(Ph.D. University of Chicago, linguistics)


                                    Associate Professor of Linguistics, Mie University

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


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



                                    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, indeterminateness, classifiers, measure phrases,

                                    vagueness, modality, conditionals, presupposition, implicatures (conventional/conversational), speech acts, information structure,

                                    event structure, honorifics, diminutives


                                    Teaching (2014, first semester)

                                    • Seminar on modality (English Linguistics I)

                                      (Thu 3)[course info]

                                    • Semantics (English Language A)

                                      (Thu 2)[course info]

                                    • English II (Tue 5, Thu 4)

                                    • English I (Wed 2)

                                    - Non-regular courses/lecture series

                                    Reconsidering the meaning of culture (lecture series), ‘meaning and context-dependency’

Studies in American culture (lecture series), ‘language and linguistics’



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


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