Department of Theoretical Linguistics

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The Department of Theoretical Linguistics is engaged in the research that tries to elucidate the linguistic competence of human beings and the nature of language. We study a variety of linguistic facts observed in particular languages such as Japanese and English, and consider how they are explained by, and what they reveal about, the general theory of language faculty. We welcome applicants who are interested in uncovering the patterns and regularities underlying our daily speech and unlocking the mysteries of language.

Academic Staff and Research Interests

  • KAWAHIRA Yoshio, Professor: English linguistics, Theory of Semantic Interpretation
  • TAKAHASHI Daiko, Associate professor: Linguistics; Syntactic Theory
  • ASAKAWA Teruo, Professor (Joint): English linguistics, Semantics

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