Conference: JK 28 (online)

The 28th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK28) will take place online, from 7 to 20 September 2020. It’s organized by the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, United Kingdom.

JK28 will feature three invited presentations by the following distinguished scholars:

  • Dr. Lucien Brown (Monash University, Australia)
  • Dr. Kook-Hee Gil (University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Prof. Yoko Yumoto (Osaka University, Japan)

Conference website:

Call for papers

The JK28 organizing committee welcome abstract submissions for 20-minute oral presentations and for poster presentations.

Contributions to any aspect of Japanese/Korean linguistics and languages including minority languages and sign languages are welcome. Comparative studies across languages, interdisciplinary studies, studies on multi-modal communication focusing on the use of language with, for example, visual cues and/or gestures, are especially encouraged.

Deadline for abstract submission: 8 March 2020 11.59 pm (GMT)

Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2020

Abstract guidelines

  • Abstracts should be written in English and not exceed two pages in total. References, examples and/or figures can be included on the second page. Alternatively, lengthy text examples can be incorporated in text to improve readability.
  • Submitted abstracts must be in .pdf format, with Times New Roman font, size 12, 1 inch margins and single spacing. The filename must be in the form Paper_title.pdf (e.g., Logical_structure_of_linguistic_theory.pdf ).
  • Do not include author names or affiliations in either the filename or the abstract itself.
  • During the submission process, authors will be asked to whether an abstract is submitted for oral presentation, poster presentation, or either.
  • During the submission process, authors will be asked to provide between three and five keywords that best characterize their submission.
  • Authors may submit one abstract as first author, and may be co-author on no more than one additional abstract. In other words, one may be an author on up to two submissions, but first author on only one of those.

Abstract Submission:

  • Abstracts should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair: The submission will open 1 January 2020.
  • 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” (you do not need to enter your abstract there) and upload the PDF file of your abstract using “Uploads”.
  • Please use the space under “Keywords” to (i) enter four/five keywords that describe the study; (ii) 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) pragmatics, (6) functional/usage-based linguistics, (7) sociolinguistics, including discourse and pragmatic analyses, (8) historical linguistics, (9) psycholinguistics and (10) other(s); and (iii) indicate the preferred mode of presentation (oral, poster presentation or either).