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Nara University of Education
Undergraduate of Education, Faculty of Education English Language Education
Job title
Doctor(Literature)(Kobe University), Ph.D (Linguistics)(University of Otago)

Research Areas



Graduate School, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kobe University
Faculty of Literature, Kobe University

Committee Memberships

Oct 2006
The English Linguitic Society of Japan  Board of Councilor
Apr 2006
The Japanese Cognitive Linguistic Association  Management Committee


The Interplay between transitivity and ergativity: A Critical insight from the middle
English Linguistics   18(5) 167-195   2001
Language Education from the viewpoint of Cognitive Linguistics
Yoshimura Kimihiro
38(10) 18-23   2009
On the Successful Occurrence of English Activo-passive Sentences : A Cognitive Analysis(1)
Faculty Bulletin Humanities and Sciences   3    1991
On the Semantic Structure of Words : On the Basis of Prototype Theory
Bulletin of Osaka College of Music   23    1984
On the Ergative Patterns in Accusative Languages : with Special Reference to their Grammatical Characteristics and the Function of Ergativity
Bulletin of Osaka College of Music   22    1983

Books etc

Language and Species (原題)<共訳>
Keiso Shobo   1998   
Functionalism in Linguistic Studies
Kurosio   2000   

Conference Activities & Talks

Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics
The Japan Cognitive Linguistics Association   2004   
Cognitive Semantics I
Japanese Linguistics Society, Summer Seminar   2006   
The Middle Construction as a Prototype Category
The Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association   2005   
Cognitive Linguistics and a Comparative Study of Cultures-with special reference to 'conventionality' and 'emergence'
Kyoto Linguistics Colloquium   2007   
Reflections on the Cognitive Grammar Paradigm
Kansai Linguistics Society   2007   

Research Grants & Projects

Cognitive Basis of Middle Expressions
The Other Research Programs
Project Year: 1994 - 2008
I explore the cognitive basis that accounts for middle expressions such as "Japanese cars sell well."The middle construction in English involves not a few grammatical restrictions, hence exhibits a low productivity for sentence generation. One of ...
A Study of English Writing in Applied Cognitive Linguistics
Project Year: 2009 - 2011
NeoCognitive Grammar in Orietal Philosophy: a comparative study of culturallv-originated embodiments
In Cognitive Grammar, satisfactory account has not been provided for "culturally-originated embodiment". The notion of 'culture' in this sense should be re-examined in terms of stereo-typical construals which are experientially embodied. The emerg...
Typological Mode of Cognition
The Other Research Programs
Project Year: 2000 - 2010
The typological mode(s) of cognition inherently concerns our 'conceptualization' or 'construal' of the world. Linguistic expressions reflect one's subjective involvement with an objective scene, especially through the way one's subjective 'self'is...