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9th Japanese Linguistics 
Symposium 2023

Dates: 21st - 23rd December 2023

Hosted by Kansai University 


Theme: “Community, Collaboration, and Collegiality: Researching Japanese Linguistics in a Post-COVID-19 World”

We are delighted to welcome back Honorary Associate Professor Nerida Jarkey, who is a founder of this symposium and has made an extraordinary impact on the research life of our higher degree students and early career research participants, and Dr Harumi Minagawa of the University of Auckland, who has generously agreed to act, once again, as Research Mentor to our participants.

The Faculty of Foreign Language Studies/Graduate School of Foreign Language Education & Research is looking forward to hosting the 9th Japanese Linguistic Symposium 2023 (JLS 2023) at Kansai University. This will be the first time the symposium has been hosted in Japan.

In line with this year's theme, the symposium aims to bring scholars and research students together to discuss their ongoing research in a relaxed and supportive way. We ask that attendees be open to new ideas and come prepared to contribute to members’ developing research.

Click here for the JLS2023 Program.

Keynote speakers: 

  • Thursday, 21st December: Dr Yoko Yonezawa (The University of Sydney)

"Language, Gender, and Identity: A Study of the Language of Two Political Women".

  • Friday, 22nd December: Professor Atsushi Mizumoto (Kansai University)

"Generative AI and its Applications in Linguistics Research".

  • Saturday, 23rd December: Professor Shino Takanashi (Kansai University)

"日本語教育文法のいま" ('The Status of Japanese Education Grammar').


Call for papers

Scholars and research students working in the field of Japanese Linguistics are invited to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at this event.

To ensure a vibrant and valuable exchange of ideas, each presentation will be allocated a total of 45 minutes: Up to 30 minutes for the paper and 15 minutes for questions and discussion. The language of presentation will be English. Both face-to-face and Zoom participation are welcome. We encourage a relaxed and collegial atmosphere to advance our research interests. 


Submission Details

Length: Up to 300 words (not including title, references, and keywords)

Format: Use the template below to provide title, abstract, references, up to three keywords, and personal information. Rename the file: Familyname_JLS2023_abstract.

Submission: After writing your abstract, please register by clicking the link below and upload your document. 

Now extended until November 3rd 2023

Click here for the registration form

Click here for the abstract template

Click here for the symposium flyer


Venue Details

The conference will be held at Kansai University Senriyama and Umeda campuses. 

Thursday: Senriyama Campus (Iwasaki Kinenkan)

Friday: Umeda Campus (Room 705)

Saturday: Senriyama Campus (Iwasaki Kinenkan)

Kansai University Campus Guide:

Kimono City Pedestrian

More Details

Dr Todd Allen

Associate Professor

Study Abroad Regional Manager (Oceania)

Faculty of Foreign Language Studies

Graduate School of Foreign Language Education & Research 

Kansai University 

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