International Researchers

The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL), as an inter-university research institute and research hub for Japanese language studies, linguistics and Japanese-language education research in Japan, actively invites leading researchers from Japan and abroad as resident researchers, in order to develop international research activities and research exchanges.

Visiting Researchers Currently in Residence

HAYASHI Yuka

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: A cross-dialectal study on the form and the function of Kakarimusubi in Ryukyuan and Hachijoan dialects
Period of Residence: April 2017 - March 2020

MATSUI Mayuki

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: Interfaces between synchronically marginal sound patterns and diachrony
Period of Residence: April 2017 - March 2020

SHIMOJI Mika

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: 方言研究と古代日本語研究の融合による日本格配列システムの解明
Period of Residence: April 2017 - March 2020

YOKOYAMA Akiko

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: 危機言語の継承に向けた実践的研究 ―琉球沖永良部語を事例に―
Period of Residence: April 2017 - March 2020

FUJITA Yasuyuki

Professor, Faculty of Letters, Ryukoku University (Japan)
Research Topic: Descriptive study of Japanese compound particles
Period of Residence: April 2017 - March 2018

CHEN Fengchuan

Japanese Language of Foreign Studies College, JINAN University Faculty (China)
Research Topic: The practice of training in communicative competence in Japanese for students of Japanese language
Period of Residence: October 2016 - September 2017

YU Rong

School of Mongolia Studies,Inner Mongolia University (China)
Research Topic: Corpus-based comparative study of prosodic features in Japanese and Mongolian
Period of Residence: September 2016 - August 2017

LIU Jinfeng

Foreign Language and School of Sightseeing Studies, Wuxi Institute of Technology (China)
Research Topic: Japanese conjunctive expressions: A contrastive study between Chinese and Japanese
Period of Residence: September 2016 - August 2017

MIKI Yosuke

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: Survey and record of the endangered Hachijo dialect, and the creation and publication of discourse materials
Period of Residence: April 2016 - March 2018

: "Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship"

Former Visiting Researchers

2016

Giuseppe PAPPALARDO

Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (Italy)
Research Topic: Experimental analysis of phonetic characteristics of Japanese based on the Corpus of Spontaneous Japanese
Period of Residence: October 2016 - November 2016

Armin MESTER

Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: Match Theory and Syntax-Prosody Mismatches
Period of Residence: June 2016 - March 2017

Clemens POPPE

Overseas Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: Interaction between tone and vowel in the dialects of Japan as seen from the viewpoint of language typology
Period of Residence: April 2015 - March 2017

AOI Hayato

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: Investigating the phonetic structure of the Miyako dialect with a focus on correlation
Period of Residence: April 2014 - March 2017

2015

NGUYEN Bich Ha Thi

Japanese Language Department, Foreign Trade University (Vietnam)
Research Topic: Japanese-Language Education for Writing Academic Papers: Cultural Characteristics of the Vietnamese for choosing Sentence Style and Vocabulary
Period of Residence: March 2016 - August 2016

Monggungerel U

Faculty of Foreign Languages, Chifeng University (China)
Research Topic: Survey research on trends in change and transition in Mongolian Ordos
Period of Residence: March 2016 - August 2016

Stephen Wright HORN

Research Topic: Grammatical Analysis for a Diachronic Corpus of Pre-modern Japanese with an Orientation to Linguistic Research
Period of Residence: September 2015 - August 2016

TSURUTANI Chiharu

Associate Professor, Griffith University (Australia)
Research Topic: Prosodic characteristics in polite utterances by native and non-native speakers of Japanese
Period of Residence: September 2015 - February 2016

WANG Lili

Associate Professor, Changchun Normal University (China)
Research Topic: A contrastive study between Chinese and Japanese in adversative complex sentences
Period of Residence: August 2015 - February 2016

Armin MESTER

University of California, Santa Cruz (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: Geminate consonants in loan words in the Japanese Language
Period of Residence: June 2015 - March 2016

SHIMADA Yasuko

Professor, Nishogakusha University (Japan)
Research Topic: Research on the historical meaning of language change in Modern Japanese
Period of Residence: April 2015 - March 2016

NANBU Satoshi

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: Experimental and corpus research on language variation
Period of Residence: April 2015 - July 2015

2014

HIRAYAMA Manami

Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University (Japan)
Research Topic: Research on devoicing and incomplete neutralization in Japanese vowels
Period of Residence: October 2014 - March 2015

YOUN Ho-Sook

Professor, Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Korea)
Research Topic: A study on the acquisition of Japanese in e-learning education
Period of Residence: September 2014 - August 2015

OHNO Tsuyoshi

Professor, University of Alberta (Canada)
Research Topic: Formulaic language in Japanese everyday talk
Period of Residence: September 2014 - August 2015

CHANG Won-Jae

Associate Professor, Keimyung University (Korea)
Research Topic: Survey on translation materials for designing a Japanese-Korean translation corpus
Period of Residence: August 2014 - November 2014

HIRATA Yukari

Associate Professor, Colgate University (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: On the perception of vowel length opposition and consonant length opposition in Japanese
Period of Residence: July 8, 2014 - July 31, 2014

Armin MESTER

Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: On the phonological characteristics of Sino-Japanese words
Period of Residence: May 2014 - August 2014

SHIBATANI Masayoshi

Honorary professor, Rice University (U.S.A.)
Invitation Fellowships for Research in Japan (Long term), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: Comprehensive research on compound verbs in Japanese and their theoretical significance
Period of Residence: May 2014 - August 2014

2013

Elga STRAFELLA

Overseas Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: Extracting collocations from the Balanced Corpus of Contemporary Written Japanese for a Japanese-Italian Dictionary
Period of Residence: November 2013 - March 2015

Razaul Karim FAQUIRE

Professor, Modern Language Laboratory, The University of Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Research Topic: A Comparative Study between the Relative Clause of Japanese and Bengali: A Morpho-Syntactic Analysis
Period of Residence: October 2013 - September 2014

AZUMA Shoji

Professor, The University of Utah (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: Is globalization changing the Japanese of communication? An analysis of speech styles among political and business leaders in Japan
Period of Residence: October 2013 - August 2014

Bor HODOSCEK

Overseas Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: Research on a register model for Japanese using corpora
Period of Residence: October 2013 - March 2014

Patrizia ZOTTI

Editor Assistant, Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" UNIOR (Italy)
Research Topic: Corpus-based semantic research on event expressions in Japanese
Period of Residence: September 2013 - August 2014

LEE Hyunwoo

Professor, Changwon National University (Korea)
Research Topic: Research on the differences between ‘kara’ and “node”
Period of Residence: July 2013 - April 2014

TSUDA Satoshi

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: Research on aspect in Japanese dialects based on new perspectives and survey methods
Period of Residence: April 2012 - September 2015

GIRIKO Mikio

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: Investigating prosodic characteristics of Japanese from the standpoint of accent levelling
Period of Residence: April 2013 - March 2015

2012

John PHAN

Overseas Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: Historical comparative analysis of the Viêt-Muong language family
Period of Residence: November 2012 - July 2014

KUYA Aimi

Graduate Student, University of Oxford (U.K.)
Research Topic: Corpus-based study of the sociolinguistics of loan words in the Japanese language
Period of Residence: November 2012 - February 2013

Tomoko Okazaki-HANSEN

Associate Professor, University of Oslo (Norway)
Research Topic: Dative Marking of Giver with Verbs of Receiving in Japanese
Period of Residence: November 2012 - December 2012

Irena SRDANOVIC

Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Research Topic: Collocations in Japanese language learning
Period of Residence: October 2012 - September 2013

NAKAJIMA Kazuko

Honorary professor, University of Toronto (Canada)
Research Topic: The Development of Bibliographical Database of Heritage Language Education with Special Focus on Teaching Japanese as a Heritage Language
Period of Residence: October 2012 - September 2013

MA Ling

Graduate Student, Rice University (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: Chinese-Japanese contrastive study of noun modifying constructions
Period of Residence: June 2012 - July 2012

OKI Hiroko

Professor, Shinshu University (Japan)
Research Topic: Variation in discourse in Contemporary Japanese
Period of Residence: April 2012 - September 2012

NAGAYA Naonori

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists (SPD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: The typology and history of expressions for spatial deixis and motion in the languages of East Indonesia
Period of Residence: April 2012 - March 2013

TAKAMATSU Ryo

Associate Professor, Saitama University (Japan)
Research Topic: A comparative analysis of spoken and written language
Period of Residence: April 2012 - March 2013

2011

HUANG Yuhan

Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
Research Topic: Analysis of the pragmatics of modal expressions and research on their acquisition
Period of Residence: March 2012 - August 2012

Galina VOROBEVA

Japanese Advanced Lecturer, Kyrgyz National University named after Jusup Balasagyn (Kyrgyzstan)
Research Topic: Analysis of kanji hierarchical structures and its using for development of textbook "1001 kanji stories"
Period of Residence: October 2011 - September 2012

Borjigin BADAMAAODESIER

Mongolian language Research Director, Inner Mongolia University (China)
Research Topic: Research on the preservation and revitalization of endangered languages
Period of Residence: October 2011 - September 2012

Yasuko Nagano-MADSEN

Professor, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Research Topic: Analysis of Accent and Intonation in Japanese
Period of Residence: May 2011 - September 2011

Polly SZATROWSKI

Professor, University of Minnesota (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: Sensory Evaluation of Food and Cultural Identity in English,Japanese and Wolof
Period of Residence: May 2011 - August 2011

2010

Kerri RUSSELL

PD Researcher, University of Oxford (U.K.)
Research Topic: Lexical Representation of Argument Realization Patters in Pre-modern Japanese
Period of Residence: March 2011 - May 2011

YU Rong

Associate Professor, Inner Mongolia University (China)
Research Topic: Constructing a corpus for the Mongolian language
Period of Residence: February 2011 - April 2011

Stephen Wright HORN

PD Researcher, University of Oxford (U.K.)
Research Topic: Tagging noun phrases for grammatical role in a pre-modern Japanese languages corpus
Period of Residence: November 2010 - January 2011

Hyun Kyung Hwang

Overseas Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Topic: A contrastive study of prosody in Japanese and Korean
Period of Residence: September 2010 - September 2012

Alan H. KIM

Professor, Southern Illinois University (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: A comparison of polite language in Japanese and Korean
Period of Residence: August 2010 - November 2010

DENG Mu

Graduate Student, Beijing Foreign Studies University (China)
Research Topic: Competition between Sino-Japanese words and Western loan words in dictionaries of neologisms in modern Japanese
Period of Residence: July 2010 - September 2010

CAO Jing

Graduate Student, Beijing Japanese language Studies Research Center (China)
Topic : Observations on state of the use of loan words in the Minutes of the Diet
Period of Residence: April 2010 - August 2010

2009

YU Rong

Associate Professor, Inner Mongolia University (China)
Research Topic: Constructing a corpus of spoken Contemporary Mongolian
Period of Residence: October 2009 - September 2010

CHIU Hsueh-Chin

Associate Professor, National Taichung University of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Research Topic: Automization of phonological processing of Japanese as a second language
Period of Residence: October 2009 - September 2010

Atay AYSEGUL

Assistant, Ankara University (Turkey)
Research Topic: The Japanese ‘ta’ inflection and the past tense inflection in Turkish
Period of Residence: October 2009 - May 2010

Shishir BHATTACHARJA

Associate Professor, The University of Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Research Topic: The status of the formation of compound words in grammar and morphology
Period of Residence: October 2009 - November 2010