Japanese and Korean are typologically similar languages, and a linguistic phenomenon in the former often has a counterpart in the latter. The papers in this volume are from the nineteenth Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, which was held at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. The collections in this volume include essays on the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, prosody, and psycholinguistics of both languages.
Sang Yee Cheon is assistant professor of Korean language and linguistics and undergraduate coordinator of the Korean Flagship Center at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, where Ho-min Sohn is professor of Korean language and linguistics and director of the Korean Language Flagship Center and Haruko Minegishi Cook is professor of Japanese language and linguistics. William O'Grady is well known for his work on syntactic theory, on Korean, and on first language acquistion and second language learning. Leon Angelo Serafim was inaugural director of the Center for Okinawan Studies at the University of Hawai'i.