Kitahara, Hisatsugu

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Affiliation

Research Centers and Institutes, The Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies (Mita)

Position

Professor

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  • Hisatsugu Kitahara is Professor at the Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies, Keio University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics from Harvard University in 1994. Since then, he has been teaching and holding research positions at various institutions, including Princeton University, the University of British Columbia, MIT, and the University of Michigan. His expertise resides in theoretical linguistics, more specifically in minimalist syntax. His work addresses fundamental issues regarding the nature of phrase structure. He published Elementary Operations and Optimal Derivations (MIT Press 1997) and two co-authored books: A Derivational Approach to Syntactic Relations (Oxford 1998) and Explorations in Maximizing Syntactic Minimization (Routledge 2015). His research also appeared in such journals as Syntax: A Journal of Theoretical, Experimental and Interdisciplinary Research (Wiley-Blackwell) and Linguistic Inquiry (MIT Press). Early Background Born in Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan on March 22, 1965. Attended public school in Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo, Japan. Studied at Meiji Gakuin Higashimurayama High School in Tokyo and at Jenison High School in Michigan as an exchange student. Entered Meiji Gakuin University in 1984.

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Career 【 Display / hide

  • 2010.04
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    Present

    Keio University, Institute of Cultural & Linguistic Studies, Full Professor

  • 1999.04
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    2009.03

    Keio University, Institute of Cultural & Linguistic Studies, Associate Professor

  • 1997.10
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    1999.03

    Keio University, Institute of Cultural & Linguistic Studies, Assistant Professor

  • 2010.10
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    2012.09

    Keio University, Institute of Cultural & Linguistic Studies, Assistant Director

  • 2006.04
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    2007.07

    Keio University, Institute of Cultural & Linguistic Studies, Assistant Director

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Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1989.08
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    1994.06

    Harvard University, Department of Linguistics

    Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

  • 1989.03

    Meiji Gakuin University, Department of English Literature

    University, Graduated

  • 1988.05

    Hope College, Department of English

    University, Graduated

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  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1994.06

    Target Alpha: A Unified Theory of Movement and Structure-Building

  • A.M., Harvard University, 1991.03

  • B.A., Meiji Gakuin University, 1989.03

  • B.A., Hope College, 1988.05

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Linguistics

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • Theoretical Linguistics

  • Generative Grammar

  • Syntactic Theory

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  • Generative Grammar, 

    2012.04
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    Present

  • Comparative Grammar, 

    2013.04
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    Present

  • Sign Language Grammar, 

    2013.04
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    Present

  • Philosophy of Generative Grammar, 

    2017.04
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    Present

 

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  • Some Consequences of MERGE + 3rd Factor Principles

    Hisatsugu Kitahara

    Reports of the Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies (Keio Institute of Cultural & Linguistic Studies)  49   143 - 159 2018

    Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution), Single Work, Except for reviews

  • Is the faculty of language a ‘perfect solution’ to the interface systems?

    Hisatsugu Kitahara

    The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky 2nd Edition (Cambridge University Press)     50 - 68 2017

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Accepted

  • Maximizing Syntactic Minimization: Five Preliminary Studies

    Hisatsugu Kitahara

    Reports of the Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies (Keio Institute of Cultural & Linguistic Studies)  48   239 - 265 2017

    Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution), Single Work, Except for reviews

  • Merge, Labeling and Their Interactions

    Samuel D. Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, T. Daniel Seely

    Labels and Roots (De Gruyter Mouton)     17 - 46 2017

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Accepted

  • Phase Cancellation by External Pair-Merge of Heads: Implications for the Unification of Morphology and Syntax

    Samuel D. Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, T. Daniel Seely

    The Linguistic Review (Walter de Gruyter)  33   87 - 102 2016

    Research paper (scientific journal), Joint Work, Accepted

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  • Review of Müller, Gereon. 2011. Constraints on displacement: A phase-based approach, John Benjamins.

    Hisatsugu Kitahara

    Language (The Linguistic Society of America)  89   655 - 657 2013

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal), Single Work

  • Review of Miyagawa, Shigeru. 2010. Why Agree? Why Move? Unifying Agreement-Based and Discourse-Configurational Languages, MIT Press.

    Hisatsugu Kitahara

    Gengo Kenkyu (The Linguistic Society of Japan)  141   59 - 68 2012

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal), Single Work

Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • 統語構造を派生するメカニズムの解明、及びその理論的帰結の探求

    2014.04
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    2018.03

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Research grant, Principal Investigator

  • 言語器官の中核を担う統語システムとその最適性ともいうべき性質の解明に向けて

    2010.04
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    2013.03

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Research grant, Principal Investigator

  • 統語システムから解釈システムへの出入力機構の解明

    2004.04
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    2008.03

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Research grant, Principal Investigator

  • 多様な個別言語の統語構造を決定する、人間固有の普遍的特性の解明

    1998.04
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    2000.03

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Research grant, Principal Investigator

  • 日英語比較統辞論に基づく併合手続きの研究:統辞構造はどのように生成されるのか

    2019.04
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    2022.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 北原 久嗣, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Principal Investigator

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    Japanese translation: Chomsky, Noam. 1995. The Minimalist Program, MIT Press. [Shoeisha, Tokyo, 1998. [with M.Oishi et al.]]

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    Japanese translation: Chomsky, Noam. 1986. Barriers, MIT Press. [Kenkyusha Publishers, Tokyo, 1993. [with M.Oishi et al.]]

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    "Orwell’s Problem: Information and Judgment" Newsletter SANSYOKUKI (June 2011), Keio Correspondence Courses. [Written in Japanese]

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    Journal Referee

    Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Springer
    Lingua, Elsevier
    Linguistic Inquiry, MIT Press
    Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, Kluwer Publishers
    Syntax, Blackwell Publishers
    The Linguistic Review, Walter de Gruyter
    Journal of Linguistics, Cambridge University Press
    Studia Linguistica: A Journal of General Linguistics, Wiley Blackwell

    English Linguistics, Journal of the English Linguistic Society of Japan, Kaitakusha Publishing, Japan
    Gengo Kenkyu, Journal of the Linguistic Society of Japan

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • LINGUISTICS SCIENCE 1

    2019

  • LINGUISTIC SCIENCE 2

    2019

  • INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC SCIENCE 6

    2019

  • INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTIC SCIENCE 5

    2019

  • ADVANCED STUDIES IN LINGUISTICS 6

    2019

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Courses Previously Taught 【 Display / hide

  • Introduction to Linguistics

    Keio University (undergraduate level), 2018

  • Introduction to Syntax

    Keio University (undergraduate level), 2018

  • Introduction to Semantics

    Keio University (undergraduate level), 2018

  • Introduction to Linguistic Theory

    Keio University (undergraduate level), 2018

  • Grammar as Science

    Keio University (undergraduate level), 2018

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Educational Activities and Special Notes 【 Display / hide

  • Doctoral Dissertation Committee for Masanobu Sorida, Sophia University

    2011
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    2012

    , Special Affairs

  • Doctoral Dissertation Committee for Kensuke Takita, Nanzan University

    2009
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    2010

    , Special Affairs

  • Doctoral Dissertation Committee for Miki Obata, The University of Michigan

    2008
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    2010

    , Special Affairs

  • Doctoral Dissertation Committee for Masayuki Komachi, Keio University

    2007
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    2009

    , Special Affairs

  • Doctoral Dissertation Committee for Gerardo Fernández-Salgueiro, The University of Michigan

    2007
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    2008

    , Special Affairs

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Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • The Linguistic Society of America

     
  • Linguistic Society of Japan

     
  • The English Linguistic Society of Japan

     
  • The Japanese Society of Language Sciences

     

Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2018.04
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    2021.03

    評議員, 日本言語学会