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