The 29 Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK 29) (Oct 9-11, 2021, *online)

You are encouraged to submit an abstract to the forthcoming JK 29 conference

to be held online in October. Thank you for your kind attention.

Best wishes,

Kaoru Horie

Nagoya University

The 29th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK29), jointly hosted by
Nagoya University and the National Institute for Japanese Language and
Linguistics (NINJAL), will take place at Nagoya University, Japan, from 9 to
11 October 2021, with satellite events on 8 October. In view of the continuing
spread of COVID-19, the organizing committee decided that the conference will
be held as a virtual “real-time” conference from October 9 to 11, 2021 (Japan
Standard Time), with invited workshops planned on October 8.

Invited satellite workshops currently planned on October 8 include the following:

Pedagogical Approaches to Japanese/Korean Linguistics (accepting abstract submissions)

Data-oriented Approaches to Meaning in Korean and Japanese

JK29 will feature six invited presentations by the following distinguished
– Dr. Taehong Cho (Hanyang University, South Korea)
– Dr. Bjarke Frellesvig (University of Oxford, UK)
– Dr. Yuki Hirose (University of Tokyo, Japan)
– Dr. Noriko Iwasaki (Nanzan University, Japan)
– Dr. Peter Sells (University of York, UK)
– Dr. Wataru Uegaki (University of Edinburgh, UK)

The Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK) is the only long-running
annual international conference on Japanese and Korean linguistics. It
attracts the highest caliber of academic research relevant to one or both
languages, including minority languages and sign languages. As in previous JK
conferences, JK29 invites papers on, for example, phonology, phonetics,
morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, and
psycholinguistics of Japanese and Korean.

Second Call for Papers:

The JK29 organizing committee welcomes abstract submissions for 20-minute oral
presentations, followed by 10 minutes for discussion, and for poster
presentations. Oral presenters will make real-time presentations on Zoom
(Japan Standard Time). Special considerations may be given to oral presenters
logging in from different time zones. Poster presenters will be asked to
upload their pre-recorded presentations on the conference website in advance
(one week before the conference) and receive and respond to questions/comments
during the conference period (October 9-11) in a non-real-time fashion (e.g.
Slack ( As in previous JK conferences, papers based on
oral presentations will be published by CSLI.

Abstract Submission: Abstracts should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair:

When submitting your abstract through EasyChair, please enter the title of
your abstract and type “the file uploaded” in the spaces under “Title and
Abstract” (you do not need to enter your abstract there) and upload the PDF
file of your abstract using “Uploads”. Please use the space under “Keywords”
to (i) enter four/five keywords that describe the study; (ii) choose and enter
one or two of the following eight categories for the abstract: (1) phonetics/
phonology, (2) morphology, (3) formal/lexical semantics, (4) formal syntax,
(5) formal pragmatics, (6) functional/usage-based linguistics including
functional pragmatic analyses, (7) conversation analysis/discourse analysis,
(8) sociolinguistics, (9) historical linguistics, (10) psycholinguistics, and
(11) minority/endangered languages, (12) other(s); and (iii) indicate the
preferred mode of presentation (oral, poster presentation or either).

For abstract submission guidelines and other information, please check the
conference website:

Contact:  jklinguistics29_AT_