Kitahara, Hisatsugu

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Name
Kitahara, Hisatsugu
E-mail
kitaharaicl.keio.ac.jp
Affiliation
Keio University
Section
Research Centers and Institutes The Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies
Job title
Professor
Degree
Ph.D.(Harvard University), A.M.(Harvard University), B.A.(Meiji Gakuin University), B.A.(Hope College)
Research funding number
50301495

Profile

Hisatsugu Kitahara is Professor at the Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies, Keio University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics from Harvard University in 1994. Since then, he has been teaching and holding research positions at various institutions, including Princeton University, the University of British Columbia, MIT, and the University of Michigan. His expertise resides in theoretical linguistics, more specifically in minimalist syntax. His work addresses fundamental issues regarding the nature of phrase structure. He published Elementary Operations and Optimal Derivations (MIT Press 1997) and two co-authored books: A Derivational Approach to Syntactic Relations (Oxford 1998) and Explorations in Maximizing Syntactic Minimization (Routledge 2015). His research also appeared in such journals as Syntax: A Journal of Theoretical, Experimental and Interdisciplinary Research (Wiley-Blackwell) and Linguistic Inquiry (MIT Press). Early Background Born in Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan on March 22, 1965. Attended public school in Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo, Japan. Studied at Meiji Gakuin Higashimurayama High School in Tokyo and at Jenison High School in Michigan as an exchange student. Entered Meiji Gakuin University in 1984.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2010
 - 
Today
Full Professor, Institute of Cultural & Linguistic Studies, Keio University
 
Apr 1999
 - 
Mar 2009
Associate Professor, Institute of Cultural & Linguistic Studies, Keio University
 
Oct 1997
 - 
Mar 1999
Assistant Professor, Institute of Cultural & Linguistic Studies, Keio University
 
Oct 2010
 - 
Sep 2012
Assistant Director, Institute of Cultural & Linguistic Studies, Keio University
 
Apr 2006
 - 
Jul 2007
Assistant Director, Institute of Cultural & Linguistic Studies, Keio University
 

Education

 
Aug 1989
 - 
Jun 1994
Department of Linguistics, Harvard University
 
Mar 1989
   
 
Department of English Literature, Meiji Gakuin University
 
May 1988
   
 
Department of English, Hope College
 

Committee Memberships

 
Apr 2018
 - 
Mar 2021
日本言語学会  評議員
 

Published Papers

 
Some Consequences of MERGE + 3rd Factor Principles
Hisatsugu Kitahara
Reports of the Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies   49 143-159   2018
Is the faculty of language a ‘perfect solution’ to the interface systems?
Hisatsugu Kitahara
The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky 2nd Edition   50-68   2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Maximizing Syntactic Minimization: Five Preliminary Studies
Hisatsugu Kitahara
Reports of the Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies   48 239-265   2017
Merge, Labeling and Their Interactions
Samuel D. Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, T. Daniel Seely
Labels and Roots   17-46   2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Phase Cancellation by External Pair-Merge of Heads: Implications for the Unification of Morphology and Syntax
Samuel D. Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, T. Daniel Seely
The Linguistic Review   33 87-102   2016   [Refereed][Invited]

Misc

 
Review of Müller, Gereon. 2011. Constraints on displacement: A phase-based approach, John Benjamins.
Hisatsugu Kitahara
Language   89 655-657   2013   [Refereed][Invited]
Review of Miyagawa, Shigeru. 2010. Why Agree? Why Move? Unifying Agreement-Based and Discourse-Configurational Languages, MIT Press.
Hisatsugu Kitahara
Gengo Kenkyu   141 59-68   2012   [Refereed][Invited]

Books etc

 
Samuel D. Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, T. Daniel Seely (Part:Joint Work)
Routledge   2015   ISBN:978-1-138-85312-6
Samuel D. Epstein, Erich M. Groat, Ruriko Kawashima, and Hisatsugu Kitahara (Part:Joint Work)
Oxford University Press   1998   ISBN:9780195111149
Hisatsugu Kitahara
The MIT Press   1997   ISBN:9780262611299

Teaching Experience

 

Research Grants & Projects

 
統語構造を派生するメカニズムの解明、及びその理論的帰結の探求
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2018
言語器官の中核を担う統語システムとその最適性ともいうべき性質の解明に向けて
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2013
統語システムから解釈システムへの出入力機構の解明
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2004 - Mar 2008
多様な個別言語の統語構造を決定する、人間固有の普遍的特性の解明
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 1998 - Mar 2000

Others

 
1998
Japanese translation: Chomsky, Noam. 1995. The Minimalist Program, MIT Press. [Shoeisha, Tokyo, 1998. [with M.Oishi et al.]]
1986
Japanese translation: Chomsky, Noam. 1986. Barriers, MIT Press. [Kenkyusha Publishers, Tokyo, 1993. [with M.Oishi et al.]]
2011
"Orwell’s Problem: Information and Judgment" Newsletter SANSYOKUKI (June 2011), Keio Correspondence Courses. [Written in Japanese]
Journal Referee

Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Springer
Lingua, Elsevier
Linguistic Inquiry, MIT Press
Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, Kluwer Publishers
Syntax, Blackwell Publishers
The Linguistic Review, Walter de Gruyter
Journal of Linguistics, Cambridge University Press
Studia Linguistica: A Journal of General Linguistics, Wiley Blackwell

English Linguistics, Journal of the English Linguistic Society of Japan, Kaitakusha Publishing, Japan
Gengo Kenkyu, Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan