The 155th Meeting of the LSJ

Information about the 155th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan

Dates: November 25th (Sat) and 26th (Sun), 2017

Venue: Ritsumeikan University (56-1, Toji-in Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto)

President: Haruo KUBOZONO
Director (LSJ): Atsuko UTSUMI
Director (Local): Setsuko ARITA

Program (PDF 294KB)

Abstracts (PDF 720KB)

  • The 155th LSJ Meeting Handbook is browsable online through the following webpage (Japanese):
  • The 155th LSJ Meeting Handbook can also be downloaded from the link below.
  • Zip file including the table-of-contents file (html) and all the papers (
    • When the zip archive file is extracted, you will find a folder called “155”. An html file “155_contents.html” in that folder can be used for navigation from a browser. PDF files are stored in “papers” folder, which is further subcategorized by the presentation room.
    • Please download the handbook pdf files onto your own device or print the files BEFORE you come to the venue.

Participation fee: For members JPY2,000[Regular]; JPY1,000[Student]; For nonmembers JPY3,000[Regular]; JPY2,000[Student]

Symposium: Formal Approaches to Subjectivity and Point-of-View

Date: Sunday, November 26th

Chair/Organizer: Takeo KURAFUJI (Ritsumeikan University)

Topics and Speakers:

Counterstance Contingency: A Pragmatic Theory of Subjective Meaning

Chris KENNEDY (University of Chicago)

The Logophoric Hierarchy as Seen from the Point-of-View Projections

Taisuke NISHIGAUCHI (Kobe Shoin Women’s University)

Modal Questions and Point-of-View Shift in Korean and Japanese

Yukinori TAKUBO and Masahiro YAMADA (National Institute for Japanese Language)

  • Assistance at the 155th 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 Monday, October 16th, 2017.
  • Information about the childcare facilities at the 155th Meeting of LSJ :

    Applications should be sent to by November 4th, 2017.
    See the PDF below for details.
    PDF file


・The LSJ Meeting Handbook will be distributed in PDF format on the LSJ website a week before the meeting. Please download the data from the website before you participate in the meeting. The printed version of the LSJ Meeting Handbook would not be distributed.
Page for downloading the Handbook