AKITA Kimi

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Name
AKITA Kimi
Affiliation
Nagoya University
Section
Graduate School of Humanities Department of Humanities 1
Job title
Associate professor
Degree
BA (Literature)(Aichi Prefectural University), MA (Literature)(Kobe University), Ph.D.(Kobe University)

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2007
 - 
Mar 2009
Research Fellow DC2, Kobe University, JSPS
 
Apr 2009
 - 
Sep 2011
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Tokyo, JSPS
 
Jul 2009
 - 
Dec 2010
Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
 
Oct 2011
 - 
Mar 2015
Lecturer, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University
 
Apr 2015
 - 
Mar 2017
Associate professor, Graduate School of Languages and Cultures Department of Japanese Language and Culture Applied Linguistics, Nagoya University
 

Education

 
Apr 2000
 - 
Mar 2004
Department of English, Faculty of Literature, Aichi Prefectural University
 
Apr 2004
 - 
Mar 2006
English and American Literature, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Kobe University
 
Apr 2006
 - 
Mar 2009
Language Structure, Graduate School, Division of Cultural Studies, Kobe University
 

Committee Memberships

 
Oct 2014
 - 
Today
Kansai Linguistic Society  Steering committee, organizing committee
 
Oct 2015
 - 
Dec 2016
NINJAL International Symposium 2016: Mimetics in Japanese and Other Languages of the World  Organizing committee
 

Awards & Honors

 
Aug 2013
Osaka University President's Research Encouragement Award, Osaka University
 

Published Papers

 
The typology of manner expressions: A preliminary look
Kimi Akita
Motion and Space across Languages: Theory and Applications   39-60   Aug 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
The functional nature of deictic verbs and the coding patterns of Deixis: An experimental study in English, Japanese, and Thai
Yo Matsumoto, Kimi Akita, Kiyoko Takahashi
Motion and Space across Languages and Applications   95-122   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Mark Dingemanse, Kimi Akita
Journal of Linguistics   53(3) 501-532   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Akita Kimi
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS-REVUE CANADIENNE DE LINGUISTIQUE   62(2) 314-334   Jun 2017
Do foreign languages also have mimetics?
Kimi Akita
Mysteries of mimetics: From Pikachu to mofumofu (ed. by Haruo Kubozono)   65-85   May 2017   [Invited]
The "dynamic" nature of stative mimetic verbs in Japanese
Kimi Akita
Journal of Cognitive Linguistics   2 39-56   Mar 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Kimi Akita
Canadian Journal of Linguistics   62(2) 314-334   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Grammatical and functional properties of mimetics in Japanese
Kimi Akita
The Grammar of Japanese Mimetics: Perspectives from Structure, Acquisition and Translation   20-34   Jan 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Doing linguistics internationally
Kimi Akita
Papers from the 17th National Conference of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association   17 604-609   2017
Kimi Akita, Takeshi Usuki
Journal of Linguistics   52(2) 245-275   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Mimetics in linguistic systems
Kimi Akita
Lexicon Forum   7 19-39   May 2016   [Invited]
Mimetics
Kimi Akita, Natsuko Tsujimura
The Handbook of Japanese Lexicon and Word Formation   000-000   Feb 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
A multimedia encyclopedia of Japanese mimetics: A frame-semantic approach to L2 sound-symbolic words
Kimi Akita
Cognitive-Functional Approaches to the Study of Japanese as a Second Language   000-000   Feb 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
Sound symbolism
Kimi Akita
Handbook of Pragmatics, Installment 2015   000-000   Dec 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
The typicality of manner in the typology of manner expressions
Kimi Akita
Searching for new possibilities of lexical semantics   354-380   Nov 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Gradability and mimetic verbs in Japanese
Naoki Kiyama, Kimi Akita
Proceedings of the Forty-First Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society   41 245-265   Sep 2015
Mimetics
Kimi Akita
The Sanseido Dictionary of Linguistics   40-41   Aug 2015   [Invited]
Ideophones and reported discourse as depictive signs
Kimi Akita
Joint project on language & culture 2014: Theoretical approaches to natural language   1-10   Jun 2015
Takeshi Usuki, Kimi Akita
Iconicity: East Meets West   109-123   Feb 2015   [Refereed]
Sachiko Hirata-Mogi, Satoshi Nakamura, Takanori Komatsu, Kimi Akita
Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence   30(1 (SP2-H)) 274-281   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
Review: Construction Morphology, by Geert Booij, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010
Kimi Akita
English Linguistics   31(1) 275-283   Jun 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Fictivity and frames in mimetic state expressions
Kimi Akita
Joint project on language & culture 2013: Theoretical approaches to natural language   1-10   Jun 2014
A quantitative approach to mimetic diachrony
Kimi Akita, Satoshi Nakamura, Takanori Komatsu, Sachiko Hirata-Mogi
Japanese/Korean Linguistics   22 181-195   2014
Register-specific morphophonological constructions in Japanese
Kimi Akita
Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society   38 3-18   2014
FrameNet as a resource for paraphrase research
Yoko Hasegawa, Russell Lee-Goldman, Albert Kong, Kimi Akita
Advances in Frame Semantics   109-132   Dec 2013   [Invited]
Kimi Akita
The Public Journal of Semiotics   5(1) 21-37   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Fiction in an encyclopedia: A Generative Lexicon approach to fictive mimetic resultatives in Japanese
Takeshi Usuki, Kimi Akita
A view from linguistics 2013: Papers on the 40th anniversary of Fukuoka Linguistic Circle   308-321   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Keret-hangjelentéstan: A japán utánzószavak keretjelentés alapú megközelíése
Kimi Akita
Fogalom, hang, gyök: És tanításuk   100-114   Dec 2013   [Invited]
Cross-linguistically shared and language-specific sound symbolism for motion: An exploratory data mining approach
Noburo Saji, Kimi Akita, Mutsumi Imai, Katerina Kantartzis, Sotaro Kita
Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013)   35 1253-1258   Aug 2013   [Refereed]
Mimetic vowel harmony
Kimi Akita, Mutsumi Imai, Noburo Saji, Katerina Kantartzis, Sotaro Kita
Japanese/Korean Linguistics   20 115-129   Jul 2013
The frame semantics of mimetics in terms of their collocational characteristics
Kimi Akita
Sound symbolism and mimetics: Rethinking the relationship between sound and meaning in language   101-115   Apr 2013
A research history of mimetics and sound symbolism
Kimi Akita
Sound symbolism and mimetics: Rethinking the relationship between sound and meaning in language   333-364   Apr 2013
Kimi Akita
Iconic Investigations   331-349   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Review of Metaphors in Japanese by Kojiro Nabeshima
Kimi Akita
Journal of Japanese Grammar   12(2) 213-220   Sep 2012   [Refereed][Invited]
Phonosemantic evidence for the mimetic stratum in the Japanese lexicon
Kimi Akita
Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society   34 1-12   Aug 2012
A quantitative study of the interactional function of mimetics
Kimi Akita, Satoshi Nakamura, Takanori Komatsu, Sachiko Hirata
Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 2012   26 2N1-OS-8c-5   Jun 2012   [Refereed]
Kimi Akita
Cognitive Linguistics   23(1) 67-90   Feb 2012   [Refereed]
Kimi Akita
Semblance and Signification   3-18   Nov 2011   [Refereed]
Yoko Hasegawa, Russell Lee-Goldman, Albert Kong, Kimi Akita
Constructions and Frames   3(1) 104-127   Sep 2011   [Refereed]
A constructionist analysis of emphatic mimetics in Japanese
Kimi Akita
KLS 31: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Kansai Linguistic Society   31 240-251   Jun 2011   [Refereed]
Kimi Akita
Linguistics   48(6) 1195-1220   Nov 2010   [Refereed]
Deictic path expressions and manner lexicon in the typology of motion expressions
Kimi Akita, Yo Matsumoto, Kyoko Hirose Ohara
Lexicon Forum   5 1-25   Jun 2010   [Invited]
Gradient integration of sound symbolism in language: Toward a crosslinguistic generalization
Kimi Akita
Japanese/Korean Linguistics   17 217-230   Oct 2009
The acquisition of the constraints on mimetic verbs in Japanese and Korean
Kimi Akita
Japanese/Korean Linguistics   16 163-177   Jul 2009
How motion sounds/looks in Japanese and English: Mimetics in the typology of motion expressions
Kimi Akita, Yo Matsumoto, Kyoko Hirose Ohara
Kobe Papers in Linguistics   6 1-19   Jan 2009
Statistical information in phonological acquisition: Correlations between phoneme distribution and markedness
Hajime Takeyasu, Kimi Akita
Phonological Studies   12 51-58   Jan 2009   [Refereed]
The dative paradox: The case of Japanese psych-verbs
Kimi Akita
Lexicon Forum   4 91-112   Sep 2008   [Refereed]
Two cognitive subsystems of sound symbolism in Japanese
Kimi Akita
KLS 28: Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of Kansai Linguistic Society   28 23-33   Jun 2008
Defining the mimetic category in the Japanese lexicon: A reply to Tamori and Schourup (1999)
Kimi Akita
Proceedings of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association   8 428-438   May 2008

Misc

 
The typology of manner expressions: A preliminary look
Kimi Akita
Motion and Space across Languages: Theory and Applications   39-60   Aug 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
The functional nature of deictic verbs and the coding patterns of Deixis: An experimental study in English, Japanese, and Thai
Yo Matsumoto, Kimi Akita, Kiyoko Takahashi
Motion and Space across Languages and Applications   95-122   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Mark Dingemanse, Kimi Akita
Journal of Linguistics   53(3) 501-532   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Akita Kimi
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS-REVUE CANADIENNE DE LINGUISTIQUE   62(2) 314-334   Jun 2017

Books etc

 
Noriko Iwasaki, Peter Sells, Kimi Akita
Routledge   Jan 2017   ISBN:9781138181908
Thorough discussion on de Saussure's Course in General Linguistics: Dialogue between Saussurean philology and modern linguistics
Kazuhiro Matsuzawa, Kimi Akita, Masahiro Ijima, Shigehiro Kato, Masuhiro Nomura
Hituzi Syobo   2017   ISBN:978-4-89476-825-3
Iconicity: East Meets West
Masako K. Hiraga, William J. Herlofsky, Kazuko Shinohara, Kimi Akita (Part:Joint Work)
John Benjamins   Feb 2015   ISBN:978-9027243508
The New Psychology of Language: Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Language Structure, Vol. 1
Toshio Ohori, Kimi Akita, Hiroaki Koga, Minoru Yamaizumi (Part:Joint Work)
Kenkyusha   Sep 2011   ISBN:978-4327401603
Japanese translation of:
Michael Tomasello. 1998. The New Psychology of Language: Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Language Structure, Vol. 1. Psychology Press.

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Kimi Akita
Prosody & Grammar Festa 2 (Joint meeting of comparative-linguistic projects)   17 Feb 2018   National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Kimi Akita
Symposium on 3 cognitive phenomena: ideophones, synesthesia, and metaphor, PSJ Metaphor Workshop in Aki   9 Dec 2017   PSJ Metaphor Workshop
Kimi Akita
Workshop on mimetics II: New approaches to old questions   11 Nov 2017   Center for Linguistics, Nanzan University
Kimi Akita
NINJAL Forum 11: The Marvels and Mysteries of Mimetics   10 Sep 2017   National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Ideophones melt in: Japanese ideophones from a crosslinguistic point of view
Kimi Akita
Workshop on mimetics I: Toward a typology of mimetics   9 Sep 2017   
Decomposing the lexical iconicity hierarchy for ideophones [Invited]
Kimi Akita
Workshop on Types of Iconicity in Language Use, Development and Processing   6 Jul 2017   Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Limits of auditory iconicity: The semantics of motion ideophones in Japanese
Kimi Akita
The 11th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature   8 Apr 2017   
Kimi Akita
NINJAL Forum 10: The Marvels and Mysteries of Mimetics   21 Jan 2017   National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Lexical portraits of Japanese mimetics: Browsing through the BCCWJ corpus using NLB
Prashant Pardeshi, Kimi Akita
NINJAL International Symposium 2016: Mimetics in Japanese and Other Languages of the World   17 Dec 2016   National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Ideophones, gaze, and facial expression: A preliminary report from Japanese [Invited]
Kimi Akita
NINJAL International Symposium 2016: Mimetics in Japanese and Other Languages of the World   17 Dec 2016   National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Ideophones as "words": The world of picturesque sound
Kimi Akita
The 4th International Symposium for Academic Exchange between Japan and South Korea   9 Dec 2016   
On international research activities
Kimi Akita
The 17th Annual Conference of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistic Association   10 Sep 2016   
Toward a multidisciplinary study of language: A crosslinguistic study of the relationship between the form and meaning of mimetic words
Kimi Akita
The 1st Symposium on Excellent, Leading, and Advanced Research at Nagoya University: Creation and Succession of Wisdom in Humanities and Social Sciences   29 Jun 2016   
Determinants of the L1 acquisition of ideophones in Japanese and Korean
Ji-Yeon Park, Kimi Akita
The 9th International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese   4 Jun 2016   
When ideophones are "childish": Toward a pragmatic typology of ideophones
Kimi Akita
the 18th Annual Conference of the Pragmatics Society of Japan   5 Dec 2015   
Ideophones and the iconicity of motion event descriptions
Kimi Akita
The 4th International Symposium on Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics   19 Sep 2015   
Sound effect symbolism crosslinguistically: The case of Japanese and American animated cartoons
Kimi Akita
The 10th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature   26 Mar 2015   
Gradability and mimetic verbs in Japanese: A frame-semantic account
Naoki Kiyama, Kimi Akita
The 41st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society   7 Feb 2015   
Frequencies of manner specifications and types of manner expressions: A finer-grained analysis in English and Japanese
Kimi Akita, Yo Matsumoto
NINJAL Symposium "Typology and Cognition in Motion Event Descriptions"   24 Jan 2015   
Linguistic integration of Japanese mimetics and its typological implications
Kimi Akita
Structuring Sensory Imagery: Ideophones across Languages & Cultures   2 May 2014   
Manner and the framing typology
Kimi Akita
ELSJ-ISF 7   19 Apr 2014   
Manner, path, and deixis in English motion descriptions: An experimental study
Kimi Akita
NINJAL Typology Festa 2014   22 Feb 2014   
Japanese mimetics: A thumbnail sketch
Kimi Akita
Sound Symbolism Workshop 2013   13 Dec 2013   
The typology of manner expressions: A preliminary look
Kimi Akita
International Workshop SYLEX III: Space and Motion across Languages and Applications   21 Nov 2013   
Cross-linguistically shared and language-specific sound symbolism for motion: An exploratory data mining approach
Noburo Saji, Kimi Akita, Mutsumi Imai, Katerina Kantartzis, Sotaro Kita
The 35th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013)   31 Jul 2013   
Crosslinguistic tendencies in the intralinguistic variations of motion descriptions: An experimental study of manner, path, and deixis
Yo Matsumoto, Kimi Akita, Fabiana Andreani, Kiyoko Eguchi, Noriko Imazato, Kazuhiro Kawachi, Ikuko Matsuse, Takahiro Morita, Naonori Nagaya, Kiyoko Takahashi, Ryosuke Takahashi, Yuko Yoshinari
12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference   23 Jun 2013   
Constructing an online multimedial encyclopedia of Japanese mimetics
Kimi Akita
Cognitive and Functional Approaches to the Study of Japanese as a Second Language Symposium: A Pre-Conference Symposium at the 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference   21 Jun 2013   
Expressiveness in mimetic syntax: Quantitative evidence from Japanese and English
Kimi Akita
Grammar of Mimetics Workshop   10 May 2013   
On the underspecified syntactic-categorial status of mimetics: Research history and beyond
Takeshi Usuki, Kimi Akita
9th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature   3 May 2013   
Comparison of using rate of onomatopoeia between the speakers' hometown in the Japanese Diet record
Sachiko Hirata-Mogi, Satoshi Nakamura, Takanori Komatsu, Kimi Akita
9th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature   3 May 2013   
A frame-semantic analysis of the (limited) flexibility of mimetic verbs
Kimi Akita
ELSJ 30   10 Nov 2012   
A quantitative approach to mimetic diachrony
Kimi Akita, Satoshi Nakamura, Takanori Komatsu, Sachiko Hirata
The 22nd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference   12 Oct 2012   
A qualia account of mimetic resultatives in Japanese
Takeshi Usuki, Kimi Akita
The 22nd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference   12 Oct 2012   
Frame phonosemantics: A frame-semantic approach to Japanese mimetics
Kimi Akita
Czuczor-Fogarasi Conference   6 Oct 2012   
A quantitative approach to sound-symbolic involvement
Kimi Akita
Sound Symbolism Workshop 2012   6 Aug 2012   
The internal structures of sound-symbolic systems: The universal and language-specific portions of sound symbolism
Noburo Saji, Kimi Akita, Mutsumi Imai, Katerina Kantartzis, Sotaro Kita
CogSci 2012   1 Aug 2012   
Register-specific morphophonological constructions in Japanese
Kimi Akita
The 38th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society   11 Feb 2012   
Register-specific morphophonological constructions: The case of motherese verbs and heavy-prefix verbs in Japanese
Kimi Akita
JSLS 13   25 Jun 2011   
Iconicity in mimetic grammar
Kimi Akita
Eighth International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature   16 Jun 2011   
Universal and language-specific sound symbolism: The case of Chinese and English speakers' semantic inference of Japanese mimetics
Shang Rong, Kimi Akita
Keio/Tamagawa Mimetics & Sound Symbolism Workshop   18 Feb 2011   
Mimetic vowel harmony in Japanese
Kimi Akita, Mutsumi Imai, Noburo Saji, Katerina Kantartzis, Sotaro Kita
20th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference   1 Oct 2010   
A study of paraphrasing in terms of FrameNet and frame semantics
Yoko Hasegawa, Russell Lee-Goldman, Albert Kong, Kyoko H. Ohara, Kimi Akita, Satoru Uchida, Charles J. Fillmore
Sixth International Conference on Construction Grammar   3 Sep 2010   
Morphological optionality in Construction Grammar: The case of adverbial mimetics in Japanese
Kimi Akita
Sixth International Conference on Construction Grammar   3 Sep 2010   
The cognitive semantics of onomatopoeia: A crosslinguistic perspective on the lexical integration of sound symbolism
Kimi Akita
Symposium "Universality and Language-Specificity of Sound Symbolism: The Interplay of Multimodality, Embodiment, and Iconicity," the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Science   17 Aug 2010   
The lexical basis of sound symbolism of "sound-symbolic words" in Japanese
Kimi Akita
Seventh International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature   9 Jun 2009   
Developmental grounds for lexical iconicity: The acquisition of mimetic semantics in Japanese
Kimi Akita
The 18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference   13 Nov 2008   
How motion sounds/looks in Japanese and English: Mimetics in the typology of motion expressions
Kimi Akita
Kobe Conference on Language Typology: English, Japanese, and Other Languages   24 Oct 2008   
Mimetics as root-template combinations: A pedagogical implication from Construction Grammar
Kimi Akita
Sixth International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese   1 Mar 2008   
Phonosemantic evidence for the mimetic stratum in the Japanese lexicon
Kimi Akita
The 34th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society   9 Feb 2008   
Gradient integration of sound symbolism in language: Toward a crosslinguistic generalization
Kimi Akita
The 17th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference   9 Nov 2007   

Works

 
Multimedia Encyclopedia of Japanese Mimetics (MEJaM)
The Others   Oct 2012 - Today

Research Grants & Projects

 
An empirical pragmatic study of ideophones based on audiovisual corpora
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2019
A frame-semantic study of the peculiarities of sound-symbolic words using audiovisual experiments
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2015
A crosslinguistic and developmental study of the syntax and semantics of sound-symbolic words: On the roles of lexical iconicity
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2012
A theoretical study of the syntax and semantics of sound-symbolic words in Japanese
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2007 - Mar 2009

Social Contribution

 
Interview by Yomiuri Family
[Interviewee, Media coverage cooperation]  Yomiuri Jyoho Kaihatsu Osaka  Yomiuri Family  Nov 2011
The number of Japanese mimetics amounts to 1500: "Onomatopoeia," which Kansai people use in bulk
[Lecturer]  National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics  The Marvels and Mysteries of Mimetics  (Hitotsubashi University)  Jan 2017
Lecture & panel discussion