15 December (Thu.)

8:00-8:45 Registration
8:45-9:00 Welcome address by Professor Tran Thi Hong, Vice President, Nguyen Tat Thanh University,
Message from the organizers
9:00-10:00 Plenary talk
Dinh Lu Giang. Functional distribution of the languages in ethnic communities in South Vietnam (cases of Khmer and Chinese language communities)
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:00 Session 1 Semantics/pragmatics Session 2  Corpus/empirical linguistics
Setsuko Arita. Temporal and modal functions of conditionals in the Kyushu dialects in Japanese Hee-Jin Joo, Dong-Hyok Shin, Minh Dieu Nguyen, Soon-Gang Park, Keonjoo Eo & Jeesun Nam. Evaluation of the Korean Sentiment Lexicon DECO-SELEX for Sentiment Analysis
Katsunobu Izutsu and Takeshi Koguma. ‘Do and see/hear’: Speech-event conceptions behind the discourse-pragmatic characteristics of the converb construction in Japanese, Korean, and Ainu Byoung-Yeol Chae, Dong-Hee Cho, Sairom Kim, Eric Laporte & Jeesun Nam. A Semi-Automatic Method for Constructing MUSE Sentiment-Annotated Corpora
Gautam K Borah. Polysemy networks of classifiers in Assamese: a cognitive analysis Łukasz Borchmann & Piotr Wierzchoń. Towards The Great Photocorpus of 20th Century Vietnamese
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Session 1 Session 2  Syntax/semantics
Setyo Untoro. The semantic change of adjectives in Indonesian: a diachronic study Niina Ning Zhang. Non-canonical Objects in Mandarin Chinese
Eric Mccready and Christopher Davis. Convention and Inference in Japanese Antihonorification Takeshi Koguma and Katsunobu Izutsu. Case-marking idiosyncrasy in subordination: the Japanese dative ni and beyond
Yusuke Yoda and Hiroko Yamamoto. If Forms are Different, their Meanings are (of course!) Different. Marie Claude Paris. Sentential adjuncts in Mandarin Chinese
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Session 1 Session 2
Lukas Rieser. Quality of belief: Japanese ‚daroo’ as a marker of lesser evidence Ni La Le. Interactions between Number and Definiteness: The Case of Vietnamese Acquisition
Hywel Evans. Simpler semantics for computational and cognitive linguistics Trang Phan. A formal approach to verbal aspect in Vietnamese
Szymon Grzelak. Scalar representations in the semantics of Japanese – from measurements to pragmatics Trisha Borgohain. Classifiers in Tai-Khamti
18:30-21:00 Conference dinner


16 December (Fri.)

9:00-10:00 Plenary talk
Eric McCready & Gregoire Winterstein. Negotiating Epistemic Authority via Expressive Content
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:00 Session 1 Session 2  Sociolinguistics/discourse analysis
  Katsunobu Izutsu and Yongtaek Kim. Who I am asking about: What the sentence endings imply about the unexpressed subject in Korean and Japanese wh questions Hideko Abe. Queer Japanese: Case of ‚New Half’ in Japan
  Nupur Sinha and Madhumita Barbora. Nominalization in Koro Eden Sum Hung Li, Andy Fung, Percy Lui and John Li. Theorizing Political Discourse Analysis from a Systemic Functional Perspective
  Metin Bagriacik and Asli Goksel. Greek meets Turkish at the western edge of Asia: Case marking and subordination strategies in Cunda Turkish Andy Fung, Eden Sum Hung Li, Percy Lui and John Li. Representing the ‘rule of law’ in Occupy Central Movement discourse: a systemic functional approach
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Session 1  Phonetics/ Writing systems Session 2
  Kunihiko Kuroki. A Correlation between Voicing and Nasalization in Japanese Obstruents Norie Mogi. Japanese role language in rakugo storytelling.
  Prakorb Phon-Ngam. Common Problems with English Consonants for Native Thai – Loei and Lao Speakers Ming-Ming Pu and Weiya Liang. Relative-clause Production between Oral and Written Discourse.
  James Myers. Chinese character form and the mathematics of productivity Jeong-Hyun Kim. Study on the Differences of Korean ability negative forms „-ji mothada” and „-su upda” for Korean Language Education Based on Korean written corpus
15:00-15:30 Closing remarks