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Tohoku University
Graduate School of Information Sciences Department of Human-Social Information Sciences Human Information Science Text Structure and Linguistic Information
Job title
Associate Professor
博士(文学)(Tsuda College)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Jul 2007
Sep 2012
助教, 筑波大学 大学院人文社会科学研究科
Apr 2005
Mar 2007
助手, 津田塾大学 学芸学部英文学科


Mar 2007
Graduate School, Division of Letters, Tsuda College
Mar 2000
Faculty of Arts and Science, Tsuda College

Committee Memberships

Jul 2016
Morphology and Lexicon Forum  運営委員
Apr 2014
Mar 2018
近代英語協会  編集委員
Oct 2017
Nov 2017
日本英語学会  年次大会開催校委員
Apr 2014
Mar 2016
日本英文学会東北支部  大会準備委員

Awards & Honors

Nov 2014
論文“Morphology of direct modification.” English Linguistics第30巻1号に対し, 日本英語学会賞(論文), 日本英語学会
Mar 2014
論文 “Morphology of direct modification.” English Linguistics第30巻1号に対し, 日本英語学会EL研究奨励賞, 日本英語学会
Nov 2008
Conversion and Back-Formation in English: Toward a Theory of Morpheme-Based Morphology. (296頁、開拓社、2008年) に対し, 市河賞, 語学教育研究所
Nov 2005
論文 “The Status of Back-Formation and Morpheme-Basedness of English Morphology.” English Linguistics第23巻1号に対し, 日本英語学会新人賞(佳作), 日本英語学会

Published Papers

SHIMADA Masaharu and NAGANO Akiko
Lexique   23 62-89   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Akiko Nagano and Masaharu Shimada
SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics   15(2) 60-84   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Akiko Nagano
Word Structure   11(2) 185-210   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
How do relational adjectives change into qualitative adjectives?
Akiko Nagano
JELS 35 (Proceedings of the 35th National Conference of the English Linguistic Society of Japan   35    2018   [Refereed]
Masaharu Shimada and Akiko Nagano
Journal of Historical Linguistics   7(1-2) 213-244   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
Two types of denominal adjectives in English
Akiko Nagano
The proceedings of the 71th meeting of the English Literary Society of Japan Tohoku Branch   155-156   Sep 2017
On a correspondence between declarative and interrogative sentence-final particles
Akiko Nagano
Unfolding Chapters on Language: Analyzing Language, Teaching Language, and Thinking with Language (Studies in Liberal Arts, Special Issue 2, Saitama University)   2 88-103   Mar 2017   [Invited]
Masaharu Shimada, Akiko Nagano
Białostockie Archiwum Językowe   15    Dec 2016   [Refereed]
Morphological realization of focus head in Hakata Japanese
Akiko Nagano
Tsukuba English Studies   35    Nov 2016   [Refereed]
The Category and Historical Development of the Prefix a-
Akiko Nagano
JELS 33 (Proceedings of the 33th National Conference of the English Linguistic Society of Japan)   33 86-92   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
Akiko Nagano
Word Structure   9 72-102   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
Masaharu Shimada, Akiko Nagano, Tatsuhiro Okubo
Tsukuba English Studies   34 1-31   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
The sentence-final particles 'tai' and 'bai' in Hakata Japanese from the perspective of English-Japanese contrastive linguistics
The proceedings of the 69th conference of the English Literary Society of Japan Tohoku Branch   134-135   Apr 2015
Akiko Nagano, Masaharu Shimada
Morphology and Semantics: MMM9 On-line Proceedings   105-133   Apr 2015   [Refereed]
Review: Violeta Demonte and Louise McNally (eds.), Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. xvi+368pp.
Akiko Nagano
Studies in English Literature   56 203-210   2015   [Refereed]
Akiko Nagano
Interdisciplinary Information Sciences   20(2) 217-241   2014   [Refereed]
Akiko Nagano, Masaharu Shimada
Journal of Linguistics   50(2) 323-364   2014   [Refereed]
Akiko Nagano
English Studies   94(4) 448-467   2013   [Refereed]
Akiko Nagano
English Linguistics   30(1) 111-150   2013   [Refereed]
Diachronic and synchronic word-formations based on locative prepositional phrases
Akiko Nagano
The proceedings of the 85th general meeting of the English Literary Society of Japan   89-90   2013
Akiko Nagano
Quaderns de Filologia Special Issue: Theoretical and Empirical Advances in Word-Formation   18 25-36   2013   [Refereed][Invited]
A Note on Affixal and Non-affixal Anaphors in Japanese
Masaharu Shimada, Akiko Nagano
Linguistic Theories and Their Application      2011
Akiko Nagano
English Language and Linguistics   15(1) 61-83   2011   [Refereed]
Shimada Masaharu, Akiko Nagano
Studies in Language and Literature: Language   59 75-106   2011   [Refereed]
Akiko Nagano, Masaharu Shimada
On-line Proceedings of the Seventh Mediterranean Morphology Meeting (MMM7)   78-97   2010   [Refereed]
Inflection and compounding in English morphology
Akiko Nagano
Tsukuba English Education   30 124-129   2009   [Refereed][Invited]
Compound Verbs in English: Their Subclasses and Inflectional Properties
Akiko Nagano
JELS 26 (Proceedings of the 26th National Conference of the English Linguistic Society of Japan)   180-198   2009   [Refereed]
Akiko Nagano
English Linguistics   25(2) 369-398   2008   [Refereed]
Derivation and inflection of English compound verbs
Akiko Nagano
Eigo Seinen   (2007年10月) 23-26   Oct 2007   [Invited]
Akiko Nagano
Acta Linguistica Hungarica   54(1) 33-72   2007   [Refereed]
Subject compounding in English '-ing' deverbal compounds
Akiko Nagano
Lexicon Forum   3 315-334   2007   [Refereed]
Akiko Nagano
English Linguistics   23(1) 247-278   2006   [Refereed]
N-to-V Conversion in English: Interaction between Form and Meaning
Akiko Nagano
JELS 20 (Proceedings of the 20th National Conference of the Japan English Linguistic Society)   111-120   2003   [Refereed]
N-to-V Conversion in English: What Restricts Its Productivity?
Akiko Nagano
Bulletin of the Institute in Language and Culture, Tsuda College   17 69-81   2002
English Verbal Prefixation
Akiko Nagano
Bulletin of the Institute in Language and Culture, Tsuda College   16 123-136   2001


Hiroyuki Eto, Yoshio Kitahara, and Akiko Nagano
Bulletin of the Institute for Excellence in Higher Education Tohoku University   4    Mar 2018
Akiko Nagano
Studies in the History of the English LanguageⅤ:Variation and Change in English Grammar and Lexicon: Contemporary Approaches (Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] 68), ed. by Robert A. Cloutier, Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm, and William A. Kretzschmar, Jr   28-33   Oct 2010   [Refereed]
「68. Ingo Plag. Morphological Productivity: Structural Constraints in English Derivation. <Topics in English Linguistics 28> Berlin/ New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 1999. x+290pp.」
『英語学文献解題第4巻 文法Ⅰ』   150-151   2010

Books etc

Interfaces in Language
NAGANO Akiko and SHIMADA Masaharu (Part:Contributor, On the morphosyntax of sentence-final particles "-bai" and "-tai" in Kyushu dialects)
Kaitakusha   Nov 2019   
Toward an integrated approach to Japanese syntax
SHIMADA Masaharu, NAGANO Akiko (Part:Contributor, On a dialectal variation of the Japanese "-te aru" construction)
Kurosio   Nov 2019   
New approaches of lexical investigation
NAGANO Akiko (Part:Contributor, Current trend of the theory of lexicon: Borrowing as a dynamic process in the lexicon)
Kurosio   Feb 2019   
Language Change (by Joan Bybee)
NAGANO Akiko (Part:Joint Translation, Analogical Change)
Kaitakusha   2019   
Ambiguous Verb Sequences in Transeurasian Languages and Beyond (ed. byLars Johanson, Birsel Karakoç, and Éva Á Csató)
NAGANO Akiko and SHIMADA Masaharu (Part:Contributor, “On the semantics of certain V + V sequences in Standard and Fukuoka Japanese”)
Harrassowitz Verlag   2019   
Structures and Analyses of Language: Syntax, Phonetics and Phonology, and Morphology (ed. by Tetsuo Nishihara)
Akiko Nagano (Part:Contributor, Part III Advances in Studies in Lexicon and Morphology)
Kaitakusha   Oct 2018   
Essence of English Linguistics (ed. by Hiroshi Yonekura and Yoshihisa Nakamura)
Akiko Nagano (Part:Contributor, Conversion in present-day English: Why can 'ice' be a verb?)
Kaitakusha   Mar 2018   ISBN:9784874247563
The Frontiers of Contemporary Linguistic Theories (ed. by Tetsuo Nishihara, Shinichi Tanaka, Naoko Hayase, and Takahiro Ono)
NAGANO Akiko (Part:Contributor, The derivational prefix en- in present-day English and the Right-hand Head Rule)
Kaitakusha   Nov 2017   ISBN:978-4-7589-1824-4
The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language Series Volume 0: Overviews of English Grammar and Its Syntax
Kensuke Honda, Nobuyo Fukaya, and Akiko Nagano (Part:Joint Translation, Part III Overview of Syntax)
Kaitakusha   Oct 2017   ISBN:978-4-7589-1360-7
Functions and Mechanisms of Language in the Three-Tier Model of Language Use (ed. by Y. Hirose, M. Shimada, N. Wada, M. Kanetani, and A. Nagano)
Akiko Nagano and Masaharu Shimada (Part:Contributor, Language contact and contrastive linguistic research: 'mai-kaa' as a 'jizun' expression)
Kaitakusha   Oct 2017   ISBN:978-4-7589-1823-7
Word-Formation across Languages (ed. by Lívia Körtvélyessy, Pavol Štekauer, and Salvador Valera)
Akiko Nagano and Masaharu Shimada (Part:Contributor)
How Poor Japanese Is in Adjectivizing Derivational Affixes and Why   Dec 2016   ISBN:978-1-4438-9962-8
Corpus-Based Approaches to Language Change and Variation and Linguistic Theories (ed. by Y. Ogawa, A. Nagano, and A. Kikuchi)
NAGANO Akiko (Part:Contributor, Observations on the variation and change of some interrogative sentence-final particles in Hakata Japanese)
Kaitakusha   Nov 2016   ISBN:978-4-7589-2232-6
Current Perspectives and Issues in Morphology, Phonetics, and Phonology (ed. by Tetsuo Nishihara and Shin-ichi Tanaka)
NAGANO Akiko (Part:Contributor, Relational adjectives in English as alternative forms of prepositional phrases)
Kaitakusha   Oct 2015   ISBN:978-4-7589-1820-6
Yoshiki Ogawa, Akiko Nagano (Part:Editor)
2014   ISBN:1340-9050
Current Studies in Generative Linguistics (ed. by Masayuki Ike-uchi and Takuya Goro)
NAGANO Akiko (Part:Contributor, The boundary between compounding and derivation and English derivational prefixes)
Hituzi Syobo   Mar 2013   ISBN:978-4-89476-614-3
Interfaces in Language 3 (ed. by Marina Kolokonte and Vikki Janke)
Masaharu Shimada and Akiko Nagano (Part:Contributor, Two types of bound items and their interaction with morphology and syntax)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing   Feb 2013   ISBN:978-1-4438-4255-6
Kotoba no Jijitsu o Mitsumete:Gengokenkyuu no Riron to Jishoo (ed. by Kyoko Sato et al.)
Akiko Nagano (Part:Contributor, Relationships between prefixation, suffixation, and compounding)
Kaitakusha   Mar 2011   ISBN:978-4-7589-2165-7
Studies in the History of the English LanguageⅤ:Variation and Change in English Grammar and Lexicon: Contemporary Approaches, ed. by Robert A. Cloutier, Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm, and William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.
Akiko Nagano (Part:Contributor, Subject Compounding and a Functional Change of the Derivational Suffix –ing in the History of English)
De Gruyter Mouton   Mar 2010   ISBN:978-3-11-022033-9
Conversion and Back-Formation in English: Toward a Theory of Morpheme-Based Morphology
Akiko Nagano
Kaitakusha   Nov 2008   ISBN:978-4-7589-2143-5
Ichikawa Award
Diachronic and Synchronic Studies in English Word-Formation: Current State and Future Agenda, ed. by Hiroshi Yonekura
NAGANO Akiko (Part:Contributor, Synchronic and diachronic aspects of English back-formation)
Eichosha   Mar 2006   

Conference Activities & Talks

SHIMADA Masaharu, ONO Yuichi, NAGANO Akiko
29 Nov 2019   
SHIMADA, Masaharu and NAGANO Akiko
International Symposium of Morphology 2019   27 Sep 2019   
OBAYASHI, Takeshi, YAMADA Kazunori, NAGANO Akiko
Informatics in biology, medicine, and pharmacology: IIBMP2019   9 Sep 2019   
RENNER, Vincent and NAGANO, Akiko
Language and Ecology   5 Sep 2019   
Hiroko Wakamatsu, Masaharu Shimada, Akiko Nagano, and Yuichi Ono
National Institute of Informatics IDR User's Forum 2018   28 Nov 2018   
Three distinctions in grammatical borrowing
Akiko Nagano
the 36th Annual Meeting of the English Linguistic Society of Japan   24 Nov 2018   
Language Contact and English Functional Items
Akiko Nagano (organizer)
the 36th Annual Meeting of the English Linguistic Society of Japan   24 Nov 2018   
A bound-free distinction in a cross-linguistic variation: A dialectal study on functional verbs
Masaharu Shimada and Akiko Nagano
LAGB2018 (the annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of Great Britain)   13 Sep 2018   
Ambiguities of existential-based V+V sequences in Standard and Fukuoka Japanese
Akiko Nagano and Masaharu Shimada
the 19th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics   18 Aug 2018   
On two linguistic strategies of borrowing prepositions and particles
Akiko Nagano and Masaharu Shimada
Word-Formation Theories III/ Typology and Universals in Word-Formation IV   30 Jun 2018   
Selection of sentence-final particles in answers
Masaharu Shimada and Akiko Nagano
the 40th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society   3 Mar 2018   
A relational nominal structure in nominal predicates
Masaharu Shimada
Premier Symposium International de Morphologie (ISMo)   13 Dec 2017   
Japanese dvandvas in language contact with English [Invited]
Akiko Nagano and Masaharu Shimada
a lecture at University of Lyon, Department of Modern Languages   11 Dec 2017   
日本語文法学会第18回大会パネルセッション「重複表現の形態・統語分析と語用論的機能」   3 Dec 2017   
A statistical and theoretical study on recipe names
Masaharu Shimada and Akiko Nagano
Tsukuba Science Week (TSW) 2017, workshop “Industry-Academica Collaboration among Pure, Applied, and Commercialization Researches Based on Linguistic Data”   27 Sep 2017   
東北大学大学院情報科学研究科言語変化・変異研究ユニット主催ワークショップ『コーパス・多人数質問調査からわかる言語変化・変異と現代言語理論』   28 Aug 2017   
Three functional positions for aspects: Evidence from Kyushu Japanese
Masaharu Shimada
Workshop on Pseudo-Coordination and Multiple Agreement Constructions (PseCoMac)   2 May 2017   
How do relational adjectives change into qualitative adjectives?
ELSJ (The English Linguistic Society of Japan) 10th International Spring Forum 2017   22 Apr 2017   
Use of English prepositions as Japanese predicates: A challenge to NLP”
Masaharu Shimada
NLP 2017(言語処理学会第23回年次大会)   13 Mar 2017   
日本英文学会東北支部第71回大会   20 Nov 2016   
廣瀬幸生教授還暦記念言語学ワークショップ『三層モデルでみえてくる言語の機能としくみ』   30 Sep 2016   
東北大学大学院情報科学研究科言語変化・言語変異研究ユニット主催ワークショップ『内省では得られない言語変化・変異の事実と言語理論』   7 Sep 2016   
Attributive modification in depictives
Masaharu Shimada
SLE (the Societas Linguistica Europaea)   29 Aug 2016   
The influence of English on word-formation structures in the languages of Europe and beyond
Masaharu Shimada
ESSE (the European Society for the Study of English)   22 Aug 2016   
Mirativity and focus in DP
Masaharu Shimada
Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium (OLINCO)   9 Jul 2016   
Mirative interpretations with verbal past-tense forms in Japanese
Masaharu Shimada
the Workshop on Aspect and Argument Structure of Adjectives and Participles (WAASAP III)   13 Jun 2016   
A recipe website as a context for code-switching: A web-based survey on recipe English by Japanese speakers,
Masaharu Shimada
The 2nd International Conference on Food and Culture in Translation (FaCT)   19 May 2016   
「英語の語形成入門:レキシコンの二重構造に注目して」 [Invited]
宮城教育大学附属小学校英語教育研究センター主催公開講演会   17 Dec 2015   
日本言語学会第151回大会研究発表   28 Nov 2015   
日本英語学会第33会大会研究発表   22 Nov 2015   
『コーパスからわかる言語の可変性と普遍性』   9 Sep 2015   
「情報構造のマーカーとしての博多方言の終助詞バイとタイ」 [Invited]
Morphology & Lexicon Forum 2015   8 Sep 2015   
The Rise of Mirative Markers in Japanese via Grammaticalization Processes
Shimada, Masaharu, Akiko Nagano, Keita Ikarashi, Masatoshi Honda, and Ryohei Naya
the 22rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics   28 Jul 2015   
How Poor Japanese Is in Adjectivizing Derivational Affixes and Why
Akiko Nagano, Masaharu Shimada
Word Formation Theories II/ Typology and Universals in Word-Formation III   27 Jun 2015   
Translation of Prefix-like Elements in Medical English
Masaharu Shimada, Akiko Nagano
Word in Language and Context   17 Mar 2015   
日本英文学会東北支部第69回大会   29 Nov 2014   
「借入と言語変化―Namiki (2003)の事例を中心に」
コーパスからわかる言語変化と言語理論   9 Sep 2014   
Borrowing of English Adpositions in Japanese
Masaharu Shimada, Akiko Nagano
the Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB 2014)   3 Sep 2014   
英語の共時的および通時的研究の会第55回大会   19 Jul 2014   
Functions and Typology of the Compounding Stem: Meaning-Independent Elements in Compounds
Shimada, Masaharu, Akiko Nagano, Tatsuhiro Okubo and Masanao Asano
International Morphology Meeting 16   29 May 2014   
Workshop: Typology of Adposition and Case Marker Borrowing,
Nagano, Akiko and Masaharu Shimada
SLE (Societas Linguistica Europaea) 2013   20 Sep 2013   
Relational Adjectives (RAs) in Japanese and the RA vs. PP debate
Nagano, Akiko and Masaharu Shimada
Mediterranean Morphology Meeting 9   16 Sep 2013   
Morphology of Direct Modification in Japanese
Shimada, Masaharu and Akiko Nagano
Morphology and Its Interfaces   13 Sep 2013   
日本英文学会第85回大会   25 May 2013   
Lexeme, Stem, and Word-Form: Compounding as a Morphosyntactic Context
Shimada, Masaharu, Akiko Nagano and Tatsuhiro Okubo
Interdisciplinary Workshop on Grammatical Word   11 May 2013   
Doing Morphology with OED: A Data-Rich Approach to English affixation [Invited]
Data-Rich Approaches to English Morphology: From Corpora and Experiments to Theory and Bac   6 Jul 2012   
Doing Morphology with OED: A Data-Rich Approach to English affixation
Data-Rich Approaches to English Morphology: From Corpora and Experiments to Theory and Back   5 Jul 2012   
On the Relationship between Semantics and Morphological Boundness and Its Implication for Diachronic Analysis
Shimada, Masaharu and Akiko Nagano
Paper read at Historical English Word-Formation and Semantics II   11 Dec 2011   
英語の共時的および通時的研究の会発足25周年記念大会   28 Aug 2011   
Development of Kanji Pronunciations in Japanese and Its Analysis Based on a Lexeme-Based Morphology
Shimada, Masaharu and Akiko Nagano
the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL XX)   29 Jul 2011   

Research Grants & Projects

Investigating the relationship between word-formation and borrowing in the lexicon and general mechanisms connecting them (No. 18KK0324)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: KAKENHI Fostering Joint International Research
Project Year: Jun 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): NAGANO Akiko
“Derivational affixes that do not belong to any class: Their origin, development, and diffusion.”
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): NAGANO Akiko
“A comprehensive study of derivational morphology based on a Lexeme-based morphological theory.” No. 24520417
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): NAGANO Akiko
“A synchronic and diachronic approach to English derivational prefixes.” No. 22720189
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Apr 2012    Investigator(s): NAGANO Akiko
“A study of English compound verbs: their types and properties.” No. 19720115
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2007 - Mar 2009    Investigator(s): NAGANO Akiko

Social Contribution

日本学術振興会 ひらめき★ときめきサイエンス ことばを美味しく研究しましょうーお料理サイトで言語学入門
[Planner, Organizing Member, Report writing]  10 Aug 2017
[Lecturer]  12 Nov 2016
[Lecturer]  17 Dec 2015
東北大学サイエンスカフェ第114回 講演
[Lecturer]  27 Mar 2015
[TV or radio appearance, Contribution]  NHK, FBS, TNCテレビ西日本、RKB毎日放送、TVQ九州放送、KBC九州朝日放送  21 Feb 2017
[TV or radio appearance, Contribution]  仙台放送ニュースアプリ  13 May 2016
[TV or radio appearance, Contribution]  仙台放送ニュースアプリ  12 May 2016
[TV or radio appearance, Contribution]  仙台放送ニュースアプリ  11 May 2016
[TV or radio appearance, Contribution]  仙台放送ニュースアプリ  10 May 2016
[TV or radio appearance, Contribution]  仙台放送ニュースアプリの「みんなのゼミ」  9 May 2016
東北大学サイエンスカフェ 単語をとおしてみる言葉の世界
[TV or radio appearance, Contribution]  河北新報  11 Apr 2015


Jan 2017