As Japanese and Korean are typologically quite similar, a linguistic
phenomenon in one language often has a counterpart in the other. The
annual Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference provides a forum for
presenting research that will deepen our understanding of these two
languages, especially through comparative study.
The papers in this volume are from the Fifteenth Japanese/Korean
Linguistics Conference, which was held at the University of
Wisconsin–Madison. These articles cover a broad range of topics
in Japanese/Korean linguistics, including phonology, morphology,
syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis,
prosody, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, acquisition, and
These studies, often comparative, deepen our understanding of both
Japanese and Korean, and provide a useful reference for students and
scholars in either field.
is professor of Japanese language and linguistics and is associate professor of Japanese language and linguistics, both at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
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