Forthcoming Conferences

Past Conferences

Friday 4 May 2012

'Ba oriented approach to language practice: An attempt to emancipatory pragmatics'

Robin Fest (Conference for Robin Lakoff on the occasion of her retirement)
170 Barrows Hall, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Saturday 10 December 2011

Ba oriented perspective and language practice

Workshop on Linguistics of Ba. Waseda University, Tokyo. With Kishiko Ueno

Sunday 9 October 2011

Politeness in search for a sustainable global community: from the logic of individualism towards the logic of ba.

Lecture Meeting, Association of Policy Science, Ryukoku University, Kyoto

Sunday 3 July 2011

'Let the wind blow from the East:
Using the 'ba (field) ' theory to explain how two strangers co-create a story'
Presidential Lecture

The 12th International Pragmatics Conference, Manchester
[abstract] [ppt & pdf]

Saturday 6 November 2010

'How and why two strangers can co-create a story: Application of the 'ba'-theory based approach to the discourse'
Symposium: Toward a Linguistic Thoery of Ba: Semantics and Pragmatics of Ba

The 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC24)
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Monday 6 September 2010

Dynamic processes of the co-creation of a story by interactants: The 'Ba-theory' approach as an a step to an ecological study of discourse
Workshop at Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Workshop on Comparative Pragmatics
MPI, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Saturday 4 September 2010

Why Japanese can't live without honorifics: The practice of modal expressions and the logic of ba
Thematic panel "Cultural Values and Language Practice: In Search of an Enriched Pragmatic Theory"

Sociolinguistic Symposium 18
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Friday 6 August 2010

'The co-creation of a story in discourse: A ba-theory based approach as a step toward an ecological study'
The Keynote speech

The 2nd International Conference on Language and Communication
"Dynamism of Language and Communication in Society"
National Institute of Developing Administration
ICLC 2010 Bangkok, Thailand
[official site]

Thursday 16 July 2009

'*The coffee is ready*: The logic of ba or field and language practice.'
At the panel 'Emancipatory Pragmatics: The Search for Cultural Parameters in Interactional Discourse.'

11th International Pragmatics Conference
University of Melbourne, Australia

Monday 22 September 2008

'The Pragmatics of Individualism and the Pragmatics of Contextualism: In Search of a Sustainable Global Community'
12th International Conference of EAJS

Salento university, Lecce, Italy

Thursday 18 September 2008

Keynote lecture 'The MIC theory and the Japanese language'
International Conference in Discourse Coherence-Text and Theory, University of Paris-Sorbonne, CELTA, France

Monday 1 September 2008

'Cultural parameters and speaker's perspectives: individualistic vs. contextual'

Faculty of Language and Communication, National Institute for Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand

Saturday 30 August 2008

Special public lecture on 'The Japanese mind and the use of honorifics'
Conference on 'Mind and Life: Spirituality and Science Perspectives'

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Wednesday 11 June 2008

Public Lecture 'Cultural Cognition and Language Behavior: The logic of 'ba' expressed in the Japanese language.'
at the 4th Lecture Series on 'Language, Brain and Cognition'

「文化的認知と言語コミュニケーション行動 ―日本語に映し出される場の論理―」
東北大学 川内北キャンパスマルチメディア棟6階ホール

Saturday 7 June 2008

Keynote Speech 'Cross-Cultural Communicating in search for Sustainable Global Community: The theory in individualism and the logic of 'ba''
at the 5th Conference on Intercultural Communication at St. Paul University

立教大学 異文化コミュニケーション学会第5回大会
立教大学池袋キャンパス 11号館 B1階 AB01教室

Saturday 5 April 2008

'The indexicalities of Japanese language practice and underlying linguistic ideologies'

Workshop on 'Cultural Values and Language Behavior: Focus on Asia' organized by Li Wei

Thursday 27 March 2008

'Emancipatory pragmatics-Explorations on universals for the global community'

International Workshop on Emancipatory Pragmatics, Sebha University, Sebha, Libya

Friday 7 September 2007

'How can we contribute for the sustainable global community doing linguistics and pragmatics? -Suggestions for Asians-'

International Symposium on Discourse, Communication and Modernity in honor of His Majesty the King's 80th Birthday, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand