Pardeshi (NINJAL) (contrastive studies)

Some talks are given in English, and the others in Japanese.

Call for Papers:

Proposals for poster presentations by young researchers (especially, graduate students and post-doc researchers) are now being accepted.

Deadline: May 11, 2012

Submission: Email your proposal including the following information to Kanzakininjal.ac.jp.

1. Title
2. Name (Specify your student status if applicable)
3. Abstract with approximately 200 words

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