OTOGURO Ryo

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Name
OTOGURO Ryo
URL
http://www.f.waseda.jp/otoguro/eng/
Affiliation
Waseda University
Section
Faculty of Law
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
PhD(University of Essex)
Twitter ID
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I specialise in theoretical linguistics, particularly morphology, syntax and their interface. I have been working on formalising the framework in which the paradigm-baed realisational model of morphology is incorporated into Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG). The linguistic phenomena I am interested in include case and agreement, clitics, verb inflectional morphology, modality and negation. The target languages are diverse, such as Japanese, my native language, Germanic languages (English, Icelandic etc.), Romance languages, in particular European Portuguese, and Hindi/Urdu.

As a long term research target, I am also interested in revealing the nature of the knowledge of language found in human being by using a system with psychological reality. To be more specific, I try to model the correspondences between the capacity of structuring complex concepts and that of constructing linguistic structures by postulating mathematical functions that map different types of linguistic information with each other. Further, this framework allows us to construct a robust model for language evolution, namely the transition from primitive language that has extremely transparent correspondences to conceptual structures to a highly complex symbolic system with grammatical operations.

With regard to teaching, I have a mixed role of a language instructor and a linguist in School of Law. I teach English languages classes and lectures and seminars on linguistics and cognitive sciences, which are provided as a part of minor (sub-major) on linguistics and information science. I also teach lectures on syntax and linguistic typology, both of which are open to the entire university as well as a lecture on linguistic typology at School of International Liberal Studies.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2018
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Today
Professor, Faculty of Law, Waseda University
 
Apr 2012
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Mar 2018
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Waseda University
 
Apr 2009
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Mar 2012
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Waseda University
 
Apr 2006
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Mar 2009
Assistant Professor, Center for Arts and Sciences, Fukui Prefectural University
 
Aug 2005
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Feb 2006
Senior Research Officer, Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex
 

Education

 
Oct 2002
 - 
Jan 2006
PhD, Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex
 
Oct 2001
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Sep 2002
MA, Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex
 
Apr 1997
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Mar 2001
Department of English Linguistics, Faculty of Letter, Osaka University
 
Feb 2000
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Jan 2001
Exchange Programme, Australian National University
 

Committee Memberships

 
Dec 2010
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Today
Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation  Program Committee Co-chair
 
Nov 2010
 - 
Today
Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation  Associate Digital Archivist
 
Dec 2009
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Nov 2010
Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation  Program Committee Chair
 

Awards & Honors

 
2003
British Government Overseas Research Students Awards
 

Published Papers

 
Variations in Agreement Controller and Information Structure
OTOGURO Ryo
Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Kansai Linguistic Society (KLS 37)   241-251   2017   [Refereed]
[Review] Lexical Relatedness: A Paradigm-based Approach
OTOGURO Ryo
English Linguistics   33(1) 202-212   2016   [Refereed]
Syntactic, Semantic and Information Structures of Floating Quantifiers
OTOGURO Ryo, SNIJDERS Liselotte
Proceedings of the Joint 2016 Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and Lexical Functional Grammar   478-498   2016   [Refereed]
Generalising Functional Categories in LFG
OTOGURO Ryo
Proceedings of the LFG15 Conference   250-269   2015   [Refereed]
OTOGURO Ryo
Humanitas   49 113-140   2010
OTOGURO Ryo
Humanitas   48 219-240   2009
OTOGURO Ryo
CLS   41 385-399   2008   [Refereed]
Formal Aspects of Morphosyntax in LFG
OTOGURO Ryo
English Linguistics   24(1) 256-278   2007   [Refereed][Invited]
OTOGURO Ryo
Proceedings of WECOL   18 160-172   2007   [Refereed]
Morphosyntax of Case: A Theoretical Investigation of the Concept (PhD Thesis)
OTOGURO Ryo
   Jan 2006   [Refereed]
Ana R. Luís, Ryo Otoguro
Essex Research Report in Linguistics   48 31-45   2006   [Invited]
Dissociation between Phrase Structure and Functions: A Lexical-Functional Analysis of English Negator not
OTOGURO Ryo
Osaka University Papers in English Linguistics   11 85-109   2006   [Invited]
Ana R. Luís, Ryo Otoguro
Proceedings of the LFG05 Conference   253-270   2005   [Refereed]
Ana R. Luís, Ryo Otoguro
Proceedings of the LFG04 Conference   334-353   2004   [Refereed]
Case, Adpositions and Functional Categories in LFG
OTOGURO Ryo
York Papers in Linguistics Series 2   2 57-78   2004   [Invited]
Focus Clitics and Discourse Structure in LFG and PFM
OTOGURO Ryo
Proceedings of CamLing 1   140-146   2003   [Refereed]
OTOGURO Ryo
Proceedings of the LFG03 Conference   367-386   2003   [Refereed]
Word Formation in Syntax: Japanese Verb-Verb Compounding and Grammatical Information Spreading (MA Dissertation)
OTOGURO Ryo
   Sep 2002   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
Morphology and Its Interfaces
Ana R. Luís, Ryo Otoguro (Part:Contributor, Inflectional Morphology and Syntax in Correspondence: Evidence from European Portuguese)
John Benjamins   2011   ISBN:978-9027255617
Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation
OTOGURO Ryo (Part:Joint Editor)
Institute for Digital Enhancement of Cognitive Development, Waseda University   2010   ISBN:978-4905166009
Competition and Variation in Natural Languages: The Case for Case
Andrew Spencer, Ryo Otoguro (Part:Contributor, Limits to Case---A Critical Survey of the Notion)
Elsevier   2005   ISBN:978-0080446516

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Object Agreement in Icelandic: Person Feature Prominency and Information Structure
OTOGURO Ryo
The 22nd South of England LFG Meeting   4 Feb 2017   
Continuity and Discontinuity between Morphology and Syntax: A Case of Periphrasis [Invited]
OTOGURO Ryo
Morphology and Lexicon Forum   11 Sep 2016   
Syntactic, Semantic and Information Structures of Floating Quantifiers
OTOGURO Ryo, SNIJDERS Liselotte
Joint 2016 Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and Lexical Functional Grammar   28 Jul 2016   
Variations in Agreement Controller and Information Structure [Invited]
OTOGURO Ryo
The 41st Annual Meeting of the Kansai Linguistic Society   11 Jun 2016   
Morphological Properties of Predicates and Syntactic Structure of Periphery
OTOGURO Ryo
Workshop in the 33rd Annual Meeting of the English Linguistic Society of Japan   21 Nov 2015   
Relative Clauses and Verb-adjective Transposition in Japanese
OTOGURO Ryo
Workshop on Relative Clauses: Relatives in East Asia and Beyond   15 Nov 2015   
Tense Morphology and Argument Structure Alternations: An Analysis of Prenominal Modifiers in Japanese
OTOGURO Ryo
The Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain   17 Sep 2015   
Generalising Functional Categories in LFG
OTOGURO Ryo
The 20th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference   21 Jul 2015   
Lexical Functional Grammar: Constraint-based Grammar and Psychological Reality [Invited]
OTOGURO Ryo
Institute of Cultural Science, Chuo University   1 Feb 2014   
Distinctiveness of Morphological Features and Syntactic Positions
OTOGURO Ryo
The Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain   29 Aug 2013   
Inflectional Morphology and Verb Positions
OTOGURO Ryo
The 14th Korea-Japan Workshop on Linguistics and Language Processing   9 Mar 2013   
A Paradigm-based Analysis of Japanese Verb Morphology and Periphrastic Inflection
OTOGURO Ryo
The 145th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan   25 Nov 2012   
Non-isomorphism and Microvariation: A Comparative Analysis of Pronominal Clitics in European and Brazilian Portuguese
LUÍS Ana R., OTOGURO Ryo
Clitics and Beyond   May 2012   
Constructional Paradigm in Constraint-based Lexicalism: The Case of Japanese Verb Inflection
OTOGURO Ryo
The 12th Korea-Japan Workshop on Linguistics and Language Processing   Mar 2012   
Constructional Paradigm in Constraint-based Morphosyntax
OTOGURO Ryo
The 38th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society   Feb 2012   
Word-based Inflectional System in Japanese
OTOGURO Ryo
The Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain   Sep 2010   
Multiple Paradigmatic Structure and Lexemic Relations
OTOGURO Ryo
The 5th York-Essex Morphology Meeting   Feb 2008   
Paradigm Gaps and Periphrases in the Japanese Conjugation System
OTOGURO Ryo
Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL)   Dec 2007   
Structural and Lexical Case in Monostratal Grammar
OTOGURO Ryo
The Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain   Sep 2005   
Agreement Path in Icelandic
OTOGURO Ryo
The 10th International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference   Jul 2005   
Morphological and Syntactic Well-formedness: A Case of European Portuguese Proclitics
Ana R. Luís, Ryo Otoguro
The 10th International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference   Jul 2005   
Agreement and Path Specification in Icelandic
OTOGURO Ryo
The 41st Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS41)   Apr 2005   
Morphological Tokens and Phrase Structure: Towards a Treatment of Phrasal Affixes
Ana R. Luís, Ryo Otoguro
The 2nd York-Essex Morphology Meeting   Nov 2004   
The Contexts Triggering Proclisis in European Portuguese and Their Effects on Clitic Placement
Ana R. Luís, Ryo Otoguro
The 9th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference   Jul 2004   
Case, Adpositions and Functional Categories in LFG
OTOGURO Ryo
York-Essex Morphology Meeting   Nov 2003   
Focus Clitics and Discourse Information Spreading
OTOGURO Ryo
The 8th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference   Jul 2003   
Nominal Clitics Ordering and Recursive Rule Blocks
OTOGURO Ryo
The Linguistics Association of Great Britain Spring Meeting   Apr 2003   
Focus Clitics and Discourse Structure in LFG and PFM
OTOGURO Ryo
The University of Cambridge First Postgraduate Conference   Apr 2003   
Japanese Verb-Verb Compounds and Grammatical Information Spreading
OTOGURO Ryo
The Linguistics Association of Great Britain Autumn Meeting   Oct 2002   

Teaching Experience

 
 

Research Grants & Projects

 
Interface between Information Structure and Morphology/Syntax/Semantics: Agreement and Related Phenomena
Japan Society for Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): OTOGURO Ryo
Verb Inflectional Morphology and Syntactic Positions: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): OTOGURO Ryo
Morphosyntax of Modality and Related Phenomena in Constraint-based Frameworks
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2011 - 2013    Investigator(s): OTOGURO Ryo
Formalisation of Agreement in Natural Language
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2006 - 2008    Investigator(s): OTOGURO Ryo