The 28th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference

Welcome to JK28

We have decided to virtualize JK28 in response to the pandemic, because your health is the first priority. We sincerely hope to offer an interactive event with much of the same content we planned for a physical conference.

JK28 will take place virtually at the University of Central Lancashire from 7th to 20th September 2020. The main conference will be open for two weeks so that we can organise live sessions across time zones and to have enough time for discussion.

The abstracts of the JK28 presentations are available at: You can download the list of the oral/poster presentations here.

We will update information on the registration on this blog shortly. Thank you for your patience!

Important dates

1st July: Authors upload final abstract(s) to on-line repository (details TBA)

15th July: Draft programme announced

15th August: Final programme announced

24th August – 5th September: Authors upload presentation files to on-line repository (details TBA)

7th-20th September: Main conference

Authors will upload abstracts, paper-based materials, and other materials that the authors wish to make available at the JK28 on-line repository ( These materials will be accessible by anyone registered with the OSF.

All of the presentations will be pre-recorded (20 minutes for oral, 5 minutes for poster) . The pre-recorded audio or video files will be made available to participants via a password-protected online repository.

There will be live sessions for both oral and poster presenters between 7th and 20th September. We are still working on the logistics and details — in the meantime, please get in touch with us at if you have any questions.

Call for papers:

Abstract submission page:

Invited speakers:

JK28 will feature three invited presentations by the following distinguished scholars:

Dr. Lucien Brown (Monash University, Australia)

Dr. Kook-Hee Gil (University of Sheffield, UK)

Prof. Yoko Yumoto (Osaka University, Japan)

Satellite events:

Public lectures on Multi-modal communication

Diversity of Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese sign languages

Speaker: Ms Keiko Sagara (Japanese National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)

Cross-cultural aspects of gestures

Speaker: Professor Sotaro Kita (University of Warwick, UK)

Workshop on Pedagogical Approaches to Japanese/Korean Linguistics

Call for papers (submission closing date 31st July 2020):

Workshop on Experimental Phonetics and Phonology

Postponed — Details TBA

Conference location:

Campus Map: › visit › assets › preston_city_campus_map

Organising Committee:

Local organising committee:

Dr. Hae-Sung Jeon (chair)

Dr. Xi Chen

Dr. Mareike Hamann

Ms. Jungmin Lee

Dr. Chisa Matsukawa

Dr. Zixi You

Scientific chairs:

Prof. Sotaro Kita (University of Warwick, UK)

Prof. Peter Sells (University of York, UK)

Prof. Jaehoon Yeon (SOAS, UK)


Important Dates:

Early Registration (up to and including 31 July), £90

Student Registration (up to (up to and including 31 July), free

Standard Registration (for bookings received after 31 July), £120

Please note we cannot accept on-site registrations. To register, please see ‘Booking’ at  

Call for papers published              1 December 2019

Abstract submission        1 January – 8 March 2020

Notification of acceptance           30 May 2020

Satellite Events 6 September 2020

Main conference             7-9 September 2020

This conference is kindly supported by the Sasakawa FoundationThe Academy of Korean Studies and the Japan Foundation.  

Sasakawa Foundation logo
The Academy of Korean Studies logo
Japan Foundation logo

Our conference logo is designed by Dr Z. You.

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