Profile Information

Affiliation
Professor, Department of Intercultural Communication, KOMATSU UNIVERSITY
名誉教授, 国立国語研究所
Degree
Ph.D.

J-GLOBAL ID
201101086921667726
researchmap Member ID
B000002961

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I am originally from Minnesota in the United States. I first came to Japan in 1976 to study Japanese at the Stanford Center. After finishing my Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, I taught at several places all over the United States. I was a visiting researcher at Rikkyo University in 1988-89 and vice-director of the International Exchange Center at Konan University in 2005-06. I moved to the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics in January 2010 and worked there until 2017. I am now professor emeritus. I began teaching at Komatsu University in 2018.

Research Interests

  6

Books and Other Publications

  9

Papers

  58

Misc.

  13

Presentations

  77

Other

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  • Nov, 2017 - Nov, 2017
    Invited Lecture: Japanese Spelling Pronunciations University of Hawai'i (Department of Linguistics Tuesday Seminar)
  • Oct, 2017 - Oct, 2017
    Invited Lecture: Why Linguists Obsess about Rendaku University of Hawai'i Center for Japanese Studies Seminar
  • Mar, 2017 - Mar, 2017
    Invited Lecture: Rendaku: A Notoriously Irregular Aspect of the Japanese Language International House (IUC Lecture Series)
  • Jan, 2017 - Jan, 2017
    Invited Lecture: Rendaku (Sequential Voicing) in Japanese Compounds Osaka Jogakuin University
  • Jan, 2017 - Jan, 2017
    Invited Lecture: Compound Words in English and Japanese Osaka Jogakuin University
  • Jan, 2017 - Jan, 2017
    Invited Lecture: Benjamin Smith Lyman and Rendaku: The Discovery of a Law J. F. Oberlin University (Stanford–Oberlin Commemorative Lecture Series)
  • Dec, 2016 - Dec, 2016
    Invited Lecture: Benjamin Smith Lyman and Lyman’s Law: Linguistic Research by an American Geologist in Early Meiji Japan Harvard University (Reischauer Institute Japan Forum)
  • Nov, 2016 - Nov, 2016
    Invited Lecture: Big Numbers: Accent and Intonation Ritsumeikan University (Language Learning and Teaching Workshop)
  • Nov, 2016 - Nov, 2016
    Invited Lecture: Compound Words in English and Japanese Gunma Prefectural Women’s University (English Communication Lecture Series)
  • Sep, 2014 - Sep, 2014
    Invited Lecture: Writing Akkadian and Writing Japanese University of Hawai‘i (East Asian Talk Series)
  • May, 2014 - May, 2014
    Invited Lecture: Writing Akkadian and Writing Japanese University of Auckland (Asian Studies Seminar Series)
  • Feb, 2012 - Feb, 2012
    Invited Lecture: "Tan'itsu keitai-so meishi ni motozuita myōji no akusento" Waseda University (Tokyo Phonetic Society)
  • Jan, 2012 - Jan, 2012
    Invited Lecture: "The Virus-Like Spread of <ou> in Japanese Romanization" Tokyo Circle of Phonologists (monthly meeting)
  • Nov, 2011 - Nov, 2011
    Invited Lecture: Benjamin Smith Lyman on Japanese: Research by a Meiji Era Foreign Advisor" Yamaguchi University (The Cross-Cultural Interchange & Research Institute)
  • Mar, 2011 - Mar, 2011
    Invited Lecture: "Sequential Voicing (Rendaku 連濁) in Sino-Japanese" National University of Singapore (Linguistics Reading Group)
  • May, 2010 - May, 2010
    Invited Lecture: "Tōkyō hōgen mo 2-keishiki akusento e no henka? Myōji no wazurawashii furumai" Chinese University of Hong Kong (Department of Japanese Studies)
  • May, 2010 - May, 2010
    Invited Lecture: "Shifting to a 2-Pattern Accent System in Tokyo Japanese? The Annoying Accentual Behavior of Surnames" Chinese University of Hong Kong (Language Acquisition Laboratory)