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Presentation by Dr Kerri L Russell

Kerri Russell presented "Lexical Representation of Argument Realization Patterns in Pre-modern Japanese: An IPS Research Project" at the AHRC International Placement Scheme Showcase on 16 November 2012 at the University of Westminster, London (presentation).

 

Presentation by Dr Stephen Wright Horn

Stephen Wright Horn gave a seminar presentation entitled "Wa/mo/ga/zero" for the British Association of Teachers of Japanese at the Japan Foundation, London on 10 November 2012 (presentation).

 

Recognition for the Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese

It was recently announced that the Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese (OCOJ) has been adopted by the British Academy as an Academy Research Project, through a highly competitive two stage evaluation process. The OCOJ will contain all extant OJ texts which will be encoded with a large amount of information, including linguistic information, as well as literary, biographical, historical, geographical and other information. The texts will also be supplied with translations into English. A bilingual Old Japanese -- English dictionary will be developed alongside and as an integrated part of the corpus, it will be hyperlinked to the texts, making cross-reference in both directions possible. Thus, the OCOJ will become a unique research and reference resource for scholars and students of the early language, writing, literature, religion, history, and civilization of Japan. The prestigious recognition by the British Academy is clear evidence of the high quality of the groundbreaking work on Old Japanese which is being carried out in Oxford.

 

Presentation by Professors Bjarke Frellesvig and John Whitman

Bjarke Frellesvig and John Whitman (NINJAL/Cornell) presented "The historical source of the bigrade (nidan) transitivity alternations in Japanese at the NINJAL International Symposium on Valency Classes and Alternations in Japanese held at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics on 4-5 August 2012 (presentation).

 

Bjarke Frellesvig and John Whitman presenting at NINJAL.

 

Presentations by members of the VSARPJ Project

Several members of the VSARPJ project presented research based on the Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese at the 通時コーパスプロジェクト・オックスフォード大VSARPJプロジェクト合同シンポジウム(NINJAL Diachronic Corpus Project – Oxford VSARPJ Project Joint Symposium Corpus Based Studies of Japanese Language History) held at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics on 30-31 July 2012: Bjarke Frellesvig presented "オックスフォード上代日本語コーパスについて (The Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese)" (presentation); Stephen Wright Horn presented "On accusative case marking in Old Japanese" (presentation); Kerri L Russell presented "Demonstration of the Oxford corpus of Old Japanese" (presentation) and "Noun incorporation in Old Japanese" (presentation); Peter Sells presented "On null pronouns in Old Japanese" (presentation); and Daniel Trott presented "On tense and aspect in Old Japanese" (presentation).

 

Japanese linguists at NINJAL

 

Presentation by Professor Bjarke Frellesvig

Professor Bjarke Frellesvig was invited to present "On 'Modern (Standard) Japanese' within the history of the Japanese language" at Tōhoku University on 5 July 2012. (abstract)

 

Presentation by Professor Bjarke Frellesvig

Professor Bjarke Frellesvig was invited to present "The verb suru 'to do' in Old Japanese" at Osaka University on 2 July 2012.

 

Presentation by Professor Bjarke Frellesvig

Professor Bjarke Frellesvig presented "上代日本語の「スル」について : コーパスによる研究 [On the verb suru ‘do’ in Old Japanese: A corpus based study]" at the National Institute of Japanese Language and Linguistics on 29 May 2012 as part of the NINJAL Colloquium. (presentation)

 

Presentation by Professor Bjarke Frellesvig, Dr Stephen W Horn, Dr Kerri L Russell, and Professor Peter Sells

Professor Bjarke Frellesvig, Dr Stephen W Horn, Dr Kerri L Russell, and Professor Peter Sells presented "Provisional and Conditional Clauses in Old Japanese" at the 8th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics, which was held in Stuttgart, Germany, 18-20 May 2012. (abstract | presentation)

 

Stephen Horn presenting a paper by the VSARPJ research team.

 

Presentation by Dr Dongsik Lim

Dr Dongsik Lim presented "Another type of evidential? A study of Korean verbal morpheme -te-" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 6 March 2012. This was the final talk of the East Asian Linguistics Seminar series for 2012. (abstract | presentation)

 

Dr Dongsik Lim of CCHS-CSIC, Spain giving a presentation on his Korean syntax research.

 

Presentation by Dr Elisabeth de Boer

Dr Elisabeth de Boer (Leiden University) presented "The modern Japanese tone and/or accent systems" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 28 February 2012. (abstract)

 

Elisabeth de Boer from Leiden discussing accent and/or tone in modern Japanese.

 

Presentation by Professor Sven Osterkamp

Professor Sven Osterkamp (Ruhr University Bochum) presented "Prenasalization in Japonic languages as seen in pre-modern foreign transcriptions: A look at the sources and their interpretation" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 21 February 2012. (abstract)

 

Sven Osterkamp from the University of Bochum discussing prenasalization.

 

Presentation by Professor Bjarke Frellesvig

Professor Bjarke Frellesvig presented "On Modern Standard Japanese within the history of the Japanese language" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 7 February 2012. (abstract | presentation)

 

Bjarke Frellesvig, Japanese linguist at the University of Oxford discussing the history of the Japanese language.

 

Presentation by Professor Bjarke Frellesvig

On 1 February 2012, Professor Bjarke Frellesvig presented "The verb 'to do' (suru) in Old Japanese: A corpus based study" at the University of York. (presentation | handout)

 

Presentation by Dr Jieun Kiaer

Dr Jieun Kiaer presented "One Breath Condition in Syntax: the case of Korean" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 24 January 2012 (abstract | presentation)

 

Jieun Kiaer, Korean linguist at the University of Oxford discussing syntax.

 

Presentation by Professor Michael Fortescue

The East Asian Linguistics Seminar's first speaker of 2012, Professor Michael Fortescue (University of Copenhagen), presented "How old is polysynthesis in the Amur-Sakhalin-Hokkaido region?" at on 17 January 2012 (abstract | presentation).

 

The University of Copenhagen's Michael Fortescue talking about polysynthesis.

 

 

 

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New Publication

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.

 

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