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LINGUIST List 23.2967

Sat Jul 07 2012

Confs: Japanese, General Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 07-Jul-2012
From: Uli Sauerland <ulialum.mit.edu>
Subject: Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 6
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Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 6
Short Title: FAJL 6

Date: 26-Sep-2012 - 28-Sep-2012
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Uli Sauerland
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/workshop_fajl6.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Japanese

Meeting Description:

The FAJL conferences provide since 1994 the primary venue for cutting edge, theoretical work in all domains of Japanese linguistics. The sixth edition is going to be first time FAJL takes place in Europe organized by the ZAS in Berlin. The Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS) is a university-independent research centre located in the federal state of Berlin. Its objective is the investigation of natural language and its manifestation in individual languages.

Keynote Speakers:

Daiko Takahashi (Tohoku University, Sendai)
Mamoru Saito (Nanzan University, Nagoya)
Shinchiro Ishihara (Frankfurt University)
Haruo Kubozono (NINJAL, Tokyo)
Hiromu Sakai (Hiroshima University)
Edson Miyamoto (University of Tsukuba)
Yurie Hara (University of Hong Kong)
Kimiko Nakanishi (Ochanomizu University, Tokyo)


We ask all participants to preregister. The preregistration page will open by July 15, 2012 at latest on the conference website.

Full Program:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Location: Japanese Embassy in Germany (Botschaft von Japan in Deutschland), Hiroshimastrasse 6, 10785 Berlin (ph. +49 30 21094-0)

You must bring your passport to enter the embassy.

9:15 - 9:30
Kazuko Yatsushiro (ZAS, Berlin)

9:30 - 10:30
Daiko Takahashi (Tohoku University, Sendai)
Parallelism for Elliptic Arguments

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee and tea

11:00 - 11:30
Kensuke Takita & Nobu Goto
Some Asymmetries in Japanese N'-deletion and their Theoretical Implications

11:30 - 12:30
Mamoru Saito (Nanzan University, Nagoya)

12:30 - 13:45
Lunch break (sandwiches catered)

13:45 - 14:15
Toru Ishii
Complementizer Stacking, Dual Selections and 'Relabeling'

14:15 - 14:45
Norio Nasu
What Makes Root Phenomena Special?

14:45 - 15:15
Coffee and tea

15:15 - 15:45
Yusuke Yoda
Structure of &P and Contextual Allomorphy

15:45 - 16:15
Hideaki Yamashita
On the Absence, Emergence, and Disappearance of Minimality Effects in Japanese Scrambling

Walking tour of Berlin
Guided tour through the Tiergarten Park and historic parts of Berlin including the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, and some other attractions from the Japanese embassy to the conference dinner restaurant

Conference dinner at Brechthaus Kellerrestaurant, Chausseestraße 125, 10115 Berlin, ph. +49 30 2823- 843

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Location: Humboldt University, Dorotheenstrasse 24 / Hegelplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Lecture room 1.101 (Hörsaal 1.101)

9:30 - 10:30
Shinichiro Ishihara (Goethe University, Frankfurt)
The Clause-Mate Condition: A Prosodic Account

11:00 - 12:00
Haruo Kubozono (NINJAL, Tokyo)
Word-level vs. Sentence-level Prosody in Japanese

12:00 - 12:30
Shin-Ichiro Sano
Violable and Inviolable OCP Effects on Linguistic Changes: Evidence from Verbal Inflections in Japanese

12:30 - 2:15

2:15 - 2:45
Jun Abe
Backward Anaphora in Japanese: Cases of Condition C Violations

2:45 - 3:15
Isaac Gould
Japanese 'Rokuna' as a Local Focus Associate

3:15 - 4:30
Poster Session with coffee/tea/water

Hiroyuki Shimada
The Subject-Object Asymmetry Regarding Disjunctive 'Ka' in Child Japanese (alternate talk)

Koji Shimamura
On Long-distance Movement of Subject in Japanese (alternate talk)

Atsushi Oho
Scrambling and Dependent Interpretations in Multiple wh-questions in Japanese (alternate talk)

Osamu Sawada
Precision and Manners of Measurement: The Case of Japanese Minimizers (alternate talk)

Naoyuki Akaso
Criterial Freezing and Long-distance Scrambling to Post-subject Position

Masahiro Akiyama
Deletion of Noun Phrases in Relative Clauses in Japanese

Nobuko Hasegawa
The To-Conditional Clause as an Event Topic

Yu Ikemoto & Harald Clahsen
The Mental Representation of Derived Words: An Experimental Study of -sa and -mi Nominals in Japanese

Masaaki Kamiya & Akemi Matsuya
Japanese-speaking Children's Pragmatic/Semantic Knowledge: A Case in Point is 'numeral + wa' Construction

Youngju Kim & Hiromu Sakai
Exclamation by Overt Marker for Factivity: A Case of Sentence-Final koto in Japanese

Hisashi Morita
Two Types of wh-questions in Japanese: How to Lift the Intervention and the wh-Island Effect

Takashi Nakajima
The Flip Side of Japanese is Malagasy

Yoshiyuki Shibata
Unexpected Narrow Scope of -dake Phrases in Japanese

Harald Stamm & Denise Yu
Intensification of Verbs in Japanese by 'totemo'

Yasutada Sudo
Weak 'Evens' in Japanese

Ayaka Sugawara
Apparent Inverse Scope with Universal Modals in Japanese

Koji Sugisaki
Poverty of the Stimulus in the Acquisition of Japanese Scrambling

Shigeki Taguchi & Fumikazu Niinuma
Accusative NPs in Japanese

Katsuhiko Yabushita
Japanese Dare-mo Is a Pseudo-NPI: A Semantico-Pragmatic Analysis of Its NPI-like Distribution

Kazuko Yatsushiro & Uli Sauerland
A Question Particle for the Forgetful: Japanese -kke

4:30 - 5:00
Kiyomi Kusumoto
Genitive Object in Kansai Japanese and Slavic Languages

5:00 - 5:30
Miwa Isobe & Reiko Okabe
Dative Subject Constructions in Child Japanese

5:30 - 6:00
Mika Kizu, Peter Sells & Hidekazu Tanaka
Raising out of V+tate Phrases

6:00 - 8:00
Informal get-together at the Pergamon Museum, Am Kupfergraben 5, 10117 Berlin (museum entry is free after 6 pm)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Location (same as previous day): Humboldt University, Dorotheenstrasse 24 / Hegelplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Lecture room 1.101 (Hörsaal 1.101)

9:30 - 10:30
Hiromu Sakai (Hiroshima University)
Title: tba

11:00 - 12:00
Edson Miyamoto (University of Tsukuba)
Title: tba

12:00 - 12:30
Hajime Ono, Miki Obata & Noriaki Yusa
Interference and Subcategorization Information: A Case of Pre-verbal NPs in Japanese

12:30 - 2:15

2:15 - 3:15
Yurie Hara (University of Hong Kong)
Title: tba

3:15 - 3:45
Lisa Bylinina
Ways of Judge-dependency in Degree Constructions: Evidence from Japanese Evidentiality

3:45 - 4:15

4:15 - 4:45
Koji Kawahara
Measure Phrases and the Syntax of Adjectival Nominals in Japanese

4:45 - 5:45
Kimiko Nakanishi (Ochanomizu University, Tokyo)
Title: tba

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