Japanese and Korean are typologically similar, with linguistic phenomena
in one often having counterparts in the other. The Japanese/Korean
Linguistics Conference provides a forum for research, particularly through
comparative study, of both languages. This volume includes essays on the
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics,
discourse analysis, prosody, and psycholinguistics of both languages. This
volume will be a useful tool for any researcher or student in either
The 20th Japanese/Korean Linguistics conference was hosted by the
University of Oxford, and took place 1–3 October 2010. It was jointly
organized by the Research Centre for Japanese Language and Linguistics in
the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, and the Department
of Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University
of London. This was the second time that the conference took place
outside the U.S. and its first time in Europe.
is Professor of Japanese Linguistics at the University of Oxford, Chair of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Director of the Research Centre in Japanese Language and Linguistics, and Fellow of Hertford College. is Professor of Linguistics at the University of York and Head of the Department of Language and Linguistic Science.
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