BEAL Forum 2 – Program Schedule

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Date: Friday, 21 October 2016
Place: Mershon Center, Room 120 & Lounge
            1501 Neil Avenue
            The Ohio State University
            Columbus, Ohio 43201

Online Registration:  Please pre-register online here.

Program Booklet:

9:40 – 10 a.m.  Registration & Refreshments

10:00 – 10:10 a.m.  Welcome & Opening Remarks
Professor Susan S. Williams, Vice Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

10:10 – 11:25 a.m.  Plenary Session 1
Chair:  Professor Mineharu Nakayama, Dept. of E. Asian Languages & Literatures
Speaker:  Professor Yoshihisa Kitagawa (Indiana University, Bloomington)
“The synchrony and diachrony of voiced obstruents in Japanese” (Abstract)

11:30 – 12:45 p.m.  Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.  Poster Session A

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.  Break

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.  Plenary Session 2
Chair: Professor Marjorie K.M. Chan, Dept. of E. Asian Languages & Literatures
Speaker:  Professor Xiaofei Lu (Pennsylvania State University)
“The compilation and analysis of a metaphor-annotated corpus of Mandarin Chinese” (Abstract)

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Poster Session B

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.  Closing Remarks
BEAL Forum 2 Organizing Committee


  1. Analysis of intermediate Chinese learners’ persistent errors in the production of Tone 2 in Mandarin Chinese
    Crista Cornelius & Bing Mu (The Ohio State University)
  2. The existence of pseudoclefts in Japanese
    Masashi Harada (University of Kansas)
  3. Second language learners’ (English-speaking learners of Japanese) perception of sound symbolism in Japanese mimetic stimuli
    Kotoko Nakata (University of Kansas)
  4. Language choice of Chinese international students in an online game setting: A pilot study
    Ying Weng (The Ohio State University)
  5. Rhotacization in open syllables in Mandarin Chinese: A segment, a feature, or both?
    Seo-Jin Yang (The Ohio State University)
  6. Exhaustivity in Mandarin: Evidence from L1 acquisition
    Yu’an Yang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) & Ying Liu (City University of Hong Kong)
  7. Interpretation of Korean reflexive caki ‘self’ in bi-clausal control sentences with null pronouns
    Namseok Yong (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
  8. Predictions of Entropy Reduction Theory on Chinese relative clauses
    Borui Zhang (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
  9. Accept or Reject: A study of compliment responses among Americans, Chinese and Chinese Americans
    Qianqian Zhang (The Ohio State University)
  10. Subject nouns in the storytelling of The Little Match Girl
    Ying Zhang (The Ohio State University)


  1. De-inflectionalization of Japanese adjectives and Watkins’ Law in Indo-European: A comparison
    Frederick Bowman (The Ohio State University)
  2. Japanese particle i: A study in Early Middle Japanese
    John Bundschuh (The Ohio State University)
  3. Talking like a Shōnen hero: Reframing masculinity in post-bubble era Japan through the lens of boku and ore
    Hannah E. Dodd (The Ohio State University)
  4. Acoustic features of the Korean liquid /L/
    Sha Huan & Seo-Jin Yang (The Ohio State University)
  5. Identifying co-reference of zibun and caki: The case of reflexives in Japanese and Korean
    Noriyasu Li & Alan Juffs (University of Pittsburgh)
  6. Apparent time language change in Xiamen Mandarin: Evidence from auditory analysis
    Yuhan Lin (The Ohio State University)
  7. Exhaustivity and contrastivity: Two types of Mandarin cleft sentences
    Ying Liu (City University of Hong Kong) & Yu’an Yang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  8. Contact effects and semantic extension in Jejueo dative case
    Moira Saltzman (University of Michigan)
  9. Context dependency of bare gradable adjectives’ interpretation in Mandarin polar questions
    Qian Wang (The Ohio State University)