LINGUISTICS research & media projects
Publications & Manuscripts
Honors & Awards
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of Linguistics & Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture
32-D840/14N-305, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA 617-253-4771 firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Tokyo, Joint appointment (from March 2014)
Project Professor and Director of Online Education
"The integration hypothesis of human language evolution and the nature of contemporary languages," Frontiers in Psychology. June 2014 (with S. Ojima, R. Berwick, K. Okanoya). MIT News. Science News. LiveScience.
"A feature-inheritance approach to root phenomena and parametric variation," Lingua 145 (June 2014) 276-302 (with Ángel L. Jimenez Fernádez)
"Strong uniformity and ga/no conversion," English Linguistics 30:1-24 (2013).
"The emergence of hierarchical structure in human language," Frontiers in Psychology. February 2013 (with R. Berwick, K. Okanoya). Science News. MIT News.
Case, Argument Structure, and Word Order. Leading Linguists Series.Routledge. 2012. Review by Stella Markantonatou in Linguist. YouTube Video of Chapter 10.
Why Agree? Why Move? Unifying Agreement-based and Discourse Configurational Languages. 2010, MIT Press, Linguistic Inquiry Monograph 54. Review by Anders Holmberg in Language. Link to The MIT Press. Link to MIT News. Link to Google Books.
Handbook of Japanese Linguistics. Oxford University Press (co-edited with Mamoru Saito). 2008.
“Locality in Syntax and Floated Numeral Quantifiers,” Linguistic Inquiry 38.4: 645-670, 2007 (with Koji Arikawa). Link to article.
StarFestival Link to site.
Visualizing Cultures (with John W. Dower) Link to site. Link to New York Times feature.
Visualizing Japan (1850s to 1930s): Westernization, protest, modernity (VJx). A joint MITx-HarvardX MOOC. September 2014.
President's Award, Global OpenCourseWare Consortium, 2012.
MIT Class of 1960 Innovation in Education Award
John W. Dower), 2004
Named one of twenty national “Shapers of the Future” by the educational
technology magazine Converge, 2002
Distinguished Award, Multimedia Grandprix, StarFestival
Fellowship for Linguistics Research, Japan Society for the
Promotion of Science, 1999
International Cultural Award, The Cultural Foundation For Promoting the National Costumes of Japan, 1997
Best of Show, for Star Festival, MacWorld Exposition, Boston (presented by the Northeast Mac Conspiracy), 1997
Irwin Sizer Award, For the Most Significant Improvement to MIT
Grants (details provided upon request)
National Endowment for the Humanities
U.S. Department of Education
Center for Global Partnership
MIT d’Arbeloff Grant for Undergraduate Education
Professor of Linguistics, MIT, 1991-present
Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, MIT,
Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, MIT, 1991–1995
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages & Lits., Ohio State U, 1987–i991
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Lits, Ohio State U,
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health Fellow,
MIT, Linguistics, 1982-83.
Ph.D., University of Arizona, Linguistics, 1980
B.A., International Christian University, Linguistics, 1975