Special Joint Research Fellow

Special Joint Research Fellow

The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (hereafter, “the Institute”) gives research guidance to graduate students specializing in Japanese language (including instruction in Japanese as a foreign language) or related fields at universities and research institutes (both domestic and abroad). Graduate students who wish to receive research guidance should check the fields of specialization of the Academic Staff before selecting a Host Academic. Students are requested to submit the documents listed below after obtaining informal consent from the Host Academic, and having consulted with their academic supervisor at the university of current affiliation.

Categories

Special Joint Research Fellows are divided into two categories.

  • Long term
    Recruitment is done in accordance with the guidelines for appointing Special Joint Research Fellows. (Presently there is no call for applications).
    The period of appointment is (in principle) 1 year, with a starting date (in principle) in either April or October.
  • Short term
    For those persons having a letter of request or letter of recommendation from the Department Head (or equivalent thereto) of the institution of current affiliation
    The period of appointment is less than one year, with no restriction as to the starting date of appointment. However, for those in Masters programs at domestic universities, the total amount of time spent in research guidance appointments may not exceed 1 year.

How to apply

The Institute requires persons desiring an appointment as a Special Joint Research Fellow to apply for permission for acceptance by submitting the following documents to the Director-General of the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics 2 months in advance of the starting date of the desired period of research guidance (3 months in advance if obtaining visa is necessary).

  • Long term
    A Letter of Consignment (Form 1) from the Dean of the Graduate School of current affiliation, a Letter of Recommendation (Form 2) from the academic advisor of the Graduate School of current affiliation, the Curriculum Vitae of the student in question, a Record of Research Achievements (Form 3), Proof of Enrollment and a Transcript of Grades of rthe student in question (in the format of the institution of current affiliation), a Letter Informal Consent (Form 4) of the Host Academic of the Institute.
    • Japanese format Word [ 25KB ]
  • Short term
    Curriculum Vitae, Record of Research Achievements, Research Plan (Japanese format) (English format), and a letter of request or a letter of recommendation from the President (or equivalent thereto) of the institution of current affiliation (any format).
    • Japanese format Word [ 66KB ]
    • English format Word [ 46KB ]

Use of facilities, etc.

Special Joint Research Fellows are allowed to use the facilities, equipment, and materials, etc. of the Institute upon obtaining permission from the respective officials in charge thereof.

Contact information for queries and submissions

National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Administrative Department, Research Promotion Division
(Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo-to 190-8561 JAPAN)
Tel.: +81-42-540-4374
Fax: +81-42-540-4334
E-mail: suishinka[at]ninjal.ac.jp (Replace [at] with @.)

Special Joint Research Fellows Currently Admitted

At present there are no Special Joint Research Fellows under appointment.

Former Special Joint Research Fellows

XU Tiancheng

Research Topic: Japanese Loan Words in Modern Chinese
Graduate Student, Beijing Center for Japanese Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University (China)
Period of Residence: April 2017 - August 2017

Maria TELEGINA

Research Topic: Temporal and Spatial Concepts in Japanese Language World View
Graduate Student, University of Oxford (U.K.)
Period of Residence: January 2017 - April 2017

KUYA Aimi

Research Topic: Corpus-based study of the sociolinguistics of loan words in the Japanese language
Graduate Student, University of Oxford (U.K.)
Period of Residence: January 2016 - September 2016

Maria TELEGINA

Research Topic: Temporal and spatial concepts in Japanese language world view
Graduate Student, University of Oxford (U.K.)
Period of Residence: January 2016 - February 2016

Zi Wang

Research Topic: 学校における人間関係と言語との関係に関する日仏対照研究
The Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
Period of Residence: December 2015 - February 2016

Alexander RATTE

Research Topic: 日韓祖語の新たなる内的再構
Graduate Student, The Ohio State University (U.S.A)
Period of Residence: April 2015 - June 2015

TAKAHASHI Yuta

Research Topic: 近代語コーパスの構築とコーパスの活用
Graduate Student, Meiji University (Japan)
Period of Residence: February 2015 - March 2015

HU Shuangshuang

Research Topic: 日本語のピッチアクセントに関する知覚研究
Graduate Student, Utrecht University (Netherlands)
Period of Residence: October 2014 - January 2015

Ethan SHERR-ZIARKO

Research Topic: 話し言葉コーパスでは不足する日本語の自然な雑談の収録
Graduate Student, University of Oxford (U.K.)
Period of Residence: July 2014 - September 2014

KUYA Aimi

Research Topic: Corpus-based study of the sociolinguistics of loan words in the Japanese language
Graduate Student, University of Oxford (U.K.)
Period of Residence: June 2014 - December 2015

YAO Yijia

Research Topic: 日本語の文法形式テイタの習得に関する研究 ―中国人上級レベル学習者を対象に―
Beijing Foreign Studies University (China)
Period of Residence: April 2014 - July 2014

Moreno MITROVIC

Research Topic: The syntax and semantics of logical atoms: a view from Japanese
Graduate Student, University of Cambridge (U.K.)
Period of Residence: March 2014 - May 2014

Alexander RATTE

Research Topic: 日韓祖語の新しい同源語や分析
Graduate Student, The Ohio State University (U.S.A)
Period of Residence: July 2013 - August 2013

SHEN Chen

Research Topic: 日本語の和語動詞名詞化に関する研究 ―動詞の意味の受け継ぎという観点から
Graduate Student, Beijing Center for Japanese Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University (China)
Period of Residence: April 2013 - March 2014

Jeroen BRETELER

Research Topic: A Formal Analysis of Koshikijima Accent and a Formal Typology of Lexical Tone in Kyushu and Bantu Languages
Graduate Student, Utrecht University (Netherlands)
Period of Residence: April 2013 - July 2013

OHTSUKI Tomoyo

Research Topic: 津軽方言の総合的研究
Graduate Student, The University of Tokyo (Japan)
Period of Residence: October 2012 - September 2013

SAKAI Mika

Research Topic: 宮古島方言の文法記述及び歴史的研究
Graduate Student, Osaka University (Japan)
Period of Residence: October 2012 - September 2013