TCP 2010 was held on March 12 and 13.
This year we invited Dr. Ken Hiraiwa (Meiji Gakuin University) and Dr. Susan Curtiss (University of California, Los Angeles). Dr. Hiraiwa talked on the significance of the Double-"O" Constraint within a framework of the minimalist program. Dr. Curtiss discussed the modularity of cognitive mechanism.
We also had some oral and poster presentations including topics such as linguistic theory (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), L1 and L2 acquisition, language processing, and the neuroscience of language.
The invited talks and each presentation inspired lively discussions with the participants. And even after the conference was over we saw the participants continuing their discussions everywhere.
The reception held on Day 1 had no formal speeches, so it seemed that everyone enjoyed having informal conversations with other participants and attendees. This is one of the special characteristics of TCP. Another characteristic this year was that we received more abstracts and had more participants from both inside and outside of Japan. That is surely because TCP has been continuing for ten years and its name has become widely known throughout the world.
We look forward to your continuous assistance and meeting you at TCP 2011 on March 11 and 12, 2011.