|Takao Gunji, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute
Area of specialization: Formal Semantics, Mathematical Linguistics, Information Sciences
Research interests: Formal analysis of natural language using the HPSG framework.
Joseph Emonds, Ph.D.
Area of specialization: syntacticon, generative grammar, morphology
Research interests: interface between lexical and syntactic modules.
Area of specialization: English Linguistics, Semantics
Research interests: Meaning of adjectives and verbs, functions of negation, and the structure of irony.
Area of specialization: Information Science
Research interests: Theory of associative memory, Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms, especially the mechanism of recall and storage of memory.
Area of specialization: English Language, British Culture
Research interests: Second Language Acquisition, Teaching Methodology, Bilingualism
Area of specialization: Linguistics; Semantics and Pragmatics
Research interests: Grammar and Meaning; Pragmatic Meaning and Function of Utterances
Area of specialization: The Literature of Wisdom in the Ancient Orient
Research interests: Aphorism in the literature of Ancient Egypt and Old Testament. His research interest covers folklore, legends, and myths of the world.
Area of specialization: Linguistics; Syntax
Research interests: The interaction between linguistic form and meaning.
Area of specialization: English Education
Research interests: Language Acquisition, mainly Second Language Acquisition, recently in vocabulary learning
Area of specialization: Sociolinguistics, linguistic variation
Research interests: explain the general mechanism of language change/variation by the Sociolinguistic method through quantitative analysis of actual change
Michinao Matsui, Ph.D.
Area of specialization: Psychology, Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology)
Research interests: Cognitive and generative processes of human language. The interaction between hearing processing and the cognition of speech sounds.
Taisuke Nishigauchi, Ph.D.
Area of specialization: Semantics, Syntax
Area of specialization: Linguistics, Japanese
Research interests: Description of the linguistic knowledge comprising Japanese Grammar, as a founding science contributing to language teaching.
Area of specialization: English Language Teaching
Research interests: Ms. Sakurai's current research focuses on the input of English grammatical rules into an analytic sentence parser.
Web Site: http://www.shoin.ac.jp/~newslet/news13/sakurai.html
|Philip Spaelti, Ph.D.
Area of specialization: Linguistics; Phonology
Research interests: Variation in reduplicated forms.
Recent writings: here
|Yamamoto, Yutaka, Ph.D.
Area of specialization: Philosophy
Research interests: Ethical Theory, Philosophy of Law, Logic, Philosophy of Language