Yohei Oseki

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Yohei Oseki
Waseda University
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Job title
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Linguistics(New York University)
Other affiliation
Waseda UniversityRIKEN
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Aug 2018
Affiliated Researcher, Center for Data Science, Waseda University
Aug 2018
Visiting Researcher, Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, RIKEN
Apr 2019
Collaborative Researcher, Center for Corpus Development, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics


Sep 2013
May 2018
Ph.D., Department of Linguistics, New York University
Jul 2014
Aug 2014
Visiting Student, Genetics & Neurobiology of Language, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Sep 2012
Aug 2013
Visiting Student, Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts
Apr 2010
Mar 2012
M.A., Graduate School of International Media, Communication, and Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University

Committee Memberships

Linguistic Inquiry; Glossa; Syntax; Journal of Japanese Linguistics; Journal of Natural Language Processing; Royal Society Open Science  [Journal Reviewer]
Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL); Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD); Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation (PACLIC); Association for Natural Language Processing  [Conference Reviewer]
Oxford University Press  [Book Reviewer]
Morphology Research Group, New York University  [Organizer]
Department of Linguistics, New York University  [Webmaster]

Awards & Honors

Best Paper Award, Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL)
Tsutomu Sakamoto Award, Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL)
Nancy Lorie Marks Family Foundation Scholarship, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Henry Mitchell MacCracken Scholarship, New York University
Rotary Foundation Scholarship, Rotary International

Published Papers

On the "Distribution" of Morphology in Linguistic Theory
Yohei Oseki
English Linguistics      2019   [Refereed]
Dual Suppletion in Japanese
Yohei Oseki & Takumi Tagawa
Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 14)      2019   [Refereed]
Modeling Hierarchical Syntactic Structures in Morphological Processing
Yohei Oseki, Charles Yang & Alec Marantz
NAACL Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL)      2019   [Refereed]
Best Paper Award: Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL)
Do Cross-Linguistic Patterns of Morpheme Order Reflect a Cognitive Bias?
Carmen Saldana, Yohei Oseki & Jennifer Culbertson
Proceedings of the 41st Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society      2019   [Refereed]
Inverting and Modeling Morphological Inflection
Yohei Oseki, Yasutada Sudo, Hiromu Sakai & Alec Marantz
ACL Workshop on Special Interest Group on Computational Morphology and Phonology (SIGMORPHON)   [Submitted]    [Refereed]
Acceptability judgments on possible words unattested in large corpora
Yohei Oseki & Alec Marantz
Frontiers in Psychology   [In preparation (invited)]    [Refereed][Invited]
Graham Flick*, Yohei Oseki*, Amanda Kczmarek, Meera Al Kaabi, Alec Marantz & Liina Pylkkänen (* denotes equal contribution)
Cortex   106 213-236   2018   [Refereed]
Yohei Oseki & Alec Marantz
IEICE Technical Report   118(163) 39-40   2018   [Refereed]
Yohei Oseki
New York University, Ph.D. dissertation      2018
Tal Linzen & Yohei Oseki
Glossa   3(1) Article 100   2018   [Refereed]
Yohei Oseki, Yasutada Sudo, Hiromu Sakai & Alec Marantz
IEICE Technical Report   117(149) 73-78   2017   [Refereed]
Yohei Oseki
Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 46)   3 85-94   2016   [Refereed]
Yohei Oseki & Alec Marantz
IEICE Technical Report   116(159) 65-69   2016   [Refereed]
Best Paper Award: Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL)
Kunio Kinjo & Yohei Oseki
University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics   22(1) Article 20   2016   [Refereed]
Yohei Oseki & Yoichi Miyamoto
Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 10)   217-228   2015   [Refereed]
Yohei Oseki
Proceedings of the 32nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 32)   303-312   2015   [Refereed]

Books etc

Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics & Morphology
Yohei Oseki, Masha Esipova & Stephanie Harves (Part:Editor, Editor-in-Chief)
Michigan Slavic Publications   2017   ISBN:9780930042271
Recursion across Domains
Tom Roeper & Yohei Oseki (Part:Contributor, Recursion in the acquisition path for hierarchical syntactic structure)
Cambridge University Press   2018   ISBN:9781108418065

Conference Activities & Talks

Symposium "On the "Distribution" of Morphology in Linguistic Theory" [Invited]
Yohei Oseki, Hiroki Narita, Hiroko Kimura, Takumi Tagawa & Kunio Nishiyama
English Linguistic Society of Japan   2018   
Workshop "Theoretical Linguistics & Cognitive Neuroscience"
Yohei Oseki, Shota Momma, Shinri Ohta, Masatoshi Koizumi, Michiru Makuuchi & Hiromu Sakai
Linguistic Society of Japan   2016   
Workshop "Computational Psycholinguistics: Overview and Prospect"
Naho Orita, Yohei Oseki, Yusuke Kubota, Doug Roland, Yuichiroh Matsubayashi
Linguistic Society of Japan   2019   
Workshop "MEG/EEG Time-Frequency Analysis" [Invited]
Atsushi Matsumoto & Yohei Oseki
International Symposium on Neurobiology of Language   2019   
Workshop "Methods for the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language" [Invited]
Sachiko Kiyama, Michiru Makuuchi, Takenobu Murakami, Yohei Oseki, Motoaki Sugiura
Japanese Society for Language Sciences   2019   
Hierarchical syntactic structures modulate brain activity during morphological processing [Invited]
Yohei Oseki
NII Shonan Meeting, Innovative Area Meeting "Evolinguistics", Korean Society for English Linguistics   2019   
Syntactic structures in morphological processing [Invited]
Yohei Oseki
MarantzFest & NTU-UT Linguistics Festa   2019   
Integrating natural language processing with cognitive science of language [Invited]
Yohei Oseki
RIKEN & Waseda University   2018   
On the "Distribution" of Morphology in Linguistic Theory [Invited]
Yohei Oseki
Keio Linguistic Colloquium   2018   
Words in the brain [Invited]
Yohei Oseki
Meikai Linguistic Colloquium   2016   
Morphological computation in the mind/brain [Invited]
Yohei Oseki
Keio University & Waseda University   2016   
Neural dynamics of morphological and phrasal composition [Invited]
Yohei Oseki
University of Tokyo & Waseda University   2015   

Research Grants & Projects

Construction and evaluation of neurocomputational models of natural language
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science"
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Yohei Oseki
Computational psycholinguistics of language processing with large corpora
National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics: Collaborative Research Project
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Yohei Oseki
Elucidation of the neural basis of language through integration of theory, models, and experiments
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grain-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2023    Investigator(s): Shinri Ohta
Computational cognitive neuroscience of lexical processing
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-Up
Project Year: Aug 2018 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Yohei Oseki
Why every human language have a grammar?: A study on neural oscillation in predictive language processing using MEG
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research
Project Year: Jun 2018 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Hiromu Sakai
How does grammar emerge in the human brain?: An insight from the East Asian comparative cognitive neuroscience of language
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Hiromu Sakai


Natural languages: Japanese (native), English (fluent), Ainu (basic)
Artificial languages: Python, R, MATLAB, HTML, JavaScript, LaTeX