NINJAL Colloquia

Lecture Meetings

Language Faculty Science as a Categorical Science: Experimental Illustration

DateMonday, December 16, 2019 (13:00-17:00)
VenueNINJAL
SpeakersHOJI Hajime (University of Southern California)
AbstractThe viability of language faculty science as a categorical science will be illustrated based on the results of the 100+ experiments (about 200 participants) conducted in Kyushu University in 2017. The striking confirmation of our categorical predictions will be presented by the Venn Diagram-based visual presentation of the experimental results, which also provides compelling justification for the most crucial aspects of the methodology being pursued.

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
110thTuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 15:30-17:30
Susan FISCHER
(Rochester Institute Technology / CUNY Graduate Center)
"Syntactic and Morphosyntactic Variation Across Sign Languages"
109thTuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 15:30-17:30
TORIKAI Kumiko
(Rikkyo University)
"National Language and English Language Education vis-a-vis University Entrance Examination Reform"
108thTuesday, July 9, 2019
Time: 15:30-17:30
OGIHARA Toshiyuki
(University of Washington)
"English Tense Morphemes in Complement Clauses: Are Cessation and Parentheticality Relevant?"
107thTuesday, July 2, 2019
Time: 15:30-17:30
SHIRAI Yasuhiro
(Case Western Reserve University)
"The Current State of the Aspect Hypothesis in L1 and L2 Acquisition: Where Do the Universals of Tense-aspect Acquisition Come from?"
106thTuesday, April 2, 2019
Time: 15:30-17:30
Jane TSAY
(Institute of Linguistics of National Chung Cheng University)
"Historical Relationship Between Japanese Sign Language and Taiwan Sign Language"