Osamu SAWADA

 

Associate Professor (Junkyouju) of Linguistics, Mie University

Department of Humanities/Faculty of Humanities, Law and Economics (link)

                                   

Email: sawadao(at)human.mie-u.ac.jp

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Office hours: Monday and Tuesday, 12am-1pm, and by appointment

                                   

Mailing address

Department of Humanities, Mie University

1577 Kurimamachiya-cho, Tsu city

Mie, 514-8507, Japan

Telephone: +81-59-231-9145

                                   

Broad interests

Semantics, Pragmatics, Syntax, Typology, Cross-linguistic Semantics

Japanese linguistics (syntax, semantics, pragmatics)

Philosophy of Language, Cognitive Science

 

Narrow interests

Scalar semantics/pragmatics, comparatives, topic and focus, polarity sensitivity, classifiers, measure phrases,

minimizers, quantifiers, modality, presupposition, implicatures (conventional/conversational),

discourse particles, information structure, dynamic semantics, honorifics, diminutives, demonstratives

                                   

Teaching (2017, second semester)

- Seminar on modality (Language Science Seminar D), undergraduate. (course info)[Thu3]

- Pragmatics (English language B) (course info) [Thu2]

- Introduction to Language Science B (first half) [Thu1]

- English I [Wed1]

- Lecture series, Seminar in Cultural Study (Linguistic Science) ‘semantics and pragmatics’ [Tue1]

 

Intensive linguistics seminar: Kobe University, December 2017

 

Languages

Japanese (native), Old Japanese, English, French, Spanish (basic), German (basic), Korean (basic)

                                   


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