Konan PsychLing

Welcome to Konan PsychLing!

甲南大学大学院 人文科学研究科 英語英米文学専攻 言語学/心理言語学研究室 (KonanPsychLing) は,理論言語学および心理言語学に特に注力しているラボです。

About us (Japanese)

私たちの研究の関心は,第一言語獲得,第二言語習得,文処理,実験音声学,実験音韻論といった心理言語学分野から,統語論,語彙意味論,形式意味論,語用論,音声学,音韻論といった理論言語学まで,広範囲にわたります。

また,関西レキシコンプロジェクト(KLP)や関西心理言語学研究会(KCP) [link]といった研究会のネットワークを通して,関西圏の理論言語学・心理言語学研究のリソースへの寄与と研究活動の振興を目指しています。

修士課程および博士後期課程を完備しています。上記のような理論言語学・心理言語学の分野を学べるほか,様々な実験手法や統計分析の方法なども身につけることができます。言語学/心理言語学のコースは,「人文科学研究科 英語英米文学専攻」の一部となっています。専攻内で分野ごとに履修計画を立てられるので,言語学分野を研究する場合,文化・文学科目を履修する必要はありません。

修士課程の到達目標
1. 言語理論,特に統語論,音声学,音韻論および意味論の基礎知識を修得する。
2. 心理言語学の方法(実験計画・実験方法・統計分析)の基礎を学ぶ。
3. 英語で書かれた学術論文を正しく読めるようになる。
4. (少なくとも研究会や小規模学会などで)研究発表を行えるようになる。
5. 指導教員の指導のもと,修士論文のプロジェクトを完遂する。

博士後期課程の到達目標
1. 独自のプロジェクトを立ち上げ,進めることができるようになる。
2. 全国規模の学会や国際学会で発表を行えるようになる。
3. 特に実験手法などについて後進に指導・アドバイスできるレベルになる。
4. 論文を学術誌などに投稿し,出版する。
5. 博士論文を完成させる。

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本研究科への進学に関心のある方はお気軽にメールフォーム(中谷宛)にお問い合わせください。

About us (English)
Konan University Linguistics/Psycholinguistics Lab (PsychLing) is comprised of linguistics/psycholinguistics graduate students and faculty members of the English Literature and Language program of the Graduate School of Humanities at Konan University (Kobe, Japan) (=> Japanese; English).

Our research interest ranges over various fields of theoretical and experimental linguistics including 1st and 2nd language acquisition, sentence processing, experimental phonetics and phonology, as well as theoretical syntax, lexical semantics, formal semantics, and pragmatics.

We welcome applications for our graduate program (master's and doctoral) from those who are interested in the above mentioned field.

(Note: This site is currently heavily under construction. Come back later for more details about the lab!)

News

Paper accepted (The Linguistic Society of Japan)
9.16.2017

An abstract by Shoko Shida and Ken Nakatani submitted to the Linguistic Society of Japan (日本言語学会) for its 155th meeting, November 25-26, 2017, at Ritsumeikan University, has been accepted for a paper presentation. The title is as follows:

Good job, Shoko!

Paper to be published soon (JEAL)
9.13.2017

Nigel Duffield has a paper entitled "On what projects in Vietnamese" accepted by Journal of East Asian Linguistics [link]. It's coming out later this month. Congrats!

Poster accepted (LingBaW 2017)
9.13.2017

An abstract by Natsuno Aoki submitted to Linguistics Beyond And Within 2017 (LingBaW 2017), International Linguistics Conference in Lublin, October 18-19, 2017, to be held at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, has been accepted for a poster presentation. Congratulations, Natsuno! The title is as follows:

Paper accepted (EAP2017)
8.13.2017

An abstract by Ken Nakatani submitted to East Asian psycholinguistics: Recent developments, a satellite workshop of Japanese/Korean Linguistics 25, October 15, 2017, to be held at University of Hawai'i, Manoa, has been accepted for a paper presentation. The title is as follows:

Paper accepted (MLF2017)
8.13.2017

An abstract by Ken Nakatani submitted to Morphology and Lexicon Forum (MLF) for its 2017 meeting (MLF2017), September 10, 2017, to be held at Konan University, has been accepted for a paper presentation. The title is as follows:

Morphology & Lexicon Forum 2017 (MLF2017) will be held at Konan
7.10.2017

Morphology & Lexicon Forum 2017 will be held at Konan on September 9-10. Abstract submission is still being invited (deadline: July 24). Hope to see you all there!

See the following link for details: MLF 2017

KLP July 9
7.1.2017

Shoko and Natsuno will be presenting at the next KLP meeting (July 9). The talk is entitled "日本語のsemelfactive事象とアスペクト計算について––自己ペース読文課題の結果から".

Konan English Literary Society 2017
6.30.2017

The annual meeting is held on July 8 [link], and there will be 2 talks from the PsychLing lab:

Nigel's talk will be on his forthcoming book, Reflections on Psycholinguistic Theories: Raiding the Inarticulate.

Update: Conference presentations to come
6.1.2017

Programs and details have been uploaded for the conferences where members from the Konan PsychLing lab are presenting their work. Here are the relevant links:

Companion website for Nigel's forthcoming book

The companion website for Nigel Duffield's forthcoming book is now up and running! The book is entitled Reflections on Psycholinguistic Theories: Raiding the Inarticulate, and will be published by Cambridge University Press later this year. Check this out!

Paper accepted (The Linguistic Society of Japan)

An abstract by Shoko Shida, Natsuno Aoki and Kentaro Nakatani submitted to the Linguistic Society of Japan (日本言語学会) for its 154th meeting, June 24-25, 2017, at Tokyo Metropolitan University, has been accepted for a paper presentation. The title is as follows:

Shoko Shida, Natsuno Aoki and Kentaro Nakatani "When an onomatopoeia triggers different semelfactive interpretations: An experimental study"

Good job, Shoko and Natsuno!

Workshop at KLS

In order to stimulate the interest in psycholinguistic research in the Kansai area, people from KCP (Kansai Circle of Psycholinguistics) including Ken Nakatani and Natsuno Aoki are holding a workshop at the 42nd annual meeting of Kansai Linguistic Society (KLS42: June 10-11, 2017, at Kyoto University; this workshop will be on June 10):

ワークショップ「パソコンがあれば出来ることばの実験研究の実際」
登壇者:中谷健太郎(甲南大学),中野陽子(関西学院大学),田中幹大(甲南女子大学),青木奈律乃(甲南大学院)

This will be a hands-on tutorial on how to run experiments on your PC. The intended audience is those who are interested in linguistic experiments, but have not conducted any. Hope to see many people there! 

Paper accepted (Modern English Association)

An abstract by Takuya Inui submitted to Modern English Association (近代英語協会) for its 34th annual meeting, June 24, 2017, at Aoyama Gakuin University has been accepted for a paper presentation. The title is as follows:

乾拓也「後期近代英語期における動詞移動について-Haeberli and Ihsane(2016)の議論を中心に-」

Congrats, Takuya!

Colloquium talk at National Tsing Hua University, March 8

Nigel Duffield will be giving an invited colloquium talk on Vietnamese syntax and semantics at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan on 8th March. The talk is entitled "Right where it belongs? On multifunctionality, projection and (covert) movement in Vietnamese".

KLP February 5

Natsuno Aoki will be presenting at the next KLP meeting (Feb 5). The talk is entitled "弾当て代換におけるヲ格選択の可能性について-同延的使役とperspective shiftの観点から-".

People

Faculty members:

Nigel G. Duffield
Professor
Syntax, language and cognition, L1 and L2 acquisition, Vietnamese syntax
>> CV/publications

Akitoshi Fukushima
Professor
Phonetics, prosody
>> CV/publications

Kentaro Nakatani
Professor
Sentence processing, lexical semantics
Co-organizer of Kansai Circle of Psycholinguistics (KCP)
>> CV/publications

Andrew T. Martin
Associate Professor
Phonology, language acquisition
>> CV/publications

Graduate students:

Doctoral:

Natsuno Aoki
Lexical semantics, psycholinguistics

Takuya Inui
Syntax, historical linguistics

Master's:

Shin'ya Furuno
Phonetics, phonology

Shoko Shida
Lexical semantics

Kohei Yamaguchi
Phonetics, phonology

Kohei Nomura
Lexical semantics

Internal mailing list:

Grad students and faculty members only

Past news

Paper out in the proceedings (CogALex-V 2016)

The paper for a poster presentation at a COLING workshop, CogALex-V 2016, by Natsuno Aoki and Ken Nakatani entitled " A Study of the Bump Alternation in Japanese from the Perspective of Extended/Onset Causation" has been published in the proceedings.

Grant awarded

A joint project of Natsuno Aoki and Shoko Shida (with K. Matsuo a doctoral student from the Human Sciences program) has been awarded a grant in the amount of 200,000 yen from Konan Research Institute (甲南大学総合研究所). The title of the project is as follows:

「日英語動詞の比較にもとづく、アスペクト分類におけるsemelfactive 動詞の位置付けの再検討」

Congrats!!!

Poster accepted (CogALex 2016, a COLING workshop)

An abstract by Natsuno Aoki and Ken Nakatani entitled " A Study of the Bump Alternation in Japanese from the Perspective of Extended/Onset Causation" (an extension of the previous Konan ELS presentation), submitted to a COLING workshop, "Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (CogALex-V)" (https://sites.google.com/site/cogalex2016/home) has been accepted for a poster presentation. Congrats, Natsuno!

Paper published (Cognition)

Andy Martin has published a research article entitled "Utterances in infant-directed speech are shorter, not slower", as the first author, in Cognition [link]. Congrats!

Konan English Literary Society 2016

The annual meeting is held on Sep 17 [link], and there will be 2 talks from the PsychLing lab:

Professor Takao Gunji at Konan English Literary Society 2016

Konan English Literary Society is pleased to announce that Professor Takao Gunji has accepted to be a keynote speaker at the annual meeting this year [link]. The keynote talk is open to non-members. All are welcome!

PacSLRF2016

Nigel Duffield is presenting at PacSLRF 2016, held at Chuo University, Sep.9-11 [link]. The talk is entitled "Seeing Names, Hearing Faces: A Crossmodal Investigation of Perceptual Narrowing in Second Language Learners".

KCP July 16, 2016

Nigel Duffield is presenting at the next KCP meeting (July 16). The talk is entitled "Are second language learners really narrow-minded? Investigating the ‘Other Race effect’". See the website for detail.

KLP June 6, 2016

Ken Nakatani will be presenting at the next KLP meeting (June 6). The talk is entitled "Incremental pragmatics: A case of auxiliary selection in the processing of Japanese benefactive constructions".

KCP May 28, 2016

Ken Nakatani will be presenting at the next KCP meeting (May 28). The talk is entitled "What does it mean to be local? Rethinking locality effects in the processing of various dependencies in Japanese". See the website for detail.

Book publications / contributions by the PsychLing lab

Predicate Concatenation: A Study of the V-te V Predicate in Japanese (Studies in Japanese Linguistics 12) ー2013/3/29 Kentaro Nakatani

ここから始める言語学プラス統計分析 (クロスセクショナル統計シリーズ) – 2016/4/23 小泉 政利 (編)

日英対照 形容詞・副詞の意味と構文 – 2009/3 影山 太郎 (編)

Handbook of Japanese Lexicon and Word Formation (Handbooks of Japanese Language and Linguistics)– 2016/1/29 Taro Kageyama, Hideki Kishimoto (eds.)

Advances in Biolinguistics: The Human Language Faculty and Its Biological Basis – 2016/3/3 Koji Fujita, Cedric A. Boeckx (eds.)

発話の解釈はなぜ多様なのか: ─コミュニケーション能力の働きを考える─ (シリーズ“言語表現とコミュニケーション”) – 2017/3/21 中島信夫(編)

語彙意味論の新たな可能性を探って– 2015/11/28 由本 陽子, 小野 尚之 (編集)

Japanese / Korean Linguistics Volume 22 – 2015/3/15 Mikio Giriko et al. (eds.)

Studies in language sciences volume 13 – 2015/3 Japanese Society for Language Sciences (ed.)

語用論 (朝倉日英対照言語学シリーズ) – 2012/8 中島 信夫 (編)

The Blackwell Companion to Phonology (Blackwell Companions to Linguistics) (5-Volume Set) 2011/3/18 Marc van Oostendorp et al. (eds.)

レキシコンフォーラム No.4 – 2008/9/10 影山 太郎 (編)

結果構文研究の新視点– 2007/10 小野 尚之 (編集)

Empirical and theoretical investigations into language – 2004/1 Shuji Chiba et al. (eds.)

Japanese/Korean Linguistics Volume 12 – 2003/6 William McClure (ed.)

Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax - 1995/8/31 By Nigel Duffield

英語統語論 – 1993/4 有村 兼彬

学校英文法と科学英文法 – 1993/1 枡矢 好弘, 福田 稔