Personnel Information

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IMANISHI Yusuke

Organization
School of Policy Studies Department of Policy Studies
Research Fields, Keywords
言語学, 統語論, 形態論, フィールド言語学(マヤ諸語, 琉球諸語), Linguistics, Syntax, Morphology, Field Linguistics (Mayan and Ryukyuan languages), Field Linguistics (Mayan and Ryukyuan languages)
Profile
ヒトをヒトたらしめている特質の一つに言語があります。世界には約6000の言語があり、これらは表面的には非常に異なる側面を持ちます。しかし、抽象的なレベルで考察してみると普遍的な規則・原理に基づいて成り立っていることが分かります。私は生成文法という言語理論に基づき、様々な言語を分析することにより、人間言語の普遍的側面を解明しようと努めています。更に、消滅危機言語のフィールドワーク研究にも取り組んでいます。多くの言語学者の試算では、今世紀の終わりまでに少なくとも半分の言語が消滅してしまうと言われています。私はこれまでに中米グアテマラにおいて現地調査をおこない、消滅危機言語であるカクチケル語(マヤ語族)の研究をおこなってきました。最近では、奄美・喜界島で話されている喜界語の研究・調査も開始しました。ユネスコは2009年に、日本においても消滅危機言語が8つ存在し、喜界語はその一つであると報告しています(注:厳密に言うと、ユネスコの報告書では喜界語は奄美語の喜界方言として分類されている)。講義や演習を通じて、学生の皆さんと共に言語の分析手法や理論の構築方法を議論していきたいと思います。また、「消滅危機言語を研究することは重要なのか」や「消滅危機言語を記録・保全することは必要なのか」といったなかなか答えが出しにくいような問題についても学生の皆さんと活発な議論を交わしていきたいと考えています。
Mail Address
yimanishi@kwansei.ac.jp

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduating School:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Faculty:Faculty of General Policy
    Course / Major:Policy Studies

    Kind of school:University
    Date of graduation:2007.03
    Completion status:Graduated
    Country location code:Japan

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduate school:Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Department:Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
    Course:Linguistics

    Course completed:Doctor's Course
    Date of completion:2014.09
    Completion status:Completed
    Country:United States

  • Graduate school:Osaka University
    Department:Graduate School, Division of Letters
    Course:English linguistics

    Course completed:Master's Course
    Date of completion:2009.03
    Completion status:Completed
    Country:Japan

Studying abroad experiences 【 display / non-display

  • Name of institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Name of job or career: Ph.D. student
    Date: 2009.09 - 2014.09

  • Name of institution: Emory University
    Name of job or career: Exchange student
    Date: 2004.08 - 2005.05

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Degree name:Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics
    Classified degree field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics
    Conferring institution:Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2014.09

  • Degree name:Master of Arts in Literature
    Classified degree field:Humanities & Social Sciences / English linguistics
    Conferring institution:Osaka University
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2009.03

  • Degree name:Bachelor in Policy Studies
    Classified degree field:Policy Studies
    Conferring institution:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2007.03

Career 【 display / non-display

  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:School of Policy Studies
    Title:Professor
    Date:2022.04 -

  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:School of Policy Studies Department of Policy Studies
    Title:Associate Professor
    Date:2019.04 - 2022.03

  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:School of Policy Studies Department of Policy Studies
    Title:Assistant Professor
    Date:2018.04 - 2019.03

  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department: Sign Language Research Center
    Title:Researcher
    Date:2016.08 -

  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:School of Policy Studies Department of Policy Studies
    Title:Assistant Professor
    Date:2014.04 - 2018.03

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Association Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • Academic society name:The Linguistic Society of Japan
    Academic country located:Japan

  • Academic society name:日本英語学会
    Academic country located:Japan

  • Academic society name:The Linguistic Society of America
    Academic country located:United States

  • Academic society name:The Linguistic Society of America
    Academic country located:Japan

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Research field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics

Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Research subject: 分裂能格性の比較統語研究:名詞化と動詞の意味的特性を中心とした実証研究

    Periods of research: 2018.04 -
    Classification of research form:Individual
    Research program:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

  • Research subject: 日本手話の統語現象に関する研究—結合価変換現象を中心に—

    Periods of research: 2016.08 -
    Field of experts:Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics
    Classification of research form:Individual
    Research program:The Other Research Programs

  • Research subject: Morphosyntactic investigation of (split) ergativity in Kaqchikel and other Mayan languages

    Periods of research: 2015.04 - 2018.03
    Classification of research form:Individual
    Research program:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Language: English
    Title: On the connection between agreement and NP-ellipsis: Evidence from Kikai (Ryukyuan)
    Journal name: 『英語学の深まり・英語学からの広がり』  (p.180 - 193)
    Date of publication: 2020.03
    Author(s): Yusuke Imanishi

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Author
    Field of experts:Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics, Humanities & Social Sciences / English linguistics

  • Language: English
    Title: The clause-mate condition on resumption: Evidence from Kaqchikel
    Journal name: Studia Linguistica  vol.73  (2)  (p.398 - 441)
    Date of publication: 2019.08
    Author(s): Yusuke Imanishi

    DOI: 10.1111/stul.12117
    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

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  • Language: English
    Title: Parameterizing split ergativity in Mayan
    Journal name: Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
    Date of publication: 2019.01
    Author(s): Yusuke Imanishi

    DOI: 10.1007/s11049-018-09440-9
    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

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  • Language: English
    Title: Showcasing the interaction of generative and emergent linguistic knowledge with case marker omission in spoken Japanese
    Journal name: Glossa
    Date of publication: 2018.06
    Author(s): Kevin Heffernan, Yusuke Imanishi, Masaru Honda

    DOI: 10.5334/gjgl.500
    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Multiple Authorship

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  • Language: English
    Title: Derived ergative in Ixil
    Journal name: Proceedings of the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL)
    Date of publication: 2017
    Author(s): Yusuke Imanishi

    Type of publication: Research paper (international conference proceedings)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Language: Japanese
    Title: 手話言語学のトピック:基礎から最前線へ
    Publisher: くろしお出版
    Date of publication: 2023
    Author(s): 内堀朝子・今西祐介・上田由紀子

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Area of responsibility: 文末指さし
    Authorship: Joint author
    Field of experts:Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics

  • Language: Japanese
    Title: Ergativity: Its Puzzles and Prospects
    Publisher: ひつじ書房
    Date of publication: 2020.03
    Author(s): 今西祐介

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Authorship: Sole author
    Field of experts:Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics

  • Language: English
    Title: Default Ergative
    Publisher: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics (MITWPL)
    Date of publication: 2014.09
    Author(s): Yusuke Imanishi

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Authorship: Sole author

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Research Projects 【 display / non-display

  • Research category:若手研究
    Project year:2018.04 -
    Title:分裂能格性の比較統語研究:名詞化と動詞の意味的特性を中心とした実証研究

  • Research category:Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists
    Project year:2018.04 - 2021.03
    Title:分裂能格性の比較統語研究:名詞化と動詞の意味的特性を中心とした実証研究

  • Research category:Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)
    Project year:2015.04 - 2018.03
    Title:カクチケル語及びマヤ諸語の(分裂)能格性の形態統語論的研究

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Social Contribution 【 display / non-display

  • Title:Reviewer
    Date:2016.08

  • Title:学術書査読委員 (Blackwell Companion to Syntax)
    Date:2014.12

  • Title:書類選考委員 (フルブライト奨学金)
    Date:2014.11

  • Title:国際学会アブストラクト査読委員(The Third Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics)
    Date:2014.07

  • Title:学術書査読委員(Studies in Kaqchikel Grammar)
    Date:2012.12

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