The Center for Korean Studies spring colloquium series continues Monday, March 29, 2010, with a presentation titled “Modal Questions in Korean and Japanese” by Professor Yukinori Takubo of Kyoto University. The colloquium will take place in the Center conference room beginning at 4:00 p.m.
In this talk, Professor Yukinori Takubo will discuss constraints on questions with modals in Korean and Japanese, focusing in particular on two expressions for indicating future in Korean (-ê² -[keyss] and -ì„ ê²ƒì´ [-ul kes-i]). An abstract of the presentation can be found at http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/pages/announce/events2010/takubo.pdf.
Takubo is professor of linguistics at Kyoto University, where he has taught since 1991. His current research interests include theoretical and empirical studies of the interaction between the language use and grammatical rules; inferential mechanisms and their linguistic manifestation; theoretical and empirical study of cognitive scales and their linguistic expression; and the logic of everyday inference and its linguistic forms with special reference to quantificational expressions, conditionals, and modal expressions. He has published widely in the field of Japanese and Korean linguistics and has also been involved in studies to document Ikema, one of the endangered dialects of Southern Ryukyuan.