May 2014

Research Forum

Venue: Kyushu University, Ito Campus, Hibun-Genbun Building, 3rd floor, room 321
Date: Saturday 24 May 2014


12:50 Opening

Session 1: English and the Languages of Europe
Chair: Stephen HOWE
13:00-13:30 Tetsuya KOSHIISHI (Hosei University): “Two Types of Adjectives and the History of English Word Formation” revisited
13:30-14:00 Stephen LAKER (Kyushu University): Why English retained dental fricatives while German, Dutch and Frisian lost them
14:00-14:30 Toshiya TANAKA (Kyushu University): Remarks on some morphophonological differences between strong and preterite-present verbs in Germanic


Session 2: Japanese and Languages of Asia
Chair: Toshiya TANAKA
14:50-15:20 Carey BENOM (Kyushu University): What Japanese verbs of separation show us about variation, verbalization and construal, and the idea of a representative speaker
15:20-15:50 Sukenari HINO (Fukuoka Jogakuin University): Reconstruction of the Proto-Japanese vowel system on the basis of the data from Eastern Old Japanese
15:50-16:20 Michinori SHIMOJI (Kyushu University): Dual in Ryukyuan languages: Typology and diachrony


Session 3: Language Variation and Change as a Universal
Chair: Stephen LAKER
16:40-17:10 Stephen HOWE (Fukuoka University): Language variation and change: What varies and what never changes?
17:10-17:40 Rinus VERDONSCHOT (Nagoya University): The construction of phonology across the world’s languages

Izakaya (at TocToc, near Ohorikoen) from 19:30