Conference: JK 26

The 26th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK26) will take place at UCLA, from November 29 to December 1, 2018. This year’s JK will commemorate the recent passing of Professor Noriko Akatsuka, one of the original founders of the JK Conference.

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JK26 will feature five invited presentations by the following distinguished scholars:

  • Min-Joo Kim (Texas Tech University)
  • Mary Kim (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
  • Haruo Kubozono (National Institute of Japanese Language and Linguistics, NINJAL)
  • Sotaro Kita (Univ. of Warwick, England)
  • Naomi McGloin (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Guest Speaker for the Special Session

There will be satellite workshops on either/both November 28 and December 2 2018.

Call for Papers:

We welcome abstract submissions for 20-minute oral presentations followed by 10 minutes for discussion, and poster presentations. Contributions to any aspect of Japanese/Korean linguistics, or comparison of these languages with other languages, are welcome. Comparative studies of Japanese and Korean are especially encouraged.

Abstract Format:

Abstracts must be anonymous and must present original research that has not been published. Abstracts must be in English, one-page long (single space), in a 12-point or larger font, with one inch margins at all sides and data and references on the second page, if necessary. Authors may be the first or sole author of at most one abstract, and may be a non-first co-author of two
abstracts. The deadline for abstract submission is July 15, 2018. Authors will be notified by mid-September.

Abstract Submission: Abstracts should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair:

When submitting your abstract through EasyChair, please enter the title of your abstract and type ”the file uploaded” in the spaces under ”Title and Abstract” and upload the PDF file of your abstract using ”Uploads”.

Please use the space under ”Keywords” to: enter four/five keywords that describe the study, and choose and enter one or two of the following eight categories for the abstract: (1) phonetics/phonology, (2) morphology, (3) formal/lexical semantics, (4) formal syntax, (5) functional/usage-based linguistics, (6) sociolinguistics/discourse/pragmatics/CA, (7) historical
linguistics, and (8) psycholinguistics. Also indicate the preferred mode of presentation (oral, poster presentation, or either). Note that the proceedings volume (published by CSLI) will include only papers that are based on oral presentations.

JK26 organizers also wish to solicit proposals for a satellite workshop to be held on either/both November 28 and December 2, 2018..  Please send one page proposal with the name and affiliation of the organizer(s) and/or main participants.