Visiting Researcher

Visiting Researcher

The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (hereafter, “the Institute”) accepts as Visiting Researchers those researchers specializing in Japanese language (including instruction in Japanese as a foreign language) or related fields at universities and research institutes (both domestic and abroad), who wish to conduct research at the Institute supported with either public or private funding. (The Institute does not assume any financial burden.) Researchers wishing to do research at the Institute under this provision should choose a Host Academic from the Academic Staff, and after obtaining informal consent from the Host Academic, should consult with a Department Head (for example, the Dean) of the institution of current affiliation, and thereafter make an application according to the guidelines below.

How to apply

The Institute requires persons desiring an appointment 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 appointment (3 months in advance if obtaining visa is necessary).

Documents for submission

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.

  • Japanese format Word [ 21KB ]
  • English format Word [ 21KB ]

Period of appointment

The period is limited to one year in principle. However, renewal is possible for up to three years total.

Use of facilities, etc.

Use of the facilities, equipment, and materials of the Institute is made available.

Contact information for queries and submissions

Research Support Office, Administrative Department, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
(10-2 Midori-cho, Tachikawa City, Tokyo 190-8561, Japan)
Tel.: +81-42-540-4656
Fax: +81-42-540-4334
E-mail: kenkyu-shien[at]ninjal.ac.jp (Replace [at] with @.)

Visiting Researchers during This Fiscal Year

* Including those who continued from the previous fiscal year and those whose period of residence has been completed during this fiscal year.

LAMERIS, Tim Joris

Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (Netherland)
Research Topic: A phonetic study of heritage language speech in Japan
Host Researcher: IGARASHI Yosuke
Period of Residence: January 2, 2024 - February 24, 2024

BUČAR SHIGEMORI, Lia Saki

Institute for Phonetics and Speech Processing, Ludiwg-Maximilians-University Munich (Germany)
Research Topic: Modelling the influence of standard Tokyo on the Kagoshima variety in the production of Japanese pitch accents
Host Researcher: IGARASHI Yosuke
Period of Residence: October 23, 2023 - November 21, 2023

ENDO Tomoko

Language and Information Sciences, College of Arts and Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The Universty of Tokyo, Komaba (Japan)
Research Topic: 子どもを含む相互行為における言語行動と身体行動の協働
Host Researcher: KOISO Hanae
Period of Residence: October 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024

WAŚNIEWSKI, Grzegorz

Centre for Japanese Applied Linguistics, Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw (Poland)
Research Topic: The linguistic methodology and descriptive strategies of the ideographic lexicography of the Japanese language
Host Researcher: ASAHI Yoshiyuki
Period of Residence: June 15, 2023 - May 31, 2024

OHARA Yumiko

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: 消滅危機言語の使用状況調査、自己アイデンティティと言語イデオロギーの理解、継承活動の支援
Host Researcher: YAMADA Masahiro
Period of Residence: May 26, 2023 - June 26, 2023

OKAWA Komei

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellow (PD) (Japan)
Research Topic: 中世日本語文体の計量的研究
Host Researcher: OGISO Toshinobu
Period of Residence: April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024

SUZUKI Ayaka

National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Adjunct Researcher / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellow (RPD) (Japan)
Research Topic: 日本語副詞節におけるテンス解釈メカニズムの理論的・実証的解明
Host Researcher: ASAHARA Masayuki
Period of Residence: April 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

KAMOI Shuhei

Graduate School of Culture and Information Science, Doshisha University / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellow (PD) (Japan)
Research Topic: 日本語諸方言の持続形式における総合的研究
Host Researcher: ONISHI Takuichiro
Period of Residence: April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2026

MOROKUMA Yuko

Graduate School of Humanities and Sciology and Faculty of Letters, Tokyo University / National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Adjunct Researcher / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellow (PD) (Japan)
Research Topic: 通方言パラレルコーパスに基づくケチュア語示差的項標示の分析
Host Researcher: MATSUMOTO Yo
Period of Residence: April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2026

VAN GERVEN OEI, Vincent Wilhelmus Johannes

University of California, Santa Barbara (U.S.A.)
Research Topic: Development and Analysis of Online Text Corpus of Old Nubian with Interlinear Glossing
Host Researcher: MIYAGAWA So
Period of Residence: March 20, 2023 - June 19, 2023

BAUDEL, Étienne

École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) (France)
Research Topic: A synchronic and diachronic study of the Hachijo language
Host Researcher: IGARASHI Yosuke
Period of Residence: January 1, 2023 - August 1, 2023

ZHANG Shengkai

Shizuoka University (Japan)
Research Topic: 「漢語」方言の地理的展開研究
Host Researcher: ONISHI Takuichiro
Period of Residence: October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023

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