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Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa
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Mar 2000
Graduate School, Division of Letters, Kyoto University
Mar 1994
Graduate School, Division of Letters, Hokkaido University
Mar 1989
Faculty of Liberal Arts, International Christian University

Published Papers

A Sliammon Text: “Birds and Rain”, as told by Mary George
Honoré Watanabe
北方言語研究   9 123-130   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
The polysynthetic nature of Salish
Honoré Watanabe
The Oxford handbook of polysynthesis   623-642   Nov 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Honoré Watanabe
Insubordination   309-340   Nov 2016   [Refereed]
Nicholas Evans, Honoré Watanabe
Insubordination   1-38   Nov 2016   [Refereed]
Valency Classes in Sliammon Salish
Honore Watanabe
Valency Classes: A comparative handbook. Volume 2 Case Studies from Austronesia, the Pacific, the Americas, and Theoretical Outlook   1313-1358   2015   [Refereed][Invited]


Review of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Sníchim — Xwelíten Sníchim Sḵexwts / Squamish — English Dictionary. North Vancouver: Squamish Nation Dictionary Project; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011. pp. xx+356.
Watanabe, Honoré
Anthropological Linguistics   53(2) 170-174   2011   [Invited]
The Seal — A traditional Sliammon-Comox Story (Told by Mary George, Edited by Honoré Watanabe)
渡辺己(WATANABE, Honore)
Salish Myths and Legends: One People’s Stories   121-129   Jul 2008

Books etc

Nicholas Evans, Honoré Watanabe (Part:Joint Editor)
John Benjamins   Nov 2016   ISBN:9789027266545
Written As I Remember It
Watanabe, Honoré (Part:Contributor)
Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.   Mar 2014   
H. Wanatabe wrote the "Notes on the Sliammon Language" and collaborated extensively on the three Sliammon narrative texts within the volume.
A Morphological Description of Sliammon, Mainland Comox Salish, with a Sketch of Syntax
Watanabe, Honoré
Osaka Gakuin University   Mar 2003   

Conference Activities & Talks

North American Case of Language Endangerment-What is endangered in an endangered language [Invited]
Honoré Watanabe
A International Workshop: Endangered Languages: Dialect variation and linguistic Identity   16 Mar 2016   Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
On identifying an aspectual suffix in Sliammon
Honoré Watanabe
2016 Meetings of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA)   7 Jan 2016   Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA)
Focus Constructions in Sliammon [Invited]
Honoré Watanabe
International Workshop: Kakarimusubi from a Comparative Perspective   6 Sep 2015   National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
The Polysynthetic Nature of Salish [Invited]
Honoré Watanabe
International Symposium on Polysynthesis in the World’s Languages   20 Feb 2014   National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Historical origins of the applicative suffixes in Sliammon Salish
Honoré Watanabe
2014 Meetings of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA)   Jan 2014   Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA)

Research Grants & Projects

Phonological study of Sliammon
Foreign Countries: The Jacobs Research Funds of the Whatcom Museum Society (Bellingham, U.S.A.)
Project Year: 1991