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L490/590  "Linguistic Structure of Japanese" Student presentations
Time:   April 19 (R), 24 (T) & 26 (R), 2018       2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Place:   Woodburn Hall 002
Anyone interested is welcome to stop by.

April 19 (R)


[1]   2:30-3:05

Sarah Robinson
"A Comparative Analysis of Moraic Aspects of Rhyme in Modern Japanese Music and Old Norse Poetry"

[2]   3:10-3:45

Jessie Tease & Lindsey Robinson
"Verbal Reduplication in Japanese and American Sign Language"

April 24 (T)


[1]   2:30-3:05

Amy Warrington & Parker Henry
"The Japanese Realization of Front Rounded Vowels from Loanwords"

[2]   3:10-3:45

Chen Qi
"Speech Errors in English, Chinese, and Japanese"

April 26 (R)



Amanda Borhert & Mikael Akimoto
"Scrambling in Japanese and Russian" (Tentative title)


To appear in 2018 "Floating Quantifiers in Japanese Passives and Beyond," Journal of Japanese Linguistics 34.2.

2018  Yoon Junghyoe and Yoshihisa Kitagawa, "Synchronizing Physical and Logical Properties," Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL13)

2018  Ishihara, Shinichiro, Yoshihisa Kitagawa, Satoshi Nambu and Hajime Ono, "Non-focal Prominence," Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL13)

2017 "Interfacing Syntax with Sounds and Meanings," Handbook of Japanese Syntax, De Gruyter Mouton, 497-552.

2017 "Morphosyntax at LF," in Mitwpl, Halpert, Kotek and van Urk eds, A Pesky Set, pp. 1-10.

2013 "Uttering and Interpreting Trees," English Linguistics 30.1.

2013 Special Issue: Prosody at the Grammatical Crossroads — Japanese and Beyond
Guest Edited by Yoshihisa Kitagawa & Satoshi Tomioka, Lingua 124.

2013 Kitagawa, Yoshihisa, Katsuo Tamaoka and Satoshi Tomioka, "Prosodic Matters in
Intervention Effects in Japanese: An Experimental Study," Lingua 124.

2013 Yoon, Junghyoe and Yoshihisa Kitagawa, "Case Drop from Fragment Answers in
Korean," Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, 19.1.

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