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< Conference Presentation >

Yoshihisa Kitagawa, Shinichiro Ishihara and Shigeto Kawahara

"Phonetic Properties of Nuclear Prominence in Japanese"

The 150th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan

Time: June 20, 2015 (Sat) 3:40-
Place: Rm 1-0201, Daito-bunka University, Tokyo, Japan

< Dissertation Defense >

Aaron Albin

"Typologizing native language influence on intonation in a second language:
Three transfer phenomena in Japanese EFL learners"

Time:   May 14, 2015 (R) 1 pm -
Place:   Redbud Room, Indiana Memorial Union

<L490/590  "Linguistic Structure of Japanese" Student presentations #2>  (Syntax/Semantics/Pragmatics)

Time:   April 27 (M) & April 29 (W) 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Place:   BH 219
Anyone interested is welcome to stop by.

April 27 (M)


[1]       2:30-2:55

Julia Bogen, Alicia Song & Megan Vinson
"Dialectal Variation of Particles in Japanese"

[2]       2:55-3:20

Caroline Ehlhardt, Jacob Heredos & Kristina Mihajlovic
"Similarities and Differences in Information Structure in English, German, and Japanese"

April 29 (W)


[1]       2:30-2:55

Emily Tardiff & Yiwen Zhang           
"Numeral Classifiers in Japanese and Chinese"

[2]       2:55-3:20

KuanYi Chao & Bora Nam
"The Acquisition of Numeral Classifiers in Japanese by Korean and Chinese Learners"

[3]       3:20-3:45

Paul Richards & John Rothgerber
"Acquisition of Relative Clauses by L2 Learners of Japanese"


< Linguistics Colloquium >

Yoshihisa Kitagawa & Aaron Albin

"The interaction of fortition, lenition, and voicing in Japanese: Diachronic and experimental evidence"

Apr 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm @ Ballantine Hall 006

< L490/590 Student presentations #1>

March 4 (W)


[1]       2:30-2:55

Julia Bogen & Alicia Song
"The Phonology of Kawaii"

[2]       2:55-3:20

Caroline Ehlhardt & Kristina Mihajlovic
"Japanese Loan Words in English"

[3]       3:20-3:45

Jacob Heredos & Megan Vinson
"Voicing Rules for Voiceless Obstruents in Japanese, Korean, and Breton"

March 9 (M)


[1]       2:30-2:55

Paul Richards & John Rothgerber
"Negative effects of romaji on English pronunciation"

[2]       2:55-3:20

KuanYi Chao & Bora Nam
"Adaptation and realization of Japanese loanwords in Korean and Taiwanese"

[3]       3:20-3:45

Emily Tardiff & Yiwen Zhang           
"Distribution of h/p/b in Sino-Japanese Vocabulary"



To appear “Interfacing Syntax with Sounds and Meanings,” Handbook of Japanese Syntax, Mouton de Gruyter, Pp. 52.

2014 "On the Interaction of Rendaku with Fortition and Lenition," Poster presentation at Formal Approach to Japanese Linguistics 7, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics & International Christian University.

2014 "Avoiding Look-ahead and Look-across," Mayfest 2014, University of Maryland.

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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