Publications

Books:

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2022. Functional Parametrization Hypothesis in the Minimalist Program: Case Studies from the Perspective of Comparative Syntax of Japanese and English. Tokyo: Kaitakusha. (ISBN: 9784758923781) [website]


Journal Articles:

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2022. Argument ellipsis and NP-ni in indirect passives. English Linguistics 38(2), 242-249. [website]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2021. The uniform hypothesis of ni-passives in Japanese and movement into θ-position. English Linguistics 38(1), 74-90. [website]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2017. Is it syntactic or pragmatic? A hybrid analysis for LF-intervention effects. Language and Linguistics 18(2), 228-253. [website]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2016. Language learning strategies of Japanese students joining "English Speaking Society." Beyond Words 4(2), 113-125. [website]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2016. Eliminating PF-reanalysis. English Linguistics 33(1), 100-107. [website]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2016. Japanese V-te V compounds as post-syntactic compounds. Studies in Generative Grammar 26(2), 223-238. [website]


Conference Proceedings:

  • Tanabe, Tomoya and Ryoichiro Kobayashi. to appear. Remarks on verb echo answers and head movement in Japanese. In xx (eds.), Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistic Society Vol.58, xx-xx. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. to appear. Against V-to-T-to-C movement in Japanese: a case study of non-constituent coordination. In George Tsoulas (ed.), Proceedings of the 11th Edition of the Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics, xx-xx. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2021. Labeling the unlabelable in the CP domain. In Sho Akamine (ed.), Proceedings of the 32nd Western Conference on Linguistics Volume 26 (WECOL 2020), 1-10. Fresno: California State University. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2020. A case against the verb-stranding VP-ellipsis analysis in Japanese. In Tae Sik Kim and Sae-Youn Cho (eds.), Proceedings of Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar 22, 298-304. Korea Generative Grammar Circle. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2019. Notes on coordination, copulas, and from-to constructions. In Sae-Youn Cho (ed.), Proceedings of GLOW in Asia XII, 145-159. Korean Generative Grammar Circle. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2019. The syntax of path/range PP constructions in Japanese. In Shin Fukuda, Mary Shin Kim and Mee‐Jeong Park (eds.), Online Proceedings of Japanese/Korean Linguistics 25, 1-13. Stanford: CSLI Publications. [pdf]

  • Smith, Ryan Walter and Ryoichiro Kobayashi. 2018. Alternating conj/disjunctions: the case of Japanese -toka & -tari. In Uli Sauerland and Stephanie Solt (eds.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 22(2) (ZAS Papers in Linguistics 61), 293-307. Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics, Berlin. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2018. Parametrizing the timing of Transfer in Japanese and English and its consequences. In Céleste Guillemot, Tomoyuki Yoshida and Seunghun J. Lee (eds.), Proceedings of the 13th Edition of the Workshop of Altaic Formal Linguistics, 371-379. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2018. On two types of from-to PPs in English and the parallelism in syntax. JELS 35, 76-82. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2018. Eliminating the discourse-based parameter. JELS 35, 252-258. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro and Ryan Walter Smith. 2018. Conjunctive or disjunctive? On the syntax/semantics of -toka and -tari in Japanese. In Kate Bellamy, Anastasiia Ionova and George Saad (eds.), Proceedings of the ConSOLE XXV, 91-108. Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2018. Feature inheritance and the syntax of lexical VV compounds. In Kate Bellamy, Anastasiia Ionova and George Saad (eds.), Proceedings of the ConSOLE XXV, 250-267. Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. [pdf]

  • Smith, Ryan Walter and Ryoichiro Kobayashi. 2017. Focusing on coordination: the case of Japanese -toka and -tari. In Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (ed.), Proceedings of the GLOW in Asia XI, Vol. 2, 205-215. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2017. NCIs at the syntax-prosody interface and the position of NEG in Japanese/Korean coordination. In Leyla Zidani-Eroğlu, Matthew Ciscel and Elena Koulidobrova (eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Edition of the Workshop of Altaic Formal Linguistics, 189-196. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro and Yusuke Yoda. 2017. NEG in VP-coordination and suspended affixation in Japanese. In Leyla Zidani-Eroğlu, Matthew Ciscel and Elena Koulidobrova (eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Edition of the Workshop of Altaic Formal Linguistics, 177-187. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2017. On some symmetric constituents in Japanese. In Yim Changguk (ed.), Proceedings of the 19th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar, 451-463. Korean Generative Grammar Circle. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro and Ryan Walter Smith. 2017. A case of semantic restriction on coordination. In Yim Changguk (ed.), Proceedings of the 19th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar, 451-463. Korean Generative Grammar Circle. [pdf]

  • Yoda, Yusuke and Ryoichiro Kobayashi. 2017. I didn't drink and drove a Car: NEG expresses eccentric Triplets. In Kajsa Djärv and Amy Goodwin Davies (eds.), Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 23(1), 311-318. Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2016. On the position of NEG in coordination: NCIs in Japanese at the syntax-prosody interface. In Ayaka Sugawara, Shintaro Hayashi and Satoshi Ito (eds.), Proceedings of the Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 8, 63-74. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro and Taihei Asada. 2016. Negative concord items in coordinate structure. In Kate Bellamy, Anastasiia Ionova and George Saad (eds.), Proceedings of the ConSOLE XXIV, 254-262. Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2016. "Project Both" within a nominal adjective. In Tae Sik Kim and Seungwan Ha (eds.), Proceedings of the 18th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar, 246-160. Korean Generative Grammar Circle. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2016. Against V-to-T-to-C movement in Japanese and Korean non-constituent coordination. In Patrick Farrell (ed.), Proceedings of the 90th Annual Meeting of the LSA, 8:1-14. The Linguistic Society of America. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2016. The repetitive coordinator-ka in and the syntax of alternative questions in Japanese. JELS 33, 242-248. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2016. The repetitive coordinator-ka in Japanese and either in English as scope indicators in disjunction. In Sunghye Cho (ed.), Penn Working Papers in Linguistics, 22(1), 187-196. Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2015. Interface conditions on head movement: case studies on NEG-raising and coordination in Japanese. In Tae Sik Kim and Seungwan Ha (eds.), Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Generative Grammar, 255-269. Korean Generative Grammar Circle. [pdf]

  • Kobayashi, Ryoichiro. 2015. The repetitive coordinator-to in Japanese as a postposition. In Tatsuhiro Matsuda, Chuan Lian Hua and Yuriko Yokoe (eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Sophia University Linguistics Society, 1-19. Sophia University Linguistics Society. [pdf]


Ph.D. Dissertation:

"Functional Parametrization Hypothesis in the Minimalist Program"

Committee: Naoki Fukui (advisor), Takaomi Kato, Toru Ishii, Hiroki Narita


Misc:

  • 小林亮一朗. 2020.「日英語における非構成素等位接続文の派生について」 [website]