Notification

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

    Now Accepting Applications for the FY2018 Academic Research Incentive Award of the Phonetic Society of Japan

    October 9th, 2018
    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 FY2018 as described below. You are cordially invited to apply.

    Chair of Incentive Award Selection Committee
    Hirokazu SATO

    Guidelines for Application for the FY2018 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 “FY2018 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, 2019
    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, 2019: Deadline for application
    • February and March 2018: Screening
    • March 2019: Result presentation (Announcement the winners on the website of the Society, etc.)
    • September 2019: 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)

    ICPP 2018 at NINJAL

    October 1st, 2018
    NINJAL ICPP 2018 (5th International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology), to be held at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL) on October 26-28, 2018 (official language: English).

    Date: Friday, October 26th, 2018 – Sunday, October 28th, 2018
    Location: National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL)

    [Keynote Speakers]
    Laura Downing (University of Gothenburg)
    Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University Nijmegen)
    Bob Ladd (University of Edinburgh)
    Aditi Lahiri (University of Oxford)
    Rachid Ridouane (CNRS/Sorbonne Nouvelle)

    [Other Invited Speakers]
    Yukari Hirata (Colgate University)
    Armin Mester (UC Santa Cruz)
    Jaehyun Son (Duksung Women’s University)

    The conference program and abstracts are available online.
    http://crosslinguistic-studies.ninjal.ac.jp/prosody/?page_id=587&lang=en

    Registration fee: Student Free, Others \1000; Banquet fee: Student \500, Others, \1000

    Please register online by October 10 from the link on the website above. We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference.

    Contact information: ICPP2018 Organizing Committee: icpp2018@ninjal.ac.jp

    The 338th Regular Meeting -Call for Oral Presentations and Symposium Organization-

    October 1st, 2018
     Submission for oral presentations and symposium is now open. Submission is limited to members who have paid the annual membership fee for 2018.
    Date: Saturday, December 1st, 2018
    Venue: Utsunomiya Kyowa University, Utsunomiya City Campus (1-3-18 Oodori, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi)
    http://www.kyowa-u.ac.jp/guide/access.html
    Organizer: Professor Keiichi Takamaru

    ―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 THursday, October 11th, 2018 to psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp in both PDF and MSWord formats. Please insert “Submission for 338th Regular Meeting” in the email subject and “338th 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 October 18th 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)
    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 Thursday, October 11th, 2018 to psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp Please insert “Submission for symposium at 338th Regular Meeting” in the email subject and “338th Regular Meeting (Presenter’s name)” as the file name. Please embed all fonts when preparing PDF files. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 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)

    Information about accounting auditing and councilor election (September 21 – October 12)

    October 1st, 2018
    Dear PSJ members

    This is an announcement about accounting auditing and councilor election. We are holding an electronic election as we did in the previous election.

    The voting period is from September 21st to October 12th (11:59pm). Those who qualify as a voter, please access the following URL during this period and vote. You will need your membership ID number and password to log in. You cannot change your vote after submission.


    https://iap-jp.org/psj/vote/logins/login

    Please contact the PSJ secretariat (psj-post[at]bunken.co.jp) (change [at] to @) if you have any questions.

    PSJ Election Management Committee

    The 32nd General Meeting – Call for Workshop Proposals

    May 30th, 2018
    The 32nd General Meeting will be held in Okinawa in September 2018.
    Submission for workshop proposals (morning of Day 2) is now open.
    • Date:September 15th (Sat) – 16th (Sun), 2018
    • Venue: Okinawa International University
    • Organizer: Ken Nakamoto (University of the Ryukyus) 、Satoshi Nishioka (University of the Ryukyus)

    【Call for Workshop Proposals】

    This workshop is to offer opportunities for presenters and audience to have discussions on a particular topic after the talks by several presenters. The submission process is similar to last year’s (not electronic). Please send the application form (approximately three pages in A4 size) to psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp in PDF and MSWord (or text file) format by June 20th, 2018 to psj2016k@yahoo.co.jp .
    Please insert “Submission for workshop at 32nd General Meeting” in the email subject. The attached files should be named “psj2018workshop (name of organizer)”. We will send an email to notify the acceptance of submission within a few days. If you do not receive this email, please send an email again by June 22nd, as we may not have received your submission email.

    【Proposal format】

    (Page 1)
    • 1.Name and affiliation of organizer in Japanese and English
         *Graduate students’ affiliations should write “Graduate school, XXX University)
    • 2.Organizer’s contact information(E-mail address and telephone number for notification of acceptance)
    • 3.Moderator’s name and affiliation (Japanese and English)
    • 4.Names and affiliations of presenters in Japanese and English(in the order of presentation)
    (Page 2 onward)
    • 5.Workshop title in Japanese(not needed if presentations are in English)
    • 6.Workshop title in English
    • 7.Abstract of workshop (Aim and content in less than 500 Japanese characters or 250 English words)
    • 8.Titles and abstracts of all presentations in the order of presentation(each less than 300 Japanese characters or 150 English words without stating the presenters’ names in the abstract)

      【Guidelines for workshop submission】

      1. The organizer and presenters must be members of the Phonetics Society of Japan. Two or more presenters must be members of the Phonetic Society of Japan. Submission will be accepted if more than half of them are members. (They must be members at the time of submission or have finished with the application.) Please see http://www.psj.gr.jp/jpn/membership for details.
      2. The workshop may have panel members (members or non-members).
      3. The workshop will be two hours long. More than twenty minutes should be provided for Q&A including the audience.
      4. Workshops organized at or scheduled to be organized at other conferences will not be accepted.
      5. Presenters’ travel expenses and reward will not be provided.
      6. Notification of acceptance will be sent around June 27th, 2018. If accepted, please submit the full paper in PDF format by July 30th (Monday). Late submission may not be published in the proceedings.
      7. The paper format is the same as oral/poster presentations. There should be one page that explains the aims of the workshop. Presentation papers should be less than four pages each.
      8. Languages used for presentations are limited to Japanese and English. Please write the title and abstract in the same language. Papers should be written in the same language as the abstract, and presentations should be given in that language.
      9. Distribution of additional materials on the day of presentation is prohibited.
      10. Abstracts will be made public as is via attachment to the conference program on the PSJ website before the conference dates (excluding references).
      11. You will be asked to write a new abstract to be published in the Journal of Phonetic Society of Japan after the conference.
      12. Revisions on abstract, affiliation, collaborators, etc. will not be accepted after submission. Please double check before submission.

    Call for Oral/Poster Presentations for the 32nd General Meeting of PSJ

    April 27th, 2018
    The information of the 32nd General Meeting is as follows.
    Date: Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, September 16, 2018
    Location: Okinawa International University
    Organizer: Ken Nakamoto (University of the Ryukyus)

    Submissions for oral/poster presentations (both to be held in the afternoon of Day 1) and workshop proposals (morning of Day 2) are now open. Please read the submission guidelines carefully and submit your oral/poster presentation proposals through our electronic submission page.

    Call for oral/poster presentations

    Please submit your proposals through the following website.
    Submissions should be sent in both PDF and MS Word formats (or text file).

    ◆Submission system website◆
    https://iap-jp.org/psj/conf32/login/

    The deadline:Monday, June 11th, 2018.
    • You will receive a confirmation e-mail after your submission
    • If you do not receive your confirmation e-mail, your submission may be incomplete or your registered e-mail address may be incorrect.
    • Please contact the Meeting Helpdesk before June 13th if any other troubles occur.
    ◆Phonetic Society of Japan, General Meeting Helpdesk◆
    E-mail:psj-desk@bunken.co.jp

    Information necessary for submission

    • Names and affiliations of all presenters (Japanese and English)
      • Affliation for graduate students should be “XX University, Graduate School of XX)
    • Presentation style (oral/poster)
    • Target language (please choose from the following)
      • Japanese (standard/Tokyo dialect), Japanese (other dialects), Japanese education, English/English education, Korean/Korean education, Chinese/Chinese education, Others
    • Area of research (please choose from the following)
      • Vowels, consonants, accent/tone, intonation, rhythm, others
    • Language of presentation (Japanese/English)
    • Title of presentation (Japanese)
    • Title of presentation (English)
    • Abstract
      • 800 Japanese characters or 300 English words
      • Please submit your abstract in MS-Word (or textfile or TeX) and PDF in A4-size, and upload both files through the online submission system.
      • Please download the MS-Word format from: http://www.psj.gr.jp/jpn/downloads
    • Whether your submission would like to be considered for Outstanding Article Award.(Yes/No)

    Guideline for submission

    1. The presenter must be a member of the Phonetics Society of Japan.
      Non-members may submit if the first author is a member.
      First authors must be members at time of submission.
      Please check whether the first author has paid the annual membership fee for this year at the time of submission.
      Submission may be cancelled if unpaid by the submission deadline.

      Please see http://www.psj.gr.jp/jpn/membership for details.

    2. Only one submission (oral or poster) is permitted as the first author.
    3. If the first author is eligible for consideration or Outstanding Article Award (either he/she is a graduate student or younger than 41 years old as of September 15th, 2018), please let us know whether your submission would like to be considered for the award
    4. Papers submitted to or scheduled to be submitted to other conferences will not be accepted.
    5. The abstract should include results available at the time of submission.
      Papers with only experiment plans will not be accepted.
    6. Applicants may choose the presentation form (oral or poster), but if you put a check on the “open to change”, the final decision will be made by the committee.
    7. Notification of acceptance will be sent around June 27th, 2018.
      If accepted, please submit the full paper in PDF format by Wednesday, July 30th, 2018 via the online submission system.
      Late submission may not be published on the website.
      Please note that the paper will be uploaded to the website as is.
    8. Format of papers are the same for oral and poster presentations. (less than 6 pages in A4 sized paper)
    9. Languages used for presentations are limited to Japanese and English.
      Please write the title and abstract in the same language.
      If accepted, please write the paper in the language specified at the time of submission, and give your presentation in that language.
    10. Distribution of additional materials on the day of presentation is prohibited.
    11. Papers will be made public on the PSJ website before the conference dates. We do not provide hard copies.
    12. Abstracts will be published in the Journal of Phonetic Society of Japan after the conference.
    13. Details of poster presentations, including poster size, will be announced shortly.
    14. Revisions will not be accepted after submission.
    (Planning Committee)