LINGUIST List 23.2967

Sat Jul 07 2012

Confs: Japanese, General Linguistics/Germany

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Date: 07-Jul-2012
From: Uli Sauerland <>
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:

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 - 9:30WelcomeKazuko Yatsushiro (ZAS, Berlin)

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

10:30 - 11:00Coffee and tea

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

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

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

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

14:15 - 14:45Norio NasuWhat Makes Root Phenomena Special?

14:45 - 15:15Coffee and tea

15:15 - 15:45Yusuke YodaStructure of &P and Contextual Allomorphy

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

16:30Walking tour of BerlinGuided 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

18:30Conference 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 - 10:30Shinichiro Ishihara (Goethe University, Frankfurt)The Clause-Mate Condition: A Prosodic Account

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

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

12:30 - 2:15Lunch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Naoyuki AkasoCriterial Freezing and Long-distance Scrambling to Post-subject Position

Masahiro AkiyamaDeletion of Noun Phrases in Relative Clauses in Japanese

Nobuko HasegawaThe To-Conditional Clause as an Event Topic

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

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

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

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

Takashi NakajimaThe Flip Side of Japanese is Malagasy

Yoshiyuki ShibataUnexpected Narrow Scope of -dake Phrases in Japanese

Harald Stamm & Denise YuIntensification of Verbs in Japanese by 'totemo'

Yasutada SudoWeak 'Evens' in Japanese

Ayaka SugawaraApparent Inverse Scope with Universal Modals in Japanese

Koji SugisakiPoverty of the Stimulus in the Acquisition of Japanese Scrambling

Shigeki Taguchi & Fumikazu NiinumaAccusative NPs in Japanese

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

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

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

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

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

6:00 - 8:00Informal 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 - 10:30Hiromu Sakai (Hiroshima University)Title: tba

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

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

12:30 - 2:15Lunch

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

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

3:45 - 4:15Coffee/tea/water

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

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

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