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Ayumi Ueyama Last modified date:2015.11.16

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[mostly written in Japanese].
Academic Degree
Field of Specialization
generative grammar, syntax, Japanese
Outline Activities
The main objective of my research has been to uncover the nature of the language faculty through syntactic and semantic analysis of various in natural language, mainly focusing on Japanese and English. The ultimate goal is to propose a model of that part of language faculty which is conditioned by purely structural factors as distinct from those that are lexically or pragmatically conditioned.
Research Interests
  • Production of a new education application for learning the argument structures in Japanese
    keyword : argument structure, language learning, verbs
  • The construction and the verification of Syntactic Semantics
    keyword : syntax, semantics, generative grammar
  • Methodological studies of generative grammar as an empirical science
    keyword : generative grammar, methodology, empirical science
  • Theoretical and empirical studies of reference and anaphora
    keyword : reference, anaphora, semantic interpretation, syntactic structure
Current and Past Project
  • Theoretical and empirical studies of reference and anaphora---Toward the establishment of generative grammar as an empirical science---
  • Theoretical and empirical studies of ellipsis---Toward the establishment of generative grammar as an empirical science---
Academic Activities
1. Generative Grammar and Its Principal Ideas. .
2. Ayumi Ueyama,Two Types of Dependency,GSIL, University of Southern California,南カリフォルニア大学博士論文,1998.08. .
3. Linguistics for Beginners --- Invitation to the World of Language. .
1. H.-R. Hayashishita,
Ayumi Ueyama,Quantity expressions in Japanese,The Handbook of Quantification in Natural Language,Chapter 10 of _The Handbook of Quantification in Natural Language_ eds. by Ed Keenan & Denis Paperno, Springer. pp.535-612.,2012.04.
2. Ayumi Ueyama,Model of Judgment Making and Hypotheses in Generative Grammar,17th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference,pp.27-47.,2010.01.
3. Generative Grammar and Introspective Judgments.
4. Clause Structure and Judgment Type ---Where Thetic/Categorical Distinction Meets Grammar---. .
5. Generative Grammar as an Empirical Science---Grammaticality and Acceptability---. .
6. Ayumi Ueyama,Two Types of Dependency: Summary by the author,Glot International,vol.5, no.2, pp.74-76, Blackwell Publishers.,2001.02. .
Works, Software and Database
1. Macro programs for Microsoft Word.
1. Syntactic Semantics: A Bridge between Syntax and Cognitive Science.
2. Tutorial Lecturer at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Association for Natural Language Processing "Generative Grammar: its aim and approach" Tottori University, March 2, 2009..
3. Clause Structure and Judgment Type ---Where Thetic/Categorical Distinction Meets Grammar---.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Association for the Contemporary and Applied Philosophy (JACAP)
  • The Society of Japanese Grammar
  • Japanese Cognitive Science Society
  • The Philosophy of Science Society
  • The Society for Japanese Linguistics
  • The Linguistic Society of Japan
Educational Activities
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