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Faculty members

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ETO Hiroyuki (professor)

research areas history of linguistic theory and FLL; language and culture; historical English studies
major publications
  1. Eto, H. 2008. The philological and exegetical approach to language and culture in the history of language study in Japan. Language Sciences, 30,5: 546-552. [DOI information: 10.1016/j.langsci.2007.07.005]
  2. Eto, H. and T. Oda (eds). 2010. Multiple perspectives on English Philology and History of Linguistics. Peter Lang.
  3. Eto, H. 2017. Rethinking grammar-translation method: potentiality of the super-literal translation for English language teaching. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Translation (ICT-16) at University of Malaya. Malaysian Translation Association. 684-696.
personal website  
e-mail hiroyuki.eto.d6

JEONG, Hyeonjeong (assistant professor)

research areas neurolinguistics; bilingual language processing, second language acquisition, language communication, learning and memory
major publications
  1. Jeong H., M. Sugiura, W. Suzuki, Y. Sassa, H. Hashizume, and R. Kawashima. (2015). Neural correlates of second-language communication and the effect of language anxiety. Neuropsychologia 66: 182-192.
  2. Jeong H., M. Sugiura, Y. Sassa, K. Wakusawa, K. Horie, S. Sato, and R. Kawashima. (2010). Learning second language vocabulary: Neural dissociation of situation-based learning and text-based learning. NeuroImage 50: 802-809.
  3. Jeong H, Sugiura M, Sassa Y, Yokoyama S, Horie K, Sato S, Taira M. and Kawashima R (2007). Cross-linguistic influence on brain activation during second language processing: an fMRI study. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 10: 175-187.
personal website click here.
e-mail jeong

NAKAMOTO, Takeshi (associate professor)

research areas general linguistics; syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonology
major publications
  1. Nakamoto, T. 2003. Nasal vowels and liaison in French. A new century of phonology and phonological theory.194-209. Kaitakusha.
  2. Nakamoto, T. 2010. Inalienable possession constructions in French. Lingua: 120, 74-102.
  3. Meng, H., T. Miyamoto, and T. Nakamoto. 2010. Word order incongruence in Japanese-Chinese sode switching: evidence from the use of negation and copula by a bilingual infant. Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism 16.1: 1-15.
personal website  
e-mail takeshi.nakamoto.e3

NAKAMURA, Wataru (associate professor)

research areas functional syntax, semantics, language typology, Role and Reference Grammar, semiotics
major publications  
personal website  
e-mail wataru.nakamura.a8

OKADA, Takeshi (professor)

research areas English corpus studies, English syntax, computer-assisted language learning
major publications
  1. Fathali, S and T. Okada 2016. A self-determination theory approach to technology-enhanced out-of-class language learning intention: a case study of Japanese EFL learners. International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning: 6, (4), 53-64, doi: 10.5861/ijrsll.2016.1607.
  2. Okada, T. 2016. Japanese uses of the English writing system: a case study. Cook, V. and D. Ryan. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing System. London: Routledge, 397-412.
  3. Okada, T. 2015. Dynamic lesson planning in EFL reading classes through a new e-learning system. F. Helm, L. Bradley, M. Guarda, & S. Thouësny (eds), Critical CALL – Proceedings of the 2015 EUROCALL Conference, Padova, Italy, Dublin: Research-publishing.net, 441-449, doi:10.14705 /rpnet.2015.000373.
personal website click here.
e-mail takeshi.okada.a8

ONO, Naoyuki (professor)

research areas general linguistics; morphology, semantics, pragmatics
major publications
  1. Ono, N. 2013. Event structure and the Japanese indirect passive. J. Pustejovsky, P. Bouillon, H. Isahara, K.Kanzaki, and C. Lee (eds.) Advances in Generative Lexicon Theory. 311-326. Springer.
  2. Ono, N. 2013. Two modes of argument selection in nominals. B. Frellesvig and P. Sells (eds.) Japanese/Korean Linguistics 20. CSLI Publications. 413-428.
  3. Ono, N. 2016. Agent nominals. T. Kageyama and H. Kishimoto (eds) Handbook of Japanese Lexicon and Word Formation. 599-630. De Gruyter Mouton.
personal website  
e-mail naoyuki.ono.b7

SOEJIMA, Kensaku (associate professor)

research areas Japanese linguistics: Japanese morphology, syntax and semantics; Japanese language education
major publications
  1. Soejima, K. 2007. Nihongo no asupekuto taikei no kenkyu. [A study of the aspect system in Japanese.] Hituzi Syobo Publishing.
  2. Soejima, K. 2014. On expressions of agent de-topicalized intentional events: A contrastive study between Japanese and Russian. Journal of Japanese Linguistics 30: 115-136.
  3. Soejima, K. 2013. “Gen’in”-o arawasu secchishi-no bunpooka: Nihongo to Roshiago-o taisho ni. [Grammaticalization of derivative adpositions which represent the “causality” in Japanese and Russian languages.] Studies in Language Sciences 12: 95-111.
personal website  
e-mail kensaku.soejima.b7

TAKAHASHI, Daiko (professor)

research areas general linguistics; syntax
major publications
  1. Takahashi, D. 1994. Sluicing in Japanese. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 3: 265-300.
  2. Takahashi, D. 2008. Quantificational null objects and argument ellipsis. Linguistic Inquiry 39: 307-326.
  3. Takahashi, D. 2008. Noun phrase ellipsis. In S. Miyagawa and M. Saito eds. The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics: 394-422. Oxford University Press.
personal website click here.
e-mail daiko.takahashi.e1

UEHARA, Satoshi (professor)

research areas Japanese language and linguistics; cognitive linguistics, linguistic typology, pragmatics, Japanese and East and Southeast Asian languages
major publications
  1. Uehara, S. 1998. Syntactic categories in Japanese: a cognitive and typological introduction.
  2. Uehara, S. 2008. The verb of giving in Thai and Mandarin Chinese as a case of polysemy: a comparative study.
  3. Uehara, S. 2011. The socio-cultural motivation of referent honorifics in Korean and Japanese.
personal website  
e-mail satoshi.uehara.d3

WANNER, Peter John (associate professor)

research areas applied linguistics: research TESOL, bilingual education,
second language acquisition research: code switching, infant acquisition, adult acquisition, language transfer
cognitive language research: Baddeley’s model of working memory, fMRI research, lateralization -left and right hemisphere activation
major publications
  1. In Contemporary issues of brain, communication and education in psychology: the science of mind. Edited by K. Yoshizaka and H. Ohnishi. In Chapter 8. Consequences for bilingual first language acquisition (BFLA) and native speaker language acquisition (NSLA) infants. pp. 147-165.
  2. In The changing face of call: a Japanese perspective. Edited by P. Lewis. In Chapter 10. Student self-evaluation skills using CHILDES programs. pp. 139-154.
  3. Differential processing of implicature in individuals with left and right brain damage. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Volume 26, 2004 – Issue 5 . T. Hatta , J. Hasegawa & P. J. Wanner. Pages 667-676. Published online: 02 Feb 2010
personal website  
e-mail wanner.peter.john.e3

YOSHIMOTO, Kei (professor)

research areas computer linguistics, language processing, study of human language from the perspective of cognitive sciences including brain science
major publications
  1. Yoshimoto, K. 1998. Tense and aspect in Japanese and English. Peter Lang.
  2. Yoshimoto, K. 2009. Quantification in East Asian languages. Journal of Cognitive Science 10.2.
  3. Yoshimoto, K. 2012. Banking meaning representations from Treebanks. Linguistic Issues in Language Technology 7, CSLI Publications.
personal website  
e-mail kei.yoshimoto.d2