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AKITA Kimi
 
Organization
Graduate School of Humanities Department of Humanities Associate professor
Graduate School
Graduate School of Humanities
Undergraduate School
School of Humanities Department of Humanities
Title
Associate professor
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Degree 3

  1. Ph.D. ( 2009.3   Kobe University ) 

  2. MA (Literature) ( 2006.3   Kobe University ) 

  3. BA (Literature) ( 2004.3   Aichi Prefectural University ) 

Research Interests 4

  1. Cognitive Linguistics

  2. iconicity

  3. sound symbolism

  4. ideophones

Research Areas 1

  1. Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics  / ideophones, mimetics, sound symbolism, iconicity

Current Research Project and SDGs 4

  1. A theoretical study of the syntax and semantics of sound-symbolic words in Japanese

  2. A crosslinguistic and developmental study of the syntax and semantics of sound-symbolic words: On the roles of lexical iconicity

  3. A frame-semantic study of the peculiarities of sound-symbolic words using audiovisual experiments

  4. An empirical pragmatic study of ideophones based on audiovisual corpora

Research History 7

  1. Nagoya University   Graduate School of Humanities   Associate professor

    2017.4

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    Country:Japan

  2. National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics   Theoretical and Contrastive Studies   Visiting associate professor

    2016.8

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    Country:Japan

  3. Nagoya University   Graduate School of Languages and Cultures   Associate professor

    2015.4 - 2017.3

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    Country:Japan

  4. Osaka University   Graduate School of Language and Culture   Lecturer

    2011.10 - 2015.3

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    Country:Japan

  5. University of California, Berkeley   Department of Linguistics   Visiting Scholar

    2009.7 - 2010.12

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    Country:United States

  6. Japan Society for Promotion of Science   University of Tokyo   Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    2009.4 - 2011.9

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    Country:Japan

  7. Japan Society for Promotion of Science   Kobe University   Research Fellow DC2

    2007.4 - 2009.3

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Education 3

  1. Kobe University   Graduate School, Division of Cultural Studies   Language Structure

    2006.4 - 2009.3

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    Country: Japan

  2. Kobe University   Graduate School, Division of Letters   English and American Literature

    2004.4 - 2006.3

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    Country: Japan

  3. Aichi Prefectural University   Faculty of Literature   Department of English

    2000.4 - 2004.3

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    Country: Japan

Professional Memberships 8

  1. Pragmatic Society of Japan

    2015.9 - 2018.2

  2. Kansai Linguistic Society   steering/executive committee

    2014.10

  3. English Linguistic Society of Japan

    2012.4 - 2018.4

  4. Japanese Society for Language Sciences

    2011.4 - 2016.12

  5. The Linguistic Society of America

    2009.12 - 2016.12

  6. Phonological Society of Japan

    2007.6 - 2015.12

  7. Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association   member of the editorial board

    2006.5 - 2008.5

  8. Linguistic Society of Japan

    2004.4

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Committee Memberships 4

  1. 29th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference   Organizing committee member  

    2021.10   

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    Committee type:Academic society

  2. Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association   Editorial board member  

    2019.9   

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  3. NINJAL International Symposium 2016: Mimetics in Japanese and Other Languages of the World   Organizing committee  

    2015.10 - 2016.12   

  4. Kansai Linguistic Society   Steering committee, organizing committee  

    2014.10   

Awards 1

  1. Osaka University President's Research Encouragement Award

    2013.8   Osaka University  

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    Country:Japan

 

Papers 76

  1. Phonation types matter in sound symbolism Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Cognitive Science   Vol. 45 ( 5 )   2021.5

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    DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12982

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  2. A typology of depiction marking: The prosody of Japanese ideophones and beyond Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Studies in Language   Vol. 45 ( 4 ) page: 865 - 886   2021.11

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    DOI: 10.1075/sl.17029.aki

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  3. 日本語の人名における表記の冗長性:関係形態論の観点から Reviewed

    秋田喜美

    国立国語研究所論集     2021.7

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  4. オノマトペの『不自然』な音象徴 Invited

    秋田喜美

    早稲田文学2021春   ( 1035 ) page: 24 - 36   2021.3

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  5. Binomial adjectives in Japanese

    Keiko Murasugi, Kimi Akita

    Nanzan Linguistics   Vol. 16   2021.3

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  6. 日本語のオノマトペと言語類型論 Invited Reviewed

    秋田喜美

    日本語研究と言語理論から見た言語類型論     page: 49 - 73   2021.2

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  7. 音象徴知覚の日英対照:意味地図による検討 Invited International coauthorship

    秋田喜美・ボニー=マクリーン

    実験認知言語学の深化     2021

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  8. A fine-grained analysis of manner salience: Experimental evidence from Japanese and English Reviewed

    Kimi Akita, Yo Matsumoto

    Broader Perspectives on Motion Event Descriptions     page: 143 - 179   2020.8

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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/hcp.69

  9. オノマトペの音象徴性再訪 Invited

    秋田喜美

    日本認知言語学会論文集   Vol. 20   page: 424 - 438   2020.6

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  10. Systematic side of sound symbolism: The case of suffixed ideophones in Japanese Reviewed

    Kimi Akita, Jingyi Zhang, Katsuo Tamaoka

    KLS Selected Papers   Vol. 2   page: 1 - 16   2020.6

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  11. Modality-specificity of iconicity: The case of motion ideophones in Japanese Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Operationalizing Iconicity     page: 3 - 20   2020.5

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  12. Mimetic 'go'-verbs in Japanese. Reviewed

        page: 68 - 81   2020.3

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  13. 類像性 Invited

    大堀壽夫・秋田喜美

    認知言語学II     page: 115 - 137   2020.3

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  14. Japanese ideophones from a typological perspective.

    Kimi Akita

      Vol. 12   page: 1 - 11   2020.3

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  15. Iconicity ratings across the Japanese lexicon: A comparative study with English

    Thompson Arthur Lewis, Akita Kimi, Do Youngah

    LINGUISTICS VANGUARD   Vol. 6 ( 1 )   2020.1

  16. オノマトペ Invited Reviewed

    秋田喜美

    よくわかる言語学     page: 192 - 201   2019.10

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  17. 音象徴・オノマトペと認知言語学 Invited

    篠原和子・秋田喜美

    認知言語学大事典     page: 405 - 415   2019.10

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  18. Cross-linguistically shared and language-specific sound symbolism in novel words elicited by locomotion videos in Japanese and English

    Saji Noburo, Akita Kimi, Kantartzis Katerina, Kita Sotaro, Imai Mutsumi

    PLOS ONE   Vol. 14 ( 7 )   2019.7

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    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218707

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  19. Semantic Associations Dominate Over Perceptual Associations in Vowel-Size Iconicity

    Hoshi Hideyuki, Kwon Nahyun, Akita Kimi, Auracher Jan

    I-PERCEPTION   Vol. 10 ( 4 )   2019.7

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    DOI: 10.1177/2041669519861981

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  20. Ideophones (mimetics, expressives) Invited Reviewed International coauthorship

    Kimi Akita, Mark Dingemanse

    Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics     2019.5

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    DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.477

  21. Ideophones Invited Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics     2019.5

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    DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199772810-0236

  22. Gradability, scale structure, and the division of labor between nouns and adjectives: The case of Japanese

    Oshima David Y., Akita Kimi, Sano Shin-ichiro

    GLOSSA-A JOURNAL OF GENERAL LINGUISTICS   Vol. 4 ( 1 )   2019.3

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    DOI: 10.5334/gjgl.737

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  23. 著書紹介:陳奕廷・松本曜著『日本語語彙的複合動詞の意味と体系:コンストラクション形態論とフレーム意味論』 Invited

    秋田喜美

    国語研 ことばの波止場   Vol. 5   page: 15 - 15   2019.3

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  24. Innovative bipartite adjectives in Japanese: A preliminary semantic description.

    Kimi Akita, Keiko Murasugi

    Nanzan Linguistics   Vol. 14   page: 1 - 7   2019.3

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  25. Mimetics, gaze, and facial expression in a multimodal corpus of Japanese

    Akita Kimi

    IDEOPHONES, MIMETICS AND EXPRESSIVES   Vol. 16   page: 229-247   2019

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    DOI: 10.1075/ill.16.10aki

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  26. Ideophones, mimetics, and expressives Theoretical and typological perspectives INTRODUCTION

    Akita Kimi, Pardeshi Prashant

    IDEOPHONES, MIMETICS AND EXPRESSIVES   Vol. 16   page: 1-9   2019

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    DOI: 10.1075/ill.16.01aki

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  27. The typology of manner expressions: A preliminary look Invited Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Motion and Space across Languages: Theory and Applications     page: 39-60   2017.8

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  28. The functional nature of deictic verbs and the coding patterns of Deixis: An experimental study in English, Japanese, and Thai Reviewed

    Yo Matsumoto, Kimi Akita, Kiyoko Takahashi

    Motion and Space across Languages and Applications     page: 95-122   2017.8

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  29. An inverse relation between expressiveness and grammatical integration: On the morphosyntactic typology of ideophones, with reference to Japanese Reviewed

    Mark Dingemanse, Kimi Akita

    Journal of Linguistics   Vol. 53 ( 3 ) page: 501-532   2017.8

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    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S002222671600030X

  30. The linguistic integration of Japanese ideophones and its typological implications

    Akita Kimi

    CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS-REVUE CANADIENNE DE LINGUISTIQUE   Vol. 62 ( 2 ) page: 314-334   2017.6

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  31. Do foreign languages also have mimetics? Invited

    Kimi Akita

    Mysteries of mimetics: From Pikachu to mofumofu (ed. by Haruo Kubozono)     page: 65-85   2017.5

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  32. The "dynamic" nature of stative mimetic verbs in Japanese Invited Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Journal of Cognitive Linguistics   Vol. 2   page: 39-56   2017.3

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  33. Grammatical and functional properties of mimetics in Japanese Invited Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    The Grammar of Japanese Mimetics: Perspectives from Structure, Acquisition and Translation     page: 20-34   2017.1

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  34. Doing linguistics internationally

    Kimi Akita

    Papers from the 17th National Conference of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association   Vol. 17   page: 604-609   2017

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  35. A constructional account of the "optional" quotative marking on Japanese mimetics Reviewed

    Kimi Akita, Takeshi Usuki

    Journal of Linguistics   Vol. 52 ( 2 ) page: 245-275   2016.7

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    DOI: 10.1017/S0022226715000171

  36. Mimetics in linguistic systems Invited

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    Lexicon Forum   Vol. 7   page: 19-39   2016.5

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  37. Mimetics Invited Reviewed

    Kimi Akita, Natsuko Tsujimura

    The Handbook of Japanese Lexicon and Word Formation     page: 000-000   2016.2

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  38. A multimedia encyclopedia of Japanese mimetics: A frame-semantic approach to L2 sound-symbolic words Invited Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Cognitive-Functional Approaches to the Study of Japanese as a Second Language     page: 000-000   2016.2

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  39. Sound symbolism Invited Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Handbook of Pragmatics, Installment 2015     page: 000-000   2015.12

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  40. The typicality of manner in the typology of manner expressions Invited Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Searching for new possibilities of lexical semantics     page: 354-380   2015.11

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  41. Gradability and mimetic verbs in Japanese

    Naoki Kiyama, Kimi Akita

    Proceedings of the Forty-First Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society   Vol. 41   page: 245-265   2015.9

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  42. Mimetics Invited

    Kimi Akita

    The Sanseido Dictionary of Linguistics     page: 40-41   2015.8

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  43. Ideophones and reported discourse as depictive signs

    Kimi Akita

    Joint project on language & culture 2014: Theoretical approaches to natural language     page: 1-10   2015.6

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  44. What's in a mimetic?: On the dynamicity of its iconic stem Reviewed

    Takeshi Usuki, Kimi Akita

    Iconicity: East Meets West     page: 109-123   2015.2

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  45. Cross-regional comparison of mimetic word uses based on the Minutes of the Diet of Japan Reviewed

    Sachiko Hirata-Mogi, Satoshi Nakamura, Takanori Komatsu, Kimi Akita

    Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence   Vol. 30 ( 1 (SP2-H) ) page: 274-281   2015.1

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    DOI: 10.1527/tjsai.30.274

  46. Review: Construction Morphology, by Geert Booij, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010 Invited Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    English Linguistics   Vol. 31 ( 1 ) page: 275-283   2014.6

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  47. Fictivity and frames in mimetic state expressions

    Kimi Akita

    Joint project on language & culture 2013: Theoretical approaches to natural language     page: 1-10   2014.6

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  48. A quantitative approach to mimetic diachrony

    Kimi Akita, Satoshi Nakamura, Takanori Komatsu, Sachiko Hirata-Mogi

    Japanese/Korean Linguistics   Vol. 22   page: 181-195   2014

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  49. Register-specific morphophonological constructions in Japanese

    Kimi Akita

    Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society   Vol. 38   page: 3-18   2014

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  50. FrameNet as a resource for paraphrase research Invited

    Yoko Hasegawa, Russell Lee-Goldman, Albert Kong, Kimi Akita

    Advances in Frame Semantics     page: 109-132   2013.12

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  51. Constraints on the semantic extension of onomatopoeia Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    The Public Journal of Semiotics   Vol. 5 ( 1 ) page: 21-37   2013.12

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  52. Keret-hangjelentéstan: A japán utánzószavak keretjelentés alapú megközelíése Invited

    Kimi Akita

    Fogalom, hang, gyök: És tanításuk     page: 100-114   2013.12

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  53. Fiction in an encyclopedia: A Generative Lexicon approach to fictive mimetic resultatives in Japanese Reviewed

    Takeshi Usuki, Kimi Akita

    A view from linguistics 2013: Papers on the 40th anniversary of Fukuoka Linguistic Circle     page: 308-321   2013.12

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  54. Cross-linguistically shared and language-specific sound symbolism for motion: An exploratory data mining approach Reviewed

    Noburo Saji, Kimi Akita, Mutsumi Imai, Katerina Kantartzis, Sotaro Kita

    Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013)   Vol. 35   page: 1253-1258   2013.8

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  55. Mimetic vowel harmony

    Kimi Akita, Mutsumi Imai, Noburo Saji, Katerina Kantartzis, Sotaro Kita

    Japanese/Korean Linguistics   Vol. 20   page: 115-129   2013.7

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  56. The frame semantics of mimetics in terms of their collocational characteristics

    Kimi Akita

    Sound symbolism and mimetics: Rethinking the relationship between sound and meaning in language     page: 101-115   2013.4

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  57. A research history of mimetics and sound symbolism

    Kimi Akita

    Sound symbolism and mimetics: Rethinking the relationship between sound and meaning in language     page: 333-364   2013.4

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  58. The lexical iconicity hierarchy and its grammatical correlates Reviewed

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    Iconic Investigations     page: 331-349   2013.3

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  59. Review of Metaphors in Japanese by Kojiro Nabeshima Invited Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Journal of Japanese Grammar   Vol. 12 ( 2 ) page: 213-220   2012.9

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  60. Phonosemantic evidence for the mimetic stratum in the Japanese lexicon

    Kimi Akita

    Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society   Vol. 34   page: 1-12   2012.8

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  61. A quantitative study of the interactional function of mimetics Reviewed

    Kimi Akita, Satoshi Nakamura, Takanori Komatsu, Sachiko Hirata

    Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 2012   Vol. 26   page: 2N1-OS-8c-5   2012.6

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  62. Toward a frame-semantic definition of sound-symbolic words: A collocational analysis of Japanese mimetics Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Cognitive Linguistics   Vol. 23 ( 1 ) page: 67-90   2012.2

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    DOI: 10.1515/cog-2012-0003

  63. Toward a phonosemantic definition of iconic words Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Semblance and Signification     page: 3-18   2011.11

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    DOI: 10.1075/ill.10.01aki

  64. FrameNet as a resource for paraphrase research Reviewed

    Yoko Hasegawa, Russell Lee-Goldman, Albert Kong, Kimi Akita

    Constructions and Frames   Vol. 3 ( 1 ) page: 104-127   2011.9

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    DOI: 10.1075/cf.3.1.04has

  65. A constructionist analysis of emphatic mimetics in Japanese Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    KLS 31: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Kansai Linguistic Society   Vol. 31   page: 240-251   2011.6

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  66. An embodied semantic analysis of psychological mimetics in Japanese Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Linguistics   Vol. 48 ( 6 ) page: 1195-1220   2010.11

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    DOI: 10.1515/ling.2010.039

  67. Deictic path expressions and manner lexicon in the typology of motion expressions Invited

    Kimi Akita, Yo Matsumoto, Kyoko Hirose Ohara

    Lexicon Forum   Vol. 5   page: 1-25   2010.6

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  68. Gradient integration of sound symbolism in language: Toward a crosslinguistic generalization

    Kimi Akita

    Japanese/Korean Linguistics   Vol. 17   page: 217-230   2009.10

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  69. The acquisition of the constraints on mimetic verbs in Japanese and Korean

    Kimi Akita

    Japanese/Korean Linguistics   Vol. 16   page: 163-177   2009.7

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  70. How motion sounds/looks in Japanese and English: Mimetics in the typology of motion expressions

    Kimi Akita, Yo Matsumoto, Kyoko Hirose Ohara

    Kobe Papers in Linguistics   Vol. 6   page: 1-19   2009.1

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  71. Statistical information in phonological acquisition: Correlations between phoneme distribution and markedness Reviewed

    Hajime Takeyasu, Kimi Akita

    Phonological Studies   Vol. 12   page: 51-58   2009.1

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  72. The dative paradox: The case of Japanese psych-verbs Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Lexicon Forum   Vol. 4   page: 91-112   2008.9

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  73. Two cognitive subsystems of sound symbolism in Japanese

    Kimi Akita

    KLS 28: Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of Kansai Linguistic Society   Vol. 28   page: 23-33   2008.6

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  74. Defining the mimetic category in the Japanese lexicon: A reply to Tamori and Schourup (1999)

    Kimi Akita

    Proceedings of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association   Vol. 8   page: 428-438   2008.5

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  75. One experience viewed in two ways: A viewpoint approach to the case marking patterns of Japanese psych-verbs Reviewed

    Kimi Akita

    Lexicon Forum   Vol. 3   page: 283-297   2007.7

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  76. Embodied semantics of Japanese psychomimes

    Kimi Akita

    KLS 26: Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of Kansai Linguistic Society   Vol. 26   page: 45-55   2006.6

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Books 8

  1. Ideophones, Mimetics and Expressives Reviewed

    Kimi Akita, Prashant Pardeshi( Role: Joint editor)

    John Benjamins  2019.5 

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    Total pages:324   Language:English Book type:Scholarly book

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/ill.16

  2. 言語類型論

    堀江薫・秋田喜美・北野浩章( Role: Joint author ,  第6-7章)

    開拓社  2021 

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  3. 認知言語学の羽ばたき:実証性の高い言語研究を目指して

    當野能之・鈴木幸平・秋田喜美・森下裕三( Role: Joint editor)

    開拓社  2020.3  ( ISBN:978-4-7589-2284-5

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    Total pages:212   Language:Japanese Book type:Scholarly book

  4. The Grammar of Japanese Mimetics: Perspectives from Structure, Acquisition, and Translation

    Noriko Iwasaki, Peter Sells, Kimi Akita( Role: Sole author)

    Routledge  2017.1  ( ISBN:9781138181908

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    Total pages:256   Language:Japanese Book type:Scholarly book

    Other Link: https://www.amazon.co.jp/Grammar-Japanese-Mimetics-Perspectives-acquisition/dp/1138181900

  5. Thorough discussion on de Saussure's Course in General Linguistics: Dialogue between Saussurean philology and modern linguistics

    Kazuhiro Matsuzawa, Kimi Akita, Masahiro Ijima, Shigehiro Kato, Masuhiro Nomura( Role: Sole author)

    Hituzi Syobo  2017  ( ISBN:978-4-89476-825-3

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  6. Iconicity: East Meets West

    Masako K. Hiraga, William J. Herlofsky, Kazuko Shinohara, Kimi Akita( Role: Joint author)

    John Benjamins  2015.2  ( ISBN:978-9027243508

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  7. ことばの仕組みから学ぶ和文英訳のコツ

    畠山雄二・田中江扶・谷口一美・秋田喜美・本田謙介・内田聖二・成瀬由紀雄( Role: Joint author)

    開拓社  2014.6  ( ISBN:978-4758925464

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  8. The New Psychology of Language: Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Language Structure, Vol. 1

    Toshio Ohori, Kimi Akita, Hiroaki Koga, Minoru Yamaizumi( Role: Joint author)

    Kenkyusha  2011.9  ( ISBN:978-4327401603

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    Japanese translation of:
    Michael Tomasello. 1998. The New Psychology of Language: Cognitive and Functional Approaches to Language Structure, Vol. 1. Psychology Press.

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  1. Japanese binomial adjectives International conference

    Keiko Murasugi and Kimi Akita

    Societas Linguistica Europaea 2021  2021 

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    Event date: 2021.8 - 2021.9

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (public)  

    Venue:Zoom  

  2. なぜ笛はピーと鳴るのか:ディピクションをマークする3つの方法 Invited

    秋田喜美

    第12回動的語用論研究会  2021.3.27  動的語用論研究会

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    Event date: 2021.3

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Venue:Zoom   Country:Japan  

  3. Binomial adjectives in Japanese

    Keiko Murasugi and Kimi Akita

    Workshop on Mimetics IV: Parameters and Mimetics, Zoom  2021.1.11  Nanzan University and Nagoya University

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    Event date: 2021.1

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Venue:Zoom   Country:Japan  

  4. On the ideophonic protolanguage hypothesis Invited International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Workshop on Mimetics IV: Parameters and Mimetics  2021.1.11  Nanzan University and Nagoya University

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    Event date: 2021.1

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Venue:Zoom   Country:Japan  

  5. Japanese mimetics and linguistic typology Invited

    Kimi Akita

    Prosody & Grammar Festa 3 (Joint meeting of comparative-linguistic projects)  2019.2.16 

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    Event date: 2019.2

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Venue:National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics   Country:Japan  

  6. 類像性の感覚固有性:空間移動を表す日本語オノマトペを例に Invited

    秋田喜美

    第1回オハイオ州立大学・名古屋大学日本語学・日本語教育研究ワークショップ  2018.2.23 

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    Event date: 2018.2

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:名古屋大学  

  7. The synesthetic and multimodal nature of ideophones Invited

    Kimi Akita

    Symposium on 3 cognitive phenomena: ideophones, synesthesia, and metaphor, PSJ Metaphor Workshop in Aki 

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    Event date: 2017.12

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Venue:Hiroshima International University, Hiroshima Campus   Country:Japan  

  8. The low iconicity of mimetic reduplication in Japanese

    Kimi Akita

    Workshop on mimetics II: New approaches to old questions 

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    Event date: 2017.11

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:Center for Linguistics, Nanzan University   Country:Japan  

  9. Do foreign languages also have ideophones? Invited

    Kimi Akita

    NINJAL Forum 11: The Marvels and Mysteries of Mimetics 

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    Event date: 2017.9

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech  

    Venue:Ritsumeikan University, Osaka Ibaraki Campus   Country:Japan  

  10. Ideophones melt in: Japanese ideophones from a crosslinguistic point of view

    Kimi Akita

    Workshop on mimetics I: Toward a typology of mimetics 

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    Event date: 2017.9

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:YIC Kyoto Polytechnic College   Country:Japan  

  11. Decomposing the lexical iconicity hierarchy for ideophones Invited International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Workshop on Types of Iconicity in Language Use, Development and Processing 

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    Event date: 2017.7

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics   Country:Netherlands  

  12. Limits of auditory iconicity: The semantics of motion ideophones in Japanese International conference

    Kimi Akita

    The 11th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature 

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    Event date: 2017.4

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:University of Brighton   Country:United Kingdom  

  13. Do foreign languages also have ideophones? Invited

    Kimi Akita

    NINJAL Forum 10: The Marvels and Mysteries of Mimetics 

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    Event date: 2017.1

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech  

    Venue:Hitotsubashi Hall, Hitotsubashi University   Country:Japan  

  14. Lexical portraits of Japanese mimetics: Browsing through the BCCWJ corpus using NLB

    Prashant Pardeshi, Kimi Akita

    NINJAL International Symposium 2016: Mimetics in Japanese and Other Languages of the World 

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    Event date: 2016.12

    Language:English   Presentation type:Poster presentation  

    Venue:National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics   Country:Japan  

  15. Ideophones, gaze, and facial expression: A preliminary report from Japanese Invited

    Kimi Akita

    NINJAL International Symposium 2016: Mimetics in Japanese and Other Languages of the World 

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    Event date: 2016.12

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics   Country:Japan  

  16. Ideophones as "words": The world of picturesque sound

    Kimi Akita

    The 4th International Symposium for Academic Exchange between Japan and South Korea 

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    Event date: 2016.12

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (keynote)  

    Venue:Nagoya University   Country:Japan  

  17. On international research activities

    Kimi Akita

    The 17th Annual Conference of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistic Association 

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    Event date: 2016.9

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Venue:Meiji University, Nakano Campus   Country:Japan  

  18. Toward a multidisciplinary study of language: A crosslinguistic study of the relationship between the form and meaning of mimetic words

    Kimi Akita

    The 1st Symposium on Excellent, Leading, and Advanced Research at Nagoya University: Creation and Succession of Wisdom in Humanities and Social Sciences 

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    Event date: 2016.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech  

    Venue:Nagoya University   Country:Japan  

  19. Determinants of the L1 acquisition of ideophones in Japanese and Korean International conference

    Ji-Yeon Park, Kimi Akita

    The 9th International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese 

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    Event date: 2016.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:San Francisco State University   Country:United States  

  20. When ideophones are "childish": Toward a pragmatic typology of ideophones

    Kimi Akita

    the 18th Annual Conference of the Pragmatics Society of Japan 

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    Event date: 2015.12

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Venue:Nagoya University   Country:Japan  

  21. Ideophones and the iconicity of motion event descriptions

    Kimi Akita

    The 4th International Symposium on Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics 

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    Event date: 2015.9

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Country:Japan  

  22. Sound effect symbolism crosslinguistically: The case of Japanese and American animated cartoons International conference

    Kimi Akita

    The 10th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature 

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    Event date: 2015.3

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Germany  

  23. Gradability and mimetic verbs in Japanese: A frame-semantic account International conference

    Naoki Kiyama, Kimi Akita

    The 41st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 

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    Event date: 2015.2

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United States  

  24. Frequencies of manner specifications and types of manner expressions: A finer-grained analysis in English and Japanese

    Kimi Akita, Yo Matsumoto

    NINJAL Symposium "Typology and Cognition in Motion Event Descriptions" 

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    Event date: 2015.1

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  25. 音象徴語に潜む言語普遍性と個別性:産出実験からのアプローチ

    佐治伸郎, 秋田喜美, カテリーナ・カンタルチス, 喜多壮太郎, 今井むつみ

    日本認知言語学会第15回全国大会 

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    Event date: 2014.9

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:慶應義塾大学日吉キャンパス   Country:Japan  

  26. 実験調査からみた他動性と意図性の関係:中国語・日本語・英語の場合 International conference

    鄭聖汝, 秋田喜美

    第六届汉日对比语言学研讨会 

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    Event date: 2014.8

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:中国人民大学   Country:China  

  27. オノマトペの言語的統合性

    秋田喜美

    日本フランス語学会フランス語談話会 

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    Event date: 2014.7

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:明治学院大学   Country:Japan  

  28. Linguistic integration of Japanese mimetics and its typological implications International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Structuring Sensory Imagery: Ideophones across Languages & Cultures 

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    Event date: 2014.5

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Country:United States  

  29. Manner and the framing typology

    Kimi Akita

    ELSJ-ISF 7 

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    Event date: 2014.4

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Country:Japan  

  30. Manner, path, and deixis in English motion descriptions: An experimental study

    Kimi Akita

    NINJAL Typology Festa 2014 

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    Event date: 2014.2

    Language:English   Presentation type:Poster presentation  

    Country:Japan  

  31. オノマトペの認知言語学:擬音語の意味拡張に対する非類像性制約

    秋田喜美

    大学院国際言語文化研究科第19回応用言語学講座公開講演会 

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    Event date: 2014.1

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:名古屋大学   Country:Japan  

  32. Japanese mimetics: A thumbnail sketch

    Kimi Akita

    Sound Symbolism Workshop 2013 

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    Event date: 2013.12

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Country:Japan  

  33. The typology of manner expressions: A preliminary look International conference

    Kimi Akita

    International Workshop SYLEX III: Space and Motion across Languages and Applications 

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    Event date: 2013.11

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (keynote)  

    Country:Spain  

  34. 日本語オノマトペにおける継承関係(日本語オノマトペの構文文法的分析)

    秋田喜美

    国立国語研究所日本語レキシコン共同プロジェクト研究発表会 

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    Event date: 2013.9

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:慶應義塾大学日吉キャンパス   Country:Japan  

  35. Cross-linguistically shared and language-specific sound symbolism for motion: An exploratory data mining approach International conference

    Noburo Saji, Kimi Akita, Mutsumi Imai, Katerina Kantartzis, Sotaro Kita

    The 35th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013) 

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    Event date: 2013.7 - 2013.8

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Germany  

  36. Crosslinguistic tendencies in the intralinguistic variations of motion descriptions: An experimental study of manner, path, and deixis International conference

    Yo Matsumoto, Kimi Akita, Fabiana Andreani, Kiyoko Eguchi, Noriko Imazato, Kazuhiro Kawachi, Ikuko Matsuse, Takahiro Morita, Naonori Nagaya, Kiyoko Takahashi, Ryosuke Takahashi, Yuko Yoshinari

    12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 

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    Event date: 2013.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Canada  

  37. Constructing an online multimedial encyclopedia of Japanese mimetics International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Cognitive and Functional Approaches to the Study of Japanese as a Second Language Symposium: A Pre-Conference Symposium at the 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 

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    Event date: 2013.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Country:Canada  

  38. Expressiveness in mimetic syntax: Quantitative evidence from Japanese and English International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Grammar of Mimetics Workshop 

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    Event date: 2013.5

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United Kingdom  

  39. On the underspecified syntactic-categorial status of mimetics: Research history and beyond International conference

    Takeshi Usuki, Kimi Akita

    9th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature 

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    Event date: 2013.5

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  40. Comparison of using rate of onomatopoeia between the speakers' hometown in the Japanese Diet record International conference

    Sachiko Hirata-Mogi, Satoshi Nakamura, Takanori Komatsu, Kimi Akita

    9th International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature 

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    Event date: 2013.5

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  41. 言語における類像性

    秋田喜美

    「言語と人間」研究会(HLC)第38回春期セミナー 

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    Event date: 2013.3

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:日本女子大学   Country:Japan  

  42. オノマトペに見ることばのデザイン

    秋田喜美

    大阪大学21世紀懐徳堂i-spot講座 

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    Event date: 2013.2

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:淀屋橋odona   Country:Japan  

  43. オノマトペの形態統語的実現に関するフレーム意味論的一般化

    秋田喜美

    日本言語学会第145回大会ワークショップ「オノマトペと言語理論:統語と意味の接点から」 

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    Event date: 2012.11

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (public)  

    Venue:九州大学箱崎キャンパス   Country:Japan  

  44. A frame-semantic analysis of the (limited) flexibility of mimetic verbs

    Kimi Akita

    ELSJ 30 

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    Event date: 2012.11

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Country:Japan  

  45. A quantitative approach to mimetic diachrony International conference

    Kimi Akita, Satoshi Nakamura, Takanori Komatsu, Sachiko Hirata

    The 22nd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference 

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    Event date: 2012.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  46. A qualia account of mimetic resultatives in Japanese International conference

    Takeshi Usuki, Kimi Akita

    The 22nd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference 

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    Event date: 2012.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Poster presentation  

    Country:Japan  

  47. Frame phonosemantics: A frame-semantic approach to Japanese mimetics International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Czuczor-Fogarasi Conference 

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    Event date: 2012.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Country:Hungary  

  48. A quantitative approach to sound-symbolic involvement

    Kimi Akita

    Sound Symbolism Workshop 2012 

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    Event date: 2012.8

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  49. The internal structures of sound-symbolic systems: The universal and language-specific portions of sound symbolism International conference

    Noburo Saji, Kimi Akita, Mutsumi Imai, Katerina Kantartzis, Sotaro Kita

    CogSci 2012 

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    Event date: 2012.8

    Language:English   Presentation type:Poster presentation  

    Country:Japan  

  50. オノマトペのインタラクション性に関する量的考察

    秋田喜美, 中村聡史, 小松孝徳, 平田佐智子

    人工知能学会全国大会第26回大会 

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    Event date: 2012.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (public)  

    Venue:クリエイティブ・スペース赤れんが   Country:Japan  

  51. オノマトペに対する意識の地域比較

    平田佐智子, 秋田喜美, 小松孝徳, 中村聡史, 藤井弘樹, 澤井大樹

    人工知能学会全国大会第26回大会 

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    Event date: 2012.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (public)  

    Venue:山口県自治会館   Country:Japan  

  52. 国会議事録コーパスを用いたオノマトペの通時的分析

    中村聡史, 平田佐智子, 秋田喜美

    人工知能学会全国大会第26回大会 

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    Event date: 2012.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (public)  

    Venue:山口県自治会館   Country:Japan  

  53. Register-specific morphophonological constructions in Japanese International conference

    Kimi Akita

    The 38th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 

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    Event date: 2012.2

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United States  

  54. オノマトペの多義性と類像性

    秋田喜美

    「言語と人間」研究会11月例会 

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    Event date: 2011.11

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:立教大学   Country:Japan  

  55. 僕らが銀座をぶらぶらとしない理由:オノマトペ述語の意味特性と「と」の分布再考

    秋田喜美・臼杵岳

    形態論・レキシコン研究会年次大会2011 

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    Event date: 2011.9

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:大阪大学   Country:Japan  

  56. 小さな窓から見る大きめの世界:オノマトペの形態的随意性への構文論的アプローチ

    秋田喜美

    日本認知科学会サマースクール若手研究者プレゼンテーション(言語学) 

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    Event date: 2011.9

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:箱根湯本富士屋ホテル   Country:Japan  

  57. Register-specific morphophonological constructions: The case of motherese verbs and heavy-prefix verbs in Japanese

    Kimi Akita

    JSLS 13 

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    Event date: 2011.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  58. Iconicity in mimetic grammar International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Eighth International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature 

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    Event date: 2011.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Sweden  

  59. Universal and language-specific sound symbolism: The case of Chinese and English speakers' semantic inference of Japanese mimetics

    Shang Rong, Kimi Akita

    Keio/Tamagawa Mimetics & Sound Symbolism Workshop 

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    Event date: 2011.2

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Country:Japan  

  60. Mimetic vowel harmony in Japanese International conference

    Kimi Akita, Mutsumi Imai, Noburo Saji, Katerina Kantartzis, Sotaro Kita

    20th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference 

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    Event date: 2010.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United Kingdom  

  61. 共起特性から見る日本語オノマトペのフレーム意味論

    秋田喜美

    日本認知科学会第27回大会ワークショップ「オノマトペと音象徴」 

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    Event date: 2010.9

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Venue:神戸大学   Country:Japan  

  62. オノマトペ文法における類像性

    秋田喜美

    第8回福岡大学言語学コロキアム「オノマトペからみる言語理論」 

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    Event date: 2010.9

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (invited, special)  

    Venue:福岡大学   Country:Japan  

  63. A study of paraphrasing in terms of FrameNet and frame semantics International conference

    Yoko Hasegawa, Russell Lee-Goldman, Albert Kong, Kyoko H. Ohara, Kimi Akita, Satoru Uchida, Charles J. Fillmore

    Sixth International Conference on Construction Grammar 

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    Event date: 2010.9

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Czech Republic  

  64. Morphological optionality in Construction Grammar: The case of adverbial mimetics in Japanese International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Sixth International Conference on Construction Grammar 

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    Event date: 2010.9

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Czech Republic  

  65. The cognitive semantics of onomatopoeia: A crosslinguistic perspective on the lexical integration of sound symbolism International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Symposium "Universality and Language-Specificity of Sound Symbolism: The Interplay of Multimodality, Embodiment, and Iconicity," the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Science 

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    Event date: 2010.8

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Country:China  

  66. パンをこんがり「と」焼く理由:いわゆる強調副詞的擬態語の構文音韻形態論的分析

    秋田喜美

    関西言語学会第35回大会 

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    Event date: 2010.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:京都外国語大学   Country:Japan  

  67. オノマトペにおける有生性:声と音の違いが生む違い

    秋田喜美

    日本言語学会第140回大会 

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    Event date: 2010.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:筑波大学   Country:Japan  

  68. The lexical basis of sound symbolism of "sound-symbolic words" in Japanese International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Seventh International Symposium on Iconicity in Language and Literature 

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    Event date: 2009.6

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Canada  

  69. Developmental grounds for lexical iconicity: The acquisition of mimetic semantics in Japanese International conference

    Kimi Akita

    The 18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference 

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    Event date: 2008.11

    Language:English   Presentation type:Poster presentation  

    Country:United States  

  70. How motion sounds/looks in Japanese and English: Mimetics in the typology of motion expressions

    Kimi Akita

    Kobe Conference on Language Typology: English, Japanese, and Other Languages 

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    Event date: 2008.10

    Language:English   Presentation type:Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)  

    Country:Japan  

  71. オノマトペの「特異性」再考:音韻と意味の接点

    秋田喜美, 竹安大

    日本言語学会第136回大会 

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    Event date: 2008.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:学習院大学   Country:Japan  

  72. 音韻獲得における有標性と個別言語の音素出現頻度:発達段階・後続母音・語彙層の影響

    竹安大, 秋田喜美

    日本音韻論学会第15回春期研究発表会 

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    Event date: 2008.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:法政大学   Country:Japan  

  73. Mimetics as root-template combinations: A pedagogical implication from Construction Grammar International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Sixth International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese 

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    Event date: 2008.3

    Language:English   Presentation type:Poster presentation  

    Country:United States  

  74. Phonosemantic evidence for the mimetic stratum in the Japanese lexicon International conference

    Kimi Akita

    The 34th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 

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    Event date: 2008.2

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United States  

  75. Gradient integration of sound symbolism in language: Toward a crosslinguistic generalization International conference

    Kimi Akita

    The 17th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference 

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    Event date: 2007.11

    Language:English   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:United States  

  76. 音象徴語の「範疇化問題」への一つの答え:田守・スコウラップ(1999)へのリプライ

    秋田喜美

    日本認知言語学会第8回大会 

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    Event date: 2007.9

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:成蹊大学   Country:Japan  

  77. 日本語音象徴語の音韻形態への構文文法的アプローチ

    秋田喜美

    形態論・レキシコン研究会2007 

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    Event date: 2007.6 - 2007.7

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:神戸大学   Country:Japan  

  78. 日本語における音象徴語を含む述語の事象タイプ決定

    秋田喜美

    日本言語学会第134回大会 

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    Event date: 2007.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:麗沢大学   Country:Japan  

  79. 日本語音象徴語における二つの音象徴

    秋田喜美

    関西言語学会第32回大会 

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    Event date: 2007.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:同志社大学   Country:Japan  

  80. The acquisition of the constraints on mimetic verbs in Japanese and Korean International conference

    Kimi Akita

    The 16th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference 

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    Event date: 2006.10 - 2006.11

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Country:Japan  

  81. Suru and to for Japanese mimetics: A semantic-integration account International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Fifth International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese 

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    Event date: 2006.3

    Language:English   Presentation type:Poster presentation  

    Country:United States  

  82. 日本語の擬情語心理動詞における時間性:日英通常心理動詞との比較

    秋田喜美

    日本言語学会第131回大会 

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    Event date: 2005.11

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:広島大学   Country:Japan  

  83. 日本語の擬態語心理表現における身体性

    秋田喜美

    関西言語学会第30回記念大会 

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    Event date: 2005.6

    Language:Japanese   Presentation type:Oral presentation (general)  

    Venue:関西大学   Country:Japan  

  84. Innovative compounds in Japanese food descriptions and beyond International conference

    Kimi Akita, Keiko Murasugi

    Conference on the Language of Japanese Food  2018.5.5 

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    Venue:Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

  85. なぜ笛はピーと鳴るのか:ディピクションをマークする3つの方法 Invited

    秋田喜美

    第12回動的語用論研究会  2021.3.27 

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    Venue:オンライン  

  86. Binomial adjectives in Japanese International conference

    Keiko Murasugi, Kimi Akita

    Workshop on Mimetics IV: Parameters and Mimetics  2021.1.11 

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  87. On the ideophonic protolanguage hypothesis International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Workshop on Mimetics IV: Parameters and Mimetics  2021.1.11 

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  88. Ideophones and iconicity in Japanese Invited International conference

    Kimi Akita

    Pre-event lectures on the Japanese language from cognitive/typological perspectives, 15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference  2019.8.6 

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  89. オノマトペの音象徴性再訪 Invited

    秋田喜美

    日本認知言語学会第20回大会  2019.8.5 

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    Venue:関西学院大学  

  90. Mimetic predicates in the VP-shell hypothesis: Deriving the mimetic parameter from morphological typology International conference

    Keiko Murasugi, Kimi Akita

    Workshop on Mimetics III: Crucibles of Mimetics  2019.8.3 

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  91. Systematic side of sound symbolism: The case of suffixed mimetics in Japanese

    Kimi Akita, Jingyi Zhang, Katsuo Tamaoka

    The 44th Annual Meeting of the Kansai Linguistic Society  2019.7.13 

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  92. 日本語における状態述語の意味的な住み分け:程度性とスケール構造の観点から

    大島デイヴィッド義和・秋田喜美・佐野真一郎

    日本言語学会第156回大会  2018.6.23 

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    Venue:東京大学本郷キャンパス  

  93. Phonosemantic maps: Toward a typology of sound symbolism International conference

    Kimi Akita

    The 1st Conference on Pokémonastics  2018.5.26 

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  94. General commentary on Pokémonastics Invited International conference

    Kimi Akita

    The 1st Conference on Pokémonastics  2018.5.26 

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Works 1

  1. Multimedia Encyclopedia of Japanese Mimetics (MEJaM)

    2012.10

Research Project for Joint Research, Competitive Funding, etc. 2

  1. Movimiento y espacio desde la tipología semántica II: Nuevos retos y nuevas aplicaciones en la traducción y la adquisición (MovEsII) International coauthorship

    Grant number:FFI2013-45553-C3  2014 - 2017

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  2. Movimiento y espacio desde la tipología semántica y su aplicación a la traducción y la adquisición. MovEs International coauthorship

    Grant number:FFI2010-14903  2011 - 2013

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KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research) 11

  1. 音象徴進化仮説ー普遍性から言語個別性、身体性から抽象性・体系性へ

    Grant number:20H00014  2020.4 - 2025.3

    科学研究費助成事業  基盤研究(A)

    今井 むつみ, 大槻 美佳, 生田目 美紀, 秋田 喜美, 佐治 伸郎

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    子どもは乳児期から複数の感覚を脳内で対応づけ統合することができ,音象徴などの類像性が言語習得初期に重要であるという音象徴ブートストラッピング仮説(Imai & Kita, 2014)が支持されている.他方で,身体性オノマトペでも,個別言語の音韻体系に大きく制約された恣意性をもつ.このことは,身体に接地しながらどのように記号の抽象化が進み,子どもが言語習得の過程でどのように抽象的な概念を身体化していくのかという問いが重要であることを示す.この問題を解明するために,音象徴の進化の過程に焦点をあて,生物学的要因を基盤とする類像性が文化的,言語学的な要因とどのように相互作用するのかを明らかにする.

  2. 音象徴の言語間差異にみられる恣意性と有契性:通言語比較実験による理論化の基礎研究

    Grant number:20K00567  2020.4 - 2023.3

    科学研究費助成事業  基盤研究(C)

    篠原 和子, 秋田 喜美, 宇野 良子

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    「ブーバ」と「キキ」が図形の名前だとすると、後者の方が尖った(直線的な)図形のように聞こえる。このような音象徴現象は多くの言語に共通しており、身体基盤をもつゆえに普遍的だと信じられてきた。一方、近年では音象徴の一部に言語による違いが発見され、注目されている。本研究では、音象徴の言語間差異を複数の言語で実証的に確認し、その原因を、(1)オノマトペ体系を含む言語の音韻体系による差異、(2)言語音の音声学的性質ににもとづく差異、という2側面から説明するための基礎研究を行う。多様な言語での調査に応用可能な方法を確立し、音象徴に影響を及ぼす言語の恣意性と有契性の研究の基盤固めを目標とする。
    2020年度には、日本語と英語に共通する音象徴現象について分担者および協力者とともに行なった実験研究の成果を、認知言語学分野の国際学術ジャーナルに掲載して公開した(Ryoko Uno, Kazuko Shinohara, Yuta Hosokawa, Naho Atsumi, Gakuji Kumagai and Shigeto Kawahara, 2020)。この研究では、従来の音象徴研究においては「形」や「大きさ」「明暗」「重さ」といった知覚的に把握可能なイメージが中心に研究されてきたのに対し、「善悪」という、人間の倫理的側面に関わるイメージにも音象徴現象が広がっていることを日英語両方で確認し、阻害音の有声性と母音の両唇性が「善悪」のイメージ喚起に有意に影響することを明らかにした。これは人間の共同体の進化と言語音の印象との関連も示唆する。
    一方、「硬さ」の音象徴では阻害音の有声性の影響に言語差もみられる。これについての考察を、篠原和子(2020)の国内学会招待講演で発表した。
    また、従来研究対象となっていなかった加速度の大きさが音象徴現象を引き起こすことについて、これまで行なってきた共同研究の成果を国際学術ジャーナルに公開した(Shinohara, Kazuko, Shigeto Kawahara, Hideyuki Tanaka, 2020) 。
    音象徴がキャラクターや商品名にも現れる現象について、コーパス調査研究をもとに、日本認知言語学会第21回全国大会(2020)にてワークショップを開催し、広く成果を公開した(篠原和子,田中友章,市原禄朗,清水拓夢,鈴木沙英,平原豪,熊谷学而,川原繁人「音象徴研究から理論と実践を考える:キャラクター名・商品名の分析をもとに」)。
    本研究課題の1年目として、採択前から継続してきた音象徴研究の成果を発表することから活動を開始した。これは、成功したと思われる。学会発表や学術ジャーナル投稿のプロセスで得た反応や意見、助言などを加味しつつ、次の研究方法の精査を行なうことがある程度できたことは望ましい成果であった。
    一方、コロナ渦の状況において、被験者確保の問題は深刻で、当初普通に行えるという前提で研究計画を設計していたことから、被験者確保について今後慎重に検討する必要が出てきた。海外においてもコロナ渦により人の移動や接触について困難な状況があるなか、ヒト被験者を使った研究は制限せざるを得なかった。しかしこのことから逆に、被験者を用いた実験研究の実施可能性、その他、本課題を推進するにあたって重要となる諸要素を洗い出し、データのとり方を再検討するなど、問題解決に向けて検討を進めることができたことは有益であった。
    所属大学では医学系学科の設置にともない、ヒト被験者からデータ採取を行なう研究には医学と同様のレベルの厳しい研究倫理審査が課せられることとなり、これに伴う諸準備がこれまでよりも負担増となった。研究協力者の研究機関においても本学と同様に厳しい医学的研究基準を満たす倫理審査が必要となったため、協力について躊躇する協力者(所属大学・所属学部に医学系倫理審査委員会がないなど)も出てきた。こういった予期しない困難も発生したが、それでもなお、初年度としては順調に研究の準備を進めていると自己評価する。
    2021年度は3年間の研究計画の2年目にあたるが、対象とする言語の種類を精査しつつ、コロナ渦にあってもデータ取得が可能となるオンライン実験を中心に、研究を実施していく予定である。具体的には日本語と似た現象傾向を示すと予想されているフランス語のデータ収集を開始し、また英語と似た傾向を示すと予想されるドイツ語にも同じ方法を広げてデータ収集を行なうことが、2年目の目標である。もし、理論的観点から仮説化したとおり、これらの言語の話者において同一の音象徴枠組みについて異なる感受性の傾向が観察された場合、音象徴現象は、単に身体性基盤にもとづく故に普遍的だという議論は妥当ではなく、むしろ言語間の差異、形式や体系の違いに基づく恣意的な側面が浮かび上がると予想される。これは実験・調査による実証の結果を待たなくてはならない。
    アジアおよびアフリカ諸言語については、当初は可能であれば加えてゆく計画であったところ、2021年度はコロナ渦の状況を慎重にみていく必要があり、実施可能性については無理のないように行なう予定である。オンライン実験が可能であればデータ収集が行える可能性は残されているが、諸外国にあっても余裕のない状況が続いている。コロナ渦収束を待ってヒト被験者との接触を考えて行く方が望ましいと思われることから、当面は文献調査や理論的検討を先に進めていくことも視野に入れることが望ましいと考えている。いずれにしても、状況の変化に柔軟に対応しつつ、研究計画項目の順序入れ替えなどを行なって、研究を支障なく進めていく考えである。

  3. A comprehensive study on the nature of words: word- and phrase-formation in isolating, agglutinative, and polysynthetic languages

    Grant number:19H01261  2019.4 - 2023.3

    Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)

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  4. Arbitrariness and motivation in sound symbolic meanings: theorization through cross-linguistic experimental studies

    Grant number:17K02679  2017.4 - 2020.3

    SHINOHARA Kazuko

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    Using experimental methods, we explored whether there are cross-linguistic differences in sound symbolism, which is a kind of perceptual phenomenon where linguistic sounds evoke certain images or meanings. Plosives in Japanese and English were tested for several images such as hardness and evilness. It was found that voiced plosives in these languages could evoke different sound symbolic images. English word-initial voiceless plosives evoked harder images than voiced plosives, while in Japanese the opposite association was observed. This means that sounds that are phonologically the same can result in different sound symbolic images, when phonetic properties of the sounds vary among different languages.

  5. A typological study of the sound symbolism of ideophones in Japanese, Korean, and English

    Grant number:16F16729  2016.7 - 2018.3

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  6. Why linguistic symbols should and should not be arbitrary: An integrative account from language evolution, acquisition, and brain functions.

    Grant number:16H01928  2016.4 - 2021.3

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    IMAI Mutsumi

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    Uncovering the relation between form and meaning of words is important for understanding the nature and evolution of language. Form and meaning of words are associated not only by language-specific arbitrary conventions, but also by an intrinsic link, called sound symbolism, which reflects perceived resemblance between sound and properties of referents. Does one need to be able to hear sound to detect sound symbolism? Here, we show that one does not need to. Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) participants, even those with profound hearing loss, could judge the sound symbolic match between shapes and words in the same way as hearing participants do, as long as DHH participants could move their tongue freely. This indicates that they detected sound symbolism via inherent resemblance between articulatory movements and shapes. This further suggests that linguistic symbols can emerge through iconic mapping between oral gesture and sensory experience of the world.

  7. An empirical pragmatic study of ideophones based on audiovisual corpora

    Grant number:15K16741  2015.4 - 2020.3

    Akita Kimi

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    Grant amount:\3510000 ( Direct Cost: \2700000 、 Indirect Cost:\810000 )

    This study observed the multimodal properties of ideophones (a.k.a. giongo/gitaigo, mimetics, expressives) in audiovisual data, especially Japanese interviews. Qualitative and quantitative examinations revealed that ideophones are often accompanied by prominent intonation and voice quality, gesture, facial expression, and eye contact. These behavioral features are more frequent in adverbial ideophones (e.g., guruguru-to mawaru ‘to rotate whirlingly’) than in verbal ideophones (e.g., guruguru-suru ‘to whirl’). It is suggested that ideophones are an ambivalent medium of communication that is both linguistic and “prelinguistic” (like gesture and vocal mimicry).

  8. An empirical pragmatic study of ideophones based on audiovisual corpora

    2015.4 - 2019.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

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  9. A frame-semantic study of the peculiarities of sound-symbolic words using audiovisual experiments

    2012.4 - 2015.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

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  10. A crosslinguistic and developmental study of the syntax and semantics of sound-symbolic words: On the roles of lexical iconicity

    2009.4 - 2012.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 

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  11. A theoretical study of the syntax and semantics of sound-symbolic words in Japanese

    2007.4 - 2009.3

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 

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Teaching Experience (On-campus) 35

  1. 文化事情(英語)

    2021

  2. 英語(中級)

    2021

  3. 人文学入門I

    2021

  4. 英語学概論

    2021

  5. 英語(基礎)

    2021

  6. 英語(上級)

    2021

  7. 英語(コミュニケーション)

    2021

  8. 共時英語学演習II

    2021

  9. 博士論文演習IV

    2021

  10. Theoretical Linguistics I

    2021

  11. Academic English Intermediate

    2017

  12. Academic English Survival

    2017

  13. Academic English Advanced

    2017

  14. Cognitive Linguistics/Theoretical Linguistics I

    2017

  15. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, b (Seminar on Synchronic English Linguistics, IIb): Typology of Motion Expressions

    2017

  16. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, a (Seminar on Synchronic English Linguistics, IIa): Iconicity in Language

    2017

  17. Academic English Communication

    2017

  18. Textology Ib

    2017

  19. Lectures on Humanities (C)

    2017

  20. Academic English Seminar

    2017

  21. Academic English Intermediate

    2016

  22. Academic English Survival

    2016

  23. Academic English Advanced

    2016

  24. Academic English Basic

    2016

  25. Academic English Communication

    2016

  26. Cognitive Linguistics

    2016

  27. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, b

    2016

  28. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, a

    2016

  29. Academic English Communication

    2016

  30. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, b

    2015

  31. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, a

    2015

  32. Academic English (Communication)

    2015

  33. Academic English (Intermediate)

    2015

  34. Academic English (Advanced)

    2015

  35. Academic English (Basic)

    2015

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Teaching Experience (Off-campus) 4

  1. 音象徴・音声学入門

    2019.2

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  2. 言語と認知

    2015.4 - 2016.3 The University of Kitakyushu)

  3. 言語と認知

    2014.4 - 2015.3 The University of Kitakyushu)

  4. 言語学からみる英語

    2014.4 - 2015.3 The Open University of Japan)

 

Social Contribution 2

  1. NINJAL Open Symposium

    Role(s):Lecturer

    National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics  The Marvels and Mysteries of Mimetics  Hitotsubashi University  2017.1

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    Audience: Junior students, High school students, College students, Graduate students, Teachers, Guardians, Researchesrs, General

    Type:Lecture

    Lecture & panel discussion

  2. 大阪大学21世紀懐徳堂i-spot講座

    2013.2

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    「オノマトペに見ることばのデザイン」というタイトルで市民向けの公開講座を行った。

Media Coverage 2

  1. みんぱく手話通訳研修事業に関わるスクリーニング素材提供

    国立民族学博物館  2016.4

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    スクリーニング素材(講義映像)の提供、審査

  2. Interview by Yomiuri Family Newspaper, magazine

    Yomiuri Jyoho Kaihatsu Osaka  Yomiuri Family  2011.11

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    The number of Japanese mimetics amounts to 1500: "Onomatopoeia," which Kansai people use in bulk