Information about the 162nd Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan

Information about the 162nd Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan

Dates: June 26th (Sat) and 27th (Sun), 2021

Venue: Online

President: Naoki FUKUI
Director (LSJ): Satomi ITO
Director (Local): Hiromu SAKAI

Program(PDF 1.28MB)
Contents of the Handbook (Sorry, only written in Japanese)
Handbook (Collectively Downloading as a ZIP file / 45.1MB)
Bookstore(June 20th, 2021)

*Please download the data from the website before you participate in the meeting.
*Please download the participants’manual in advance. (Sorry, only written in Japanese).
*The registration period is over.
*To those who registered, we will send the program with Zoom meeting/webinar IDs for each session. Please click the IDs in the program to access the venue.
*The recordings of presentations and workshops will be made available to the registrants two days after the conference.

Symposium (June 27th):Vision of Future Society as Pictured in Linguistic Science and Technology

Recent scientific and technological developments related to language and communication — particularly in the field of information technology and artificial intelligence — have brought dramatic changes into our society. How will they impact future society if the current pace of development continues? How can linguistic researchers contribute to such development? In this symposium, we approach these issues from two perspectives. In the first part of symposium, we look at a neurolinguistic perspective and introduce research supporting patients with “locked-out syndrome (those who lose their speech communication abilities)” due to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or other diseases, by decoding speech from brain signals and by generating speakers’ own voices by means of speech generation technology. In the second part, we look at a natural language processing perspective. We introduce research using information technologies in preserving and recovering endangered languages and research aiming at multilingualization of machine translation and artificial intelligence. We will conclude the symposium by discussing future perspectives in these fields and possible contributions by linguistic researchers.

Organizer: Hiromu SAKAI (Waseda University)

Panelists and the topics:
Edward Change (University of California, San Francisco)
“Towards a speech neuroprosthesis”
Shigeto Kawahara (Keio University)
“MyVoice: A case for broader impacts of linguistic research in medical setting”
Motoki Sano (Google Japan)
“Linguistics of trainig data: language choices in ML model development”
Steven Bird (Charles Darwin University)
“Designing language technologies with indigenous people”

Jointly Sponsored by
Institute for the Study of Language and Information,Institute of Language and Speech Science,Comprehensive Research Organization,Waseda University
Organization for University Research Initiatives,Interdisciplinary Fusion Brain Science Institute,Waseda University
Center for English Language Education (CELESE), Faculty of Science and Engineering,Waseda University

*Click the following links for bookstores. They are open during the conference period. Please visit the Remo online room for the live book exhibitions (9:30-17:00, during the conference period).

Kurosio Publishers
Kyushu University Press
SANSHUSHA Publishing Co., Ltd
Sanseido Co., Ltd.
Hituzi Syobo
Osaka University Press
Kenkyusha Co., Ltd.
Maruzen-Yushodo Co., Ltd.
Asakura Publishing Co,Ltd