The 153rd Meeting of the LSJ

Information about the 153rd Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan

Dates: December 3rd (Sat) and 4th (Sun), 2016

Venue: Fukuoka University (Nanakuma, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka)

President: Haruo KUBOZONO
Director (LSJ): Kan SASAKI
Director (Local): Tadashi EGUCHI

Program (PDF, 1.27MB)

Abstracts (PDF, 1.1MB)

Schedule and program

LSJ Meeting handbooks from the 153rd meeting on can be downloaded from the links below.
15rd LSJ Meeting Handbook

13:00 – 17:40 Oral presentations (A-Building Basement and Floors 2 and 4)
18:30 – 20:00 Reception (Sky Lounge, Humanities and Social Science Center)

10:00 – 12:00 Workshops (A-Building Basement and Floor 2)
11:30 – 12:50 Poster presentations (A707, The 7th floor of A-Building)
13:00 – 13:20 LSJ President’s address, etc. (AB01, A-Building Basement)
13:20 – 16:20 Symposium (AB01, A-Building Basement)

Symposium: From Dialectological Study to Linguistic Study

Date: Sunday, December 4th
Organizer/Chair: Tadashi EGUCHI (Fukuoka University)

Topics and Presentators

Temporal and modal meanings of conditionals: Focusing on the conditional marker ‘gi:’ in Kyushu dialects (Setsuko ARITA, Ritsumeikan University)

Devising a questionnaire for the description of case-marking: with a special focus on the object marking of Ryukyuan and Kyushu dialects (Michinori SHIMOJI, Kyushu University)

Semantics and pragmatics of honorific system: A case study of Dunan (Yonaguni) Ryukyuan (Masahiro YAMADA, Ritsumeikan University)

Kakarimusubi and quantification by wh-words: A case study of Aza-Irabu Miyakoan (Tomohide KINUHATA, Fukuoka University)

Discussant: Toshiyuki SADANOBU (Kobe University)

Assistance at the 153rd Meeting: If you plan to attend this meeting and need any assistance such as a sign language interpreter or notetaker, please contact the LSJ office ( as soon as possible. The deadline is October 17th, 2016.

Information about the childcare facilities at the 153rd Meeting of LSJ: Applications should be sent to by November 9th, 2016. See the PDF below for details.
Information about the childcare facilities(PDF, 215KB, in Japanese)