KIKUSAWA Ritsuko

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Name
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Affiliation
National Museum of Ethnology
Section
Department of Cultural Research & Center for International Academic Exchange
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D. (Linguistics)

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Mar 2005
 - 
Today
Associate Professor, Research Departement, National Museum of Ethnology
 
Apr 2006
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Today
Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Studies, Graduate University for Advanced Studies
 
Apr 2011
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Mar 2015
Collaborating Researcher, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL)
 
Apr 2005
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Mar 2015
Collaborating Researcher, Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Languages (TUFS)
 
Aug 2012
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Dec 2012
Visiting Fellow, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
 
Dec 2006
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Nov 2007
Visiting Fellow, International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, Netherlands)
 
Apr 2000
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Mar 2005
Associate Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Languages (TUFS)
 
Apr 1997
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Mar 2002
Collaborating Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology
 
Mar 2000
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Feb 2002
Research Fellow, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), Australian National University (ANU)
 
Apr 1995
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Mar 2000
Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
 

Committee Memberships

 
Jan 2016
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Today
Japanese Society for Historical Linguistics (JSHL)  Vice President
 
Dec 2011
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Today
Japanese Society for Historical Linguistics (JSHL)  Executive Committee Member
 
2010
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Today
Journal of Historical Linguistics  Editorial Board Member
 
2010
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Today
Historical Syntax Series  Editorial Board Member
 
Sep 2011
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Nov 2015
Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT)  Executive Committee Member
 
2006
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2015
International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (ICAL)  Steering Committee Member
 
2011
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2013
International Society for Historical Linguistics (ISHL)  Executive Committee Member
 
2008
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2013
European Research Council (ERC)  Referee in Research Project Reviews
 
2009
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2011
International Society for Historical Linguistics (ISHL)  President
 
2006
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2011
Language Documentation and Conservation  Editorial Board Member
 
Apr 2005
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Mar 2009
People and Culture in Oceania (PCO)  Editor
 
Apr 2005
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Mar 2009
Japanese Society for Oceanic Studies (JSOS)  Executive Committee Member
 
2005
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2009
International Society for Historical Linguistics (ISHL)  Executive Committee Member
 

Education

 
Sep 1995
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Aug 2000
Ph.D. Program (Linguistics), Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
 
Apr 1993
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Mar 1995
Ph.D. Program (Linguistics), School of Humanities, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1990
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Mar 1993
M.A. Program (Linguistics), School of Humanities, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1985
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Apr 1990
(Linguistics), Department of Literature, University of Tokyo
 

Awards & Honors

 
Jan 2015
The Center for the Promotion of Integrated Science Award of the AY2014, [The Center for the Promotion of Integrated Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies]
 
Jan 2014
The Center for the Promotion of Integrated Science Award of the AY2013, [The Center for the Promotion of Integrated Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies]
 
Jul 2009
The Ralph Chikato Honda Distinguished Scholar Award, [Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation]
 
Mar 2008
JSPS Prize, [Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science]
 
Mar 2005
The Japanese Society for Oceanic Studies Prize, [The Japanese Society for Oceanic Studies]
 

Books etc

 
Historical Linguistics 2011: Selected Papers from the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Osaka, 25-30 July 2011
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko and Lawrence A. Reid (Part:Joint Editor)
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company   2013   ISBN:DOI: 10.1075/cilt.326
This volume of selected papers from the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (Osaka, Japan, July 2011) presents a set of stimulating and ground-breaking studies on a wide range of languages and language families. As the scope of...
Objectivization and Subjectivization: A Typology of Voice Systems. Senri Ethnological Studies 77.
Nakamura, Wataru and Ritsuko Kikusawa (Part:Joint Editor)
Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, Japan   2012   
Proto Central Pacific Ergativity: Its Reconstruction and Development in the Fijian, Rotuman and Polynesian Languages. Pacific Linguistics 520.
Kikusawa, Ritsuko
Canberra: Pacific Linguistics   2002   
The main objective of this study is to determine the actancy system (ergativity or accusativity) of Proto Central Pacific, and to determine how this system developed in its daughter languages, Fijian and Rotuman, which are accusative, as well as i...
Modern Approaches to Transitivity
Sasaki, Kan and Ritsuko Kikusawa (Part:Joint Editor)
Tokyo: Kurosio Publisher.   2000   
Let’s Talk about Trees: Genetic Relationships of Languages and Their Phylogenic Representation, Senri Ethnological Studies.
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko and Lawrence A. Reid (Part:Joint Editor)
Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology (to appear)   
Satawalese Cultural Dictionary, Senri Ethnological Research
Sabino Sauchomal, Tomoya Akimichi, Shuzo Ishimori, Ken’ichi Sudo, Hiroshi Sugita, Ritsuko Kikusawa and Lawrence A. Reid (Part:Joint Editor)
Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology (in prep)   

Published Papers

 
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
An Oxford Handbook of Ergativity, ed. by Jessica Coon, Diane Massam, and Lisa Travis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.      Jun 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
The focus of this chapter is change that takes place in the case-alignment patterns found in pronominal systems in Austronesian languages. Three sets of changes that resulted in a shift from an ergative to a different alignment system are describe...
Typological generalisations and diachronic analyses: Actancy systems in Austronesian languages
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Historical Linguistics in Japan   (4)    Dec 2015   [Refereed]
The Austronesian language family
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
The Routledge Handbook of Historical Linguistics, ed. by Claire Bowern & Bethwyn Evans, London, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.   657-674   2015   [Refereed][Invited]
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko and K. Alexander Adelaar
Oceanic Linguistics   53(2) 480-516   2014   [Refereed]
This paper traces the history of pronouns in various regional forms of Malagasy and proposes a reconstruction of Proto-Malagasy pronouns. Four sets of pronouns are reconstructed for Proto-Malagasy: a default nominative set marked with Ø, a topical...
Standardization as language loss: Potentially endangered Malagasy languages and their linguistic features
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
People and Culture in Oceania   (23) 23-44   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
The goal of this paper is to draw attention to the loss of linguistic features found in regional varieties, a major cause of which is standardization. Data from some Malagasy languages-representing just a small portion of their linguistic features...
On the development of applicative constructions in Austronesian languages
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology   36(4) 1-43   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
Optional ergative marking and the emergence of passive structures in Austronesian languages
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Objectivization and subjectivization: A typology of voice systems, ed. by W. Nakamura and R. Kikusawa   115-155   2012   [Refereed]
オーストロネシア諸語において、他動詞構文の動作主の表現が義務的である構文から受動態構文が発達したという仮説を提示し、検証した。多くのフィリピン型言語の他動詞文では、動作主がはっきりしないときや具体的に表現したくない場合に、三人称代名詞をダミーとして用いるという現象がみられる。これが語用論的には英語等で受動態構文が用いられる状況に対応すること、また、多くの言語において動作主を示す他の人称の代名詞が受動態を示す形態素と交替すること、さらに、受動態を示す形態素に三人称代名詞に起源をもつと考えられ...
Comparing languages: Methods and purposes of “comparison” in Linguistics. [Reprint, the original version appeared in Minpaku Tsuushin 115:8-11. In Japanese]
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
90. 319-326.   2010   [Refereed]
(with M. Itoh) Presenting the structure of language in a physically visible form: Developing the Kotoba Stamp for the Language Exhibit of the National Museum of Ethnology [in Japanese]
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Tenjigaku   48. 148-149.   2010   [Refereed]
Collaborating in the compilation of the Satawalese Cultural Dictionary: Thirty years of a dictionary project initiated by cultural anthropologists
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
People and Culture in Oceania   26.(26) 137-147   2010   [Refereed]
A dictionary of the Satawalese language is currently being compiled at Japan's National Museum of Ethnology. Its main data are cultural terms recorded by a team of three Japanese cultural anthropologists who stayed on Satawal, an island in Microne...
The movement of people and plants in the Pacific: Reconstructing culture-history based on linguistic data
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
In 2009 International Symposium on Austronesian Studies, ed. by Masegseg Z. Gadu and Hsiu-Man Lin, Taitung: National Museum of Prehistory.   77-96   2010   [Refereed][Invited]
In this paper, taking names of domesticated plants as examples, I will show how the result of linguistic reconstruction is applied for the understanding of the culture history of Austronesian speaking populations. Plants referred to in this paper ...
When the ‘majority rule’ does not apply: Ergative to accusative drift in Austronesian languages and how we know.
Kikusawa, Ritsuko.
Papers from the International symposium on Linguistic Substrata in the Tibeto-Burman Area. Senri Ethnological Studies 75.   169-187.   Oct 2009
Historical changes in pronoun positions in Extra-Formosan languages.
Kikusawa, Ritsuko.
Current Issues in Austronesian Linguistics: Papers from the 10th ICAL. Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures (SPLC) 17.   66-87.   2008
Transitivity in the analysis of Betsimisaraka Malagasy.
Kikusawa, Ritsuko.
Current Issues in Austronesian Linguistics: Papers from the 10th ICAL. Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures (SPLC) 18.   44-66.   2008
Proto who utilised turmeric, and how?
Kikusawa, Ritsuko and Lawrence A. Reid
Language Description, History and Development: Linguistic Indulgence in Memory of Terry Crowley, ed. by Jeff Siegel, John Lynch and Diana Eades, Creole Language Library 30.   341-354.   2007   [Refereed]
A Malagasy (Betsimisaraka) text with grammatical notes.
Kikusawa, Ritsuko.
Journal of Asian and African Studies   71: 5-37.   2006   [Refereed]
Standardisation as Language Loss: Potentially Endangered Malagasy Languages and Their Linguistic Features
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Plenary presentation at The 3rd Oxford-Kobe Seminar “The Linguistics of Endangered Languages”. St. Catherine’s College, Oxford-Kobe Institute. (Kobe, April 2-5, 2006).      2006   [Invited]
A Reconstruction of Proto-Malagasy Pronouns
KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Paper presented at the XIIth International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL17). (Wisconsin, August 5, 2005).      2005
The development of some Indonesian pronominal systems.
Kikusawa, Ritsuko
In Barry J. Blake and Kate Burridge (eds, with Jo Taylor), Historical linguistics 2001: selected papers from the 15th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Melbourne, 13-17 August 2001. Current Issues in Linguistics Theory 237.      2003   [Refereed]
A Talubin text with a wordlist and grammatical notes
Kikusawa, Ritsuko and Lawrence A. Reid
Journal of Asian and African Studies   (65) 89-148   2003   [Refereed]

Teaching Experience

 
 

Works

 
Transitivity and Ergativity in Syntactic Typology
Kikusawa, Ritsuko   The Others   Apr 1997 - Mar 2000

Research Grants & Projects

 
Comparison and Reconstruction of Grammatical Features of Formosan Languages
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) , Taiwan: Taiwan Fellowship
Project Year: Aug 2012 - Dec 2012    Investigator(s): KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
to conduct research on “Comparison and Reconstruction of Grammatical Features of Formosan Languages” at Academia Sinica
National Institutes for Humanities Collaborative Research Grant: To host the International Workshop on the Development of Sign Languages, July 28, 2011
Project Year: Jul 2011       Investigator(s): KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Commemorative Organization for the Japan World Exposition ’70 Grant: To host the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, July 25-30, 2011
Project Year: 2011       Investigator(s): KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research Fellowship (NWO): To conduct research on “An Examination of the Genetic Affiliation of the Malagasy Languages: Their Internal and External Relationship in the Austronesian Language Family” at the International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden, the Netherlands
Project Year: Dec 2006 - Nov 2007    Investigator(s): KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
“An Examination of the Genetic Affiliation of the Malagasy Languages: Their Internal and External Relationship in the Austronesian Language Family”
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research Fellowship (NWO): 
Project Year: Dec 2006 - Nov 2007    Investigator(s): KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
to conduct research on “An Examination of the Genetic Affiliation of the Malagasy Languages: Their Internal and External Relationship in the Austronesian Language Family” at the International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden, the Netherlands ...
Japan Ministry of Education and Science Research Grant (JSPS): To conduct research on “The Development of the Number System in Austronesian Pronouns”
Project Year: Apr 2003 - Mar 2005    Investigator(s): KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad: To conduct research on "Actancy Systems and Their Historical Development in Oceanic Languages" at the Australian National University, Australia
Project Year: Mar 2000 - Feb 2002    Investigator(s): KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Actancy Systems and Their Historical Development in Oceanic Languages
Project Year: Mar 2000 - Feb 2002    Investigator(s): KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Japan Ministry of Education Conference Travel Grant: To attend the Fourth International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics in Niue
Project Year: 1999       Investigator(s): KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
The Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Award: for Ph.D. studies at the University of Hawai‘i
Project Year: Sep 1995 - Aug 1997    Investigator(s): KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
Japan Ministry of Education Conference Travel Grant: To attend the Eighth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics at Academia Sinica, Taipei
Project Year: 1997       Investigator(s): KIKUSAWA Ritsuko
University of Hawai‘i Arts and Science Advisory Council Award: Conference Travel Grant: To attend the Third International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Project Year: 1996       Investigator(s): KIKUSAWA Ritsuko