Conference: JK29

(taken from the conference website)

The 29th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK29), jointly hosted by Nagoya University and the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL), will take place at Nagoya University, Japan, from 9 to 11 October 2021, with satellite events on 8 October. In view of the continuing spread of COVID-19, the organizing committee decided that the conference will be held as a virtual “real-time” conference from October 9 to 11, 2021 (Japan Standard Time), with invited workshops planned on October 8.

Conference website:

JK29 will feature six invited presentations by the following distinguished scholars:

  • Dr. Taehong Cho (Hanyang University, South Korea)
  • Dr. Bjarke Frellesvig (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Dr. Yuki Hirose (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Dr. Noriko Iwasaki (Nanzan University, Japan)
  • Dr. Peter Sells (University of York, UK)
  • Dr. Wataru Uegaki (University of Edinburgh, UK)

The Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK) is the only long-running annual international conference on Japanese and Korean linguistics. It attracts the highest caliber of academic research relevant to one or both languages, including minority languages and sign languages. As in previous JK conferences, JK29 invites papers on, for example, phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, and psycholinguistics of Japanese and Korean.

Satellite workshops on Oct. 8th:

Call for papers: Conference, Virtual workshop on Pedagogical Approaches to Japanese/Korean Linguistics

Organized by: Nagoya University & National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL)

Organizing committee: Kaoru Horie (Nagoya U.), Haruo Kubozono (NINJAL), Kimi Akita (Nagoya U.), Yusuke Kubota (NINJAL), David Y. Oshima (Nagoya U.), Akira Utsugi (Nagoya U.)


Call for papers:

The JK29 organizing committee welcomes abstract submissions for 20-minute oral presentations, followed by 10 minutes for discussion, and for 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.

Oral presenters will make real-time presentations on Zoom (Japan Standard Time). Special considerations may be given to oral presenters logging in from different time zones. Poster presenters will be asked to upload their pre-recorded presentations on the conference website in advance (one week before the conference) and receive and respond to questions/comments during the conference period (October 9-11) in a non-real-time fashion (e.g. Slack ( As in previous JK conferences, papers based on oral presentations will be published by CSLI.

Deadline for abstract submission: May 8th, 2021, 11:59 pm (GMT)

Notification of acceptance: June 30th, 2021

Abstract guidelines

  • Abstracts must be anonymous and must present original research that has not been published.
  • 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, 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 on a A4 or letter size paper. 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.
  • Authors may submit up to two abstracts but may be the first author of only one abstract.

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” (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) formal pragmatics, (6) functional/usage-based linguistics including functional pragmatic analyses, (7) conversation analysis/discourse analysis, (8) sociolinguistics, (9) historical linguistics, (10) psycholinguistics, and (11) minority/endangered languages, (12) other(s); and (iii) indicate the preferred mode of presentation (oral, poster presentation or either).