Eiichi Iwasaki

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Name
Eiichi Iwasaki
Affiliation
Waseda University
Section
School of Commerce (Faculty of Commerce)
Degree
M.A. in English Language and Linguistics(University of Essex), B.A. in Economics(Keio University)

Profile

Eiichi Iwasaki is currently affiliated with Waseda University as an adjunct researcher while teaching part-time (with non-expiring contracts) there and at three other universities in and round Tokyo, Japan. He has published three sole-authored research books on linguistic theory, in particular, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, utilising a number of distinct frameworks including generative grammar (cartographic approach) and cognitive linguistics. His main research centres round these fields, as well as the philosophy of language and of linguistics. In the past, he collaborated with some distinguished linguists such as Prof. Andrew Radford, Prof. Lorie Heggie, and Prof. Yoshio Endo. His past papers (including unpublished manuscripts) have been cited in world-leading journals such as Language, Linguistic Inquiry, and Cognitive Linguistics, as well as The Oxford Handbook of Ellipsis, in addition to doctoral dissertations at prestigious American universities. Once an expert syntactician, he moved to semantics and has been pioneering a program of original and innovative research on non-referential semantics with a focus on variables, inspired by Nishiyama’s Semantic Theory. A graduate of Keio University’s Economics Department and the University of Essex’s Department of Language and Linguistics (graduate programme), where he established acquaintance with some of the finest linguists in the world, he further briefly enjoyed a privileged period as a Visiting Scholar of St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge. He also held the official title of Research Affiliate at Keio University’s Research Centre for Foreign Language Education (until 2011). As an experienced teacher of EFL and a humanistic educator, he has taught a wide range of courses in ten reputable schools in both secondary and higher education, constituting a total teaching career of more than 15 years. He has also a keen interest in business, economy, and politics. He is an occasional visitor to fine art museums, and to a shrine in Kyoto.

Representative Works (since 2015)
Eiichi Iwasaki. 2018. An Upper-Advanced Grammatical Theory of English Based on Semantic and Pragmatic Theories [written in Japanese]. Nagoya: Sankeisha Co., Ltd. ISBN: 9784864878340
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/486487834X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_PJeDBbBGKQWF0
https://www.amazon.com/dp/486487834X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_967aCbETP2A6B

Eiichi Iwasaki. 2017. The Syntax and Semantics of Comparative Correlatives: A Generative‐Cognitive Language Design. Nagoya: Sankeisha Co., Ltd. ISBN: 9784864877299
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4864877297/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_SKeDBbA5KTCRN

Eiichi Iwasaki. 2015. The Semantics of the Definite Article and the Copula: Hidden and Revealed Natural Numbers [written in Japanese]. Tokyo: Kinseido Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN:9784764711532
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4764711532/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_kLeDBb0VN0Y4K

Andrew Radford, Eiichi Iwasaki. 2015. On Swiping in English. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory (NLLT) 33.2: 703-744.

You may be able to find my email address in Lingbuzz or NLLT.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
2008
 - 
2009
Visiting Scholar, St Edmund's College, Cambridge
 
2011
 - 
Today
Adjunct Researcher, Research Institute of Business Administration, Waseda University
 
2012
 - 
2013
Tokubetsu Kenkyu Shoin, Institute for Advanced Studies in Education, Waseda University
 

Education

 
1998
 - 
2002
Department of Economics, Keio University
 
2007
 - 
2008
Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex
 

Committee Memberships

 
Feb 2019
 - 
Mar 2019
Reviewer, Studies in Polish Linguistics
 
Oct 2018
 - 
Nov 2018
Reviewer, Australian Journal of Linguistics
 
Jul 2013
   
 
Reviewer, LISSIM Working Papers
 

Books etc

 
Eiichi Iwasaki
Nagoya: Sankeisha Co.,Ltd   Jun 2018   ISBN:9784864878340
Endorsements (Foreward):
Prof. Ikuo Koike (Emeritus Professor, Keio University), Prof. Masa-aki Yamanashi (Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University) and others
Eiichi Iwasaki
Nagoya: Sankeisha Co.,Ltd   Aug 2017   ISBN:9784864877299
Back cover endorsements:
Prof. Peter Sells (University of York), Dr. Chris Cummins (The University of Edinburgh), Dr. Ashlyn Moehle (Osaka University)
Eiichi Iwasaki
Tokyo: Kinseido Publishing Co., Ltd   Oct 2015   ISBN:9784764711532

Misc

 
Eiichi Iwasaki
Kyoyo-Ronshu (Liberal Arts Review)   (82) 71-106   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
Kyoyo-Ronshu (Liberal Arts Review), The Society of Liberal Arts, Kokushikan University   (81) 9-24   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
Studies on Foreign Languages and Cultures   (27) 1-22   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
Kyoyo-Ronshu (Liberal Arts Review), The Society of Liberal Arts, Kokushikan University   (80) 41-67   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
On the Notions of Donnellan’s (1966) Attributive Use and Nishiyama’s (2003) NP Involving a Variable: An NPIV in a broader sense
Eiichi Iwasaki
AJELC Journal   5 27-38   Sep 2016   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
KLA Journal (The Journal of the Komaba Language Association)   3 21-38.   May 2016   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
Kyoyo Ronshu (Liberal Arts Review), The Society of Liberal Arts, Kokushikan University   (79) 1-34   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
Studies on Foreign Languages and Cultures, Society of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Kokushikan University   (26) 37-46   Mar 2016
Andrew Radford, Eiichi Iwasaki
Natural Language & Linguistic Theory (NLLT)   33(2) 703-744   May 2015   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
Studies on Foreign Languages and Cultures, Society of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Kokushikan University   (25) 13-30   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
Kyoyo Ronshu (Liberal Arts Review), The Society of Liberal Arts, Kokushikan University   (77) 27-56   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
Gengo Bunka Ronso, Center for Language Education, Chiba University   (9) 69-77   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
Kyoyo-Ronshu (Liberal Arts Review), The Society of Liberal Arts, Kokushikan University   (76) 27-57   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
Kyoyo-Ronshu (Liberal Arts Review), The Society of Liberal Arts, Kokushikan University   (74) 43-63   Nov 2013   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
Gengo Bunka Ronso, Center for Language Education, Chiba University   (7) 61-71   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Takumi Tagawa, Eiichi Iwasaki
K. Sasahara & M. Nose (eds.) Papers from the 2nd Symposium on Contrastive Linguistics. Nagoya: Sankeisha.   69-80   Aug 2012
On the Semantic Nature of the Subjects in Copula Omissions in Comparative Correlatives in Japanese
Eiichi Iwasaki
AJELC Journal   (3) 27-38   Jun 2012   [Refereed]
On the Semantics of Specificational Pseudoclefts and Comparative Correlatives
Eiichi Iwasaki
The Economic Journal of Takasaki City University of Economics   54(4) 149-163   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
The Economic Journal of Takasaki City University of Economics   54(2) 17-34   Sep 2011   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
The Economic Journal of Takasaki City University of Economics   54(1) 39-55   Jun 2011   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
The Economic Journal of Takasaki City University of Economics   53(4) 85-98   Mar 2011   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
The Economic Journal of Takasaki City University of Economics   53(3) 75-91   Dec 2010   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
Kyoyo-Ronshu (Liberal Arts Review), The Society of Liberal Arts, Kokushikan University   (68) 41-50   Nov 2010   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki
The Economic Journal of Takasaki City University of Economics   53(2) 79-92   Sep 2010   [Refereed]
A Note on Comparative Correlatives in Japanese and English
Eiichi Iwasaki
AJELC Journal   (2) 23-32   Jun 2010   [Refereed]
Eiichi Iwasaki, Andrew Radford
Essex Research Reports in Linguistics   57(6)    Feb 2009
Eiichi Iwasaki
MA dissertation, University of Essex, 2008      [Refereed]
Supervisor: Prof. Robert D. Borsley; Examiner: Dr. Claudia Felser
Eiichi Iwasaki
Nichiei no Gengo Bunka Kyoiku. Tokyo: Sanshusha Publishing   295-303   Mar 2008   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

 
The definite article in English and “wa” in Japanese “Unagi-sentences”: The meaning of the definite article and the utility of image-schemas in English teaching
Eiichi Iwasaki
The 13th Annual Convention, AJELC   10 Jun 2017   
On the data and semantic nature of the English definite article in generic expression
Eiichi Iwasaki
The 11th Annual Conference on English Vocabulary Acquisition   5 Mar 2016   
Eiichi Iwasaki
The 14th Presentation Session, Komaba Language Association, The University of Tokyo   22 Nov 2015   
The semantics of "there"-existential constructions: "there" as HENKOSHI (i.e., a word involving a variable)
Eiichi Iwasaki
The Japan Second Language Acquisition (J-SLA) Summer Seminar   18 Aug 2015   
An issue regarding the definite article in ‘The + Uncountable Noun + Preposition + Uncountable Noun’: A Suggestion regarding English teaching and dictionaries
Eiichi Iwasaki
Society of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Kokushikan University   13 Mar 2015   
Reconsidering the question of whether a particular language exists and the methodological issue regarding well-formedness
Eiichi Iwasaki
Tokyo Linguistics Colloquium   19 Oct 2014   
A Semantic Analysis of the Non-Saturated NP Construction: A Referential NP and an NP Involving a Variable in Two Mental Spaces
Eiichi Iwasaki
The 135th Kanto Nihongo Danwakai   6 Sep 2014   
A Semantic, Pragmatic, and Language-Philosophical Analysis of the 'The Morning Star is the Evening Star' Construction: Casting Doubt on the Identity/Equative Analysis and Proposing an (Inverse) Specificational Analysis […]
Eiichi Iwasaki
The Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA) Summer Seminar   2 Sep 2014   
The Derivation of the Japanese Copular Structure: A Pragmatics-Syntax Interface Analysis
Eiichi Iwasaki
The 129th Kanto Nihongo Danwakai   7 Sep 2013   
On Methodological and Philosophical Issues regarding the Notions of 'Particular languages' and 'Parameters'
Eiichi Iwasaki
The Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA) Summer Seminar   21 Aug 2013   
A Cartographic Approach to the Derivation of Specificational Pseudo-clefts
Yoshio Endo, Eiichi Iwasaki
The 146th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan   15 Jun 2013   
Handbook of the 146th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, pp.306-310
Takumi Tagawa, Eiichi Iwasaki
The 2nd Symposium on Contrastive Linguistics, at Reitaku University   17 Dec 2011   
On the Semantics of Specificational Pseudoclefts and Comparative Correlatives
Eiichi Iwasaki
Tokyo Linguistics Colloquium   15 Oct 2011   
English Comparative Correlative, Double Copula, and Exhaustive Conditional Constructions
Eiichi Iwasaki
The English Linguistic Society of Japan (ELSJ) 3rd International Spring Forum   25 Apr 2010   
Kotoba no ninchikagaku to eigokyoiku no kankeesee to sono kihon gainen
Eiichi Iwasaki
The 2nd Annual Convention, AJELC   10 Jun 2006   
The acquisition of if/whether in comparison with other lexical items
Eiichi Iwasaki
The 2nd Annual Conference on English Vocabulary Acquisition   10 Dec 2005   
Japanese high school learners' acquisition of that/if/whether
Eiichi Iwasaki
The Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA) Summer Seminar   19 Aug 2005   

Teaching Experience

 
 
  • Semantics (Meiji University)
  • English (Waseda University and other universities)

Others

 
Sep 2010   Participated in: TESOL In-Country Workshops delivered by Griffith University at Kokushikan University (2010) (Participated in September 2012, 2013, 2014, too.)
Aug 2004   Participated in: Summer Course in English Phonetics, University College London
Aug 2003   Participated in: English Language Seminar for Teachers of ESL/EFL 2003 held at Exeter College, Oxford. Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford.