Featured Publications

The following publications were written and/or edited by staff members of the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics.

Bold: Enrolled person at the time of the publication.

Tonal Change and Neutralization

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KUBOZONO Haruo, GIRIKO Mikio (Eds.)

De Gruyter Mouton (details), March, 2018,
ISBN 9783110567502

No book has ever been published on tonal change and neutralization, two closely related topics in tonal phonology. This will be the first book to be devoted to both.
The articles collected in this volume analyze a wide range of data concerning tonal change and neutralization, including post-lexical neutralization which represents a new topic in prosodic research. The volume as a whole covers a wide range of tone and pitch-accent languages in Asia, Africa and Europe, with a main focus on Asian languages/dialects many of which are endangered now. In addition to presenting novel data and analyses about individual languages, it provides typological perspectives on tonal change and neutralization.

日本語語彙的複合動詞の意味と体系 ―コンストラクション形態論とフレーム意味論―

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CHEN Yiting, MATSUMOTO Yo (Eds.)

Hituzi Syobo (details), February, 2018,
ISBN: 9784894769076

通じない日本語 世代差・地域差からみる言葉の不思議

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HEIBONSHA (details), December 2017,
ISBN: 9784582858617

講座 日本語コーパス 8 コーパスと自然言語処理

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MAEKAWA Kikuo (Supervising Ed.)
ASAHARA Masayuki,et al.

Asakura Publishing (details), December 2017,
ISBN: 9784254516081


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NHK Publishing, Inc. (details), December 2017,
ISBN: 9784140885383

連濁の研究 ―国立国語研究所プロジェクト論文選集―

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Timothy J. VANCE, et al.

Kaitakusha Publishing (details), November 2017,
ISBN: 9784758922524

形容詞を使わない 大人の文章表現力

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NIPPON JITSUGYO PUBLISHING (details), November 2017,
ISBN: 9784534055415

Handbooks of Japanese Language and Linguistics 4
Handbook of Japanese Syntax

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SHIBATANI Masayoshi, MIYAGAWA Shigeru, NODA Hisashi (Eds.)

De Gruyter Mouton (details), October 2017,
ISBN: 9781614516613

Studies of Japanese syntax have played a central role in the long history of Japanese linguistics spanning more than 250 years in Japan and abroad. More recently, Japanese has been among the languages most intensely studied within modern linguistic theories such as Generative Grammar and Cognitive/Functional Linguistics over the past fifty years. This volume presents a comprehensive survey of Japanese syntax from these three research strands, namely studies based on the traditional research methods developed in Japan, those from broader functional perspectives, and those couched in the generative linguistics framework.

ことばの科学 : 東京言語研究所開設50周年記念セミナー

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KAGEYAMA Taro, KUBOZONO Haruo, et al.

Kaitakusha Publishing (details), September 2017,
ISBN: 9784758922487


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TAJIRI Eizo (Ed.)
NODA Hisashi, et al.

Hituzi Syobo (details), August 2017,
ISBN: 9784894768871

オノマトペの謎 ―ピカチュウからモフモフまで―

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KUBOZONO Haruo (Ed.)

Iwanami Shoten (details), May 2017,
ISBN: 9784000296618

空間と時間の中の方言 ―ことばの変化は方言地図にどう現れるか―

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ONISHI Takuichiro (Ed.)

Asakura Publishing (details), May 2017,
ISBN: 9784254510522


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NODA Hisashi,NODA Harumi

TAISHUKAN Publishing (details), April 2017,
ISBN: 9784469213621

The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants

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KUBOZONO Haruo (Ed.)

Oxford Studies in Phonology and Phonetics (details), April 2017,
ISBN: 9780198754930

This book is the first volume specifically devoted to the phonetics and phonology of geminate consonants, a feature of many of the world's languages including Arabic, Bengali, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Malayalam, Persian, Saami, Swiss German, and Turkish. While the contrast between geminate and singleton consonants has been widely studied, the phonetic manifestation and phonological nature of geminate consonants, as well as their cross-linguistic similarities and differences, are not fully understood.