LINGUIST List 32.698

Thu Feb 25 2021

Calls: Japanese; Korean; Gen Ling/Japan

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 25-Feb-2021
From: Kaoru Horie <>
Subject: 29th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: 29th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference
Short Title: JK29

Date: 09-Oct-2021 - 11-Oct-2021
Location: Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan
Contact Person: Kaoru Horie
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Japanese; Korean

Call Deadline: 08-May-2021

Meeting Description:

The 29th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK29), jointly hosted by Nagoya University and the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL), will take place at Nagoya University, Japan, from 9 to 11 October 2021, with satellite events on 8 October. It should be noted that JK 29 may be held as a virtual conference amid a pandemic. We are planning to make a decision on whether JK29 will be a physical or virtual conference by the end of June at the latest.

JK29 will feature six invited presentations by the following distinguished scholars:
- Dr. Taehong Cho (Hanyang University, South Korea)
- Dr. Bjarke Frellesvig (University of Oxford, UK)
- Dr. Yuki Hirose (University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Dr. Noriko Iwasaki (Nanzan University, Japan)
- Dr. Peter Sells (University of York, UK)
- Dr. Wataru Uegaki (University of Edinburgh, UK)

The Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK) is the only long-running annual international conference on Japanese and Korean linguistics. It attracts the highest caliber of academic research relevant to one or both languages, including minority languages and sign languages. As in previous JK conferences, JK29 invites papers on, for example, phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, and psycholinguistics of Japanese and Korean.

Call for Papers:

The JK29 organizing committee welcomes abstract submissions for 20-minute oral presentations, followed by 10 minutes for discussion, and for poster presentations.

Contributions to any aspect of Japanese/Korean linguistics, or comparison of these languages with other languages, are welcome. Comparative studies of Japanese and Korean are especially encouraged.

Deadline for abstract submission: 8 May 2021 11.59 pm (GMT) Notification of acceptance: 30 June 2021

Abstract guidelines:
- Abstracts must be anonymous and must present original research that has not been published.
- Abstracts should be written in English and not exceed two pages in total. References, examples and/or figures can be included on the second page. Alternatively, lengthy text examples can be incorporated in text to improve readability.
- Submitted abstracts must be in .pdf format, with Times New Roman font, size 12, 1 inch margins and single spacing on a A4 or letter-size paper.
- The filename must be in the form Paper_title.pdf (e.g., Logical_structure_of_linguistic_theory.pdf).
- Do not include author names or affiliations in either the filename or the abstract itself.
- Authors may submit one abstract as first author, and may be co-author on no more than one additional abstract. In other words, one may be an author on up to two submissions, but first author on only one of those.

Abstract Submission: Abstracts should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair:

When submitting your abstract through EasyChair, please enter the title of your abstract and type “the file uploaded” in the spaces under “Title and Abstract” (you do not need to enter your abstract there) and upload the PDF file of your abstract using “Uploads”. Please use the space under “Keywords” to (i) enter four/five keywords that describe the study; (ii) choose and enter one or two of the following eight categories for the abstract: (1) phonetics/phonology, (2) morphology, (3) formal/lexical semantics, (4) formal syntax, (5) pragmatics, (6) functional/usage-based linguistics, (7) sociolinguistics, including discourse, and pragmatic analyses, (8) historical linguistics, (9) psycholinguistics, and (10) other(s); and (iii) indicate the preferred mode of presentation (oral, poster presentation or either).

Satellite events on 8 October 2021 include:
The NINJAL/SNU Joint Workshop on Data-oriented Approaches to Meaning in Korean and Japanese.

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