The 18th Japanese and Korean Conference was held from Nov. 13 to Nov. 15 at the City University of New York and the Linguistics Department at Rutgers was well represented. On Nov. 13th, Shigeto Kawahara along with Kazuko Shinohara of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology presented a talk entitled “Phonetic and psycholinguistic prominences in pun formation: Evidence for positional faithfulness”. On Nov. 14th, Rutgers alumnus, Seunghun Lee of Central Connecticut State University and current Rutgers graduate student, Jeremy Perkins, gave a poster presentation entitled “An OT analysis of consonant-tone interaction in Korean”. On Nov. 15th, Rutgers graduate student, Xiao Li presented a talk entitled “The semantics of sugi- ‘exceed’ in Japanese”. Roger Schwarzschild and graduate student Carlos Fasola also attended the conference to round out the Rutgers contingent at this year’s J/K Conference. Congratulations to all of the participants from Rutgers for a fine job representing Rutgers Linguistics. Additionally, the students and faculty of the Linguistics Program of the Graduate Center of CUNY did an excellent job in organizing a very successful conference.
Perkins reports on the Japanese & Korean conference last month