Yukinori Takubo

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Name
Yukinori Takubo
Affiliation
National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Job title
Director-General
Degree
Litt. D.(Kyoto University)
Other affiliation
Kyoto University
Twitter ID
@yukitakubo2

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Yukinori Takubo is the Director-General of National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics. He is also a professor emeritus of Kyoto University, Japan. He received Doctor of Lit. in linguistics from Kyoto University. His research interests include generative syntax, pragmatics, discourse management theory, Mental Spaces, formal semantics, and the description and documentation of Ryukyuan languages, sister languages of Japanese.
His academic publications appeared, among others, in Gengo Kenkyu, Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan, Journal of Japanese Linguistics, Journal of Pragmatics and Ene, Journal of the Linguistic Society of Korea. He has (co-)authored and (co-)edited fifteen books/book series/special issues of journals, including Nihongo no Kozo: Suironi to Chisikikanri (Structure of Japanese: Inference and Knowledge Management), Nihongo Bunpou (Basic Grammar of Japanese), Shijishi (Demonstrativs), Iwanami Series of Language Sciences, Gengo Kenkyu, and Journal of Semantics.
He was editor-in-chief of Gengo Kenkyu, Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan, the vice president of Japan Cognitive Science Science Society and is currently an executive board member of the Society of Japanese Linguistics and the Society of Japanese Grammar.
Prior to his current appointment he was a full-time visiting lecturer of Dongguk University, Korea, an Associate Professor of Kobe University, a Professor of Kyushu University. He has also taught at the LSA institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Carleton College.

He has been constructing a web-based museum for the documentation of endangered languages in Ryukyu, the prototype of which can be accessed at:

www.kikigengo.jp

Only the link to Nishihara in Miyako is currently active.

Research Areas

 
 
  • Linguistics / Linguistics / Pragmatics, semantics, syntax, Ryukyuan
  • Linguistics / Linguistics / Linguistics
  • Linguistics / Linguistics / Pragmatics, Semantics, Endangered Languages

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2018
 - 
Today
President, Linguistic Society of Japan
 
Oct 2017
 - 
Today
Director-General, Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
 
Apr 2016
 - 
Today
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
 
Oct 2014
 - 
Sep 2015
Visitting professor, Ntional Institute of Japanese and Linguistics
 
Oct 2000
 - 
Mar 2016
Professor, Department of Linguistics, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
 
Apr 2010
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Mar 2014
Visiting Professor, National Institute of Japanese and Linguistics
 
Mar 2007
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Jun 2007
Fullbright Scholar in Residence, Program in linguistics, Carleton College, USA
 
Jun 2001
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Aug 2001
Professor, LSA Summer Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
Apr 1996
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Sep 2000
Professor, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Letters, Kyushu University
 
Apr 1991
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Mar 1996
Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Kyushu University
 

Published Papers

 
Language, Cognition and Logic, Viewed from the Polysemy of a Japanese Formal Noun tokoro (location)
Yukinori Takubo
Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan   (154)    Oct 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Tonal neutralization in the Ikema dialect of Miyako Ryukyuan
Yosuke Igarashi, Yukinori Takubo, Yuka Hayashi and Tomoyuki Kubo
Tonal Change and Neutralization, de Gruyter Mouton   NA(NA) 83-128   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
The digital museum project for the documentation of endangered languages: The case of Ikema Ryukyuan
Yukinori Takubo
McClure, W and A. Vovin (eds.), Studies in Japanese and Korean historical and theoretical linguistics and beyond, Brill, 3-12.   NA(NA) 3-12   Jan 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
On the autonomy of syntax
Yukinori Takubo
In: Fujita, K. and Y. Nishimura (eds.) Nitiei taisyoo-bunpoo to goi heno toogooteki apurooti (Contrasting Japanese and English: An integrated approach toward syntax and lexicon) . Tokyo: Kaitakusya   34-47   May 2016   [Invited]
On the structure of knowledge base
Yukinori Takubo
In:Fujita, K. and Y. Nishimura (eds.) Nitiei taisyoo-bunpoo to goi heno toogooteki apurooti (Contrasting Japanese and English: An integrated approach toward syntax and lexicon) . Tokyo: Kaitakusya   180-187   May 2016   [Invited]
Japanese tense and aspect as temporal ordering: Why you cannot say 'ta-mae' or 'ru-ato'
Yukinori Takubo
Journal of Japanese Grammar   12(2) 65-77   Sep 2012   [Refereed][Invited]
Ryuukyuugo Miyako Ikema hoogen ankusento teikei wa 2-kei de atte, 2-kei dewa nai (The Ikema dialect of Miyako Ryukyuan has a three-, not two-, pattern accent system).
Igarashi, Y., Y. Takubo, T. Pellard, Y. Hayashi and T. Kubo.
Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan.   16(1) 134-148   May 2012   [Refereed]
About the fieldwork on Ikema
Yukinori Takubo
Nihongogaku   30(6) 24-33   May 2011   [Invited]
Japanese expression of temporal identity: aspectual and counterfactual interpretation of tokoro-da
Yukinori Takubo
Japanese/Korean Linguisictics   (18) 392-409   Mar 2011   [Refereed][Invited]
Conditional modality: Two types of modal auxiliaries in Japanese
Takubo, Yukinori
Pizziconi, B. and M. Kizu (eds.) Japanese Modality: Exploring its Scope and Interpretation, London:Palgrave Macmillan   150-182   Oct 2009   [Refereed][Invited]

Misc

 
Struggling with an Endangered Ryukyun Language : Creating a Digital Museum to Document Endangered Languages
Yukinori Takubo
Intercultural communication review   15 7-17   2017   [Invited]
Lexical Manifestation of an Extensionalizing Operator in Japanese
Takubo, Yukinori, Junko Sasaguri and Yumiko Kinjo
The Second Seoul International Conference on Discourse and Cognitive Linguistics      Jun 2003
The disourse management system in natural language
Takubo, Yukinori, Satoshi Kinsui and Toshiyuki Sadanobu
19-26   Dec 1992   [Invited]

Books etc

 
Ryukyuan and Premodern Japanese - Toward the Reconstruction of Proto-Japanese-Ryukyuan
Yukinori Takubo (Part:Joint Editor)
Kurosio Publishers   Apr 2016   ISBN:978-4874246924
Languages and Cultures of Ryukyu
Yukinori Takubo (Part:Editor, Editor, Introduction)
Kurosio Publishers   Nov 2013   ISBN:9784874245965
Structures of Japanese--Inference and knowledge management
Takubo, Yukinori
Kurosio Publishers   Nov 2010   ISBN:487424503X
松本 裕治, 今井 邦彦, 田窪 行則, 橋田 浩一, 郡司 隆男 (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 2)
Iwanami Syoten   Apr 2004   ISBN:4000069012
野田 尚史, 益岡 隆志, 佐久間 まゆみ, 田窪 行則
岩波書店   Jan 2002   ISBN:4000067192
Gilles Fauconnier (Part:Joint Translation, Chapter 1 and 2)
Iwanami Syoten   Sep 2000   ISBN:4000054465
Takubo, Yukinori, Hiroshi Mito, Yasuhiro Katagiri, Yuji Nishiyama, Megumi Kameyama (Part:Editor, Editor, Introduction)
Iwanami Syoten   Mar 1999   ISBN:4000108573
Takubo, Yukinori, Haruo Kubozono, , Katsuhiko Shirai, Kikuo Maekawa, Kiyoshi Honda, Seiichi Nakagawa (Part:Editor, Editor, Introduction)
Iwanami Syoten   May 1998   ISBN:4000108522
田窪 行則, 中島 平三, 福井 直樹, 稲田 俊明, 外池 滋生
岩波書店   Jan 1998   ISBN:4000108565
田窪 行則
くろしお出版   Jun 1997   ISBN:4874241425
Gilles Fauconnier (Part:Joint Translation)
Hakusuisha   Oct 1996   ISBN:4560019894
Hasida, Koiti, Yukio Otsu, Yukinori Takubo and Morihiro Sugishita (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 3)
Iwanami Syoten   Mar 1995   ISBN:4000106171
Takubo, Yukinori (Part:Editor)
Kurosio Publishers   Jun 1994   ISBN:4874240925
Kinsui, Satoshi and Yukinori Takubo (Part:Joint Editor, Editing)
Hituzi Syobo   Nov 1992   ISBN:4938669099
Masuoka, Takashi and Yukinori Takubo (Part:Joint Work)
Kurosio Publishers   May 1992   ISBN:4874240666
Noam Chomsky (Part:Joint Translation, Chapters 2,3,4 and the postscript)
Sangyo Tosho   Oct 1989   ISBN:9784782800515
Peter Sells (Part:Joint Translation, Chaper 2)
産業図書   May 1988   ISBN:4782800428
Masuoka, Takashi and Yukinori Takubo (Part:Joint Work)
Kurosio Publishers   Sep 1987   ISBN:4874240216

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Epistemic questions in Korean and Japanese [Invited]
Yukinori Takubo
Seoul Linguistics Forum--Modality in Discourse   8 Dec 2018   
Modals in Japanese [Invited]
Yukinori Takubo
Colloquium at Seoul Linguistics Forum   7 Dec 2018   
Experimental Study of Inter-language and Inter-generational Intelligibility:Methodology and Case Studies of Ryukyuan Languages
Masahiro Yamada, Yukinori Takubo, Shoichi Iwasaki et al.
Japanese/Korean Linguistics conference 26   30 Nov 2018   
Modal questions in Korean and Japanese [Invited]
Yukinori Takubo and Masahiro Yamada
Colloquium talk at Center for Linguistic Research, College of Humanities, Seoul National University   24 Oct 2018   
Mutual Intelligibitity tests and how language distances can be measured by them?  [Invited]
Yukinori Takubo
Colloquium talk at Center for Linguistic Research, College of Humanities, Seoul National University   25 Oct 2018   
Mutual intelligibility as a measure for linguistic distance and intergenerational transmission [Invited]
Yukinori Takubo
NINJAL International Symposium: Approaches to Endangered Languages in Japan and North-East Asia   8 Aug 2018   
The correlation of strict subcategorization and dependency properties of subordinators in Japanese [Invited]
Yukinori Takubo
Kansai Linguistics Society   9 Jun 2018   
How many languages are there in Japan? [Invited]
Yukinori Takubo
LREC   10 May 2018   
Issues in data archiving in fieldworks [Invited]
Yukinori Takubo
2 Mar 2018   
Modal Questions and Point-of-View Shift in Korean and Japanese. Takubo, Y. and M. Yamada.
Yukinori Takubo and Masahiro Yamada
155th LSJ meeting   26 Nov 2017   Linguistic Society of Japan

Research Grants & Projects

 
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Basic Research B)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Yukinori Takubo
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Basic Research B)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Yosuke Igarashi
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Basic Research C)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Ikumi Imani
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Basic Research C)
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Taisuke Nishigauchi
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Basic Research B)
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Syuntaro Tida
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Basic Research A)
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Shigehisa Karimata

Committee Memberships

 
Apr 2018
 - 
Today
Linguistic Society of Japan  President
 
Jul 2013
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Jul 2018
CIPL  Executive committee member
 
Jul 2008
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Jul 2018
CIPL  member of GA