The NINJAL International Symposium "The 10th International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese [ICPLJ10]"

July 8 (Saturday)-9 (Sunday), 2017
NINJAL (10-2 Midori-cho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo)

Aims & Scope

As an international research hub of Japanese Language and Linguistics, NINJAL is happy to attract and hold the international conferences having overseas bases. The International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese (ICPLJ) based in the United States will be held in NINJAL this time.

Founded in 1998, the International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese (ICPLJ) aims to stimulate research in Japanese linguistics and serve as a bridge between research oriented toward theory and research oriented toward practical application. Its scope covers a wide range of areas including linguistics – phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicon, pragmatics, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, bilingualism, Japanese language education/instruction, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) technology, and language production, etc.. The theme of the 10th ICPLJ is “Improving Japanese-Language Teaching through Studies in Analyzing the Communication of Japanese Language Learners or Applied Linguistics.” The theme of the conference will also be inclusive of a broad spectrum of papers and panels. It will bring together researchers on the cutting edge of Japanese linguistics and to offer a forum in which their research results can be presented in a form that is useful to those desiring practical applications in the fields of teaching Japanese as a second/foreign language.


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Day 1: Saturday, July 8, 2017


13:00-13:10Opening Remarks

13:10-14:10Invited Talk [In Japanese]

  • "Connecting L1 and L2 Acquisition: From the Perspective of Macro and Micro Narrative Structure"
    MINAMI Masahiko (San Francisco State University)

14:30-15:50Poster Session [In Japanese]

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16:00-17:40Oral Session 1 [In Japanese or English]

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Registration required, first 80 arrivals

Day 2: Sunday, July 9, 2017


10:00-12:00Invited Panel [In Japanese]

  • "Interaction Analysis and Its Impact on Language Teaching"
    YANAGIMACHI Tomoharu (Hokusei Gakuen University), NISHIZAKA Aug (Chiba University), IKEDA Keiko (Kansai University), IWATA Natsuho (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies), HAJIKANO Are (Nagoya University), KOBAYASHI Mina (Waseda University)
  • 12:00-13:00Lunch

    There are not so many restaurants and convenience stores around NINJAL, so we recommend you bring your own lunch.
    In addition, 50 Chinese box lunches will also be provided.

    13:00-14:40Oral Session 2 [In Japanese or English]

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    14:50-16:30Oral Session 3 [In Japanese]

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    Preregistration form is closed.

    Participation is free. The number of participants will be limited to 200.
    For those who wish to attend, please register beforehand from the following link "ICPLJ Preregistration."

    • ICPLJ Preregistration

    Banquet (Registration required)

    • Date: July 8 (Saturday), 18:00-19:30
    • Venue: NINJAL (10-2 Midori-cho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo)
    • Fee: Non-students 2,000yen / Students 1,000yen
    • Please make preliminary application with Preregistration.(First 80 arrivals)


    NODA Hisashi
    ISHIGURO Kei, USAMI Mayumi, NOYAMA Hiroshi, FUKUNAGA Yuka, Prashant PARDESHI, IMAMURA Yasunari, KONISHI Madoka, MENG Yun