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Yoshizo Itabashi Last modified date:2017.05.10

Professor / communicative acoustic systems
Department of Communication Design Science
Faculty of Design


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E-Mail
Homepage
http://www.design.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~yitabash
Phone
092-553-4466
Fax
092-553-4466
Academic Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Asian Linguistics
Field of Specialization
Comparative Linguistics, Contact Linguistics, Areal Linguistics,Diachronic Linguistic Typology, Welfare Linguistics
Outline Activities
Research fields:
①A Diachronic and Synchronic Study on the probability of the Genetic Connections of the Accent Patterns in the Southern Korean Dialects with those in the Northern Kyushu Dialects
②An Interdisciplinary Study of Genetic Anthropology, Archeology, and Genetic Linguistics: identification of the peoples' groups and their languages having come into the Japanese Archipelago
③A Comparative Study of Japanese with Koguryo, Silla, Paekche, Ainu, Tungusic Languages, Austronesian Languages;
④A Study on Historical Contact of Japanese with neighboring Languages;
⑤Diachronic Linguistic Typology;
⑥Geographical Linguistic Typology and Areal Typology;
⑦Welfare Linguistics for every being on earth

Education:
Linguistics, Phonetics, Advanced Japanese (undergraduate courses)

Special Topics in Linguistics;Audio-visual Integration Oral Presentations, Audio-visual Integration PBL, Seminars in LinguisticsI,II,III, Study ProjectsI,II (graduate courses)

Social Activities:
Teaching Contrastive Linguistics as Part-time Work to Prospective Teachers of Japanese at Some Private Adult Educational Institutions
Demonstrative Activities to create a New Earth for living and non-living beings (NPO bank, Basic Income, Permaculture, Ecological Living, etc.)
Research
Research Interests
  • A study on the continuity and origin of similarities of the phonetic and phonological aspects and vocabulary of all the dialects spoken in the northern Kyushu and the southern Korean peninsula
    keyword : dialects in northern Kyushu, conateship of the corresponding accent patterns between the Japanese and the Korean dialects, place-names, language contact
    2014.04~2019.03.
  • A Study on the remnants of the Ainu accent patterns in the Northern Japanese dialects
    keyword : Northern Japanese dialects, the Ainu accent patterns, endagered dialects, substratum, change in accent patterns
    2009.04~2013.03.
  • the formation and the process of the languages in the Japanese archipelago in the prehistory
    keyword : Jomon language, Yayoi language, Ainu language family, Austronesian languages, Puyo languages, Koreanic langugages, Chinese languages, language mixing, Balkanism, areal linguistics
    2006.04In search of how the major languages in the prehistoric Japanese Archipelago developed and changed into Old Japanese on the basis of the linguistic materials including the latest materials found in the neighboring academic disciplines such as anthropology, archeology, and genetics. .
  • characteristics of Matagi vocabulary
    keyword : Matagi language, Ainu language
    2004.04In search of how the Ainu words in Matagi materials became integrated into the Matagi vocabulary.
  • comparisons of Japanese with Koguryo, Silla, and Paeckche languages
    keyword : Japanese, Koguryo, Silla, Paeckche, place-names, grammar and vocabulary
    2002.04An attempt to clarify the historical relationship of Japanese with Koguryo by examining and comparing vocabulary of Kogryo placenames in Samguksagi with Old Japanese vocabulary.
Current and Past Project
  • We will look at the historical change of Korean accent patterns on the basis of the recent stimulating research on the Korean accents of various dialects in Korea. We will also look at the accent-change patterns on the basis of our working hypothesis, the Korean hoogenshuukenron that the dialect in the political and socio-economical center leaves the newest accent pattern which is 1-pattern accent in Seoul and the dialects of the most outer areas of the hub leaves the oldest accent pattern.
Academic Activities
Books
1. A Matagi Lexicon.
2. 'For those who would like to learn the Origin and Etymology of Japanese'.
3. Reminiscences.
4. Yoshizo Itabashi, 1.Altaic Evidence for the Japanese and Korean Case Suffix Systems
, University of Michigan Microfiche, 1987.09.
Reports
1. Yoshizo Itabashi, Proto-Japanese, Folia Linguistica Historica, 招待書評論文, 2009.11.
Papers
1. Yoshizo Itabashi, An examination of a possible correlation between the tone distinction of the word-initial mora of Old
Japanese words and the voicing distinction of the word-initial consonant of the putative matching Austronesian words
, Language and Linguistics of Oceania, Vol.3, 2011.05.
2. Yoshizo Itabashi, Proto-Japanese, Folia Linguistica Historica , 2009.11.
3. On the Peoples and Languages of the Japanese Archipelago seen from the Viewpoint of the
Interdisciplinary Studies of Genetic Anthropology, Archeology and Genetic Linguistics
-Focusing mainly on the Origins of the Japanese people and language-
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4. On the changes of the Ainu Personal Suffix Systems.
5. On the Linguisitc Characteristics of the Ainuic vocabulary found in the Matagi Oral Materials.
6. A Phonological Feature in Proto-Ainu:Vowel Length or Pitch Accent?(vol2).
7. A Phonological Feature in Proto-Ainu:Vowel Length or Pitch Accent?(vol1).
8. On the formation of Ainu Personal Suffix Systems.
9. In Search of the Historical Relationship of Koguryo and Japanese/Korean from the materials of Placenames of Koguryo.
10. Yoshizo Itabashi, Altaic and Austronesian Language Mixing in Old Japanese:Evidence of Core Basic Vocabulary and Affixes, Urasian Studies Yearbook , No.75 pp.6-58
, 2003.09.
11. The Historical Relationship of Japanese with Austronesian.
12. The Historical relationship of the Vowel Length of the Karafuto Ainu and the Pitch Accent of the Hokkaido Ainu(1).
13. The Morphological Conateship between Old Japanese and Austronesian (1) .
14. The Genetic Relationship of Altaic (including Korean) and Japanese.
15. The Morphological Conateship between Old Japanese and Austronesian (3) .
16. The Morphological Conateship between Old Japanese and Austronesian (2) .
17. Yoshizo Itabashi, Some Morphological Parallels between Ainu and Austronesian
, Mother Tongue , Issue 4, pp.40-95
, 1998.09.
18. Yoshizo Itabashi, The Old Japanese Personal Pronouns as an Etymological Problem

, Urasian Studies Yearbook , No.70 pp.123-154

, 1998.09.
Works, Software and Database
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Presentations
1. Re-evaluation of Cognateship of the Case Particles/Suffixes between Japanese and Korean.
2. Re-evaluation of Cognateship of the Case Particles/Suffixes between Japanese and Korean.
3. Re-evaluation of Cognateship of the Case Particles/Suffixes between Japanese and Korean.
4. A Study on the origins of the Japanese Language and People from the Viewpoint of the Interdisciplinary Studies of Genetics、Anthropology, Archeology and Linguistics
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5. How far does Japanse go back to reconstruct the proto-language? Jomon Language? Yayoi Language? .
6. Keynote Lecture "The Genealogy of Japanese: retrospects and prospects Altaic Languages(including Korean) and Japanese" November 2000, at Nagoya Gakuin University.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japan Society for Historical Linguistics
  • The Japanese Conference of the Altaic Languages
  • The International Society for the Comparative Study of Korean and Japanese
  • Intenational Conference of Japanese Education and Culture in East Asia
Educational
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
Lectures:
1.”1.Ainu and Austronesian: A Morphological Comparison” Linguistic Seminar University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

2."The Historical Relationship of Vowel Length in Karafuto Ainu and Pitch Accent in Hokkaido Ainu"
August 2000, Department of Linguistics, University of Tohoku

3."The Genealogy of Japanese:Retrospects and Prospects;Altaic Languages(including Korean) and
Japanese" November 2000, Keynote Lecture, Nagoya Gakuin University

4."How far does Japanese go back to reconstruct the proto-form? Jomono Language? Yayoi Language?"
Annual Meeting, March 2007, The Japan Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations , The Kyushu Chapter

5."A Study on the origins of the Japanese Language and People from the Viewpoint of the Interdisciplinary Studies of Genetics、Anthropology, Archeology and Linguistics" Annual Meeting, September, 2008, the International Society for the Comparative Study of Korean and Japanese

6."the Process of Linguisitic Change and the Causes in Japanese" November 2008, Department of Japanese, Graduate School, Silla University in Korea

7."Reevaluation of Cognateship of the Case Particles/Suffixes between Japanese and Korean", Annual Meeting, September, 2010, the International Society for the Comparative Study of Korean and Japanese, at Niigata Sangyo University

8. "Were there linguistic contacts between the Ainu Language and the Northern Japanese Dialect in the Tohoku Area? A Solution from dialectal remnants of the Ainu type Accect System" Annual Meeting, September, 2011, the International Society for the Comparative Study of Korean and Japanese, at Tona University in Pusan, Korea

9. "A Study on the origins of the Japanese people and language” the International conference of Asian Philosophical Assoication, December 8,2011 at Seinan University in Fukuoka, Japan

10."Origins and formation of the Japanese language" The Japan Society of Physical Anthropology
June 21, 2014 at Ohashi campus, Kyushu Univeristy
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