Because 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 nineteenth Japanese/Korean
Linguistics Conference, which was held at the University of Hawai'i
at Manoa, in November 2009. The papers cover a broad range
of topics in Japanese/Korean linguistics, including phonology,
morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, discourse
analysis, prosody, and psycholinguistics.
is professor of Korean language and linguistics at the university of Hawai'i at Manoa and the director of the Korean Language Flagship Center. is professor of Japanese language and linguistics at the University of Hawai'i. is well known for his work on syntactic theory, on Korean, and on first language acquisition and second language learning. was inaugural director of the Center for Okinawan Studies at the University of Hawai'i. is assistant professor of Korean Language and linguistics and undergraduate coordinator of the Korean Flagship Center at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
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