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Journal of East Asian Linguistics

Journal of East Asian Linguistics

Co-Editors: C. T. James Huang

ISSN: 0925-8558 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-8560 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10831

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C.-T. James Huang
Dept. of Linguistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Michael Kenstowicz
Dept. Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Mamoru Saito
Dept. of Anthropology and Philosophy, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan

Andrew Simpson
Dept. of Linguistics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Editorial Assistant:

Kate Pilson

Copy Editors:

Jennifer L. Conrad; Teresa Griffith; Christine Kamprath; Vali Tamm

Editorial Board:

Duk-Ho An, Konkuk University; Lisa Cheng, Leiden UniversityStuart Davis, Indiana UniversitySan Duanmu, University of Michigan;  Tomohiro Fujii, Yokohama National University; Thomas Angelo Grano, Indiana University; Chung-hye Han, Simon Fraser University, Canada; J.-R. Hayashishita, University of Otago; Yukari Hirata, Colgate University; Daniel Hole, Humboldt University of Berlin; Junko Ito, University of California, Santa CruzJongho Jun, Seoul National University; Hideki Kishimoto, Kobe University; Thomas Hun-Tak Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Yafei Li, University of Wisconsin; Yen-Hui Audrey Li, University of Southern California; Wei-wen Roger Liao, Academia Sinica; Jo-Wang Lin, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; T.-H. Jonah Lin, National Tsing Hua University; Yen-Hwei Lin, Michigan State UniversityChen-Sheng Luther Liu, National Chiao Tung University; Shigeru Miyagawa, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyYoichi Miyamoto, Osaka University; Toshiyuki Ogihara, University of WashingtonWilliam O'Grady, University of HawaiiPeter Sells, University of York; Hooi Ling Soh, University of Minnesota; Koji Sugisaki, Mie University; Daiko Takahashi, Tohoku UniversityYuji Takano, Kinjo Gakuin University, Japan; Kensuke Takita, Mie University; Sze-Wing Tang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Satoshi Tomioka, University of Delaware; Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai, National Tsing Hua UniversityAkira Watanabe, University of TokyoJames Yoon, University of Illinois, Urbana; Jie Zhang, The University of Kansas; Niina Ning Zhang, National Chung Cheng University

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    The study of East Asian languages, especially of Chinese, Japanese and Korean, has existed for a long time as a field, as demonstrated by the existence of programs in most institutions of higher learning and research that include these languages as a major component. Speakers of these three languages have shared a great deal of linguistic heritage during the development of their languages through cultural contacts, in addition to possible genealogical linkage. These languages accordingly possess various common features. Another important factor that ties them together as a field is that they have shared a common tradition of linguistic scholarship, a tradition that distinguishes itself from the study of western languages.

    Against this tradition, much recent work has approached these languages from a broader perspective beyond the area, considering them within contexts of general theoretical research, bringing new lights to old problems in the area and contributing to current issues in linguistic theory. But there continues to be good reason for scholars working in this approach to hold a special interest in each other's work. Especially with the amount of most recent theoretical work on these languages, the field of theoretical East Asian linguistics has been fast growing. The purpose of the Journal of East Asian Linguistics is to provide a common forum for such scholarly activities, and to foster further growth that will allow the field to benefit more from linguistic theory of today, and enable the languages to play a more important role in shaping linguistic theory of tomorrow.
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