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Workshop on East Asian Langauges

15th Weal Workshop

Saturday, February 21, 2009
8:00 PM - 5:30 PM
314 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The Departments of Asian Languages and Cultures and Applied Linguistics/TESL at the University of California, Los Angeles announces its 15th Workshop on East Asian Linguistics (WEAL). The workshop is an informal meeting where participants can present and discuss issues on languages in East Asia. Chinese, Japanese, and Korean have been the focus of the workshop, but discussions on other Asian languages are also welcome. WEAL 2009 will take place on Saturday, February 21st at Royce Hall 314, UCLA.

The 15th Workshop on East Asian Linguistics (WEAL)

Saturday, February 21, 2009
Royce Hall 314, University of California, Los Angeles

8:30 – 8:55
Registration and continental breakfast

8:55 – 9:00
Opening Remarks

9:00 – 9:30
Tomoko Ishizuka (University of California, Los Angeles)
Deriving CNPC violations by possessor raising in Japanese

9:30 – 10:00      
Yu-Chi Huang (University of Southern California)
Three types of quantifiers in Mandarin Chinese when they are floated

10:00 – 10:30      
Kazumi Takahashi (Pomona College)
Where language mirrors epistemology: A case study from Japanese

10:30 – 10:45      
Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45      
Plenary address by Tomohide Kinuhata (JSPS Fellow; Kyoto University; University of California, Los Angeles)
Historical development from subjective to objective meaning: A case of Japanese question particle
Introduced by Shoichi Iwasaki

11:45 – 1:00      
Lunch Break (provided by WEAL)

1:00 – 1:30      
Daisuke Yokomori (Kyoto University; University of California, Santa Barbara)
On postposed adverbial clauses in Japanese conversation

1:30 – 2:00      
Ni Eng Lim (University of California, Los Angeles)
Presenting the Self in Mandarin spoken discourse -- The case of stance-taking with Wo Jue De (???)

2:00 – 2:30      
Hee Ju (University of California, Los Angeles)
Deictic saying verbs and tense variation in reported speech

2:30 – 2:45      
Coffee Break

2:45 – 3:15      
Nobutaka Takara (University of California, Santa Barbara)
The weight of head nouns in noun-modifying constructions in conversational Japanese

3:15 – 3:45      
Kobin H. Kendrick (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Polar questions in Mandarin Chinese conversation

3:45 – 4:15      
Yujong Park (Universtiy of California, Los Angeles)
Sequential sensitivity of forms and formulaic language: The case of negative question forms and sentence final suffixes in Korean medical interaction

4:15 – 4:30      
Coffee Break

4:30 – 5:30      
Plenary address by Zheng-sheng Zhang (San Diego State University)
A Multi-Dimensional Study of Genre Variation in Chinese
Introduced by Hongyin Tao

Closing Remarks

WEAL Informal Dinner

Registration is free. Please email weal09@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with the following information: (1) your name (2) affiliation (3) email address (4) whether you plan to join us for dinner ($20/person; free for presenters)

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