OSADA Toshiki

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OSADA Toshiki
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Research Department
Job title
Ph. D.(Ranchi University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2018
Visiting Professor, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Apr 2014
Visiting Professor, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Sep 2012
Emeritus Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Oct 2003
Sep 2012
Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Research Associate


Linguistics, Regional and Tribal Language, Ranchi University
Linguistics, Faculty of Literature, Hokkaido University

Published Papers

A historical note on inclusive/ exclusive opposition in South Asian languages –borrowing or retention or innovation?
OSADA Toshiki
Mon-Khmer Studies   (34) 79-96   2005   [Refereed]
Mundari: The myth of a language without word classes
Nicholas Evans and OSADA Toshiki
Linguistic Typology   9 351-390   2005   [Refereed]
Report on a preliminary survey of the dialects of Kherwarian languages,
KOBAYASHI Masato, G. Murmu and OSADA Toshiki
Journal of Asian and African Studies   (66) 331-364   2003   [Refereed]
Personal pronouns and related phenomena in South Asian linguistic area: con-vergent features or convergence-resisting features?
OSADA Toshiki
Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics 2001   269-287   2001   [Refereed]
Experiential constructions in Mundari
OSADA Toshiki
Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan   (115) 51-76   1999   [Refereed]
Father Ponette's field note on Turi,
OSADA Toshiki
Journal of Asian and African Studies   (42) 175-189   1992   [Refereed]
Notes on the Proto-Kherwarian vowel system,
OSADA Toshiki
INdo-Iranian Journal   (39) 245-258   [Refereed]
The demonstrative system in Mundari
OSADA Toshiki
Journal of Asian and African Studies   (42) 59-70   [Refereed]

Books etc

Language Atlas of South Asia
OSADA Toshiki and ONISHI Masayuki (Part:Joint Editor)
Cultural relation between the Indus and the Iranian Plateau during the third millennium BCE.
Michael Witzel and OSADA Toshiki (Part:Joint Editor)
Nicholas Evans, Alice Gaby, Stephen Levinson and Asifa Majid (eds.) Reciprocals and Semantic Typology.
Nicholas Evans, OSADA Toshiki (Part:Contributor, Mundari Reciprocals)
John Benjamin   2011   
Linguistics, Archaeology and the Human Past in South Asia.
OSADA Toshiki (Part:Editor, How many Proto-Munda words in Sanskrit? with special reference to agri- cultural vocabulary,)
Manohar   2009   
G.D.S. Anderson ed. The Munda languages.
OSADA Toshiki (Part:Contributor, Mundari)
Routledge   2008   
V. Nedjalkov ed. Reciprocal constructions
OSADA Toshiki (Part:Contributor, Reciprocals in Mundari)
John Benjamin   2007   
A Reference Grammar of Mundari
OSADA Toshiki
Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa   Mar 1992   
The Rice and Food Culture of Munda in Eastem Fudili An Ethno linguistic Study
International Research Center for Japanese Studies   1995   
The Agicultunal Ritual of the Mundas in Easter Fudin Aprelinirary Comparative Study of Asian Rio Culture
International Reseach Center for Japanes Studies   2000   


Machine-readable Dictionaries and Parses for Indian Language
1997 - 2000

Research Grants & Projects

Documentation of endangered languages in Munda
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)  
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): OSADA Toshiki
A descriptive study on grammar of South Asian languages-a typological point of view
JSPS: Kaken
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): OSADA Toshiki
Typological Studies on South Asian Languages- Rethinking on South Asian Linguistic Area
JSPS: Kaken
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2013    Investigator(s): OSADA Toshiki
Environmental Change and Indus Civilization
RIHN: Research Project
Project Year: Apr 2006 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): OSADA Toshiki
Studies and construction of database on expressives in Mundari
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)  
Project Year: Apr 2006 - Mar 2009    Investigator(s): OSADA Toshiki
The construction of database to compile the Munda etymological dictionary.
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)  
Project Year: Apr 2001 - Mar 2004    Investigator(s): OSADA Toshiki
A construction of database for conpiling Munda Etymological Dictionary
Project Year: 2002 - 2004
The State-of-Art for Japanese genefic relationship
Project Year: 2001 - 2002
A Preliminary Study for the Munda Etymological Dictionary
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)  
Project Year: Apr 1998 - Mar 2001    Investigator(s): OSADA Toshiki
Making a Mundari-Hindi-Japanes Dictionary by computer
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)  
Project Year: Apr 1995 - Mar 1998    Investigator(s): OSADA Toshiki