Student Bios

Doctoral Students

Satoshi Imamura

Satoshi Imamura, Japanese linguistics researcher
Course:DPhil in Oriental Studies (St. Cross College)
Previous degrees:: BA and MA in Linguistics (Tohoku University)
Research Interests: Information Structure; Centering Theory; Corpus Analysis; Functional Syntax; Sentence Processing; and Discourse Analysis
Papers:

Imamura, S. (2016a). A corpus-based analysis of scrambling in Japanese in terms of anaphoric and cataphoric co-referencing. Ms., University of Oxford.

 

Imamura, S. (2016b). A pragmatic account of scrambling and topicalization in Japanese. Ms., University of Oxford.

 

Imamura, S. & Helgason, E. A. (2016). Interaction between scrambling and topic marker WA in centering theory. Gengokagaku Ronshū, 20, 25-35.

 

Imamura, S., Sato, Y. & Koizumi, M. (2016). The processing cost of scrambling and topicalization in Japanese. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1-12. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg. 2016.00531

 

Koizumi, M. & Imamura, S. (2016). Interactions between syntactic structure and Information structure in the processing of a head-final language. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s10936-016-9433-3 [E-publication ahead of print].

 

Imamura, S. (2015a). The effects of givenness and heaviness on VP-internal scrambling and VP-external scrambling in Japanese. Studies in Pragmatics, 17, 1-16.

 

Imamura, S. (2015b). Markedness and argument structure. Tohoku Studies in Linguistics, 24, 121-128.

 

Imamura, S. (2014). The Influence of givenness and heaviness on OSV in Japanese. In W. Aroonmanakun, P. Booonkwan & T. Supnithi (eds.), Proceedings of the 28th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, 224-233. Bangkok: Chulalongkon University.

 

Imamura, S., Sato, Y. & Koizumi, M. (2014). Influence of Information Structure on Word Order Change and Topic Marker WA in Japanese. In W. Aroonmanakun, P. Booonkwan & T. Supnithi (eds.), Proceedings of the 28th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, 432-441. Bangkok: Chulalongkon University.

 

Imamura, S., Helgason, E. A. & Koizumi, M. (2014). A criterion for choosing between nominative case marker GA, topic marker WA, and zero pronouns in Japanese. Tohoku Studies in Linguistics, 23, 47-59.

 

Imamura, S., Helgason, E.A. & Koizumi, M. (2013). A functional analysis of Japanese passives. Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Pragmatics Society of Japan, 209-216. Kyoto: Pragmatics Society of Japan.

 

Imamura, S. & Koizumi, M. (2012). Kakimazebun-to zeromokuteigo-no danwakinō-niokeru sōhobunpusei [Complementary distribution between scrambling and zero object in discourse function]. Proceedings of the 144th Conference of the Linguistics Society of Japan, 86-92. Kyoto: Linguistics Society of Japan.

 

Imamura, S. & Koizumi, M. (2011). A centering analysis of word order in Japanese. Tohoku Studies in Linguistics, 20, 59-74.

 

Imamura, S. & Koizumi, M. (2008a). Bunrikai-ni okeru jōhōkōzō-to tōgokōzō-no kōgosayō-ga shōjiru taimingu-ni tsuite [On the time course of the interaction between information structure and syntactic structure in sentence comprehension]. Proceedings of the 137th Conference of the Linguistics Society of Japan, 92-97. Kyoto: Linguistics Society of Japan.

 

Imamura, S. & Koizumi, M. (2008b). Bunrikai-ni okeru jōhōkōzō-to tōgokōzō-no kōgosayō-ni tsuite [On the interaction between information structure and syntactic structure in sentence processing]. Proceedings of the 136th Conference of the Linguistics Society of Japan, 212-17. Kyoto: Linguistics Society of Japan.

 

 

Thomas Jo Johansen

Japanese caligraphy of the Iroha poem showing each letter the kana alphabet or syllabary used only once
Course: DPhil in Oriental Studies (Hertford)
Previous degrees: MA in East Asian Linguistics (University of Oslo); BA in Languages (University of Oslo)
Research Interests:Japanese and Latin philology and linguistics

 

Federico Manglavite

Federico Manglavite
Course: DPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology (Hertford)
Previous degrees: BA in Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication (University of Milan), MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology
Research Interests: the phonological adaptation of Middle Chinese loanwords in Japanese

 

Laurence Mann

Laurence Mann, Japanese literature student working on the Norito
Course: DPhil in Oriental Studies (Wolfson)
Previous degrees: BA (Hons) Oriental Studies (Japanese), University of Oxford (Queen’s)
Research Interests: Engishiki Norito; OJ/eMJ poetics; manuscript/text culture
Papers:

Mann, Laurence. "Orality in the Engishiki Norito: Lingering Binarisms in the Study of Texts" Engishiki Kenkyū 30 (2015, Final Edition): 180-202.

 

"The Kokinshū, the Lyric and the Conventional" in Reiko Aiura, J. U. Jacobs, J. Derrick McClure. (ed.) East Meets West Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2014

"A Norito from the Engishiki – A New Translation with Commentary" (BA Dissertation)

Presentations:

"延喜式祝詞に於ける口誦性" (Orality in the Engishiki Norito). Kōbe University Japanese Studies Symposium. Kōbe, 2014.

 

"Lyricism and conventionality in the Kokinshū". Presented at the Region and Nation Literature Association Conference, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan, 2010.

 

Maria Telegina

Maria Telegina, Japanese linguistics researcher
Course: DPhil in Oriental Studies (Hertford)
Previous degrees: MA in Oriental Studies, African Studies(Literature of Asia and Africa nations) with distinction (Saint-Petersburg State University); MA in Language and Society (Hitotsubashi University); BA in Oriental Studies, African Studies (Japanese philology) with distinction (Saint-Petersburg State University)
Research Interests: Japanese linguistics; Semantics; Cognitive linguistics; Language world view
Papers:

Japanese memoir and diary literature of XVII-XIX centuries (based on the works of Matsuo Basho and Kobayashi Issa) (BA dissertation)

 

Japanese memoir and diary literature of the beginning of the XX century based on the work of Ishikawa Takuboku ROMAZI NIKKI (MA dissertation)

 

日本語世界像における時間と空間概念ー間(ま)の概念を中心にーTemporal and spatial concepts in Japanese language world view by the example of concept “MA” (MA dissertation)

Presentations:

“Experimental Approach to Time and Space Concepts of Japanese Language World View”, PARLAY 2016

 

“Associative Network Visualization and Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Time and Space Concepts in Japanese”, Japanese Association for Digital Humanities: Digital Scholarship in History and the Humanities Conference, 2016

 

“Building and Analyzing a Semantic Network”, Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2016

 

“Cognitive Approach to Lexicography on the Basis of Japanese Temporal and Spatial Lexicon”, 6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, 2016

 

 

Masters Students

Kateryna Tarasova

Kateryna Tarasova, Japanese linguistics researcher
Course: MSt in Japanese Studies (St. Cross College)
Previous degrees: BA (Hons) Japanese philology/translation (Kiev National Linguistic University), MA Japanese Language and Culture (Tokyo Gakugei University)
Research Interests: Language and Gender; Sociolinguistics

 

Wakana Fukuhara

Wakana Fukuhara, Japanese linguistics researcher
Course: MSt in Japanese Studies (St. Antony's College)
Previous degrees: BA in Global Studies (with minor in Japanese Language Teaching), Akita International University(Japan)/Aarhus University(Denmark)
Research Interests: Second language acquisition; Teaching Japanese as a second language; Intercultural perspectives on Japanese culture and society