The 167th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan

Information about the 167th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan

Dates: 11th (Sat.) and 12th (Sun.) Nov. 2023

Venue: Doshisha University, Kyotanabe Campus (not Imadegawa). The meeting will be held on site, but recordings and poster materials will be made available at a later date.

President: Naoki FUKUI
Director (LSJ): Toshio MATSUURA
Director (Local): Li SHEN

Program (as of 22nd Oct./PDF、1.5MB)

Handbook (Table of contents / Batch download)

* Please register and pay the registration fee from Peatix in advance.
Guide for Specified Commercial Transactions Act (in Japanese)
* The registration period is from Oct 12th. Please register as soon as possible.
* You can participate in the conference without pre-registering, but we ask for your cooperation in registering in order to facilitate the smooth operation of the conference.
* The registration fee is below.
–2,000 yen for general members
–1,000 yen for student members
–3,000 yen for non-members
–2,000 yen for student non-members
– The registration fee is untaxable for members, and tax included for non-members.
– LSJ does not have registration number for the invoice system in Japan.
* Recordings of oral presentations and workshops, and documents of poster presentations will be available (for the registered only) after the meeting.
* Anyone can participate in the Special Symposium.

Special Symposium:
What is the “word”? – Exploring its multifaceted nature

Lyons (1968: 194) clearly asserts the reality of the word, stating that “It is the basis of the distinction which is frequently drawn between morphology and syntax, and it is the principal unit of lexicography (or dictionary-making).” Similarly, according to Dixon & Aikhenvald (2002: 6), the “word” is the interface between morphology and syntax, with morphology dealing with the internal structure of words and syntax dealing with the way words are combined. Regarding how to identify words, Kageyama (1993:7, 2004:4) proposes to use the notion of “lexical integrity,” but also points out that it is necessary to consider multiple aspects of the “word”: phonetic, morphological, and semantic. In this symposium, we will explore the multifaceted nature of the “word” from the viewpoints of phonological, morphological, and semantic cohesiveness and through typological analysis of different types of languages. It will also be pointed out that linguistic typological features are partially responsible for determining the “cohesiveness” in the language in question.

Moderator: Li SHEN (Doshisha University)

Naonori NAGAYA (The University of Tokyo)
    Multiple facets of the word from the viewpoint of linguistic typology
Li SHEN (Doshisha University)
    Multiple facets of the word from the viewpoint of monosyllabic languages
Yoko YUMOTO (Osaka University)
    Multiple facets of the word from the viewpoint of lexical semantics
Haruo KUBOZONO (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics)
    Multiple facets of the word from the viewpoint of prosody

Information about the childcare facilities at the 167th Meeting of LSJ:
Applications should be sent to by October 11th, 2023. See the PDF below for details.