Talk by Mr Tohru Seraku
Mr Tohru Seraku presented 'Semantic Incrementality in Syntactic Theory' at the Syntax Working Group on 27 October 2010.
Talk by Nagiko Umino & Hebizo
Nagiko Umino & Hebizo, the creators of the best-selling manga essay series Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo, gave a talk in Japanese on 18 October 2010. (more information)
Talk by Professor Yuichiro Imanishi
On 14 October 2010, Professor Yuichiro Imanishi, Director of the National Institute of Japanese Literature (Tokyo), gave a special guest lecture on "The development of kana and the formation of women's literature in the Heian period". The lecture took place in the Examination Schools and was followed by a drinks reception in the Old Hall in Hertford College.
The 20th Japanese/Korean linguistics conference (JK20) was held in Oxford from 1-3 October 2010. Please see the conference website for more details.
Two papers by Centre members were presented at XXIIIe Journées de linguistique de l'Asie Orientale, CRLAO, Paris, France, 1-2 July 2010.
Dr Stephen W Horn, Dr Kerri L Russell, and Professor Bjarke Frellesvig presented "Verb semantics & argument realization in premodern Japanese: A preliminary study of verbal compounds" (presentation).
Ms Naoko Hosokawa presented "'Inundation' or 'Absorption'? A Study of Japanese Attitudes to the Use of Foreign Loanwords" (presentation).
On 18 June 2010 Professor Kumiko Sakoda, a visiting scholar at the Centre, presented "What can we discover from learners of Japanese? -A corpus based study" (presentation). Professor Sakoda is from Hiroshima University and NINJAL.
Dr Kerri L Russell presented "Argument structure in Old Japanese: A corpus based study" on 11 June 2010 at Japanese Times Now Past — International Conference on Premodern Japan, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, 11-12 June 2010. This talk described the mark-up conventions used in the VSARPJ corpus and demonstrated the kinds of syntatctic and morphological information that can be retrieved from the recently completed Eastern Old Japanese corpus. (presentation)
On 7 June 2010 Professor Yukinori Takubo (Kyoto University) presented "Kakari-musubi in Ikema Ryukyuan". In this talk, he argued that Ikema (a dialect of Miyako) has kakari-musubi structures and proposed a method to identify these structures in languages where the distinction between conclusive and adnominal endings has been lost.
Presentation by Ms Naoko Hosokawa
Ms Naoko Hosokawa presented "The Language of Civilisation: identity and Desire in the Meiji Era Japanese Language Reform Debates" at Desire - The 10th Annual Annual East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference (site) on 13 March 2010 at the University of Toronto. (presentation | paper)
On 17 March 2010 Bjarke Frellesvig, Stephen Wright Horn, Kerri L Russell, and Peter Sells presented "Introducing the project 'Verb Semantics and Argument Realization in Pre-Modern Japanese'" as part of the Japan Research Centre Seminar Programme at SOAS (presentation).
Special Seminar on Language Learning
"Primrose Paths to Foreign Language Acquisition: Why and how Extensive Reading works", a talk by Associate Professor Kunihide Sakai was held at the Oriental Institute Faculty Room on 11 March 2010. This special seminar was organized by Ms Kaori Nishizawa and co-hosted by the Centre and the Nissan Institute.
Presentation by Dr Shin-Sook Kim
Presentation by Ms Oana David
Ms Oana David presented "The sociolinguistics of teineigo style-mixing in semi-formal interviews: An application of quantitative Conversation Analysis" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 2 March 2010 (presentation).
Dr Kerri Russell presented "A Brief Overview of Ryukyuan Morphophonemics" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 2 February 2010 (presentation). She also presented "Verbal Semantics and Argument Realization in Pre-modern Japanese: An Introduction" at the Oxford Corpora Group meeting on 4 February 2010 (presentation).
Dr Tomohide Kinuhata recently presented two papers at Oxford. The first, "A Lecture on Shômono" (presentation), was presented at the first VSARPJ workshop on 21 January 2010. The second paper, "Historical development from subjective to objective meaning: A case of Japanese question particle" (presentation) was presented at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 25 January 2010.
Dr Thomas Pellard presented a talk entitled "Why the study of the Ryukyuan languages is important. The example of Ogami Ryukyuan" on 19 January 2010. This presentation was the first talk of the East Asian Linguistics Seminar for Hilary Term 2010. In this talk, Dr Pellard presented data collected while doing fieldwork in Ogami, a very small island in the southern Ryukyus. (presentation)
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