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Sapporo University
Faculty of Foreign Languages Department of English
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Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2014
Sapporo University
Apr 1991
Professor, Department of English, Sapporo University
Oct 1988
Mar 1991
Research Instructor, Hokkaido University


Graduate School, Division of Letters, Hokkaido University
Faculty of Literature, Hokkaido University

Published Papers

Externalization, stress and word order
(32) 18-34   Jan 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Head Parameters and Word Stress in German,
Phonological Externalization   3 85-101   2018
Obligatory Contour Principle and Minimalist Syntax
Phonological Externalization   3 73-83   2018
Righthand Head Rule and the typology of word stress
KLS   37 251-264   Jun 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Prosody and branching direction of phrasal compounds
Proceedings of the annual meeting of Linguistic Society of America   2(21) 1-10   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
Historical changes of word order and word stress: An introduction
Phonological Externalization Volume 2   83-100   Mar 2017
Word Order and Prosody in the Adnominal Modification Structures
TOKIZAKI Hisao Inaba Jiro
Phonological Externalization Volume 2   45-52   Mar 2017
Ancrene Wisse における本動詞と目的語の相対的語順と借入語
JELS   (34) 98-104   Mar 2017
Prominence and structure of compounds
English Linguistics   33(1) 119-144   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Phonological externalization of morphosyntactic structure: Universals and variable
Phonological Externalization Volume 1   1-10   Mar 2016
Polar Question Particles and the Final-Over-Final Constraint
TOKIZAKI Hisao Kuwana Yasutomo
(84) 65-89   Mar 2016
Dvandva compounds and Obligatory Contour Principle
61-72   Feb 2016
A defense of Bare Mapping from syntax to phonology
(82) 89-102   Mar 2015
Stress and restrictiveness in phrase and compound
32 346-352   Feb 2015
Tone in Chinese: Preserving tonal melody in strong positions
TOKIZAKI Hisao & Nasukawa Kuniya
『中國語文研究』   35(1) 31-46   2014   [Refereed]
Deriving the Compounding Parameter from Phonology
Hisao Tokizaki
Linguistic Analysis   38(3-4) 275-303   Nov 2013   [Refereed]
Introduction to Universal Syntax and Parametric Phonology
Hisao Tokizaki and Yoshihito Dobashi
Linguistic Analysis   38(3-4) 147-151   Nov 2013   [Refereed]
Tone in Chinese: Preserving tonal melody in strong positions
Hisao Tokizaki, Kuniya Nasukawa
Proceedings from Phonology in the 21st Century: In Honour of Glyne Piggott: McGill Working Papers in Linguistics,   22(1) 1-8   Sep 2012   [Refereed]
ed. by Alanah McKillen and Jenny Loughran (eds.)
Montreal: McGill University.
Hisao Tokizaki
明海大学 : 日本学術振興会科学研究費補助金基盤研究(A)「自律調和的視点から見た音韻類型のモデル」成果報告書   121-131   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
Hisao Tokizaki
Selected Research Papers in Applied Linguistics : Meikai Roundtable in Applied Linguistics   0(14) 27-38   Mar 2012
Hisao Tokizaki
Language and culture   76 61-68   Mar 2012
Tokizaki Hisao, Kuwana Yasutomo
Language and culture   74 87-108   Mar 2011
In this paper, we discuss how the semantics of conjunctions affects prosody across clauses/sentences. Nespor and Vogel (1986) observe that phonological rules across sentences may apply when there exists a positive semantic relation (i.e., and, the...
The nature of linear information in the morphosyntax-pf interface
Hisao Tokizaki
English Linguistics   28(2) 227-257   Dec 2011   [Refereed]
Introduction: Linear information across grammar
Hisao Tokizaki
English Linguistics   28(2) 222-226   Dec 2011   [Refereed]
Recursive Compounds and Word-Stress Location
Hisao Tokizaki
On Linguistic Interface II (Belfast)   1-11   Dec 2010   [Refereed]
Linear information, structure and performance systems
Hisao Tokizaki, Kayono Shiobara and Kuniya Nasukawa
JELS   (28) 196-197   Nov 2010   [Refereed]
Hisao Tokizaki
Language and culture   72 31-41   Mar 2010
Hisao Tokizaki, Kuwana Yasutomo
Language and culture   70 35-51   Mar 2009
Consonant clusters across word-boundaries
Hisao Tokizaki
Proceedings of 2008 the Phonology-Morphology Circle of Korea Annual Workshop   3-7   Dec 2008   [Refereed]
Symmetry and asymmetry in the syntax-phonology interface
Hisao Tokizaki
Phonological Studies   11 123-130   2008   [Refereed]
Syllable Structure, Stress Location and Head-Complement Order
Hisao Tokizaki
Phonological Studies   13 135-136   Aug 2010   [Refereed]
Intrasentential prosody: Conjunction, speech rate and sentence length
Hisao Tokizaki
Nouveaux cahiers de linguistique française   28 359-367   Sep 2007   [Refereed]
University of Geneva
Linearizing structure with silence: A minimalist theory of syntax-phonology interface
Hisao Tokizaki
University of Tsukuba      Dec 2006
Hisao Tokizaki
Language and culture   63 33-43   Oct 2005
Prosody and phrase structure without labels
Hisao Tokizaki
English Linguistics   22(2) 380-405   Nov 2005   [Refereed]
Pause and hierarchical structure in sentence and discourse
Hisao Tokizaki and Yasutomo Kuwana
Discourse and Prosody as a complex interface      Sep 2005
Hisao Tokizaki
Language and culture   61 103-119   Oct 2004
Hisao Tokizaki
Language and culture   56 81-99   Mar 2002
In this paper I will point out a number of problems with prosodic hierarchy theory (cf. Selkirk 1984 among others) and will propose an alternative theory based on prosodic boundaries.1 I will also show that the boundary-based theory explains phono...
Hisao Tokizaki
北海道英語英文学   (46) 85-97   Jun 2001   [Refereed]
Hisao Tokizaki
文化と言語 : 札幌大学外国語学部紀要   (53) 37-51   Oct 2000
Syntax-Phonology Mapping and the Length of Constituents
Hisao Tokizaki
University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics   7(1) 275-286   Sep 2000
Prominence, phrasing, and movement
Hisao Tokizaki
English Linguistics   17(2) 459-487   Dec 2000   [Refereed]
Prosody and Information in Japanese and English
Hisao Tokizaki
Language and culture   (50) 161-194   Jun 1999
Prosodic phrasing and bare phrase structure
Hisao Tokizaki
Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society 29   1 381-395   Sep 1999   [Refereed]
Reflexive pronoun and middle construction
Tokizaki Hisao
JELS   15 241-250   Feb 1998
HIsao Tokizaki
文化と言語 : 札幌大学外国語学部紀要   31(1) 53-81   Sep 1997
Hisao Tokizaki
The Sapporo University journal   (2) 47-60   Oct 1996
Hisao Tokizaki
北海道英語英文学   (41) 81-90   Jun 1996
Hisao Tokizaki, Hamada Hideto
Language and culture   29(1) 1-9   Oct 1995
Tokizaki Hisao
Language and culture   28(2) 1-21   Mar 1995
Hisao Tokizaki
Language and culture   27(2) 23-30   Mar 1994
Hisao Tokizaki
Language and culture   27(1) 1-16   Oct 1993
Tokizaki Hisao
Language and culture :   25(1) 29-46   Dec 1991
Tokizaki Hisao
The Annual report on cultural science   39(3) 73-90   Mar 1991
Variable intonational phrasing in English
Hisao Tokizaki
Proceedings of the Tokyo Linguistics Forum 1st Summer Conference   p149-162   1988   [Refereed]
Hisao Tokizaki
北海道英語英文学   (32) p55-64   1987
Hisao Tokizaki
北海道英語英文学   (30) 21-32   1985
Stress Location and the Acquisition of Morpho-Syntactic Parameters
Hisao Tokizaki
Online Proceedings of the 28th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics      Feb 2011   [Refereed]
7 pages


Unattested Word Orders and Left-Branching Structure
TOKIZAKI Hisao and Yasutomo Kuwana
Principles of Linearization      2012   [Refereed]
Non-existent word orders and left-branching structure
Hisao Tokizaki and Kuwana Yasutomo
GLOW Newsletter   60 145-146   2008   [Refereed]
Review of
Studies in English Literature, English Number      2004
Eel sentences in Japanese and English
A New Century of Phonology and Phonological Theory: A Festschrift for Professor Shosuke Haraguchi on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday   571-581   2003   [Refereed]
"Eel sentences in Japanese and English" A New Century of Phonology and Phonological Theory:A Festschrift for Professor Shosuke Haraguchi on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday. ed. by Takeru Honma, Masao Okazaki, Toshiyuki Tab・・・
Kaitakusya   571-581   2003
"Eel sentences in Japanese and English"
A New Century of Phonology and Phonological Theory:A Festschrift for Professor Shosuke Haraguchi on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday. ed. by Takeru Honma, Masao Okazaki, Toshiyuki Tabata, ...
Are unrelated participles exceptional?
Tokizaki Hisao
Eigogaku-to gendai-no gengoriron   33-36   Oct 1999   [Refereed]

Books etc

“A Stress-Based Theory of Disharmonic Word Orders” in Theoretical approaches to disharmonic word orders, ed. by Theresa Biberauer and Michelle Sheehan
Hisao Tokizaki and Yasutomo Kuwana (Part:Joint Work)
Oxford University Press in Oxford   Dec 2013   
“Unattested Word Orders and Left-Branching Structure” in Challenges to Linearization, ed. by Theresa Biberauer and Ian Roberts
Hisao Tokizaki (Part:Joint Work)
Mar 2013   
“Limited Consonant Clusters in OV languages” in Consonant clusters and structural complexity(Interface Explorations [IE] 26), ed. by Philip Hoole, Lasse Bombien, Marianne Pouplier, Christine Mooshammer and Barbara Kühnert
Hisao Tokizaki and Yasutomo Kuwana (Part:Joint Work)
Mouton de Gruyter in Berlin   Oct 2012   
"Spell Out before you Merge" in Explorations of Phase Theory: Interpretation at the Interfaces. (Interface Explorations) ed. by Grohmann, Kleanthes K.
Hisao Tokizaki (Part:Joint Work, 95-113)
Berlin: de Gruyter   Mar 2009   
"Syntactic Structure and Silence"
Hisao Tokizaki
Hituji shobo   2008   ISBN:4894763958
Stress and tone in intransitive constructions
Hisao Tokizaki (Part:Joint Work)
Nov 1996   
"Variable Intonational Phrasing in English"
Proceedings of the Tokyo Linguistics Forum 1st Summer Conference   1988   
"Prosodic Phrasing and Bare Phrase Structure"
Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society   1999   
“Reconsidering the Edge Parameter” In Prosody matters: Essays in honor of Elisabeth Selkirk ed. by Toni Borowsky, Shigeto Kawahara, Takahito Shinya and Mariko Sugahara (eds.)
Hisao Tokizaki
Equinox in London   Mar 2012   

Conference Activities & Talks

Prosody and the Position of Subject
Phonological Externalization of Morphosyntactic Structure   14 Sep 2018   
Alliteration and the holistic typology of Japanese
LACUS 2018   24 Jul 2018   
Japanese accent in word-prosodic typology
NAPhCX Tenth North American Phonology Conference   5 May 2018   
Borrowing, Stress Shift and Word Order Change in the History of English
Miyashita Harumasa TOKIZAKI Hisao
SLIN 18 (Storia della Lingua Inglese)   16 Mar 2018   
Deriving Word Order Universals from Phonology
Workshop: Phonological externalization of morphosyntactic structure: Universals and variables   26 Jul 2017   

Research Grants & Projects

Syntax-Phonology Interface