Presentations (selected)

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Upcoming presentations 

  • MergeからMERGEへ (From Merge to MERGE). 慶應言語学コロキアム、慶應義塾大学、2018年4月 (Keio Linguistics Colloquium, Keio University, Mita, Japan, April 2018).

2018

  • Voice-Mismatches under Japanese N’-Deletion and Syntactic Identity. GLOW 41 Main Colloquium,  Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, April 2018. [poster] [handout]
  • Voice-Mismatches in Japanese: A View from Kata-Nominals. 慶応レキシコン研究会、慶應義塾大学、2018年1月 (Keio Lexicon Circle, Keio University, Mita, Japan, January 2018).

2017

  • ラベル付けに基づく転送領域の可変性に関する分析とその帰結 (A Labeling-Based Approach to the Variability of Spell-Out Domains and Its Consequences). 日本英語学会第35回ワークショップ『極小主義統語論における外在化』、東北大学、2017年11月 (Workshop "Externalization in Minimalist Syntax," The 35th Annual Meeting of The English Linguistic Society of Japan, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, November 2017).
  • Voice-Mismatches under N'-Deletion in Japanese. NYU Syntax Brown Bag, New York University, New York, NY, USA, September 2017.
  • N'-Deletion and Kata-Nominalization in Japanese. UConn Ling Lunch, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, September 2017.
  • 移動と語順の制約 (Constraints on Movement and Word Order). 慶應言語学コロキアム、慶應義塾大学、2017年5月 (Keio Linguistics Colloquium, Keio University, Mita, Japan, May 2017).
  • A Labeling-Based Approach to the Variability of Spell-Out Domains and Its Consequences. Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition (CSLA) #7, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, April 2017.
  • 『日本語文法ハンドブック』基本パラダイムの背後に潜む「なぜ」 (Why-Questions behind the Basic Paradigms in Nihongo-Bumpoo Handbook). 慶應言語学コロキアム、慶應義塾大学、2017年3月 (Keio Linguistics Colloquium, Keio University, Mita, Japan, March 2017).

2016

  • Labeling and the Variability of Spell-Out Domains. The 1st Meeting of the NINJAL Collaborative Research Project "Generative Perspectives on the Syntax and Acquisition of Japanese," NINJAL, Tokyo, Japan, December 2016.
  • 極小主義プログラムと応用言語学 (Minimalist Program and Applied Linguistics). 第19回明海大学応用言語学セミナー『応用言語学を考える』、 明海大学、2016年11月 (The 19th Meikai University Applied Linguistics Seminar "Rethinking Applied Linguistics," Meikai University, Japan, November 2016).
  • Labeling and Tough-Movement. Workshop "Addressing Classic Issues on Movement and Its Locality in Japanese and Korean under the Current Minimalist Framework," The 24th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference Satellite Workshops, NINJAL, Tokyo, Japan, October  2016. (with Nobu Goto).
  • Labeling for Linearization. NYU Syntax Brown Bag, New York University, New York, NY, USA, September 2016.
  • Labeling for Linearization. UConn Ling Lunch, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, September 2016.

2015

  • On Null Clausal Arguments in Japanese. NYU Syntax Brown Bag, New York University, New York, NY, USA, September 2015.
  • Antecedent-Contained Clausal Argument Ellipsis. UConn Ling Lunch, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, September 2015.
  • Parallelism and Antecedent-Containment in Clausal Argument Ellipsis. Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics 11, University of York, York, UK, June 2015.
  • Labeling and Linearization日本英文学会第87回全国大会ワークショップ、立正大学、2015年5月(Workshop "Examining the Basic Assumptions on the Architecture and Operations of Language Faculty: From the Perspective of the Strong Minimalist Thesis," The 87th ESLJ Annual General Meeting, Rissho University, Japan, May 2015).
  • Issues on Ellipsis Phenomena in East Asian Languages. Shizuoka University International Symposium on Formal Linguistics, Shizuoka University, Japan, March 2015.

2014

  • 移動と語順の制約 (Constraints on Movement and Word Order). Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition (CSLA) #4, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, December 2014.
  • Labeling and Linearization in Japanese Cleft. Workshop on Korean-Japanese Linguistics, Seoul National University, South Korea, October 2014.
  • Labeling through Spell-Out. GLOW in Asia X, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, May 2014 (with Nobu Goto and Yoshiyuki Shibata). [handout]
  • Case-Markers and Postpositions in Japanese: A View from Ellipsis. Lexicon Festa, NINJAL (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics), Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan, February 2014 (with Nobu Goto). [poster]
  • Phrase Structure Properties and Transfer/Spell-Out. Keio Linguistics Colloquium, Keio University, Mita, Japan, January 2014. [handout]

2013

  • Twin Peaks at the Phase Edge. Workshop "Foundational Issues in Phase Theory," The 31st Annual Meeting of The English Linguistic Society of Japan, Fukuoka University, Japan, November 2013. [handout]
  • Strengthening the Role of Case in Ellipsis. Identity in Ellipsis Conference, Leiden University, Netherlands, September 2013.
  • Extraction Out of Argument Ellipsis and Temporal Adverbial Clauses. Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition (CSLA) #2, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, August 2013.
  • Limited Syntactic Identity in Antecedent-Contained Sluicing. The 23rd Colloquium on Generative Grammar, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, May 2013.
  • Identity in Ellipsis: A View from Antecedent-Contained Sluicing. The 18th Workshop of the International Research Project on Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, March 2013.

2012

  • 理由副詞類の生成位置とコントロール節の修飾. 日本言語学会第145回大会、九州大学、2012年11月 (藤井友比呂氏との共同発表).
  • Voice-Mismatches under Antecedent-Contained Sluicing. 日本英語学会第30回大会ワークショップ『ミニマリスト・プログラムにおける削除現象』、慶應義塾大学、2012年11月 (Workshop "Deletion Phenomena in the Minimalist Program," The 3oth Annual Meeting of The English Linguistic Society of Japan, Keio University, Japan, November 2012).
  • Some Asymmetries in Japanese N'-deletion and their Theoretical Implications. Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 6, ZAS, Berlin, Germany, September 2012 (with Nobu Goto).
  • On XP/X0-asymmetries in Extractions from Ellipsis Sites. The 15th Workshop of the International Research Project on Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, July 2012.
  • Ellipsis: Missing Links between Form and Meaning. The 34th Mie University Linguistics Colloquium (co-hosted by Philologia), Mie University, Tsu, Japan, May 2012.
  • Extractions from Ellipsis Sites: A Preliminary Study. Sendai Area Circle of Linguistics (SACL), Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan, February 2012.

2011

  • Voice Mismatches under Sluicing in English and Japanese. 日本英文学会東北支部第66回大会シンポジウム『省略現象の諸相』、東北大学、2011年11月 (Symposium "Aspects of Ellipsis Phenomena," The 66th Meeting of The Tohoku Branch of The English Literary Society of Japan, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, November 2011).
  • Pseudo-right Dislocation and the Bare-topic Constructions in Japanese. The 38th Linguistics Colloquium, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, October 2011.
  • On (Pseudo-)Right Dislocation in Japanese. GLOW in Asia Workshop for Young Scholars, Mie University, Tsu, Japan, September 2011.
  • LF-copying in Ellipsis and the Nature of Chains. Chains in Minimalism, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, February 2011.

2010

  • V-stranding Sluicing in Japanese and Its Implications. The 41st Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 41), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, October 2010.
  • Sluicing in Japanese Revisited. Sendai Area Circle of Linguistics (SACL), Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan, July 2010.
  • Feature Valuation and Antisuperiority. The 8th Workshop of the International Research Project on Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, March 2010 (with Barry C.-Y. Yang).
  • On Scrambling of VP in Japanese. Ling-Talk@NTHU, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, February 2010.
  • Wh-adverbials In-situ in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. The 7th Workshop of the International Research Project on Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, January 2010 (with Tomohiro Fujii).

2009

  • VP-scrambling, Linearization Preservation, and the Theories of Control. The 40th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 40), MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, November 2009.
  • Feature Valuation and Antisuperiority. The 5th Workshop of the International Research Project on Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, September 2009 (with Barry C.-Y. Yang).
  • ‘Genuine’ Sluicing in Japanese. The 45th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 45), University of Chicago, IL, USA, April 2009.

2008

  • Concealed Argument Ellipsis in Japanese Right Dislocation. Harvard Linguistics Theory Group, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, December 2008.
  • Argument Ellipsis in Japanese Right Dislocation. The 18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (J/K 18), City University of New York, NY, USA, November 2008.
  • An Argument for Argument Ellipsis from -Sika NPIs. The 39th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 39), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, November 2008.
  • String-Vacuous Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization. The 9th Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (TCP 2008), Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, March 2008.
  • Cyclic Linearization, the PBC-effects, and Related Issues. Siena-Tsinghua-Nanzan Joint Workshop on Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, February 2008.
  • A Linearization Approach to the PBC-effect and Its Consequences. The Nanzan-EFL-Cambridge Joint Seminar on Parametric Syntax and Acquisition, EFL University, Hyderabad, India, January 2008.

2007

  • Feature Valuation and Antisuperiority. GLOW in Asia VI, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, December 2007 (with Barry C.-Y. Yang).
  • A Linearization Approach to the PBC-effect and Its Consequences. GLOW in Asia VI, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, December 2007.
  • Three Ways to Get to the vP Edge. International Symposium of the Cambridge-Connecticut-Hyderabad-Nanzan-Siena-Tsing Hua Consortium for Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, December 2007 (with Mamoru Saito).
  • The Proper Binding Condition Effect as a Consequence of Cyclic Linearization. The 38th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 38), University of Ottawa, ON, Canada, October 2007.
  • Proper Binding Condition Effect as a Consequence of Cyclic Linearization. The Fourth Tsinghua-Nanzan Joint Workshop, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, July 2007.
  • 英語、日本語、中国語の副詞的Wh句について. 第15回三重大学言語学コロキアム、三重大学、2007年6月 (On Adjunct Wh-phrases in English, Japanese and Chinese. The 15th Mie University Linguistics Colloquium, Mie University, Japan, June 2007).
  • Order in Narrow Syntax and PF. Connecticut-Nanzan Joint Workshop on Minimalist Syntax, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, June 2007.
  • An Argument for the Derivational Reformulation of the Proper Binding Condition. The 4th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 4), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, May 2007.
  • Chinese is Head-initial. How about Japanese? Workshop on Romance-Japanese: Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition, Università di Siena, Italy, May 2007.
  • Chinese is Head-initial. How about Japanese? Nanzan-Tsing Hua Consortium Workshop on Formal Syntax, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, March 2007.
  • Wh-adverbials, their Island-(in)sensitivity and the Role of Demonstratives in Wh-in-situ Licensing. Connecticut-Siena-Nanzan Joint Workshop on Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, February 2007 (with Tomohiro Fujii).

2006

  • NP-internal Honorification and N’-Deletion. Cambridge-Nanzan-Tsing Hua Workshop on Word Order and Functional Categories, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, December 2006. 
  • NP内での敬語化とNP-削除. 日本言語学会第133回大会、札幌学院大学、2006年11月 (NP-internal Honorification and NP-Deletion. The 133rd Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, Sapporo Gakuin University, Japan, November 2006).
  • Focus and Wh-feature in Interrogative C. Tsing Hua-Nanzan Joint Workshop on Movement and Interpretation, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, September 2006.

2005

  • 日本語の敬語文の統語構造. 日本言語学会第131回大会、広島大学、2005年11月 (The Syntax of Japanese Honorifics. The 131st Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, Hiroshima University, Japan, November 2005).