On 28 November 2011 Professor John Whitman (NINJAL/Cornell University) presented "The Relative Clause Problem" at the General Linguistics Seminar, University of Oxford (presentation).
Professor Bjarke Frellesvig presented "The verb 'to do' (suru) in Old Japanese: A corpus based study" at the General Linguistics Seminar, University of Oxford on 21 November 2011 presentation | handout
Professor Bjarke Frellesvig gave two invited lectures on 16 November 2011 at Newcastle University and 11 November 2011 at Universität Zürich. The presentation, entitled "On Modern Japanese within the history of the Japanese language" (presentation), highlighted many of the significant findings in his recent book "A History of the Japanese Language".
Drs Stephen Wright Horn and Kerri L Russell presented "AHRC: 'Verb semantics and argument realization in pre-modern Japanese' and the Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese" (presentation) on 17 November 2011 at the Oriental Institute Faculty Research Presentations.
Professor Yo Matsumoto (Kobe University) gave a special guest lecture on 2 November where he presented "Japanese Syntactic and Lexical Compound Verbs: Types and Constraints" (presentation).
Mr Daniel Trott presented "Auxiliary Selection in Old Japanese (古代日本語における助動詞選択)" on 1 November at the Syntax Working Group (presentation).
Professor Bjarke Frellesvig, Dr Stephen Wright Horn, Dr Kerri L Russell, and Ms Zixi You presented a panel entitled "Corpus based studies of Japanese grammar" (presentation) at the British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) Workshop (site), which was held at the Nissan Institute, St. Antony’s College, Oxford on 8 September.
Dr Stephen Wright Horn, Dr Kerri L Russell, and Ms Zixi You presented at The 13th International Conference of EAJS held at Tallinn University in Tallinn, Estonia, 24-27 August (conference site) as part of EAJS Section 2: Language and Linguistics, which was convened by Professor Bjarke Frellesvig, along with Tomoko Okazaki Hansen.
Dr Stephen Wright Horn and Dr Kerri L Russell presented "Semantic roles and case marking in Old Japanese", a study of the OJ verb kog- 'to row' (presentation), and Ms Zixi You presented "Manifestations of split intransitivity in Old Japanese: A corpus-based study", which is related to her DPhil research (presentation).
In addition, two associate members of the RCJLL presented in this section: Professor Satoshi Kinsui delivered the keynote address, "「役割語」研究の展望 (New Horizons in Research on 'Role Language')" and Professor John Whitman presented "A comparison of glossing traditions in Japan and Korea" as part of a panel on kunten research.
Finally, Professor Frellesvig has been elected as the Secretary of the Council of the EAJS from 2011-2014, and began his term at the conclusion of the conference.
Professor Bjarke Frellesvig delivered a plenary talk at the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHLXX) held at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan, 25-30 July 2011 (conference site). Professor Frellesvig's talk, "Corpus Based Studies in Japanese Historical Syntax: On the verb suru 'do' in Old Japanese" (presentation, handout), presented a new analysis of the usage of suru in Old Japanese based on research conducted using the Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese (OCOJ).
Professor Frellesvig, Dr Stephen Wright Horn, and Dr Kerri L Russell also presented "Null Arguments in Pre-modern Japanese" (presentation) at ICHL as part of a workshop called "The Diachrony of Referential Null Arguments".
From 31 July - 1 August 2011, members of the VSARPJ project presented on the status of the OCOJ and directions for future research projects at the first joint Oxford-NINJAL workshop. See the VSARPJ project news and events page for more information.
Professor Bjarke Frellesvig presented "A diachronic perspective on early Japanese adjectival morphology: Some more pre-Old Japanese copulas" (presentation) on 11 April at Kobe University, 12 April at Osaka University, and 13 April 2001 at Kyoto University.
An interview with Professor Bjarke Frellesvig, recorded by Cambridge University Press (Japan), is now available on YouTube. This video discusses his recent book, A History of the Japanese Language.
Professor Christoph Harbsmeier (OSLO) presented "Ancient Chinese lexicography: The case of Shuōwén" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 8 March 2011.
Ryosuke Shibagaki (SOAS) presented "Morpho-syntactic Properties of Resultatives in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Mongolian" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 1 March 2011
Naoko Hosokawa (Oxford) presented "The language of civilisation: Identity and desire in the Meiji Era Japanese language reform debates" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 1 February 2011. (presentation)
Tohru Seraku (Oxford) presented "Nominalization in Japanese with special reference to the particle no" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 25 January 2011.
The RCJLL is now on Facebook
17 January 2012
The Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese is now available online. This full poetic corpus of Old Japanese presents the original script and a phonemic transcription of all Old Japanese poetic texts.
The East Asian Linguistics Seminar takes place in the Oriental Institute on Tuesdays from 5-6 during Hilary Term. (schedule)