I am an assistant professor of Japanese Linguistics in the department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at University of Hawai'i at Manoa. My research instrests incolude syntax, lexical semantics, syntax-lexical semantic interface phenomena and their acquisition, Japanese linguistics and experimental approaches to syntactic research.
2014Licensing of floating nominal modifiers and Unaccusativity in Japanese. With Maria Polinsky. In Robert Santana-LaBarge (ed.), Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. 189-198. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
Accusative-oblique alternations in Japanese and the Unaccusativity Hypothesis. In Matthew A.Tucker, Anie Thompson, Oliver Northrup, and Ryan Bennett (eds.), Proceedings of Fifth Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics (FAJL5). 49-58. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.Is Magnitude Estimation worth the trouble? With Grant Goodall, Dan Michel and Henry Beecher. In Jaehoon Choi, E. Alan Hogue, Jeffrey Punske, Deniz Tat, Jessamyn Schertz and Alex Truman (eds.), Proceedings of the 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. 328-336. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
Reverse island effects and the backward search for a lisensor in multiple wh-questions. With Jon Sprouse (first author), Hajime Ono and Robert Kluender. Syntax 14:2, 179-203.
Two types of by-phrase in Japanese passive. In William McClure & Marcel den Dikken (eds.), Japanese Korean Linguistics vol.18. 253-265. Stanford, California. CSLI.
2009The acquisition of transitivity in Japanese and Korean Children. With Soonja Choi In Shoichi Iwasaki, Hajime Hoji, Patricia M. Clancy and Sung-Ock Sohn (eds.), Japanese Korean Linguistics vol.17. 613-624. Stanford, California. CSLI. An experimental look at interactions between passive and Japanese aspectual verbs. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on East Asian Linguistics. Simon Fraser University Working Papers in Linguistics. The syntax of Japanese aspectual verbs. In Sergei Tatevosov (ed.), Investigation into Formal Altaic Linguistics: Proceedings of WAFL3. Moscow: MAKs Press. 165-180.
Backward Control. Language and Linguistics Compass 2/1: 168-195.Two syntactic positions for English aspectual verbs. In Charles B. Chang and Hannah J. Proceedings of the 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. ( WCCFL 26). 172-180. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. The projection of telicity in Vietnamese. In Emily Elfner and Martin Walkow (eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. (NELS 37). vol.1 Amherst, MA: GSLA. 219-231.
Aspectual Verbs and the Aspect Phrase Hypothesis. San Diego Linguistic Papers3: 11-31.
2007Projections of aspect in Japanese. In Yoichi Miyamoto and Masao Ochi (eds.), Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics: Proceedings of FAJL4. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. 37-48. The syntax of telicity in Vietnamese.In Erin Bainbridge and Brian Agbayani (eds.), Proceedings of the thirty-fourth Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL 2006). 109-120.
Japanese passives, external arguements, and structural case. San Diego Linguistic Papers2: 86-133.
2013Flavors of Voice and selection of vPs in Japanese. Oral presentation. Little v Workshop. Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Leiden, Netherland. Licensing of floating nominal modifiers and unaccusativity in Japanese. With Maria Polinsky. Oral presentation. the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 31). Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.
2012Floating indeterminates and the Unaccusative Hypothesis in Japanese: A judgment study. With Maria Polinsky. Oral presentation. the 86th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Portland, OR.
2011Syntactic and semantic constraints on Japanese direct passive subjects. Oral presentation. The 21st Japanese Korean Linguistics Conference (JK21). Seuol National University. Seul, South Korea. Is Magnitude Estimation worth the trouble? With Grant Goodall, Dan Michel and Henry Beecher. Oral Presentation. The 29 West Coast Conferece on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL29). University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ.
2010Accusative-Oblique alternations and stranded numeral classifiers in Japanese. Poster presentation. The 5th Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics (FAJL5). University of California, Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA. Hidden unaccusative verbs and licensing of stranded numeral quantifiers in Japanese: A sentence acceptability judgment study. Poster presentation. The 23rd Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing (CUNY 2010). New York, NY. Comparing three methods for sentence judgment experiments. With Grant Goodall, Dan Michel, and Henry Beecher. Oral presentation. The 84th Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America. Baltimore, MD.
JPN 650G: Syntax-Semantics Interface in Japanese [Spring 2014]
JPN 634: Advanced Japanese Syntax and Semantics [Fall 2011]
JPN 602: Japanese Syntax and Semantics [Spring 2011, Spring 2013]
JPN 451: Structure of Japanese [Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013]
JPN 350: Introduction to Japanese Linguistics [Summer 2011, Spring 2012, Summer 2012]