News and events

Presentation by Kerri Russell

Kerri Russell presented "The Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese: Using technology to discover ancient languages" on 25 September to the Polyglot Society at North London Collegiate School.

 

Presentation by Bjarke Frellesvig

Bjarke Frellesvig presented "Verb Verb Complex Predicates in Old Japanese" (presentation) at the Syntax of the World's Languages VI, 8-10 September at Università di Pavia.

 

Presentation by several members of the RCJLL at EAJS

Several members of the RCJLL presented talks at the 14th International Conference of European Association for Japanese Studies held at the University of Ljubljana on 27-30 August. Bjarke Frellesvig, Stephen Wright Horn, and Yuko Yanagida presented "Differential Object Marking in Pre-modern Japanese: A diachronic perspective" (presentation). Kerri Russell and Peter Sells presented "Embedded imperative clauses in Old Japanese" (presentation). Jennifer Guest presented "Imagining a Primer – Miyoshi no Tameyasu's Zoku Senjimon." Finally, Takehiko Maruyama presented "A Corpus-based Study of Colloquial Japanese - Retrospect and Prospect."

 

Takehiko Maruyama of NINJAL and Oxford presenting at EAJS

 

Presentation by Kerri Russell and Zixi You

Kerri Russell and Zixi You presented "The Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese Lexicon" at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School on 17 July (presentation).

 

Presentation by Yo Matsumoto

Yo Matsumoto (Kobe) gave a special lecture entitled Noncausative/causative verb pairs in Japanese: Semantic and Phonological subregularities on 19 June (presentation).

 

Professor Yo Matsumoto presenting at Oxford

 

Final VSARPJ workshop

On 18 May the final Verb semantics and argument realization in pre-modern Japanese (VSARPJ) was held at NINJAL. Several presentations were given on research based on the Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese (OCOJ). See VSARPJ News and Events for the presentations and more information.

 

announcements of talks for the final VSARPJ project workshop at NINJAL

 

Presentation by Michael Fortescue

Michael Fortescue (University of Copenhagen) presented "What are the limits of polysynthesis?" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 11 March. (abstract | handout)

 

Bjarke Frellesvig introducing Michael Fortescue

 

Presentation by Bjarke Frellesvig

Bjarke Frellesvig (Oxford) presented "Why Romanize Japanese? Introducing the Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese" at the East Asian Lunch Seminar, Institute for Oriental and Cultural Studies University of Oslo on 5 March. (abstract | presentation)

 

Presentation by Kerri L Russell and Peter Sells

Kerri L Russell (Oxford) and Peter Sells (University of York) presented "The syntax of mood constructions in Old Japanese: A corpus based study" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 4 March. (abstract | presentation)

 

Presentation by Kerri L Russell, John Whitman, and Yuko Yanagida

Kerri L Russell (Oxford), John Whitman (NINJAL/Cornell), and Yuko Yanagida (University of Tsukuba) presented "Was Old Japanese a polysynthetic language?" on 21 February at the International Symposium on Polysynthesis in the World’s Languages 国際シンポジウム 「世界の言語における複統合性」 at NINJAL. (presentation)

 

Presentation by Kerri L Russell

Kerri L Russell (Oxford) presented "Digital Humanities in Oriental Studies" at the Oriental Institute Methodology Seminar on 21 February. This talk will be available as a podcast on iTunes U. (presentation)

 

Presentation by Youkyung Ju

Youkyung Ju (SOAS) presented "Typological Universals of Relative Clauses with Reference to Korean as a Foreign Language" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 25 February. (abstract | presentation)

 

 

Youkyung Ju discussing relative clauses for learners of Korean as a Foreign Language

 

 

Presentation by Tohru Seraku

Tohru Seraku (Oxford) gave a talk on "Towards a Functional-Pragmatic Account of ‘Giving’ Verbs in Japanese" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 18 February. (abstract | handout)

 

 

Tohru Seraku discussing giving verbs

 

 

Presentation by Aimi Kuya

Aimi Kuya (Oxford) presented "A sociolinguistic case study of keesu (‘case’)" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 11 February. (abstract | presentation)

 

 

Aimi Kuya discussing loanwords in Japanese

 

 

Presentation by Jos Vos

Jos Vos (St Clare's, Oxford) discussed "The Joys of Translating Genji monogatari" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 4 February. This translation into Dutch is the first of its kind, and this talk highlighted some of the choices a translator must make. (abstract | handout)

 

 

Jos Vos discussing his translation of the Genji monogatari into Dutch

 

 

Presentation by Jieun Kiaer

Jieun Kiaer (Oxford) presented "A Verbal Myth: From an Incremental Syntax Perspective" at the East Asian Linguistics Seminar on 28 January. (abstract)

 

 

Jieun Kiaer discussing the verbal myth

 

 

Presentation by John Maher

John Maher (International Christian University) presented "The Sociolinguistics of Toponyms in Japan" at the first East Asian Linguistics Seminar for Hilary Term 2014 on 21 January. (abstract | presentation)

 

 

John Maher discussing Japanese Toponyms

 

 

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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.

 

Regular events

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Join us for our weekly coffee and Japanese linguistics on Fridays at 11 during full term.

 

The East Asian Linguistics Seminar takes place in the Oriental Institute on Tuesdays from 5-6 during Hilary Term. (schedule)

the RCJLL team at NINJAL

 

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