Notification

Announcement of extension of deadline for PSJ General Meeting held online

July 30th, 2020

Dear Members of the Phonetics Society of Japan

The 34th General Meeting of PSJ scheduled to be held at Kobe Gakuin University on September 25th and 26th has been decided to be held online, due to the unpredictable future conditions related to the spread of the coronavirus infection. We will ask all participants to make a real-time presentation using Zoom. In addition, the presentation will be recorded and made available to PSJ members only for a certain period after the event.

In this way, you will also be able to participate from overseas or from remote areas if you can access the network on the days of the Meeting. Therefore, the deadline for presentation applications will be extended until Friday, July 10. It is a good opportunity for more members as well as non-members to participate than if it were held as a regular national convention. The 35th General Meeting in 2021 will be held at Kobe Gakuin University.

Chair of PSJ Planning Committee, Ryoko Hayashi

Cancellation of the next regular meeting

April 5th, 2020
The 341st regular meeting, which was announced to be held on May 30th, 2020, at the University of Tokyo, has been canceled due to the context surrounding the novel coronavirus. By the end of April, we will provide information about the general meeting, which is planned to be held on September 26th and 27th, 2020, at Kobe Gakuin University.

Planning Committee


The meeting of the councilors, which is usually held after a regular meeting, has been postponed. We expect that the first meeting of this academic year will be held at the general meeting. The exact date of this meeting will be announced at a later time.

General Affairs Committee

Payment of 2020 membership fee

March 23rd, 2020
We will send a bank transfer form for a payment of membership fee within this March, 2020. We appreciate your early remittance. Membership dues have been changed from 2020 fiscal year. As a result of this change, we now have a new membership category which is an associate member. We also started a donation system which can be paid through the payment form of membership fee.

Our Journal has been registered in LLBA

March 18th, 2020
We are pleased to announce that the Journal of the Society (Onsei Kenkyu) has been registered in LLBA (Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts) provided by ProQuest. The articles published between 1997 and 2019 are now available on LLBA.

Cancellation of the event on March 21st

March 10th, 2020
The event on March 21st (a seminar on Japanese phonetics) has been cancelled to prevent the possible spread of the new coronavirus.

Thank you for your understanding and collaboration.

Cancellation of the event on March 7th

February 26th, 2020
The event on March 7th (a seminar on English phonetics) has been cancelled to prevent the possible spread of the new coronavirus.

Thank you for your understanding and collaboration.

Possible cancellation of events due to the spread of the coronavirus

February 23rd, 2020
Some events held by the society may be cancelled to prevent the possible spread of the new coronavirus. The relevant information will be announced on the website of the society the day before each event.

In case you attend one of the events, you are strongly advised to wear a mask and wash your hands regularly. If you have any symptoms, such as a fever, please avoid attending any event.

Thank you for your understanding and collaboration.

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.”