NINJAL Colloquia

Lecture Meetings

An Introduction to Language Faculty Science: Definite Deductivism, Definite Experimentalism, and Methodological Minimalism, and how they can be applied to the study of the language faculty

DateMonday, December 17, 2018 (13:00-17:00)
VenueNINJAL
SpeakersHOJI Hajime (University of Southern California)

Sign linguistics for documentation: From theory to fieldwork

DateMonday, December 10, 2018 (15:30-17:30)
VenueNINJAL
SpeakersSherman WILCOX (University of New Mexico)
AbstractThe goal of this presentation will be to offer a brief history of signed language linguistics with special relevance to documentation of Japanese Sign Language. We will cover the basics of the linguistic structure of signed languages, writing and notating signed languages, and the special sociolinguistic and cultural issues of working within the deaf community.

Formal Approaches to Japanese Tense and Aspect

DateThursday, September 18, 2018 (①10:00-12:00, ②13:00-15:00)
VenueNINJAL
SpeakersStefan KAUFMANN (University of Connecticut)
AbstractThe goal of this tutorial is to give an overview of the basic data, approaches, and results in the formal semantics of Japanese tense and aspect. For the sake of coherence we will stick to one particular theoretical framework, contrasting it with alternatives where appropriate. We will start with fundamentals (basic notions and distinctions; the formal framework for the analysis), then work our way in several stages through Japanese data of increasing complexity.

NINJAL Colloquia

NINJAL Colloquium series invites distinguished domestic and foreign researchers to talk about cutting-edge research findings in various fields of Japanese language, linguistics, and Japanese language education. The colloquia are open to the public, so please feel free to join us whether you are a teacher or a graduate student. (Free of charge)

  • Schedule: Irregular, Once a month in principle
  • Venue: Multipurpose room or auditorium of the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Date Speaker Title
102ndTuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 15:30-17:30
HAYASHI Kazuhiro
(National Institute of Science and Technology Policy)
T.B.A.
101stTuesday, December 18, 2018
Time: 15:30-17:30
Kathryn JONES
(IAITH)
T.B.A.
100thTuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 15:30-17:30
Jong-Bok KIM
(Kyung Hee University)
"Response Particles to Polar Questions: Parametric Differences Across Languages"
99thTuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 15:30-17:30
HIRATA Yukari
(Colgate University)
"Effects of Auditory, Visual, and Kinesthetic Training on Foreign Language Speech Learning"
98thTuesday, October 9, 2018
Time: 15:30-17:30
YAMADA Seiji
(National Institute of Informatics)
"Current and future of AI"
97thTuesday, September 25, 2018
Time: 15:30-17:30
YAMAKOSHI Yasuhiro
(Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa)
"Development of a Smartphone App LingDyTalk for Minority Language Community"
96thTuesday, September 18, 2018
Time: 15:30-17:30
Magdalena KAUFMANN
(University of Connecticut)
"Topics in conditional conjunctions"
95thTuesday, August 28, 2018
Time: 15:30-17:30
SATO Shinji
(Princeton University)
"Language Education as Everyday “Translingual Activism”"
94thTuesday, July 3, 2018
Time: 15:30-17:30
SADATO Norihiro
(National Institute Physiological Sciences)
"Functional Neuroimaging Approach to Human Cognition: Towards Inter-disciplinary Collaboration between Humanities and Physiology"
93rdTuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 15:30-17:30
Vasily V. SHCHEPKIN
(Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
"On the Sources for the History and Dialects of Japanese Language Preserved in St. Petersburg"
92ndTuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 15:30-17:30
KINSUI Satoshi
(Osaka University)
"On "Topic""
91stTuesday, April 3, 2018
Time: 15:30-17:30
SHIMADA Junri
(Meiji Gakuin University)
"Logics and Pragmatics of Cumulative Quantification"