A new entry by Irene Tamba, under the Readers' Forum section of Volume 7, Fragmentation and Divergence, continues the discussion around the French noun sujet with reference to the articles of Berque, Wieviorka, and more especially that of Lebaud.
We would welcome any further discussion or comments from our readers.
The Forum for the Advanced Japanese Studies Program in East Asia and Eurasia will be held at the University of Tsukuba on January 21st, 2012. It is organized by the University of Tsukuba and entitled "The diversity of Japanese studies from the viewpoint of inside and outside of Japan".
The Opening Forum for the Euro-Japan Academic Networking on Humanities Project will be held at the University of Bonn and the Free University of Berlin on November 4th-9th, 2011. It is organized by the University of Tsukuba and entitled "Emerging Role of the Humanities in our Changing Society". You will see a forum report on it in IF 2011.
The 9th Trilateral Forum will be held at the School of Foreign Language, Peking University, on November 5th, 2011. This forum has been periodically organized in China or in Japan and given a venue of research presentation about language, literature and Japanese teaching. IF 2011 will report on it.
Research Methods in Linguistics gives a guide of key issues, principles, and contributions of core methods in linguistic research. Topics include: developing research questions; combining methods; quantitative research designs (including questionnaires, chi-square tests and t-tests); corpus analysis; qualitative research methods (discourse analytic approaches, linguistic ethnography, interviews & focus groups, multimodal analysis, and narrative analysis). <www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=124940&SntUrl=146426>