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, indeterminateness, classifiers,

measure phrases, vagueness, modality, conditionals, presupposition, implicatures (conventional/conversational),

speech acts, information structure, event structure, honorifics, diminutives

                                   

Teaching (2015, first semester)

• Seminar on scalar semantics/pragmatics (English language and culture II/English linguistics III), graduate (Humanities/Education)

(Tue2) [course info]

• Seminar on non-at-issue meaning and discourse structure (Language science seminar I), undergraduate

(Thu3) [course info]

• Semantics (English Language A)

(Thu2) [course info]

• English I (Tue4, Tue5, Wed2)

• English II (Thu4)

- Non-regular course

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

 

Languages

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

                                   


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