ARIKAWA Koji

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Name
ARIKAWA Koji
Nickname
redeyedtreefrog
E-mail
karikawaandrew.ac.jp
Affiliation
Momoyama Gakuin University
Section
St.Andrew's University, Dept of liberal arts and international studies
Job title
Professor
Degree
Ph.D. (Japanese Linguistics)(University of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.A.)), M.A.(International Relations)(University of Tsukuba), M.A.(Japanese Linguistics)(Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.A.))

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I am interested in human language system that is a mutation. The language system may be the source of Gaussian elimination in linear algebra and Galois theoretic transformation in mathematics.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2008
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Today
Professor, Department of International studies and liberal arts, St. Andrew's University
 

Education

 
 
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1992
Japanese Linguistics, East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
 
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1987
Japanese studies, Graduate School, Division of Area Studies, University of Tsukuba
 
 
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1984
Hindi, Faculty of Foreign Language, Osaka University of Foreign Studies
 

Published Papers

 
ARIKAWA Koji
The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics (PBML)   (112) 55-82   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
A graph-theoretical approach to grammaticality
ARIKAWA Koji
St. Andrew's University Bulletin of the Research Institute   44(3) 115-138   Mar 2019
ARIKAWA Koji
43(3) 15-32   Mar 2018
Does Gaussian elimination teach about uninterpretable feature elimination in CHL?
ARIKAWA Koji
St. Andrew's University Bulletin of the Research Institute   42(3) 83-128   Mar 2017
ARIKAWA Koji
Journal of Cognitive Science   17(4) 499-546   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Graph-theoretic and physical account of binary versus ternary branching structure
ARIKAWA Koji
St. Andrew's University Bulletin of the Research Institute   41(2) 79-108   Dec 2015
Koji Arikawa
BIOLINGUISTICS   7 276-300   Nov 2013   [Refereed]
ARIKAWA Koji
Human Science, St. Andrew's University   (44) 21-95   Mar 2013
Arikawa Koji
Human sciences review, St. Andrew's University   0(40) 65-200   Mar 2011
The computational procedure of human natural language (CHL; only humans have it) produces sound information that instructs the sensory-motor (physical) system (every animal has it) on how to use it, and meaning information that instructs the thoug...
Arikawa Koji
Human sciences review, St. Andrew's University   0(36) 245-429   Mar 2009
This paper argues for the following. a. The natural language system is a disguised virus-check system. It self-organized in the brain of the human ancestor as the result of a self-organizing mutation that took place about two million years ago. b....
Arikawa Koji
Human sciences review, St. Andrew's University   0(35) 141-217   Jul 2008
The SOV (subject-object-verb) word order, the most common word order among human languages (SOV: 45%, SVO: 35%, VSO: 18%, etc.), has two distinct derivations (structure-building processes). The first type of derivation yields the standard SOV stru...
Arikawa Koji
Intercultural studies   0(37) 67-111   Dec 2007
I tried theoretically to translate Hierarchical Agreement Analysis (HAA) into a minimalist program (MP) of human natural language. I found that HAA and MP are theoretically compatible. HAA was originally proposed within the discipline of Japanese ...
Arikawa Koji
Human sciences review, St. Andrew's University   0(33) 49-81   Jun 2007
This paper basically argues for Pesetsky's (2004) hypothesis that Case is an uT (uninterpretable Tense feature) of DP (determiner phrase), call it uT analysis. The uT analysis treats the traditional distinction of structural Case such as [NOM] (no...
Arikawa Koji
Human sciences review, St. Andrew's University   (33) 83-118   2007
This paper argues for Kayne's (1984) Connectedness Condition which is aimed at accounting for the island effect first discovered by Ross (1967). An island is a structure out of which an element cannot escape. A variable which is confined in an isl...
Miyagawa Shigeru and Koji Arikawa
Linguistic Inquiry (The MIT Press)   38(4) 645-670   2007   [Refereed]
Arikawa Koji
Human sciences review, St. Andrew's University   27(0) 75-150   Jul 2004
Arikawa Koji
St. Andrew's University bulletin of the Research Institute   30(1) 203-218   Jul 2004
ARIKAWA Koji
St.Andrew's University bulletin of the Research Institute   27(2) 21-74   Dec 2001
The computational system of the human natural language (CHL) is a realization of the emergent and self-organizing properties of the human brain. CHL is the typical case of a complex system: (i) it shows the butterfly effect, i.e., the final state ...
ARIKAWA Koji
Intercultural studies   (21) 141-188   2000
Using quantifier-floating as an example, I have argued that natural language is a well-behaved object of empirical science. That is, (i) grammaticality reaction has high degree of reproducibility, (ii) a working hypothesis makes a prediction, and ...

Misc

 
A handbook of diagnostics in generative syntax - data from English, Hindi, and Japanese
Koji Arikawa
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) Report (No.13610669) Symmetry breaking and informational generation:word orders and syntactic structures in English, Hindi, and Japanese   861   2004

Books etc

 
A Diologue Between Japanese Lingusitics and Biolinguistics (written in Japanese)
Izumi Publication   2005   
Biolinguistics as Foundation of Brain Science (written in Japanese)
Sankei Publisher   2007   ISBN:978-4-88361-543-8
A Reference Guide of Diagnostics of Generative Syntax (written in English)
Sankei Publisher   2008   ISBN:978-4-88361-578-0
Biolinguistics as Foundation of Brain Science-Revised edition-Application (written in Japanese)
Sankei Publisher   2009   ISBN:978-4-88361-486-8
Biolinguistics as Foundation of Brain Science-Revised edition-Theory (wrriten in Japanese)
Sankei Publisher   2010   ISBN:9784883617296

Conference Activities & Talks

 
ARIKAWA Koji
International Congress of Linguists (ICL) 19; Advances in biolinguistics; University of Geneva, Switzerland   27 Jul 2013   
ARIKAWA Koji
Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP); Riva del Garda, Fierecongressi, Italy   Sep 2012   
Koji Arikawa
2010 DGfS (Linguistic Society of Germany) AG9: Linearization, Humboldt University, Berlin   2010   
Inga-kenkee-hyoogen-no shintakusu-to imi saikoo [Syntax and semantics of cause-effect expressions]
1996 Fall conference of Japanese language education   1996   
Locality in syntax and floated numeral quantifiers
Linguisitc colloquium, University of California at Los Angeles   2003   

Teaching Experience

 

Research Grants & Projects

 
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2001 - 2002    Investigator(s): Koji ARIKAWA
The main purpose of this project was to investigate the possibility of the natural language study as the foundation of brain (cognitive) sciences. At this point, the basic methodology of this empirically scientific natural-language study is to exa...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for young scientist
Project Year: Apr 1998 - Mar 1999    Investigator(s): ARIKAWA Koji