Conference: JK 24

The 24th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference will be held on October 14–16, 2016, at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL) in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan. The conference provides a forum for researchers in any subfield of linguistics to present their work on Korean and/or Japanese.

Conference website:

Invited speakers
– Lisa Davidson (New York University)
– Kaoru Horie (Nagoya University)
– Magdalena Kaufmann (University of Connecticut)
– Heejeong Ko (Seoul National University)
– Masatoshi Koizumi (Tohoku University)

Important dates
– May 15, 2016: Abstract submission deadline & Workshop proposal deadline
– July 1, 2016: Notification of acceptance
– October 13 and/or 17: Satellite workshops
– October 14-16: JK 24 Conference

Organizing committee
– Kenshi Funakoshi (NINJAL)
– Shigeto Kawahara (Keio University)
– Haruo Kubozono (NINJAL)
– Yukiko Sugiyama (Keio University)
– Chris Tancredi (Keio University)
– Timothy J. Vance (NINJAL)

Funding bodies
– Keio University


Call for papers:

J/K Abstract Submission
We welcome abstract submissions for 20-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes for discussion. The deadline for abstract submission is May 15, 2016. Authors will be notified in early July.

Contributions to any aspect of Japanese/Korean linguistics, or comparison of these languages with other languages, are welcome.

Authors may be the first or sole author of at most one abstract, and may be a non-first co-author of any number of abstracts.

The research presented in the abstract must be new. Please do not present research that has already been published/presented or is scheduled to be published/presented. Please also make your abstract anonymous, to the extent possible.

The maximum length for an abstract is 2 pages (A4 or US letter size), including tables, figures, and references. Abstract text must be in English, in a 12-point or larger font. Please embed your examples in the main text, rather than putting all of them together on the second page.

Using EasyChair

Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair:
Please enter your author information.
Please enter the title of your presentation.
Keywords: Please enter some keywords that would help us find appropriate reviewers
Topics: please choose one or two of the following eight categories for your abstract: (1) phonetics/phonology, (2) morphology/lexical semantics, (3) formal syntax, (4) formal semantics, (5) cognitive/functional syntax/semantics, (6) discourse/pragmatics/sociolinguistics, (7) historical linguistics, (8) psycholinguistics
Presentation mode: Please choose your preference: oral and/or poster. Note that the proceedings volume will only contain those papers that are based on oral presentations.

Uploads: Please submit your abstract as a PDF file.

J/K Conference Proceedings

As with previous meetings, the proceedings volume will be published by CSLI. The organizing committee members will likely serve as editors. The anticipated deadline for the proceedings volume is February 2017.

Visa Information

The regulations for entering Japan as a visitor differ significantly depending on the country that issued your passport. For many countries, no visa is required to enter Japan as a tourist and stay up to 90 days. However, for many other countries, a visa is required even for a short stay. If you are not sure about whether you need a visa, please contact your nearest Japanese embassy or consulate.

If you do need a visa, you may be required to submit a letter of acceptance stating that your abstract has been accepted for presentation at J/K24. If your abstract is accepted, the conference organizers can send you an official letter of acceptance on request. (Please note that we are not able to send invitation letters, as opposed to letters of acceptance, except to invited speakers.)

You may also be required to document other aspects of your trip to Japan, including transportation and lodging arrangements, in order to obtain a visa. Please understand that all such matters are your own responsibility. The conference organizers cannot do this for you.

Financial Assistance

For student presenters, we may be able to offer some final assistance. Details TBA.

Satellite Workshops

Click here for relevant information.