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  • The winner of the Best Presentation Award for the 159th Annual Meeting(2020/03/25)
    The Linguistic Society of Japan is delighted to announce the winner of the Best Presentation Award for the 159th Annual Meeting.

    <The Best Presentation Award for the 159th Annual Meeting (Nagoya Gakuin University, November 2019)>(1 winner)
    Rihito Shirata
    "Sentence-final question markers and speech acts in the Onotsu dialect of Kikai Ryukyuan: With a focus on questions about actions to be performed by the speaker"

    [Presentation Award LSJ 159]

  • Regarding the 160th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan(2020/03/12)
    The new infectious disease, known as COVID-19, is spreading across Japan and around the world. The Linguistic Society of Japan is now carefully considering whether to hold the 160th meeting scheduled for June 20 (Sat) and 21 (Sun), as usual, or to adopt an alternative such as holding a web conference. We will make a decision by the end of April and will post it on this website and in the e-mail magazine. Please hold your questions until then.

    Yukinori Takubo, the LSJ President

  • A statement has been issued(2020/01/28)
    Upon the incident that took place in the Summer Institute 2018, the LSJ has issued a statement. (Released: 2018.11.20)

  • Consultation on Ethical Questions(2020/01/28)
    An Ethical Consultation Desk has been established for consultation on any sort of harassment or infringement of the Linguistic Society of Japan Ethics Statement (including such acts as plagiarism, piracy, or inappropriate citation) in connection with any events involving the LSJ (such as biannual meetings, summer institutes, or Gengo Kenkyu). For details, please check here.

  • Information about the 160th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan(2020/01/06)
    Information about the 160th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan
     For details, please check here.
    (1) Dates and Venue: June 20th (Sat) and 21st (Sun), 2020, Waseda University (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
    (2) Call for papers: March 1st -- 20th, 2020
     For details, please check here.
    (3) Assistance at the 160th Meeting
     If you plan to attend this meeting and need any assistance such as a sign language interpreter or notetaker, please contact the LSJ office (lsj@nacos.com) as soon as possible. The deadline is May 15th, 2020.
    (4) Childcare facilities at the 160th Meeting of LSJ
     Childcare facilities are being organized. Details will be announced on this page. Applications should be sent to lsj.childcare@gmail.com by May 29th, 2020.
    *Poster presentations will be held on Saturday.

  • Michinori Shimoji has received the 16th (FY2019) JSPS Prize.(2019/12/26)
    Michinori Shimoji, an associate professor at Kyushu University, has received the 16th (FY2019) JSPS Prize for his research "A Descriptive Grammar of the Irabu Dialect of Ryukyuan: A Typological Study on Its Accent and Syntactic Phenomena." For details, please see here.

  • Request for Proposals 2020(2019/11/07)
    Each year, the Linguistic Society of Japan recruits “Enlightenment and Education Project on Language Diversity”. For details, please see here. The deadline is February 28th.

  • Information about the 159th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan was updated(2019/11/07)
    Information about the 159th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan was updated (Handbook uploaded!). Please check the webpage for the 159th Meeting.
    [NOTICE!]Please download the data from the website before you participate in the meeting!

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Events and Information
  • Job opening at Senshu University(2020/03/25)
    The application deadline is April 24, 2020. For details, see the link at our HP (in Japanese).

  • Job opening at Hosei University(2020/03/12)
    A job opening at Hosei University; The application deadline is May 7, 2020. For details, see the link at our HP (in Japanese).

  • Job Opening at Nagoya Gakuin University(2019/10/15)
    A job opening at Nagoya Gakuin University; The application deadline is November 6, 2019. For details, see here (in Japanese)

  • Job Opening at Tokyo City University(2019/10/15)
    A job opening at Tokyo City University; The application deadline is November 15, 2019. For details, see here (in Japanese)

  • Job Opening at Otaru University of Commerce(2019/10/08)
    A job opening at Otaru University of Commerce; The application deadline is October 25, 2019. For details, see here (in Japanese)

  • Job Opening at National Defense Academy(2019/10/08)
    A job opening at National Defense Academy; The application deadline is October 31, 2019. For details, see here (in Japanese)

  • Job opening at Hiroshima University(2019/08/11)
    A job opening for a position of associate professor or assistant professor, with tenure or on tenure track system, of art of English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation at Academy of Hiroshima University (Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Department of Studies of Human Cultures). application deadline is 5 p.m. Japan time on September 20, 2019. For details, see here (in Japanese).

  • Job opening at Tohoku University (2019/08/11)
    The Department of Theoretical Linguistics in the Graduate School of International Cultural Studies at the Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) invites applications for Associate Professor or Senior Assistant Professor (Tenured Faculty Position) in linguistics with an anticipated start date of April 2020. For details, see the link at our HP or at JREC-IN (both in Japanese).

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