FAJL8 Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 8









Program can be found below. (Last update: Feb. 16th)

The conference will be held at Sansui Hall (三翠ホール) of Mie University. See Travel and Venue
Lunch of the 2nd day will be provided.
We plan to have the conference reception in the dining hall on campus.
We plan to take you to Toba Aquarium (Jp) (En) for an excursion on the afternoon of the 20th. See Excursion page for details.

Day 1: February 18 (Thu), 2016
13:00 - 13:15
Opening Remarks: Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT)
Session chair: Koji Sugisaki
13:15 - 13:45 Masahiko Takahashi Yamagata University A Note on Improper Movement and Locality of AGREE in Japanese
13:45 - 14:15 Shintaro Hayashi, Satoshi Ito, Hisao Kurokami, Koji Shimamura and Ayaka Sugawara Mie University, Mie University, Mie University, Mie University / University of Connecticut, Mie University / MIT Indexical Shifting in Kansai Japanese via Wh-movement under Nominalization
14:15 - 14:45 Hideaki Yamashita Yokohama City University On the Constituency and Structure of Floating Numeral Quantifiers in Japanese
14:45 - 15:00
Session chair: Masanobu Sorida
15:00 - 15:30 Kayono Shiobara Tokyo Woman's Christian University A Phonological Approach to Left Branch Condition: Evidence from Exceptions in Japanese
15:30 - 16:00 Ryoichiro Kobayashi Sophia University On the Position of NEG in Coordination: NCIs in Japanese at the Syntax-Prosody Interface
16:00 - 16:30 Chika Takahashi and Shigeto Kawahara Keio University, The Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies Can Japanese Speakers Compensate for Coarticulation due to /l/ and /r/?
16:30 - 17:30

Poster Session #1

Session chair: Shintaro Hayashi
17:30 - 18:30
Maria Polinsky (Invited)

University of Maryland Parametrizing subject transparency

Day 2: February 19 (Fri), 2016
9:30 - 10:00
Session chair: Osamu Sawada
10:00 - 11:00
Maribel Romero (Invited)

Universität Konstanz Decomposing many and few
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:45 Ai Taniguchi Michigan State University Manufactured Mirativity: A Compositional Account of Japanese -ka-yo
11:45 - 12:15 Hiroyuki Shimada Meiji Gakuin University The Lack of Agent-Orientation for Zibun and Its Implications in L1 Acquisition
12:15 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:00

Poster Session #2

Session chair: Koji Shimamura
14:00 - 14:30 Yusuke Yoda Toyo Gakuen University Repetitive Coordinator as a Postposition
14:30 - 15:00 Hiromune Oda and Yuta Tatsumi University of Connecticut Two Types of "Before" Clauses in Japanese
15:00 - 15:30 Takeshi Oguro Chiba University of Commerce Speech Act Phrase and Conjectural Questions in Japanese
15:30 - 15:45
Session chair: Satoshi Ito
15:45 - 16:15 Yuta Tatsumi University of Connecticut Hito-Deverbal Compounds in Japanese
16:15 - 16:45 Yasushi Yoshimoto University of the Ryukyus Stem Allomorphy in Okinawan: Sometimes Conditioned by Adjacency, Sometimes Not
16:45 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:00
Shigeto Kawahara (Invited)

The Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies Japanese Geminate Devoicing Once Again: Insights from Information Theory
18:00 - 20:00


Day 3: February 20 (Sat), 2016
9:30 - 10:00
Session chair: Ayaka Sugawara
10:00 - 11:00
Akira Watanabe (Invited)

The University of Tokyo Amount Relatives in Japanese
11:00 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:45 Yuta Sakamoto University of Connecticut Clausal Complement "Replacement"
11:45 - 12:15 Yosuke Sato National University of Singapore How Large Can Elliptical Arguments be in Japanese?
12:15 - 12:30
Closing Remarks
14:00 - 20:30

Excursion (Details to be announced)

Poster Session #1 (February 18, 2016)
[01] Masahiro Akiyama (Ehime University) (Alternate)
Multi-phrasal Predicateless Utterances in Japanese: Mostly on Song Titles
[02] Daigo Akiba (Nihon University)
Exploring the Structure of Epistemic Modal Expressions
[03] Takayuki Akimoto (Chuo University)
Intransitives in Transitive Structures: A Novel Analysis of the Realization of the (In)transitive Morphology in Japanese
[04] Jason Ginsburg and Naomi Ogasawara (Osaka Kyoiku University, University of Aizu)
A Labeling-based Account of Japanese Imperatives
[05] Masashi Hashimoto (National Defense Academy / Hiroshima University)
Experiencer PRO and Exceptional Case Marking of the Theme Argument of Subject Experiencer Adjectives under Epistemic Verbs in Japanese
[06] Hitomi Hirayama (University of California, Santa Cruz)
A Null Pronominal Account for Apparent Parasitic Gaps in Japanese
[07] Yamin Hu and Hidehito Hoshi (Doshisha University)
Verb Doubling and Sideward Movement in Japanese
[08] Yuki Ishihara (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Voice Matching Effect in Specificational Pseudocleft Sentences in Japanese
[09] Ryoichiro Kobayashi and Gen Fujita (Sophia University)
Neg-raising is an Illusion: Japanese Verbal Complex Formation in Distributed Morphology
[10] Gakuji Kumagai (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Testing OCP-labial Effect on Japanese Rendaku
[11] Takashi Morita (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Bayesian Learning of Lexical Classes in Japanese
[12] Satoshi Nambu, David Yoshikazu Oshima, Masashi Nomura and Hyun Kyung Hwang (JSPS/Tsuda College, Nagoya University, Chukyo University, NINJAL)
The Nominative/Accusative Alternation in Japanese and Information Structure
[13] Hiroaki Saito (University of Connecticut)
Embedded Imperatives in Japanese from a Cross-linguistic Perspective
[14] Keisuke Yoshimoto (Kansai Gaidai University)
Conditional Clauses, Topicalization, and Condition B

Poster Session #2 (February 19, 2016)
[01] Yuya Noguchi (Osaka University) (Alternate)
Does ForceP Determine All the Illocutionary Forces? -Case Study of Dictionary Form Imperative in Japanese-
[02] Akihiko Arano (University of Connecticut/Tohoku University)
A-Movement and Condition C in Japanese
[03] Yunchuan Chen and Shin Fukuda (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Two Types of Possessive Passives in Japanese
[04] Hiroaki Saito, Jayeon Park, Yongsuk Yoo, and Marcin Dadan (University of Connecticut)
The Structure of Relative Clause in Japanese and Korean, and Its Consequences for Ellipsis and Availability of Genitive Subjects
[05] Yuto Hirayama (Osaka University)
The Reportative Evidential and Multiple Information States
[06] Daiho Kitaoka (University of Ottawa)
A Non-floating Variety of Numeral Quantifiers in Japanese: VP-internal Collective-manner Adverbials
[07] Akitoshi Maeda (Kobe University)
The Structure of Numeral Classifier Constructions in Japanese
[08] Hisashi Morita (Aichi Prefectual University)
The Source of Existential Quantification and Its Relation to Disjunction in Japanese
[09] Norio Nasu (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)
Topicalization in Japanese as a Main Clause Phenomenon in Disguise
[10] Ryohei Naya and Keita Ikarashi (University of Tsukuba)
Semi-lexical Nouns in Japanese: A Case Study of Mimetic Compounds
[11] Akihiko Sakamoto and Keita Ikarashi (Tokiwa University, University of Tsukuba)
Wh-Movement and Rhetorical Yes/No-Questions in Japanese
[12] Yu Tanaka (University of California, Los Angeles)
Rendaku in Japanese Surnames Revisited: Just Pretending to be Monomorphemic!