Featured Publications (Before 2010)

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常用漢字・送り仮名・現代仮名遣い・筆順 例解辞典 改訂新版

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TAKADA Tomokazu (Ed. : Revised Edition)
NOMOTO Kikuo (Ed. : 2nd Edition), SHIRAISHI Daiji (Ed. : 1st Edition)

Gyousei Corporation (details), July 2010, ISBN: 9784324091432

Lexicon Forum No.5

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KAGEYAMA Taro (Ed.)

Hituzi Syobo (details), June 2010, ISBN: 9784894765184

シリーズ言語対照<外から見る日本語>第4巻 自動詞・他動詞の対照
(Contrastive studies related to transitivity)

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NISHIMITSU Yoshihiro, Prashant PARDESHI (Eds.)

Kurosio Publishers (details), June 2010, ISBN: 9784874244852

The book is a collection of papers related to transitivity (the distinction between transitive and intransitive predicates) demonstrating that the notion of transitivity versus intransitivity should be understood as a continuum rather than as a dichotomy. Through a detailed description of prototypical transitive and intransitive clauses and their extensions, the papers in the volume unravel the similarities and differences in the extended usages of transitive and intransitive predicates attested across languages such as Japanese, English, Marathi, Newar, Thai, White Hmong, Turkish and Icelandic in an effort to shed light on the cognitive mechanisms underlying extended usages. Through a multilingual cross-linguistic comparison the papers in this volume offer new insights into longstanding issues such as the so-called DO- vs. BECOME- type language dichotomy, inanimate subject expressions, and experiencer subject expressions.

言語とこころ ―心理言語学の世界を探検する

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SHIGENO Jyun (Ed.)
YOKOYAMA Shoichi, et al.

Shinyo-sya (details), April 2010, ISBN: 9784788511965

新常用漢字表の文字論 (Characters on the New Joyo Kanji List)

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Moji Kenkyu Kai (Ed.)
TAKADA Tomokazu, et al.

Bensei Publishing (details), December 2009, ISBN: 9784585032274

On the occasion of the application of "New Joyo Kanji," various issues around the characters are treated from broad and multiple viewpoints concerning the characters for Japanese notation, language policy and character codes, and language and characters. A total of five discussions are included based on the presentation at the workshop "Characters -(New) Joyo Kanji" held at Hanazono University on July 19, 2008.

結果構文のタイポロジー (Typology of Resultative Constructions)

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ONO Naoyuki (Ed.)
KAGEYAMA Taro, et al.

Hituzi Syobo (details), November 2009, ISBN: 9784894764699

This is a collection of studies that explore various aspects of "resultative constructions" from the viewpoint of language typology. Resultative constructions were first studied in English generative grammar and have been actively discussed in Japanese and other languages in recent years. The "Typology of Vocabulary Information and Resultative Predicates" by Kageyama presents a universal hypothesis that predicts the hierarchical occurrence of resultative predicates based on qualia structure, which expresses the semantic information in verbs. On this basis, it is demonstrated that adjectival resultative predicates in languages including Japanese, English, Chinese, German, Thai, and Hungarian, are in fact distributed hierarchically.

はじめて学ぶ言語学 ことばの世界をさぐる17章

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Yukio Otsu (Ed.)
KUBOZONO Haruo, INOUE Fumio , AOKI Hirofumi, et al.

2,800 yen (without tax), Minerva Shobo (details), October 2009, ISBN: 9784623055807

This book consists of seventeen chapters all showing how interesting it is to study language. It is intended as an introductory book to language for students and all other people who are interested in language and speech.

言語のタイポロジー -- 認知類型論のアプローチ (Linguistic Typology)

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YAMANASHI Masa-aki (Ed.)
HORIE Kaoru, Prashant PARDESHI

Kenkyusha (details), October 2009, ISBN: 9784327237059

This book offers an introduction to the nascent field of "cognitive typology" which is a fusion of cognitive linguistics (which studies the relationship between human cognition and language) and language typology (which focuses on unraveling language universals and cross-linguistic variation through systematic comparative study of languages across the globe). Chapters 4 and 5 by Pardeshi focus respectively on the passive construction and the semantic extensions of the experientially basic verb "eat" in a wide range of Asian languages and attempt to shed light on the unity and diversity attested across the languages in question and relate those findings to underlying cognitive mechanisms.