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Waseda University
Faculty of Law School of Law
Job title
Ph.D.(University of California, Berkeley), M.A.(University of California, Berkeley)
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Research Areas



Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Published Papers

Discordance and communication
Makiko Takekuro
Discordance in Interaction: A Linguistic Anthropological View of Disharmony and Conflict      May 2018
Discordance as a metapragmatic frame: Communicative practice of the island-mainland dichotomy in Ishigaki
Makiko Takekuro
Discordance in Interaction: A Linguistic Anthropological View of Disharmony and Conflict      May 2018
Describing space as an intersubjective activity: Examples from Ishigaki
Makiko Takekuro
Papers On and Around the Linguistics of BA   33-43   Mar 2017
Special Issue: Metacommunication In Search of a Common Ground for Sociolinguistic Sciences
Takeshi Enomoto, Makiko Takekuro, Tomoharu Yanagimachi, Katsuya Takanashi
The Japanese Journal of Language in Society   19(1) 1-5   Sep 2016
Compass-based use of language and gesture among speakers of Ishigaki
Makiko Takekuro
Proceedings of the 33nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society   33 412-423   2013   [Refereed]

Books etc

Discordance in Interaction: A Linguistic Anthropological View of Disharmony and Conflict
Makiko Takekuro (Part:Editor)
Hitsuzi Publishers   May 2018   ISBN:9784894769205
Intersubjectivity in Language: A Quest for the Diversity of Language and Cognition
Makiko Takekuro
Waseda University Press   Mar 2011   ISBN:978-4-657-11503-4

Conference Activities & Talks

Poetics and performance in a harvest festival on Ishigaki Island in Japan
Makiko Takekuro
Sociolinguistics Symposium 22   28 Jun 2018   
Influences from outside and forces inside an insular community: Linguistic practices and regional identity on Ishigaki
Makiko Takekuro & Masataka Yamaguchi
The 15th International Pragmatics Conference   20 Jul 2017   
Discerning discordance in “harmonious” interactions: The cases of cross-cultural encounters in Brisbane and Ishigaki Island, Okinawa
Masataka Yamaguchi & Makiko Takekuro
The 15th International Pragmatics Conference   18 Jul 2017   
Rituals and communication on Ishigaki Island: Discordance over traditions
Makiko Takekuro
The 21st Joint Workshop on Linguistics and Language/The Fourth International Workshop on the Linguistics of Ba   16 Dec 2016   
Discordance in interaction: Rethinking the gasshuukoku (‘united states’) metaphor on Ishigaki Island
Makiko Takekuro
The 24th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference   15 Oct 2016   

Research Grants & Projects

Linguistics of 'Ba': Emergence of Meaning in Ba
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017
This research was conceived on the idea to develop a novel theory on context-dependency in ordinary language use, by applying and extending the idea of 'Ba' (field), which is originally developed in the fields of physical and biological sciences t...
A linguistic anthropological analysis of interaction: The intersection between language, gesture, and lived space on Ishigaki Island
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2016
Ishigaki Island is often described as gasshuukoku (‘united states’), which is a term associated with a community of coexistence. Despite the image, a contrast and separation are persistent especially between islanders and recent settlers. For exam...
Exploring limits for presupposition manipulation
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2014
Linguistic expressions whose usages are pragmatically constrained may be used even though their pragmatic constraints are not satisfied. Those usages are often regarded as prescriptively “wrong.” This project investigated such linguistic phenomena...
Project Year: 2009 - 2011
During the project period which started in fiscal 2009 and ended in fiscal 2011, researchers in various related fields including the principal investigator, liaison researchers, international research collaborators and supporting researchers joine...
A linguistic anthropological analysis of interaction in Ishigaki : A quest for the intersection between language, gesture, and environment
Based on data from video-recordings collected during field visits to Ishigaki Island (the main island of the Yaeyama Islands, the southernmost of several island groups, making up the prefecture of Okinawa, Japan), this study explores how Japanese ...