Here is the schedule of events (as of July 30, 2012).
Click here to download the program (.pdf)

Conference Location: The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL)
The Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM)
National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL)
(ISM and NIJL share the same building.)

*The registration desk will be on the 3rd floor of ISM.
On August 2, 8-9am, the registration desk will be on the 2nd floor, in front of Lecture Hall at NINJAL.

Seminar room 1 and 2 are located at ISM.

Breakfast will be served on August 2 - 4.
Lunch will be served on August 2 and 3.

Wednesday, August 1st

12:00pm - 6:00pm Registration (3rd floor, ISM)

1:00pm - 1:15pmOpening Remarks (Seminar room 1)
Yoshiyuki Asahi

1:15pm - 2:30pmWorkshop 1: Japanese sociolinguistics: its past, present, and future (Seminar room 1)
Yoshiyuki Asahi

2:30pm - 2:45pmBREAK

2:45pm - 4:15pm Workshop 2: Workshop on Second Language Acquisition Research Using Variation Analysis (Seminar room 1)
Victoria Rau
National Chung Cheng University

4:15pm - 4:30pmBREAK

4:30pm - 6:00pm Workshop 3: The Sociophonetic Analysis and Manipulation of Pitch and Intonation (Seminar room 1)
Robert J. Podesva, Sakiko Kajino, Kyuwon Moon
Stanford University, Georgetown University, Stanford University

6:30pm - Opening Reception (4th floor, ISM)

Thursday, August 2nd

8:00am - 9:00amRegistration (3rd floor, ISM)
9:00am - 6:00pmRegistration (2nd floor, NINJAL)

8:00am - 9:00amBREAKFAST (2nd floor, NINJAL)

9:00am - 11:00amInvited Talk: J.K. Chambers
Title: "Professor Shibata's haha and Other Sociolinguistic Insights"
(Lecture Hall, NINJAL)

11:00am - 11:15amBREAK

11:15am - 12:45pmSession 1: Gender and Stylistic Variation (Seminar room 1)
Chair: Kenjiro Matsuda

11:15am - 11:45amStylistic variation of female call center employees: Negotiating femininity and professionalism in South Korea
Kyuwon Moon
Stanford University

11:45am - 12:15pmKathoeys and the linguistic construction of gender identity in Thailand
Pavadee Saisuwan
Queen Mary, University of London

12:15pm - 12:45pmThe Intersection between Gender and Style among the Young in Bangkok: Sociolinguistic Variation of /r/ in Bangkok Thai
Orapat Pookkawes
University of Florida

12:45pm - 2:00pmLUNCH (served in seminar room 5)

2:00pm - 3:30pmPoster Session 1 (Meeting Room 1, 2nd floor, NIJL)

Bilingual first language acquisition; A case study of English-Japanese bilingual children in Christchurch
Mineko Shirakawa
University of Canterbury
Sociolinguistic Variation in the Pitch Movement of Japanese Dialects
Ichiro Ota, Shoji Takano, Hitoshi Nikaido, Akira Utsugi, Yoshiyuki Asahi
Kagoshima University, Hokusei Gakuen University, Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University, Tsukuba University, NINJAL
Personification Effect: the use of Japanese noun `Yatsu' on inanimate object and its social meaning
Jinsok Lee, Nikki Barbeau
Georgetown Univeristy
Nana or Schichi: Sound alternation in the classifier construction in Japanese
Rika Ito, Natalie Dmytrenko
St. Olaf College
Kulitan, the indigenous Kapampangan script: A possible answer to the unsettled dispute on the Romanized Kapampangan orthography
Michael Raymon Pangilinan
Aguman Sulat Kapampangan
The rhythmic differences between Standard Mandarin and Taiwan Mandarin
Karen Huang
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Linguistic Survey in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area Using Mobile Phone
Kanetaka Yarimizu, Harumi Mitsui

3:30pm - 5:30pmSession 2: Morphological/Syntactic Variation and Change (Seminar room 1)
Chair: Shobha Satyanath

3:30pm - 4:00pmIndefinite verb agreement in N'kep
Miriam Meyerhoff
University of Auckland

4:00pm - 4:30pmDynamic Shift of Word Frequency Effect in the Course of Linguistic Change
Shin-ichiro Sano
International Christian University

4:30pm - 5:00pmA Variationist's Approach to a Grammaticalized Motion Verb of Japanese
Fumihito Arai
Kobe Shoin Women’s University

5:00pm - 5:30pmThe Syntactic Development of the Japanese Pragmatic Marker "nanka"
Kevin Heffernan
Kwansei Gakuin University

5:30pm - 5:45pmBREAK

5:45pm - 6:45pmSession 3: Exploring Models and Methods (Seminar room 1)
Chair: Ichiro Ota

5:45pm - 6:15pmDevelopment of a way to visualize and observe linguistic similarities on a linguistic atlas
Yasuo Kumagai

6:15pm - 6:45pmThe Question of Density: Multi-Agent Modeling of Field Data from Sui Exogamous Villages
James Stanford, Ian Stewart
Dartmouth College

7:00pm - NWAV-AP2 Conference Party (Place: Japanese style pub "Tamagawa")

Friday, August 3rd

8:00am - 6:00pm Registration (3rd floor, ISM)

8:00am - 9:00amBREAKFAST (3rd floor, ISM)

9:00am - 10:00amSession 4: Syntactic Variation 1 (Seminar room 1)
Chair: Miriam Meyerhoff

9:00am - 9:30amExplaining formal variation in subjects and objects in Vera'a
Stefan Schnell
Centre for Research on Language Diversity at La Trobe University

9:30am - 10:00amFrequency Effects on Constructional Variation in Japanese
Natsuko Tsujimura
Indiana University

10:00am - 11:00amSession 5: Language Contact and Variation 1 (Seminar room 1)
Chair: Miriam Meyerhoff

10:00am - 10:30amLooking for contact-induced change in Heritage Cantonese: Pronouns, classifiers and VOT
Naomi Nagy
University of Toronto

10:30am - 11:00amThe status of lone English-origin nouns in otherwise Japanese discourse: A comparative variationist approach to borrowing
Yukiko Yoshizumi, Shana Poplack
University of Ottawa

11:00am - 11:15amBREAK

11:15am - 12:45pmSession 6: Sound Change (Seminar room 1) Chair: Sakiko KajinoSession 7: Syntactic Variation 2 (Seminar room 2) Chair: Shoji Takano

11:15am - 11:45amSmooth Spline analysis of y-diphthongs in KoreanA corpus-based analysis of word order variation in Yami relative clause
Tae-Jin YoonHui-Huan Chang, D. Victoria Rau
McMaster UniversityNational Chung Cheng University

11:45am - 12:15pmDiffusion of spirantization from labial plosive to velar plosiveA Choice of the Interpretations of the Case Particle -no in Japanese
Kakoli DeySatoshi Nambu
University of DelhiNINJAL

12:15pm - 12:45pmPatterns of diffusion of linguistic changes in Nineteenth century BengalThe Placement of the Prepositional Dative Construction in Spoken Mandarin Varieties
Shobha SatyanathChun-Yi Peng
University of DelhiMichigan State University

12:45pm - 2:00pmLUNCH (served in seminar room 5)

2:00pm - 4:00pmSession 8: Dialect, Change, and Variation 1 (Seminar room 1)
Chair: James Stanford
Session 9: Endangered Languages and Variation (Seminar room 2)
Chair: Kuniyoshi Kataoka

2:00pm - 2:30pmReal time change in intra-speaker variation: Evidence from Hokkaido JapaneseMaintaining dialectal variation in a high endangerment scenario: Ngan'gikurunggurr and Ngen'giwumirri
Yoshiyuki AsahiNicholas Reid
NINJALUniversity of New England

2:30pm - 3:00pmJapanese Honorifics: 20, 36 and 55 years laterEndangered Tribal Dialects : When ‘variation’ is not just any variation
Kenjiro MatsudaResmi Prakash
Kobe Shoin Women’s UniversityJawaharlal Nehru University

3:00pm - 4:00pmSession 10: Creole and Variation (Seminar room 2)
Chair: Kuniyoshi Kataoka

3:00pm - 3:30pmOsaka Japanese honorifics - change over time, in more ways than oneCo-occurrence constraints of past-time marker wen in Hawai'i Creole
Anna Strycharz-BanasAya Inoue
Meertens InstituteKinjo Gakuin University

3:30pm - 4:00pmA contemporary history of Okazaki honorifics and the world history of honorificsMapping Linguistic Ideologies on O'ahu
Fumio InoueJames Grama, Katie Drager
Meikai UniversityUniversity of Hawai'i at Manoa

4:00pm - 5:30pmPoster Session 2 (Meeting Room 1, 2nd floor, National Institute of Japanese Literature)
(Business Meeting, from 4:15pm-5:15pm, Seminar room 2)

Language contact as generic intertextuality: Translations of Chinese government texts into Bai
Brook Hefright
University of Maryland
The degree of negation of the Singlish 'never'
Amelia Leong
National University of Singapore
Katakana Scripts In a Japanese Publication in Malaysia: A Case Study of Katakana Words in " SENYUM" Magazine
Poo Ching Feng, Norhana Md. Salleh, Kamila Ghazali
Universiti Malaya, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris,
Speaking out of character: Consistency in yakuwari-go `role-playing' speech in a corpus of Japanese comics
Giancarla Unser-Schutz
Rissho University
The Pidgin in Speech-act?: The interference of the politeness strategies Japanese Bilingual meeting
Kaoru Amino
Dalarna University

5:30pm - 7:30pmInvited Talk: Junko Hibiya
Title: The velar nasal in Japanese revisited
(seminar room 1)

8:00pm - Special Conference Dinner (Tachikawa Grand Hotel)

Saturday August 4th

8:00am - 12:00pmRegistration (3rd floor, ISM)

8:00am - 9:00amBREAKFAST (3rd floor, ISM)

9:00am - 11:00amSession 11: Dialect, Change, and Variation 2 (Seminar room 1)
Chair: Victoria Rau
Session 12: Sign Language and Variation (Seminar room 2)
Chair: Kenjiro Matsuda

9:00am - 9:30amChanges from dialect use to standard language use along west coast of JapanLexical Variations and Diachronic Change in Hong Kong Sign Language: Preliminary observations
Akemi Yamashita, Meikai UniversityFelix Sze, Kenny Chu, Connie Lo, Lisa Lo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

9:30am - 10:00amStandardization and Dialect Leveling in TokunoshimaSign language use and variations in Jakarta Sign Language
Motoei Sawaki, Yumi Nakajima, Chitsuko FukushimaFelix Sze, James Woodward, Adhika Irlang Suwiryo, Laura Lesmana Wijaya, Iwan Satryawan
Shinshu University, Hitotsubashi University, University of Niigata PrefectureThe Chinese University of Hong Kong

10:00am - 10:30amWhere is the Best and Worst Korean Spoken?: The Perceptual Dialectology of KoreaSigning varieties in Jakarta and Yogyakarta: dialects or separate languages?
Lisa JeonSilva Tenrisara Pertiwi Isma
University of North TexasThe Chinese University of Hong Kong

10:30am - 11:00amHistorical dialectology of Azuma
John Kupchik
Kyoto University/JSPS

11:00am - 11:15amBREAK

11:15am - 12:15pm Session 13: Language Contact and Variation 2 (Seminar room 1)
Chair: Sakiko Kajino
Session 14: Corpus, Translation, and Variation (Seminar room 2)
Chair: Satoshi Nambu

11:15am - 11:45amDialect contact and retention of the northern Japanese plantation immigrants in Hawai'iVariations in the Distribution of Length-Specific Tokens in Early Modern Chinese Scientific Translations
Mie Hiramoto, Hiroyuki ShiraiwaMeng Ji
The National University of Singapore, The Osaka UniversityWaseda University

11:45am - 12:15pmSession 15: Written Language and Variation (Seminar room 2)
Chair: Satoshi Nambu

11:45am - 12:15pmGiving invitations is like borrowing money for Chinese speakers of English: A Cognitive sociolinguistic study of email Invitations
Yuan-shan Chen, Wan-jing Li, D. Victoria Rau
National Chin-Yi University of Technology, National Chung Cheng University

1:00pm -Excursion to Kawagoe