The NINJAL International Symposium "The 11th International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese [ICPLJ11]"

December 19, 2020 (Sat): Symposium
December 20, 2020 (Sun): Oral Presentations and Posters
Online meeting
Participation is free.
Please register beforehand.

Aims & Scope

The International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese (ICPLJ) aims to stimulate research in Japanese linguistics. The scope of this endeavor, as a matter of fact, covers a wide area, including linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicon, pragmatics, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, bilingualism, language teaching methods, language educational technology, language learning support, and language production. ICPLJ invites proposals for its eleventh international conference, ICPLJ11, which will be held at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan. We welcome proposals for two types of contributions: (1) oral presentations and (2) posters.


Day 1: Saturday, December 19, 2020

13:45-Start of the online connection

14:00-14:10Opening Remarks

MINAMI Masahiko (San Francisco State University)

14:10-17:30Symposium: Considering Communication in Japanese from Various Angles

  • 14:10-14:20
    Explanation of Symposium's Aim
    NODA Hisashi (NINJAL)
  • 14:20-14:45
    "How are food attitudes constructed? Analysis of conversations over food"
    Polly SZATROWSKI (University of Minnesota)
  • 14:45-15:10
    "Development of a Japanese Language Textbook with Emphasis on Communication: Content and Activity Design"
    CAO Dafeng (Beijing Foreign Studies University)
  • 15:10-15:35
    "Relationship between Japanese and Japanese Sign Language in Sign Language Interaction: An Observation from Language Use in “Colloquial Corpus of Japanese Sign Language”"
    BONO Mayumi (National Institute of Informatics)
  • 15:35-15:55
  • 15:55-16:20
    "Is Japanese language education in Japanese schools communication-oriented?: Comparison with Japanese language education for foreigners"
    MORI Atsushi (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)
  • 16:20-16:45
    "Post communicative language teaching: Reciprocal democratic identity ecosystems and foreign language teaching."
    Mariotti MARCELLA (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia)
  • 16:45-17:30

Day 2: Sunday, December 20, 2020

9:45-Start of the online connection

10:00-11:40Oral Session 1 [In Japanese or English]

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12:10-13:10Poster Session [In Japanese or English]

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13:20-15:00Oral Session 2 [In Japanese]

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15:10-16:50Oral Session 3 [In Japanese]

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16:50-17:00Closing Remarks

TAKUBO Yukinori (NINJAL, Director-General)


Participation is free.
For those who wish to attend, please register beforehand from the following link "ICPLJ Preregistration."
Please register by December 13, 2020 (Sun).

  • ICPLJ Preregistration  * Applications for registration have finished.


NODA Hisashi
ISHIGURO Kei, USAMI Mayumi, NOYAMA Hiroshi, FUKUNAGA Yuka, Prashant PARDESHI, MIYABE Mayumi, WU Rizhe
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