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Workshop on ‘Prosody and Prosodic Interfaces in Japanese and Korean’


Date and Location: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Venue: Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Registration: The workshop is free to everyone but pre-registration is recommended to keep your seat.



Each talk will consist of a 30-minute presentation and 20-minute discussion (Larry Hyman’s comments followed by Q&A).


10:00 Opening address

10:00—10:50 Taehong Cho (Hanyang University)

“Prosodic strengthening and lexical pitch accent in South Kyungsang Korean and implications for Seoul Korean” [abstract]

11:00—11:50 Haruo Kubozono (NINJAL)

“Secondary high tones in Koshikijima Japanese” [abstract] [handout]

(Lunch break)

13:00—13:50 Junko Ito and Armin Mester (UC Santa Cruz)

“Pitch accent and tonal alignment in Japanese” [abstract] [handout]

14:00—15:00 Poster Session

15:10—16:00 Sun-Ah Jun (UC Los Angeles)

“Exploring the prosody-syntax-focus interface in Yanbian Korean” [abstract] [handout]

16:10—17:00 Akiko Matsumori (Japan Women’s University)

“A prosodic unit and phonological process of the Miyako-jima and Tarama-jima systems in Miyako Ryukyuan” [abstract] [handout] [maps]

17:00-17:20 Summary & General Discussion

17:20 Closing


Poster Session

1. Toshio Matsuura (Hokusei Gakuen University)

“Towards a typology of compound and loanword prosody in tonal dialects of Kyushu Japanese” [abstract]

2. Kohei Matsukura (University of Tokyo)

“The syllable structure of the Antoh dialect (Fukui prefecture) revealed through its “three-pattern” accent system” [abstract]

3. Nick Kalivoda and Jeff Adler (UCSC)

“A factorial typology of pitch-accent alignment in Japanese dialects” [abstract]

4. Hyunsoon Kim (Hongik University)

“The effect of L1 AP-initial boundary tones in Korean adaptation of Japanese plosives followed by a H or L vowel” [abstract]

5. Stuart Davis and Young Hwang (Indiana University)

“The course of intergenerational suffixal accent change in English loanwords of North Kyungsang Korean” [abstract]

6. Hisao Tokizaki (Sapporo University)

“Initial accent and head-finality in Japanese” [abstract]

7. Kohei Nakazawa (Yonaguni-chō Education Board)

“The Characteristics of the Accentual Unit in the Yonaguni Dialect (Okinawa Prefecture) through Comparison with other Japanese/Ryukyuan Dialects” [abstract]