Any comments, questions, and complaints (about the papers) are deeply appreciated!


Forthcoming (draft versions)

  • Antecedent-Contained Clausal Argument Ellipsis. Journal of East Asian Linguistics. [draft]
  • Parallelism and Antecedent-Containment in Clausal Argument Ellipsis. Proceedings of Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics 11, Cambridge, MA.: MITWPL. [draft]
  • Feature Valuation and Antisuperiority. Online Proceedings of GLOW in Asia VI (with Barry C.-Y. Yang).


  • 「極小主義プログラムと応用言語学」、『応用言語学研究』19、33-51、明海大学大学院応用言語学研究科 (Minimalist Program and Applied Linguistics, Selected Research Papers in Applied Linguistics 19, 33-51, Graduate School of Applied Linguistics, Meikai University ).




  • Comparative Remarks on Wh-Adverbials In-situ in Japanese and Chinese. In Mamoru Saito (ed.), Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective, 181-205, New York, NY: Oxford University Press (with Tomohiro Fujii, Barry C.-Y. Yang and Dylan W.-T. Tsai).
  • On Multiple Wh-questions with ‘Why’ in Japanese and Chinese. In Mamoru Saito (ed.), Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective, 206-227, New York, NY: Oxford University Press (with Barry C.-Y. Yang).
  • Pseudo-Right Dislocation, the Bare-Topic Construction, and Hanging Topic ConstructionsLingua 140, 137-157. [draft]


  • Antecedent-Contained Sluicing and Identity in EllipsisEnglish Linguistics 30(2), 659-676. [draft]
  • V-stranding Sluicing in Japanese and Its Implications. NELS 41: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, 247-260, Amherst, MA.: GLSA. [draft]
  • VP-scrambling, Linearization Preservation, and the Theories of ControlNELS 40: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, 197-210, Amherst, MA.: GLSA. [draft]
  • Some Asymmetries in Japanese N'-deletion and their Theoretical Implications. In Uli Sauerland and Kazuko Yatsushiro (eds.), Proceedings of the Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 6, 215-225Cambridge, MA.: MITWPL (with Nobu Goto). [draft]
  • On (Im)possible N'-deletion within PPsNanzan Linguistics 9, 215-231 (with Nobu Goto).



  • Argument Ellipsis in Japanese Right Dislocation. Japanese/Korean Linguistics 18, 380-391, Stanford, CA.: CSLI Publications. [draft]
  • An Argument for Argument Ellipsis from -Sika NPIs. NELS 39: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, 771-784, Amherst, MA.: GLSA. [draft]



  • The Proper Binding Condition Effect as a Consequence of Cyclic Linearization. NELS 38: Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, 427-440, Amherst, MA.: GLSA. [draft]
  • If Chinese is Head-initial, Japanese Cannot be. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 18, 41-61.
  • On the Variety of Movements to the vP Edge. In Yoko Yumoto and Hideki Kishimoto (eds.), Goi-no Imi-to Bunpoo [Meaning and Grammar of Vocabularies], 307-329, Tokyo: Kuroshio (with Mamoru Saito).


  • An Argument for the Derivational Reformulation of the Proper Binding Condition. In Cedric Boeckx and Suleyman Ulutas (eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL4), MIT Working papers in Linguistics 56, 291-302, Cambridge, MA.: MITWPL. [draft]
  • String-Vacuous Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization. In Yukio Otsu (ed.), The Proceedings of the 9th Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (TCP 2008), 225-249, Tokyo: Hituzi Shobo. [draft]
  • 「生成文法は英語以外の言語をどう分析しているのか?」『月刊言語』、 2008年11月号、41-47、大修館書店、東京 (How does Generative Grammar analyze languages other than English? Gengo 37, No. 11, 41-47, Tokyo: Taishukan).
  • Order in Narrow Syntax and PF: Toward a Theory of Word Order Variations. In Tetsuya Sano, et al. (eds.), An Enterprise in the Cognitive Science of Language: A Festschrift for Yukio Otsu (Hituzi Linguistics in English 8), 243-256, Tokyo: Hituzi Shobo. [draft]