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Grammatical Studies Workshops

This workshop series serves as a forum for academic exchange among junior scholars on topics in descriptive and typological linguistic research. Each workshop or seminar focuses on a particular issue in language description and crosslinguistic diversity.

The workshops provide junior scholars with unique, invaluable opportunities for exchanging ideas and information with scholars from all around Japan. They have also been effective in helping field researchers with gaining insights and a typological perspective on patterns observed in natural language data.

Field Linguistics Workshop : Grammatical Studies Workshops 7― Copulas and Existential Expressions (1)

  • Date/Time: 6 July 2014 (Sun.) 13:30‐17:30
  • Details:
  • 1. Yohei YAMADA (Graduate School, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Existential Expressions in Dagur” (tentative title)
    2. Pilnam HAN (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Existential Sentences Involving Copulative Use in Japanese and Korean”
    3. Makoto FURUMOTO (Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University)
    “On Copular Sentences in the Kimakunduchi (Kikae) Dialect of Swahili”
  • * This workshop will be broadcasted by USTREAM. It is also welcome to participate through the internet broadcast.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • For details, please see here (in Japanese) (116KB)
  • Organized by ILCAA, Linguistic Dynamics Science Project2 (LingDy2)
  • Venue: Room 304, ILCAA

Previous Grammatical Studies Workshops

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Grammatical Studies Workshops 6― Plurality (2)
  • Date/Time: 18 March 2014 (Tue.) 13:30‐17:30
  • Venue: Room 304, ILCAA
  • Details:
  • Speakers:
  • Yuma ITO (Graduate School of Kyoto University) “Unmarked Dual in Mlabri personal pronoun”
  • Atsuko UTSUMI (Meisei University) “Pluractional Verbs - Verbs that denote plural subjects and iterative Aspect -”
  • Hideyuki ONISHI (Graduate School of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) “Optional plural marking and definiteness in Rawang”
  • Michinori SHIMOJI (Kyushu University) “Dual in Ryukyuan”
  • Language: Japanese
Grammatical Studies Workshops 5― Plurality (1)
  • Date/Time: 1 February 2014 (Sat.) 14:30‐17:30
  • Venue: Room 306, ILCAA
  • Details:
  • Speakers:
  • Yuma ITO (Graduate School of Kyoto University) “Unmarked Dual in Mlabri personal pronoun”
  • So MIYAGAWA (Graduate Student in Linguistics at Kyoto University) “Plurality in the Sahidic Dialect of Coptic Egyptian”
  • Language: Japanese
  • Report: (105KB) (in Japanese)
Grammatical Studies Workshops 4― Is there really a “zero”? (2)
  • Date/Time: 21 July 2012 (Sat.) 13:00-17:00
  • Venue: Room 405, ILCAA
  • The workshop focuses on the linguistic analysis of “zero”, following the last workshop held in March.
    Linguistic analyses often assume a zero form when there is nothing tangible on the surface. However, since a zero does not have any substance, it is sometimes quite difficult to determine whether there is actually a zero or nothing. In the workshop, we shall discuss problems concerning a linguistic zero on the basis of case examples from various languages.

  • * This workshop will be broadcasted by USTREAM. It is also welcome to participate through the internet broadcast.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Report: (241KB) (in Japanese)
Grammatical Studies Workshops 3― Is there really a “zero”?
  • Date/Time: 27 March 2012 (Tue.) 13:30-17:00
  • Venue: Room 304(Multi Media Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Linguistic analyses often assume a zero form when there is nothing tangible on the surface. However, since a zero does not have any substance, it is sometimes quite difficult to determine whether there is actually a zero or nothing. In the workshop, we shall discuss problems concerning a linguistic zero on the basis of case examples from various languages.

  • * This workshop will be broadcasted by USTREAM. It is also welcome to participate through the internet broadcast.
  • * You can also leave your comments on Twitter. (Our hashtag is: #ilcaaflws.)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Report: (166KB) (in Japanese)
Grammatical Studies Workshops 2― Some issues on “adjectives” (2)
  • Date/Time: 29 October 2011 (Sat.) 14:00-17:00
  • Venue: Room 301 (Seminar Room), ILCAA
  • This workshop is held as the second meeting of “Grammatical Studies Workshops.” Following the first one in May, it addresses various problems concerning adjectives. In Japanese, attributive notions are mainly categorized into “adjectives.” In not a few languages, however, such notions are expressed by verbs or nouns, which often manifest grammatical idiosyncrasy. This workshop attempts to illustrate that idiosyncrasy from some notional perspectives as “(per-/con-)ception”, “attributive predication” and “temporality.”

  • * This workshop will be broadcasted by USTREAM. It is also welcome to participate through the internet broadcast.
  • * You can also leave your comments on Twitter. (Our hashtag is: #ilcaaflws.)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Report: (205KB) (in Japanese)
Grammatical Studies Workshops 1― Some issues on “adjectives”
  • Date/Time: 28 May 2011 (Sat.) 13:00-17:30
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • Instructor: Reiko ASO (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
  • This workshop is held as the first meeting of “Grammatical Studies Workshops.”
    In Japanese, attributive notions are mainly categorized into “adjectives.”However, in not a few languages, these notions are categorized as verbs or nouns. In such cases, it is quite common that those verbs and nouns which describe attributive notions manifest grammatical idiosyncrasy. This workshop attempts to illustrate that idiosyncrasy from some notional perspectives as “(per-/con-)ception”, “attributive predication” and “temporality.”

  • * This workshop will be broadcasted by USTREAM. It is also welcome to participate through the internet broadcast.
  • * You can also leave your comments on Twitter. (Our hashtag is: #ilcaaflws.)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Report: (153KB) (in Japanese)


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