Fourth-year ICU student Michinori Suzuki received a JICUF student travel fund of ¥651,800 last fall to conduct two research trips to Hokkaido. Michinori majors in linguistics, and we asked him about his research on voiced plosives in two Japanese dialects.
ICU hosted the 13th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 13) from May 25th to 28th. Senior Associate Professor Tomoyuki Yoshida received a grant from JICUF last year and played a central role in bringing the workshop to Japan for only the second time in its history. The four-day conference which had close to 100 participants was dedicated to former ICU linguistics professor Dr. Kazuko Inoue, who recently passed away.
JICUF awarded Associate Professor of Linguistics Seunghun Lee a grant of ¥300,000 this fall to host the Asian Junior Linguists (AJL) Conference at ICU. Professor Lee organized the conference with Professor Tomoyuki Yoshida, the current chair of ICU’s psychology and linguistics department, to provide a forum for pre-doctoral linguistics students to present their work. The conference took place from December 2nd (Friday) to 4th (Sunday) in ICU’s Dialogue House.