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Kobe Shoin Women's University
Faculty of Letters Department of English
Job title
Ph.D.(University of Massachusetts)
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Sep 1980
May 1986
Linguistics, University of Massachusetts
Apr 1979
Sep 1980
Graduate School, Division of Letters, Osaka University
Apr 1977
Mar 1979
English Linguistics, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Osaka University
Apr 1973
Mar 1977
Faculty of Foreign Language, Osaka University of Foreign Studies

Books etc

Quantification in syntax.
Taisuke Nishigauchi
Ph.D. dissertation, University of Massachusetts.   1986   

Published Papers

22 59-74   Mar 2019
The present paper is a supplment to Nishigauchi (2019, Nihongo Bunpô: Journal of Japanese Grammar 19(1)). Summary of the analysis developed in Nishigauchi (2019), with the addition of theoretical and analytica detail, is presented (sections 1–2), ...
Structure and derivation of the circumstantial adjunct of the form ‘X-o Y-ni’
19(1) 37-53   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
A novel analysis of the syntactic structure and derivation of the circumstantial adjunct of the form ‘X-o Y-ni’ (‘with X as/for Y’) is presented and developed. Based on the idea that this construction is derived from an NP with specific properties...
The Syntax behind the Concealed Question
Taisuke Nishigauchi
Language Use and Linguistic Structure. Proceedings of the Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium 2018. Edited by Joseph Emonds, Marketa Janebova, and Ludmila Veselovska. Olomouc: Palacky University.   319-338   2019   [Refereed]
The present paper argues that the specificational sentence (SPC) and the con- cealed question (CQ) derive from what we call the Functional Noun Phrase (FuncNP) which has the specific structure in which the head FuncN denotes a relation between its...
Taisuke Nishigauchi
Gengo Kenkyu, Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan   150 137-171   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
146 109-133   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Journal of East Asian Linguistics   23 1-50   May 2014   [Refereed]
Taisuke Nishigauchi
21 151-169   Mar 2018
The present article discusses the nature of ‘Point-of-vew-sensitive’ expressions in light of the analysis making crucial use of the Point-of-View (POV) projections, extending the analytical framework presented in Nishigauchi (JEAL 23, 2014). The P...
Taisuke Nishigauchi
20 127-142   Mar 2017
The present article discusses the syntactic properties of what has been called the ‘Variable Noun Phrase’. In the present analysis, the amount relative clause and the concealed question are both variants of the ‘Variable Noun Phrase’, which syntac...
(18) 85-102   Mar 2015
The present article discusses the Logophoric Hierarchy proposed by Sells (1987) in light of the analysis making crucial use of the Point-of-View (POV) projections. The POV-sensitive elements, along with zibun, come into Agreement with one of the P...

Conference Activities & Talks

Konan Society of English Linguistics and Literature   6 Jul 2019   
Taisuke Nishigauchi
Workshop "Logophoricity and perspectivization in Wackershofen"   Oct 2018   University of Stuttgart
The syntax behind the concealed question
Taisuke Nishigauchi
Olinco 2018 (The Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium)   7 Jun 2018   Palacký University
Symposium on Formal Approaches to Subjectivity and Point-of-View, the 155th meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, Ritsumeikan University,   27 Nov 2017   
What is behind the Concealed Question
Nov 2017   

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