May 2017

Research Forum

Venue: Yamaguchi University, Kumanosou Building. Yuda-Onsen, Yamaguchi
Date: Saturday 27 May 2017


10:45 Opening

Session 1
11:00-11:30 John D. PHILLIPS (Yamaguchi University): Variation in the functional load of Welsh phonemes
11:30-12:00 Keiko HIRANO (Kitakyushu University) & David BRITAIN (University of Bern): Linguistic convergence and divergence in a community of expatriate English speakers
12:00-12:30 Katsuo TAMAOKA (Nagoya University): Effects of voice and word order on post-head processing by L1 and L2 Japanese speakers

Lunch break (12:30-14:00)

Session 2
14.00-14.30 Michael MANSBRIDGE (Nagoya University): The locus of disambiguation for Korean, Japanese and Mandarin relative clauses
14.30-15.00 Rinus G. VERDONSCHOT (Waseda University): The activation of memory concepts by different Japanese scripts
15.00-15.30 Kexin XIONG (Nagoya University): Effects of L1 and L2 word frequency on processing cognates by Chinese and Japanese bilinguals

Coffee break (15:30-16:00)

Session 3
16.00-16.30 Ruben PAUWELS (Kyushu University): Possible evidence in the reflexes of Tungusic medial consonant clusters in Japanese for multiple waves of contact between Tungusic and Japanese
16.30-17.00 Toshiya TANAKA (Kyushu University): Osthoff’s law in Germanic and some aspects of its relative chronology
17.00-17.30 Hideyuki INUI (Yamaguchi University): The tense-aspect system of Basketo


Organiser: Rinus Verdonschot (Waseda University) in collaboration with John Phillips (Yamaguchi University)