Haruo Kubozono

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Haruo Kubozono
National Institutes for the Humanities
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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2016
Professor, Theory and Typology Division, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Apr 2010
Mar 2016
Director, Professor, Department of Linguistic Theory and Structure, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Apr 1996
Sep 2010
Associate professor, Professor, Dept. of Linguistics, Kobe University
Apr 1992
Mar 1996
Associate professor, Dept. of Japanese, Osaka University of Foreign Studies
Jul 1995
Aug 1995
Visiting scholar, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Aug 1994
Jun 1995
Visiting scholar, Dept. of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Apr 1982
Mar 1992
Lecturer, Associate professor, Dept. of English Studies, Nanzan University, Japan

Awards & Honors

Feb 2018
Waseda University Presidential Teaching Award, Waseda University
Nov 1997
Kindaichi Award
Nov 1995
Ichikawa Sanki Award
Oct 1988
Ivy Award, Nagoya University
Sep 1984
UK overseas research student award

Books etc

Japanese Grammar: Koshikijima Japanese and Beyond
Haruo Kubozono, Nobuko Kibe, Chie Takagi (Part:Joint Editor)
Kurosio Publishsers   Feb 2019   
Prosody and Prosodic Interface in Japanese and Korean (The Linguistic Review 36-1 Special Issue)
Haruo Kubozono (Part:Editor)
Feb 2019   
English linguistics in English classes
Haruo Kubozono (Part:Editor)
Kaitakusha   Sep 2018   
Tonal Change and Neutralization
Haruo Kubozono, Mikio Giriko (Part:Joint Editor, All)
De Gruyter Mouton   Mar 2018   
Incomprehensible Japanese
Haruo Kubozono
Heibonsha   Dec 2017   

Published Papers

The phonological structure of Japanese mimetics and motherese
Haruo Kubozono
Ideophones, Mimetics and Expressives   35-56   May 2019
The linguistic structure of Japanese baseball chants
Junko Ito, Haruo Kubozono, Armin Mester, Shin-ichi Tanaka
Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Phonology (AMP) 2018      Feb 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Secondary high tones in Koshikijima Japanese
Haruo Kubozono
The Linguistic Review   36(1) 25-50   Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Mora sensitivity in Kagoshima Japanese: Evidence from no contraction
Haruo Kubozono
Hana-bana: A Festschrift for Junko Ito and Armin Mester      Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Loanword accent of Kyungsang Korean: A moraic analysis
Haruo Kubozono
Topics in Theoretical Asian Linguistics.   303-329   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Focus prosody in Kagoshima Japanese
Haruo Kubozono
The Study of Word Stress and Accent: Theories, Methods and Data   323-345   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Word accent in English and Japanese
Haruo Kubozono
250-267   Sep 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Prosodic evidence for syllable structure in Japanese
Haruo Kubozono
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics   88 35-50   Apr 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Pitch accent
Haruo Kubozono
The Cambridge Handbook of Japanese Handbook   154-180   May 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Bilingualism and accent changes in Kagoshima Japanese
Haruo Kubozono
Tonal Change and Neutralization   279-329   Mar 2018   [Refereed]


Syllable weight in Japanese and English
Haruo Kubozono
352-256   Mar 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Japanese dialects and general linguitsics: Generalizations based on syllable weight
Haruo Kubozono
Journal of Culture and Information Science   11(2) 112-116   Mar 2016   [Invited]
History of my research
Haruo Kubozono
Nihon Gogaku   31(14) 38-38   Nov 2012   [Invited]
Numerals and language
Haruo Kubozono
Seikyo Shimbun      Dec 2011   [Invited]
Haruo Kubozono
(6)    Oct 2011   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

Mysteries of Japanese Mimetics [Invited]
Haruo Kubozono
Tohoku University Linguistics Colloquium   11 Mar 2019   
Effects of mora, lexical pitch accent, and focus on Japanese preboundary lengthening
22. Seo, J., S. Kim, H. Kubozono, and T. Cho
26th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference   29 Nov 2018   
Vocative and question intonation in Japanese [Invited]
Haruo Kubozono
UCSC Phonology Colloquium   3 Dec 2018   
Default word prosody and its effects on morphology [Invited]
Haruo Kubozono
26th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference   29 Nov 2018   
Vocative intonation in Kagoshima and Koshikijima Japanese
Haruo Kubozono
日本言語学会第157回大会   18 Nov 2018   

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2024    Investigator(s): Haruo Kubozono
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Reiko Mazuka
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Haruo Kubozono
The prosody of Japanese dialects and prosodic typology
JSPS: Kakenhi Grant in Aid
Project Year: Mar 2014 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Haruo Kubozono
A Study on Vocative Intonation
JSPS: Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Haruo Kubozono


Sep 1983
Aug 1986
Ph.D. in Linguistics, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Edinburgh
Apr 1979
Mar 1982
MA and PhD in English Linguistics, Dept. of English Linguistics, Nagoya University, Japan
Apr 1975
Mar 1979
BA in English, Dept. of English, Osaka University of Foreign Studies

Committee Memberships

Apr 2013
The Phonetic Society of Japan  Executive Council
Aug 2012
Association for Laboratory Phonology  Executive Council
Apr 2012
The Linguistic Society of Japan  Permanent Council
Jan 2012
Natural Language and Linguistic Theory  Ediborial Board
Apr 2009
Mar 2012
The Linguistic Society of Japan  Editor-in-chief
Apr 2006
Mar 2009
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)  Program Officer
Apr 2005
Mar 2009
The Phonological Society of Japan  President
Apr 2001
Mar 2004
The Phonetic Society of Japan  Editor-in-chief