LINGUIST List 8.1288

Wed Sep 10 1997

Calls: Practical Linguistics of Japanese

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  1. Yukiko S. Alam, Practical Linguistics of Japanese

Message 1: Practical Linguistics of Japanese

Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 22:56:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Yukiko S. Alam <>
Subject: Practical Linguistics of Japanese

			Call for Papers

		 International Conference on 

		Practical Linguistics of Japanese 

 	In Memory of Professor Toshiko Mishima

			May 3, 1998 (Sunday)
		San Francisco State University (SFSU)

			Sponsored by the 
		Center for the Advancement of 
	Teaching of Japanese Language and Culture (CATJL), SFSU
	The Northern California Japanese Teachers Association (NCJTA)

		* * * * * Keynote Speakers * * * *

		 Susumu Kuno (Harvard University) 
		Seiichi Makino (Princeton University)

Conference Chair: Midori Y. McKeon, Director , CATJL and President, NCJTA

(1) Aims and Scope 
This conference is intended to bring together researchers on the
cutting edge of Japanese linguistics research and to offer a forum in
which linguistics research results can be presented in a form
applicable to those who might apply them in practical fields such as
teaching of Japanese as a foreign language and in language technology.

We are soliciting abstracts of papers on original and unpublished
research in any area of linguistics, including but not limited to:
phonetics, phonology, the lexicon, morphology, syntax, semantics, and
discourse pragmatics. Authors are urged to write for those who may
not be necessarily familiar with highly specialized technical terms of
linguistics. We expect that conference papers will be published.

(2) Conference Language: English/Japanese

(3) All Correspondence to: 	Yukiko Sasaki Alam 
				Program Chair, Mishima Conference
				Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures
				San Francisco State University
				1600 Holloway Avenue
				San Francisco, CA 94132

				Fax: (415) 841 1826

(4) Abstracts		
Send abstracts to the Program Chair. No faxed or e-mailed abstracts
will be accepted. 

****Abstract Receipt Deadline: October 10, 1997 (Postmarked)****
Notification of Acceptance: November 10, 1997 

Include: (a) Three copies of a one-two page abstract of the paper with
a title (using a typeface of at least 12 points with at least 0.75
inch (3 cm) margins on all sides). An additional page may be used for
figures, data and bibliographical citations. OMIT name and
affiliation. (b) 3"X5" card with the paper title, name(s) of the
author(s), address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number (if

(5) Registration fees: 
Twenty (20) US dollars (Twenty-five (25) US dollars on site). People
who are interested in attending the conference are asked to send it
together with the following registration form to the Program Chair.

(6) Manner of the payment
The payment should be by a personal US bank check or an international
money order/bank draft payable to "NCJTA".

(7) Accommodation 
Due to unfortunate circumstances, the University guest center is no
longer available to accomodate guests to the university. More
information about the conference, accommodations and transportations
will be on the World Wide Web at: ~japanese.
SFSU is located beside Lake Mercede in the southwest end of San
Francisco, six miles from downtown and two miles from the Pacific
Ocean. You can get to the campus from downtown by bus, streetcar or

(8) Registration Form 
International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese in
Memory of Professor Toshiko Mishima, San Francisco State University,
May 3, 1998.

Please fill out this form and return it to the Program Chair. (Please
print or type.)

Name:		__________________________________________________
		First			(Middle)		Last

Affiliation: ____________________________________________________

Address: 	_____________________________________________________________



Telephone: ____________________________ E-mail ________________________

Fax (if available):	__________________________________

Please check:

Included with the Registration Form is/are:

	0	Registration fees of twenty dollars

	0	Deposit for hotel accommodation (	________ dollars)
		Please reserve a room at the University Guest Center
		from the date of May _____to the date of May _____, 1998

Signature: ______________________	Date: ____________
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