May 2016

Research Forum

Venue: Kyushu University, Ito Campus, Hibun-Genbun Building, 3rd floor, room 321

Date: Saturday 28 May 2016


12:50 Opening

Session 1: Sociolinguistics
Chair: Toshiya TANAKA
13:00-13:30 Carey BENOM (Kyushu University): English taboo terms: Cultural change driving language change
13:30-14:00 Keiko HIRANO (Kitakyushu University) & David BRITAIN (University of Bern): The effect of social networks on the dialect grammar used by speakers of English: Variation and change in possessive verbs

Session 2: Methods
Chair: Ruben PAUWELS
14:10-14:40 Rinus VERDONSCHOT (Waseda University): Experimental methods to study language: Behavior, brain and others
14:40-15:10 John D. PHILLIPS (Yamaguchi University): Automatic grammatical and phonological comparison of ancient and modern texts

Long break: Tea/Coffee

Session 3: Early change
Chair: Stephen LAKER
15:30-16:00 Toshiya TANAKA (Kyushu University): Verner’s law effects and analogical levelling
16:00-16:30 Ruben PAUWELS (Kyushu University): Tungusic morphology in Old Japanese from the perspective of contact linguistics

Session 4: Case and pronouns
Chair: Carey BENOM
16:40-17:10 Michinori SHIMOJI (Kyushu University): Split intransitivity of Yonaguni Ryukyuan
17:10-17:40 Stephen LAKER (Kyushu University): On 3SG pronouns in traditional dialects of southwest England

Evening event: Agora Fukuoka Hill Top Hotel & Spa – “Cool & Luxury Beer Garden” from 20:00-22:00.