Dr J.-R. Hayashishita
BS (Kwansei Gakuin, Japan), MA, Ph.D (University of Southern California)
Room: Arts 3.S.2
Phones: 479 8442
Fax: 64 3 479 8689
Formal linguistics, in particular syntax, semantics, pragmatics
Natural language phenomena in general
In terms of languages: Japanese, English
In terms of phenomena: quantifier scope, anaphoric relations, plural, comparisons, ellipsis, focus
In terms of constructions: scrambling, passives, comparatives
Hayashishita, J.-R. & Daisuke Bekki (in press) "Conjoined nominal expressions in Japanese: Interpretation through monad," in New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence (JSAI-isAI 2011 Workshops, Takamatsu, Japan, December 2011 Selected Papers), Springer.
Hayashishita, J.-R. & Ayumi Ueyema (2012) "Quantity expressions in Japanese," in E. Keenan and D. Paperno (eds.) Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language, pp. 535-612, Springer.
Hayashishita, J.-R. (2009) "Yori-comparatives: A reply to Beck et al. (2004)," Journal of East Asian Linguistics 18-2, pp. 65-100, Springer.
------ (2007) "Izyoo(ni)- and Gurai-comparatives: Comparisons of Deviation in Japanese," Gengo Kenkyu 132, pp.77-110, the Linguistic Society of Japan.
------ (2004) Syntactic and non-syntactic scope, Doctoral dissertation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
------ (2003) "Restriction on covert movement - Evidence from comparative ellipsis in Japanese," Japanese/Korean Linguistics 12, pp.243-254, CSLI Publications.
------ (2000) "Scope ambiguity and scrambling," Proceedings of WCCFLXIX, pp. 204-217, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA.
I am happy to work with students who are interested in natural language phenomena. If you have a thought about writing a thesis with me, please talk to me as early as possible (even in your first year), and take JAPA251 "The Structure of the Japanese Language", whose prerequisits are LING111 and JAPA231.