Kuniya Nasukawa

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Kuniya Nasukawa
Affiliation
Tohoku Gakuin University
Section
Faculty of LettersDepartment of English

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Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2005
 - 
Today
Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Tohoku Gakuin University
 
Apr 1998
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Mar 2005
Associate Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Tohoku Gakuin University
 
Sep 1999
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Aug 2000
Visiting Professor, University College London, University of London
 

Published Papers

 
Kuniya Nasukawa, Phillip Backley, Yoshiho Yasugi, Masatoshi Koizumi
Journal of Linguistics   56 1-31   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
|H| and |L| have unequal status
Kuniya Nasukawa, Phillip Backley
Phonological Studies   21 41-48   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Phonological categories of voice onset time and phonetic compromise in L2 acquisition
Kuniya Nasukawa, Phillip Backley, Hitomi Onuma
In Jiyoung Choi, Hamida Demirdache, Oana Lungu & Laurence Voeltzel (eds.), Language Acquisition at the Interfaces: Proceedings of Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA) 2015. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.   216-231   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Kuniya Nasukawa
Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan   21 59-70   Apr 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Representing moraicity in Precedence-free Phonology
Kuniya Nasukawa, Phillip Backley
Phonological Studies   20 55-62   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Phonological recursive merge and Precedence-free Phonology
Nasukawa Kuniya
gy. The State of the Art of Phonology: The Special 20th Anniversary Issue of the Phonological Society of Japan   196-199   Sep 2016
Kuniya Nasukawa
GLOSSA-A JOURNAL OF GENERAL LINGUISTICS   1(1)    Jun 2016   [Refereed]
The role of elements in the development of Japanese h
Kuniya Nasukawa, Phillip Backley
Phonological Studies   19 51-58   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Phillip Backley, Kuniya Nasukawa
Papers in Historical Phonology   1 269-284   2016   [Refereed]
Kuniya Nasukawa
In Marc van Oostendorp & Henk van Riemsdijk (eds.), Representing Structure in Phonology and Syntax. Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 124. Berlin and Boston: Mouton de Gruyter   211-238   Jun 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
© 2015 Walter de Gruyter, Inc., Berlin/Boston. Phonology is generally assumed to be recursion-free (Pinker and Jackendoff 2005; Neeleman and van de Koot 2006; Samuels 2009; Scheer 2008, 2011). However, this view is challenged here by arguing that ...
Heads and complements in phonology: a case of role reversal?
Kuniya Nasukawa, Phillip Backley
Phonological Studies   18 67-74   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Headship as melodic and prosodic prominence
Kuniya Nasukawa, Phillip Backley
In Amedeo De Dominicis (ed.), pS-prominenceS: Prominences in Linguistics: Proceedings of the International Conference, Department of Human Science and Tourism, University of Tuscia, Viterbo: Disucom Press.   59-75   2015   [Refereed]
Katsuo Tamaoka, Kyoko Hayakawa, Michael Patrick Mansbridge, Maria Eduardovna Bulaeva, Kexing Xiong, Masatoshi Koizumi, Kuniya Nasukawa
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics   5 135-146   2015   [Refereed]
Kuniya Nasukawa
In Eric Raimy & Charles Cairns (eds.), The Segment in Phonetics and Phonology. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.   180-198   Jan 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
© 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved. This chapter challenges the view that the palatal glide j in Japanese is an onset segment and is the only consonant that may appear in the second position of an initial CC sequence. The phonolo...
Hisao Tokizaki, Kuniya Nasukawa
Studies in Chinese Linguistics   35 31-46   Jan 2014
It has been argued that Shanghai Chinese has a smaller tonal domain than other Chinese dialects including Standard Chinese, Xiamen, and Taiwanese. The difference has been analyzed by setting an edge parameter (Selkirk and Shen 1990) or by ranking ...
The role of L in the pitch accent system of Tokyo Japanese
Phillip Backley, Kuniya Nasukawa
Phonological Studies   16 37-44   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Syllable structure and the head parameter in Kaqchikel
Kuniya Nasukawa, Yoshiho Yasugi, Masatoshi Koizumi
Studies in Kaqchikel Grammar, MIT Working Papers on Endangered and Less Familiar Languages, Massachusetts Institute of Technology   (8) 81-95   2013   [Refereed]
Prosody controls melody
Backley Phillip, Nasukawa Kuniya
Phonological Studies   15 11-18   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
The internal structure of 'r' in Japanese
Kuniya Nasukawa, Phillip Backley
Phonological Studies   14 27-34   Mar 2011   [Refereed]
Kuniya Nasukawa
English Linguistics   28(2) 278-300   Jan 2011   [Refereed]
© 2011 by the English Linguistic Society of Japan. In the pursuit of a strictly monostratal model of phonology, syllable/prosodic structure is fully specified in lexical representations. Accordingly, information relating to the linear order of seg...
Kuniya Nasukawa
Lingua   120(10) 2336-2352   Oct 2010   [Refereed]
Consonant-vowel unity in Element Theory
Phillip Backley, Kuniya Nasukawa
Phonological Studies   13 21-28   Mar 2010   [Refereed]
Representing labials and velars: a single ‘dark’ element
Phillip Backley, Kuniya Nasukawa
Phonological Studies   12 3-10   Mar 2009   [Refereed]
Phillip Backley, Kuniya Nasukawa
In Kuniya Nasukawa & Phillip Backley (eds.), Strength Relations in Phonology. Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 103. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter   47-77   2009   [Refereed]
Phillip Backley, Kuniya Nasukawa
In Kuniya Nasukawa & Phillip Backley (eds.), Strength Relations in Phonology. Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 103. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter   1-6   2009   [Refereed]
This collection of papers focuses on the general theme of phonological strength, bringing together current work being undertaken in a variety of leading theoretical frameworks. Its aim is to show how referring directly to strength relations can fa...
Affrication as a performance device
Phillip Backley, Kuniya Nasukawa
Phonological Studies (『音韻研究』)   11 35-46   Mar 2008   [Refereed]
Dependency relations in Element Theory: markedness and complexity
Kuniya Nasukawa, Phillip Backley
Proceedings of the Government Phonology Workshop. Special issue of Leiden Papers in Linguistics, ULCL, Leiden University   2(4) 77-93   2005   [Refereed]
Melodic complexity in infant language development
Kuniya Nasukawa
Developmental Paths in Phonological Acquisition. Special issue of Leiden Papers in Linguistics, ULCL, Leiden University   2(1) 53-70   2005   [Refereed]
The representation of laryngeal-source contrasts in Japanese
Kuniya Nasukawa
VOICING IN JAPANESE   84 71-87   2005   [Refereed][Invited]
Kuniya Nasukawa, Masatoshi Koizumi
Tohoku studies in linguistics   13 1-12   2004
Word-final consonants: arguments against a coda analysis
Kuniya Nasukawa
Proceedings of the 58th conference, Tohoku English Literary Society   47-53   2004   [Refereed]
The syntax of ditransitives in Japanese: a preliminary report from acquisition
Miwa Isobe, Natsuko Katsura, Masatoshi Koizumi, Kuniya Nasukawa, Yumi Sakai, Koji Sugisaki, Noriaki Yusa
The Proceedings of the Fifth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo Publishing Company   163-182   2004   [Refereed]
Inaccessibility of the domain-initial nucleus in high-pitch agreement
Kuniya Nasukawa, Masayuki Oishi
Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 3, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology   41 127-144   2001   [Refereed]
Nasal harmony as prosody-driven agreement
Kuniya Nasukawa
UCL Working Papers in Linguistics, University College London, University of London   12 257-285   2000   [Refereed]
Kuniya Nasukawa
Tractatus Studiorum Linguae   2 1-34   2000   [Refereed]
Prenasalisation and melodic complexity
Kuniya Nasukawa
UCL Working Papers in Linguistics, University College London, University of London   11 207-224   1999   [Refereed]
Kuniya Nasukawa
Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tohoku University   4(1) 1-8   1998   [Refereed]
Nasality and harmony in Gokana
Kuniya Nasukawa
UCL Working Papers in Linguistics, University College London, University of London   7 511-533   1995   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Kuniya Nasukawa
JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS   53(2) 449-454   Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Tone in Chinese: preserving tonal melody in strong positions
Hisao Tokizaki, Kuniya Nasukawa
Proceedings from the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto (MOT) Phonology Workshop 2011: Phonology in the 21st Century: In Honour of Glyne Piggott. McGill Working Papers in Linguistics   22(1)    2012   [Refereed]
Recursion in intra-morphemic phonology
Kuniya Nasukawa
Five Approaches to Language Evolution: Proceedings of the Workshops of the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language   30-31   2012
Workshop report: Linear information, structure and performance systems
Hisao Tokizaki , Kayono Shiobara, Kuniya Nasukawa
JELS   28 196-197   2011
Unexpected Effects of the Second Language on the First Language
Noriaki Yusa, Kuniya Nasukawa, Masatoshi Koizumi, Jungho Kim, Naoki Kimura, Kensuke Emura
Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech New Sounds 2010   580-584   2010
Eliminating precedence relations from phonology
Kuniya Nasukawa
Universal Grammar and Individual Languages, The 2010 Seoul International Conference on Linguistics (SICOL-2010), Hankookmunhwasa      2010
Phonological strength: melody-prosody interaction
Phillip Backley, Kuniya Nasukawa
Minimalization of each module in generative grammar, Tohoku Gakuin University   3 1-22   2007
Laryngeal-source categories in English: a typological view
Phillip Backley, Kuniya Nasukawa
Minimalization of each module in generative grammar, Tohoku Gakuin University   2 51-74   2006
Consonantal representations in Element Theory: markedness and complexity
Kuniya Nasukawa, Phillip Backley
A Minimalist View of Components in Generative Grammar, Tohoku Gakuin University   1 117-136   2005
Direction of assimilation as a reflection of prosody-melody interaction
Kuniya Nasukawa
Proceedings of the UCL Alumni Reunion Conference, University College London, University of London   29-33   2003
The melodic representation of nasality in Element Theory
Kuniya Nasukawa
Journal of Institute for Research in English Language and Literature, Tohoku Gakuin University   30 1-19   2001   [Refereed]
Kuniya Nasukawa
Journal of Institute for Research in English Language and Literature, Tohoku Gakuin University   27 27-43   1998   [Refereed]
Prosodic strength and melodic complexity in voicing assimilation
Kuniya Nasukawa
Minimalization of each module in generative grammar, Tohoku Gakuin University   3 81-109

Books etc

 
Hitoshi Muranoi (ed.) Fundamentals of Elementary School English
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Work, Ch10: English sound system, Ch12: The history of English, Column 3: Sound Change)
Taishukan Shoten   Jul 2018   ISBN:9784469246186
Geoff Lindsey & Andrew Nevins (eds.), Sonic Signatures: Studies dedicated to John Harris (Language Faculty and Beyond 14)
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Work, Ch9: The relative salience of consonant nasality and true obstruent voicing)
John Benjamins   Dec 2017   ISBN:9789027208316
Sonic Signatures is devoted to the representation of sound patterns and sound structures across a diverse range of typologically distinct languages with the overall aim of understanding the nature of linguistic data structures from a principled ba...
Bridget Samuels (ed.), Beyond Markedness in Formal Phonology (Linguistik Aktuell 241)
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Work, Ch6: The phonetic salience of phonological head-dependent structure in a modulated-carrier model of speech)
John Benjamins   Nov 2017   ISBN:9789027257246
In recent years, an increasing number of linguists have re-examined the question of whether markedness has explanatory power, or whether it is a phenomenon that begs explanation itself. This volume brings together a collection of articles with a b...
Masatoshi Koizumi (ed.), Linguistics and Statistical Analysis for Beginners
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Work, Ch5: Phonetics, Ch6: Phonology)
Kyoritsu Shuppan   Apr 2016   ISBN:978-4-320-11120-2
A Dictionary of English Linguistics and General Linguistics
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Editor, Phonology)
Kaitakusha   Nov 2015   ISBN:978-4-7589-2215-9
An Encyclopedia of Japanese Language and Linguistics
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Contributor, 'Preliminaries to Speech Analysis: The Distinctive Features and Their Correlates, The MIT Press, 1952, by Roman Jakocson, C. Gunnar M. Fant & Morris Halle', 'syllable', 'syllable structure', 'open syllable', 'Daniel Jones', 'Kenneth Lee Pike', 'closed syl)
Asakura Shoten   Nov 2014   ISBN:978-4-254-51034-8 C3581
Kuniya Nasukawa, Henk C. van Riemsdijk (Part:Joint Editor, Introduction,)
De Gruyter Mouton   2014   ISBN:9781614518181
Few concepts are as ubiquitous in the physical world of humans as that of identity. Laws of nature crucially involve relations of identity and non-identity, the act of identifying is central to most cognitive processes, and the structure of human ...
Eugeniusz Cyran, Henryk Kardela & Bogdan Szymanek (eds.), Sound, Structure and Sense: Studies in Memory of Edmund Gussmann.
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Work, How prosody controls the directionality of voicing assimilation)
Wydawnictwo KUL (KUL Universtity Press)   2012   ISBN:978-83-7702-381-5
The thirty-six articles included in this collection explore a variety of linguistic topics but – as regards the majority of contributions – their main focus is on phonological structure and theory. The remaining few papers explore a selection of p...
Fujiko Sano, Hideo Oka, Noriaki Yusa & Asako Kaneko (eds.), Second Language Acquisition, A Series of Studies on English Education 5
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Work, Ch2.2: First language acquisition: phonology)
Taishukan Shoten   Jul 2011   ISBN:9784469142358
Nancy Chongo Kula, Engbert Doede Botma, Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Editor, Introduction, Ch3: Features)
Continuum   May 2011   ISBN:9780826434234
This book offers the definitive guide to a key area of linguistic study. It covers all the most important issues, concepts, movements and approaches in the field. Each companion offers a comprehensive reference resource giving an overview of key t...
Kula Nancy Chongo, Botma Engbert Doede, Nasukawa Kuniya (Part:Joint Editor, Introduction, Ch3: Features)
Bloomsbury   May 2013   ISBN:9781441140180
Originally published as the Continuum Companion to Phonology, this book offers the definitive guide to a key area of linguistic study. It covers all the most important issues, concepts, movements and approaches in the field. Each companion offers ...
SLRF 2008: Selected proceedings of the 2008 Second Language Research Forum: exploring SLA Perspectives, positions, and practices
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Work, Place-dependent VOT in L2 acquisition)
Cascadilla Press   2010   ISBN:978-1-57473-439-3
Karsten Legère & Christina Thornell (eds.), Bantu Languages: Analysis, Description and Theory.
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Work, Prosodic affiliation of NC sequences in Lungu (Cilungu))
Rüdiger Köppe Verlag   2010   ISBN:978-3-89645-705-9
Kuniya Nasukawa, Phillip Backley (Part:Joint Editor, Introduction, Headship as melodic strength)
Mouton de Gruyter   Jun 2009   ISBN:9783110218589
This collection of papers focuses on the general theme of phonological strength, bringing together current work being undertaken in a variety of leading theoretical frameworks. Its aim is to show how referring directly to strength relations can fa...
Tsuyoshi Oishi, Tetsuo Nishihara & Yoji Toyoshima (eds.), Current Trends in Morphology.
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Work, The lexical representation of Japanese verb stems and dovetailing in verb inflexion)
Kuroshio Shuppan   Mar 2005   ISBN:978-4-87424-317-6 C3080
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Editor, Ch14: Licensing/Government Phonology)
Eihosha   Jul 2005   ISBN:4269630035
Jeroen van de Weijer, Tetsuo Nishihara & Kensuke Nanjo (eds.),Voicing in Japanese, Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 84.
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Work, The representation of laryngeal-source contrasts in Japanese)
Mouton de Gruyter   2005   ISBN:978-3-11-019768-6
This book presents a number of studies which focus on the [voice] grammar of Japanese, paying particular attention to historical background, dialectal diversity, phonetic experiment, and phonological analysis. Both voicing processes in consonants ...
Kuniya Nasukawa
Mouton de Gruyter   2005   ISBN:3110184818
This book makes an important contribution to the expanding body of work in generative phonology which aims to reduce the number of traditionally recognized melodic categories in order to achieve a greater degree of restrictiveness. By analyzing da...
Eugeniusz Cyran (ed.), Structure and interpretation: Studies in phonology.
Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Work, An integrated approach to nasality and voicing)
Folium (Lublin)   1998   ISBN:83-86239-44-1
Heather Kotake M., Masatoshi Koizumi & Kuniya Nasukawa, The Daffodil Tree : Aspects of Culture & Language
Masatoshi Koizumi, Kuniya Nasukawa (Part:Joint Work)
Shohakusha   ISBN:978-4-88198-427-7