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< Student Presentations >

L 490/590  "Linguistic Structure of Japanese" Student presentations (Phonology/Morphology)
Time:     February 23 (R), February 28 (T) & March 2 (R)       1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Place:     SY 212 (Anyone interested is welcome to stop by.)

February 23 (R)


[1]  1:00-1:25

Meaghan Gallegos, Mercedes Hohenberger & Becca Morris
"A Cross-linguistic Analysis of Loanword Phonology in Japanese, Turkish, and French"

[2]  1:25-1:50

Patricia McDonough & Richard Nyamahanga
"Comparing and contrasting syllable structure in Japanese and Kihehe"

[3]  1:50-2:15

Taitum Caggiano, Angela Harris & Shohei Yamazaki
"Phonetic Change in the Tokyo and Kinki Dialects of Japanese"

February 28 (T)


[1]  1:00-1:25

Gao Feier, Samson Lotven & Suchada Sanonguthai
"The Phonological Patterns of Japanese Loanwords in Thai"

[2]  1:30-1:55

Stephen Gervase & Rachel Schlaifer
"A Comparison of  English Loanword Assimilation in Gĩgĩkũyũ and Japanese (Tentative title)"

March 2 (R)


[1]  1:00-1:25

Cope Chrissier & Seo Yeon Kim
"Phonology behind Verb Conjugation in Korean and Japanese (Tentative title)"

[2]  1:30-1:55

Vanessa Anderson & Ding Ding
"Early Romanization of Japanese (Tentative title)"

< Conference Presentation >

Satellite Workshop in WAFL 13:  Interface in Altaic — Prosody and beyond

Time: May 25, 2017 (Tu)
Place: International Christian University, Tokyo Japan
Organizers: Yoshihisa Kitagawa (Indiana University) & Satoshi Tomioka (University of Delaware)


[1] 'Non-focal prominence'

      Shinichiro Ishihara, Yoshihisa Kitagawa, Satoshi Nambu and Hajime Ono

      (Lund University, Indiana University, Monash University & Tsuda College)

[2] 'Re-examination of focus-sensitivity in Japanese'

      Satoshi Tomioka (University of Delaware)

[3] 'Processing prosodic boundaries in Turkish'

      Nazik Dinçtopal Deniz (Boğaziçi University)

[4] 'Synchronizing physical and logical properties'

      Junghyoe Yoon and Yoshihisa Kitagawa (Korea University & Indiana University)

[5] Panel discussion with:

Christopher Davis (The University of the Ryukyus)
Hyun Kyung Hwang (The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
Shigeto Kawahara (Keio University)
Hiromu Sakai (Waseda University)

Yoshihisa Kitagawa

"Prominence without Focus"
Poster presetation at DP 60

Time: 11am-, February 11, 2017 (Sat)
Place: MIT

Yoshihisa Kitagawa
"The synchrony and diachrony of voiced obstruents in Japanese"
Keynote presentation at BEAL Forum 2

Time: October 21, 2016 (F)
Place: Ohio State University

Yoshihisa Kitagawa & Shinichiro Ishihara
"Phonetic Properties of Nuclear Prominence in Japanese: Invariability and Variation"
at Prosody and Information Structure in Stuttgart

Time: March 22, 2016 (Tu) 2 - 2:30pm
Place: Universität Stuttgart


In print "Interfacing Syntax with Sounds and Meanings," Handbook of Japanese Syntax, Mouton de Gruyter, Pp. 63.

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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