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Name MINUSA Tomoyuki
Official Title Associate Professor
Affiliation Foreign Language Center, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Profile My research interest is English and Japanese linguistics, especially phonology and grammar. So far, I have dealt with Japanese subjects, geminate voiced obstruents, passive expressions, loanwords, and so on. In the future, I will handle the differences in voice and grammar between English and Japanese and apply them to English education.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. (1) phonology

    I deal with phonological structure of English and Japanese and differences between them.

  2. (2) Grammar

    One of my research interests is grammatical structure of English and Japanese.

Representative Papers
  1. (1) The Notion of the Subject in Spoken Japanese: Is a Subject a Required Category? 2018/02
  2. (2) Geminate Voiced Obstruents in Japanese 2013/12
  3. (3) Voiceless Coronal Fricatives in Japanese 2013/09
  4. (4) Voiced Obstruents in Japanese 2012/11
  5. (5) An Analysis of Two Japanese Passives ni and niyotte 2012/02
  6. (6) Lexical Strata in Japanese Phonology 2011/03
  7. (7) Adaptation Patterns in Japanese Loanword Phonology 2011/2
  8. (8) A Rule-Based Analysis of Japanese Loanword Accentuation 2010/3
  9. (9) An OT Analysis of Loanword Accentuation in Tokyo Japanese 2009/12
  10. (10) Default Loanword Accent in Tokyo Japanese 2008/3
Recruitment of research assistant(s) No
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) The Japan Society of Culture in English (regular member)