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Message 1: 2nd Oxford-Kobe Linguistics Seminar

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 15:54:31 -0500 (EST)
From: johncharles.smith <johncharles.smithstcatz.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: 2nd Oxford-Kobe Linguistics Seminar


Second Oxford-Kobe Linguistics Seminar: International Symposium on the
History and Structure of Japanese

Date: 26-Sep-2004 - 29-Sep-2004
Location: Kobe, Japan
Contact: John Charles Smith
Contact Email: johncharles.smithstcatz.ox.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http://www.kobeinst.org 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics
Subject Language: Japanese

Meeting Description:

The Kobe Institute of St Catherine's College (University of
Oxford) is sponsoring a Second Linguistics Seminar, from 26 to 29
September 2004, which will take the form of an International Symposium
on the History and Structure of Japanese. All papers will be invited
plenary lectures and will last 50-55 minutes. There are also plans to
organize a session of poster presentations. The language of the
Seminar will be English. 

SECOND OXFORD-KOBE LINGUISTICS SEMINAR:
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE HISTORY AND STRUCTURE OF JAPANESE

The First Oxford-Kobe Linguistics Seminar, entitled 'Language Change
and Historical Linguistics', was held in April 2002. Following the
enormous success of this event, the Kobe Institute of St Catherine's
College (University of Oxford) has agreed to sponsor a Second
Linguistics Seminar, in September 2004, and feels that the most
felicitous focus for this meeting is the history and structure of the
Japanese language. Once again, the aim of the Seminar is to promote
collaboration and scholarly exchange between academic colleagues from
Japan and other countries in a relaxed and convivial environment. The
Seminar is organized by Bjarke Frellesvig (University of Oxford),
Masayoshi Shibatani (Rice University), and John Charles Smith
(University of Oxford).

SEMINAR TIMETABLE

The Seminar will begin in the late afternoon/early evening on Sunday,
26 September 2004, with Registration and a Welcome Reception. The
three days from Monday, 27 September to Wednesday 29 September,
inclusive, will be devoted to papers and discussion. It is suggested
that participants should arrive during the morning or early afternoon
of Sunday, 26 September, and leave on Thursday, 30 September. All
papers will be invited plenary lectures and will last 50-55 minutes.
There are also plans to organize a session of poster presentations.
The language of the Seminar will be English.

INVITED PARTICIPANTS

The following scholars have agreed to give papers at the Seminar:

Bjarke Frellesvig (University of Oxford) 
Taro Kageyama (Kwansei Gakuin University)
Satoshi Kinsui (Osaka University) 
Susumu Kuno (Harvard University) 
S.-Y. Kuroda (University of California San Diego) 
Wesley Jacobsen (Harvard University) 
Vera Podlesskaya (Russian State University for Humanities in Moscow)
Leon Serafim (University of Hawai'i)
Masayoshi Shibatani (Rice University)
Shoko Hamano (George Washington University) 
Lone Takeuchi (SOAS, University of London)
Yukinori Takubo (Kyoto University)
James Unger (Ohio State University)
Timothy Vance (University of Arizona)
Alexander Vovin (University of Hawai'i) 
John Whitman (Cornell University) 

THE KOBE INSTITUTE

The Kobe Institute of St. Catherine's College (University of Oxford),
in Kobe, Japan, is an independent non-profit-making organization. It
was established in September 1991 by donations from Kobe City, Hyogo
Prefecture and more than 100 companies all over Japan. The Institute
was established with the objectives of stimulating and facilitating
intellectual exchange between Japan and other nations, and is
maintained with financial support from corporate sources. 1997 saw
the establishment, as part of this programme, of the Oxford-Kobe
Seminars, which aim to bring together researchers in a particular
discipline to discuss the 'state of the art' in their area of
expertise. The seminar programme is sustained in part with income
from external sponsors.

The Seminar will be held in the Institute's buildings, a purpose-built
independent academic complex at the foot of Rokko Mountain, with
outstanding views over the city of Kobe and Osaka Bay. The Institute
has a library, a computing room with e-mail facilities, a lecture
theatre, seminar rooms, common rooms, dining rooms and bar facilities.
There is also a television room with satellite television.

Information on the Kobe Institute, including access maps, photographs,
and an account of its history, can be found at:
http://www.kobeinst.org.

Further details of this Second Oxford-Kobe Linguistics Seminar,
including details of how to register, will be available shortly on the
Institute's web site.
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