Notification

Now Accepting Applications for the FY2019 Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan

October 17th, 2019
The Academic Research Incentive Award was established in FY2012 by the Phonetic Society of Japan to encourage research and development in phonetics. This award consists of a certificate recognizing excellent work or activity contributing to the development and dissemination of phonetics by members of the Society and an additional prize of 50,000 yen

We are accepting applications for FY2019 as described below. You are cordially invited to apply.

Chair of Incentive Award Selection Committee
Isao UEDA

Guidelines for Application for the FY2019 Academic Research Incentive Award of the PSJ

Eligibility for application:
Eligibility is limited to members of the Society who have paid their dues for the current fiscal year. In case of group application, group representatives must be members of the Society who have paid their dues for the current fiscal year. Collective members and supporting members are not eligible.
Works or activities eligible for consideration:
Research and education works or activities from the last eight fiscal years including the current fiscal year, other than research papers and verbal presentations, contributing to the development and dissemination of phonetics, including publications such as textbooks and dictionaries, audio sources and corpora, teaching materials and aids, teaching and diagnostic methods, and software and electronic tools.
Application method:
Please send the necessary application forms to the e-mail address below.
Note: Please also submit any necessary physical supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s work.
Application forms:
(Note: In principle, application forms and supporting materials received will not be returned.)
  1. Applicant information (Form 1-1): Name, date of birth, address, phone number, e-mail address, affiliation and position, educational background, and research history (group research history in case of collaborative works) Note: In case of collaborative work, submit information on all members separately. (Form 1-2)
  2. Description of the applicant’s work or activity (Form 2):
    1. Title of work or activity
    2. Summary of work or activity (one sheet of A4-sized paper in approx. 1,200 characters, together with necessary photos, etc.)
      • Note 1: Provide URL etc. in the summary of the work if the work is a website.
      • Note 2: If electronic data other than websites are submitted in support of the work, submit the data as supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s work as described in (c).
    3. Indicate if submitting physical supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s work
      • Note 1: Submit the actual work if the work is a book or other physical medium.
      • Note 2: It is possible to submit sound or video materials relevant to the applicant’s work. However, they should be submitted in a format independent of any special device or software for reproduction.
      • Note 3: Send supporting materials by simple registered mail (You can use the letter pack service) and write “FY2019 applicant’s work for the Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan” in red on the cover.
  3. Recommendation for the applicant’s work written by a member of the Society who has paid his/her membership fee for the current fiscal year in approx. 1,200 characters (Form 3)
Deadline for application:
January 31, 2020
E-mail address for application:
psj-shoureishou@bunken.co.jp
Note: Please enter as subject: Application for the Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan
Address for physical delivery of supporting materials relevant to the applicant’s work:
The Administration Office of the Phonetic Society of Japan
c/o International Academic Publishing Company, Ltd., Academy Center,
358-5 Yamabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0801, Japan; TEL: +81-3-5937-6763
Note: Deadline: Same as the deadline for application
Contact:
psj-shoureishou@bunken.co.jp
Note: Please enter as subject: Inquiry about the Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan
Screening schedule:
  • January 31, 2020: Deadline for application
  • February and March 2020: Screening
  • March 2020: Result presentation (Announcement the winners on the website of the Society, etc.)
  • September 2020: Presentation ceremony (at the General Meeting of the Annual Convention)
End
Application Forms for the FY2016 Academic Research Incentive Award Form1-1 (pdf)
Form1-2 (pdf)
Form2 (pdf)
Form3 (pdf)

Form1-1 (MS Word)
Form1-2 (MS Word)
Form2 (MS Word)
Form3 (MS Word)

The 340th Regular Meeting -Call for Oral Presentations and Symposium Organization-

September 27th, 2019
 Submission for oral presentations and symposium is now open. Submission is limited to members who have paid the annual membership fee for 2019.
Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Venue: Osaka Jogakuin University, Tamatsukuri Campus
 (2-26-54 Tamatsukuri, Osaka-shi, Osaka)
http://www.wilmina.ac.jp/oj/?english=access
Organizer: Associate Professor Tomomi Otsuka

―Call for oral presentations―

 Submission for oral presentations (40 minutes, including Q&A. Submission should be original research that has not been published elsewhere) is now open. Please send the information below by email by Friday, October 18th, 2019 to psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp in both PDF and MSWord formats. Please insert “Submission for 340th Regular Meeting” in the email subject and “340th Regular Meeting (Presenter’s name)” as the file name. Please embed all fonts in the PDF file. Notification of acceptance will be sent around October 25th after the reviewing process.
  1. Names of presenters in Japanese
  2. Names of presenters in English
  3. Affiliations of presenters in Japanese
  4. Affiliations of presenters in English
  5. Names and contact information (email) of persons in charge of receiving notification of acceptance
  6. Title of presentation (Japanese title not needed if presentation is to be given in English)
  7. Abstract (about 400 Japanese characters, or about 200 English words)
  8. Equipment necessary for presentation (laptop and projector excluded)

―Call for symposium organization―

 Symposiums at Regular Meetings are to offer opportunities for presenters and audience to have discussions on a particular topic after the talks by several presenters. The report at the symposium does not have to be completed work; rather it is aimed for research projects in progress. Submission for symposium presentations is now open. Please send the information below by email in both PDF and MSWord formats by Friday, October 11th, 2018 to psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp Please insert “Submission for symposium at 340th Regular Meeting” in the email subject and “340th Regular Meeting (Presenter’s name)” as the file name. Please embed all fonts when preparing PDF files. Notification of acceptance will be sent around October 18th after the reviewing process.。
  1. Title of symposium in Japanese (less than 50 letters)
  2. Title of symposium in English (less than 25 words)
  3. Organizer’s name, affiliation, and contact information (email, telephone, address)
  4. Names and affiliations of presenters in Japanese
  5. Names and affiliations of presenters in English
  6. Abstract of workshop (less than 1000 Japanese characters, or less than 500 English words. Please indicate time allocations.)
  7. Others (Necessary equipment or material)
  <Guidelines for preparing symposium proposal>
  • Time allocation: The symposium should be at least two hours but should not go over three hours. 20% of the time should be provided for Q&A including the audience.
  • Presenters: There should be more than two presenters, and more than half of them should be members of the Phonetic Society of Japan. The symposium may have a chairperson and panel members (members or non-members).
  • Topic: should be suitable as presentations at the Phonetic Society of Japan.
  • Preparation: PR activities and operations on the symposium day will be supported by the Planning Committee. However, the organizer is fully responsible for any preparation before the symposium day. The Phonetic Society of Japan will not provide travelling expenses or rewards for presenters.
(Planning Committee)

Proceedings of the 33rd general meeting

September 12th, 2019
Dear members,

The proceedings of the 33rd general meeting is now available online. Please access “PSJ my page.”

Childcare services at the 33rd general meeting

September 10th, 2019
We provide childcare services at the general meeting. Please see here for more detail or contact psj-hoiku[at]bunken.co.jp by e-mail.

Pre-registration for the reception on the general meeting

September 4th, 2019
Dear members,

The reception will be held on the first day of the general meeting:

Time: 18:00-20:00
Date: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019
Venue: Rafaela Hall cafeteria in Seisen University
Fee: 6000 yen (3000 yen for students)

Please register by September 18 with this online form.
In the form:
氏名: Your name
所属: Your affiliation
種別: Whether you are a student or not
一般: General member
学生: Student member

Please print a copy of the confirmation message for the reception and bring it with you at the event.

Inquiries:
Planning Committee
Email: psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp

We are looking forward to your participation.

The Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan (Onsei Kenkyu) Volume 23

September 1st, 2019
The latest issue of the Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan (or Onsei Kenkyu) volume 23 is now available for download on J-STAGE.

Obituary

July 18th, 2019
We are deeply saddened to announce that Professor Hiroyuki Umeda passed away on July 1st, 2019, at the age of 89. He served as the eighth President of the Phonetic Society of Japan from 1998 to 2001. His family held a funeral service in his memory on July 6th, 2019. Our dear colleague and mentor will be sorely missed.

The 339th Regular Meeting

May 19th, 2019
Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Venue: Daito Bunka Kaikan Cultural Hall (Daito Bunka University)
(2-4-21 Tokumaru, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 175-0083, Japan)
https://www.daito.ac.jp/campuslife/campus/facility/culturalhall.html
5-minute walk from Tōbu-Nerima Station of the Tōbu-Tōjō Line
Organizer: Kiyoko Yoneyama (Daito Bunka University)
Registration: No registration required. Free admission.
Contact information: Planning Committee psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp
Program:

Welcoming speech (13:00-13:10)

I. Oral presentations(13:10-16:00)

  1. 13:10-13:50
    “Perception of aspiration of word-medial stops in Mongolian”
    (Presentation in Japanese)
    Naoki Ueta (Osaka University / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS))
  2. 13:50-14:30
    “Perception of varieties of English by professional interpreters”
    (Presentation in Japanese)
    Tomohiko Ooigawa (Nihon University), Kinuko Takahashi (Osaka Jogakuin University)
<14:30-14:40 Break>
  1. 14:40-15:20
    “Statistical modeling of natives’ implicit knowledge of accentuation and its use for quantitative analysis of learners’ acquisition of the implicit knowledge”
    (Presentation in Japanese)
    Li Qiao (Dalian University of Technology / University of Tokyo), Li Motong (Osaka University), Minematsu Nobuaki (The University of Tokyo)
  2. 15:20-16:00
    “Development of vowel devoicing in Japanese: A case study of a 1-year-old child”
    (Presentation in English)
    Manami Hirayama (Seikei University)
<16:00-16:10 Break>

II. Special presentation (16:10-17:40)

“What is phonetic substance? Insight from individual differences in speech production“
(Presentation in English)
Keith Johnson (University of California, Berkeley)
  • 16:10-17:10 Presentation
  • 17:10-17:40 Questions and discussion
  • The 339th Regular Meeting –Call for Oral Presentations–

    April 22nd, 2019
     Submission for oral presentations is now open. Submission is limited to members who have paid the annual membership fee for 2019.
    Professor Keith Johnson (University of California at Berkeley) will be giving a special lecture. Submission for symposium is not available.
    Date: Saturday, Jun 1st, 2019
    Venue: Daito Bunka Kaikan Cultural Hall (Daito Bunka University)
    (2-4-21 Tokumaru, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 175-0083, Japan)
    https://www.daito.ac.jp/campuslife/campus/facility/culturalhall.html
    Organizer: Professor Kiyoko Yoneyama

    ―Call for oral presentations―

     Submission for oral presentations (40 minutes, including Q&A. Submission should be original research that has not been published elsewhere) is now open. Please send the information below by email by Friday, April 26th, 2019 to psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp in both PDF and MSWord formats. Please insert “Submission for 339th Regular Meeting” in the email subject and “339th Regular Meeting (Presenter’s name)” as the file name. Please embed all fonts in the PDF file. Notification of acceptance will be sent by around May 7th after the reviewing process.
    1. Names of presenters in Japanese
    2. Names of presenters in English
    3. Affiliations of presenters in Japanese
    4. Affiliations of presenters in English
    5. Names and contact information (email) of persons in charge of receiving notification of acceptance
    6. Title of presentation (a Japanese title is not needed if the presentation is to be given in English)
    7. Abstract (about 400 characters in Japanese, or about 200 words in English)
    8. Equipment necessary for presentation (laptop and projector excluded)
    (Planning Committee)

    【Important】Summary of “The Phonetic Society of Japan finance remediation measures”

    March 12th, 2019
    You can now read “The Phonetic Society of Japan finance remediation measures” on the Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan.
    Please read the following for a summary.

    Measure 1: Accepted papers will be electronically released sequentially and will be collectively published as “Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan” at the end of the year.
    We would like to explain once again of the definition of “sequentially” as this term may have caused misunderstandings. Papers accepted up until April will be made public on J-STAGE in April, papers accepted up until August will be made public in August, and papers accepted up until December will be made public in December.

    Measure 2: Mailing of “Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan” will be optional.
    The journal will be mailed only to members who select “yes” to “Would you like to have the journal mailed to you?” (*wording may change) when they pay the annual membership fee. The journal is published once a year. Please be aware that the journal will not be mailed to you if you do not select “yes”. We are now working on the configuration of MyPage, where you will be able to change and check your settings for this feature.

    We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

    Satoshi IMAIZUMI, PSJ President
    March 2019