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RUBEN GABRIELLA ANDRIES PAUWELS Last modified date:2019.12.26





Academic Degree
M.A. (Eastern European Languages and Cultures), M.A. (Japanese Studies)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes
Field of Specialization
Historical Linguistics
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
09years00months
Outline Activities
I conduct research in the fields of Historical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, and Contact Linguistics, and teach Academic English.
Research
Research Interests
  • My main research topic is Tungusic lexical and morphological elements in Japanese.
    keyword : Historical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Contact Linguistics, Linguistic Borrowing, Japanese, Old Japanese, Proto-Japanese, Tungusic languages, Proto-Tungusic
    2015.10~2016.09.
Academic Activities
Reports
1. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "East Asian Loanword Triplets and Quadruplets Containing Japanese and Tungusic Etyma", Korean and Japanese: Studies on Language and Culture, 5, pp. 141-142, 2018.10, In this presentation, several “gaps” in two- or three-way lexical comparisons of Koguryŏ language with surrounding languages (mainly involving Japanese and Korean) found in previous research have been filled by adding Tungusic members. As result, the total number of three-way etymologies (containing Japanese, Koguryŏ, and Tungusic counterparts) and four-way etymologies (containing Japanese, Koguryŏ, Korean, and Tungusic counterparts) has increased..
2. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "Tungusic Morphology in Old Japanese: From the Perspective of Contact Linguistics", Korean and Japanese: Studies on Language and Culture, 4, pp. 119-131, 2016.09.
Papers
1. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "Waves of Contact between Tungusic and Japanese: Possible Evidence in the Reflexes of Tungusic Medial Voiced Consonants and Medial Consonant Clusters in Old Japanese (Part 1)", Korean and Japanese: Studies on Language and Culture, 5, 31-68, 2018.10, This paper analyzes two different types of reflexes of proto-Tungusic medial voiced consonants and medial consonant clusters in Old Japanese, and postulates that the existence of these two different types of reflexes may be attributed to two different waves of contact from Tungusic into Japanese..
2. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "The Reflexes of Tungusic Medial Consonant Clusters in Old Japanese", Korean and Japanese: Studies on Language and Culture, 4, 23-45, 2016.09, The objective of this paper is to study and analyze the reflexes of Tungusic medial consonant clusters consisting of two consonants in Old Japanese borrowings (or loanwords) of Tungusic origin. The paper aims to clarify how medial consonant clusters of Tungusic donor words have changed in the corresponding borrowing (or loanwords) from Tungusic into Japanese, in order to fit into the phonotactic constraints of the proto-Japanese language, which does / did not possess consonant clusters (with the exception of nasal consonant clusters; i.e., *-np-, *-nt-, *-nk-, and *-ns-)..
3. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "Tungusic Elements in Japanese Adjectives", Korean and Japanese: Studies on Language and Culture, 2, 99-120, 2009.09, The first aim of the paper is searching for Tungusic elements in Japanese adjectives. This includes a quest for reflexes of Tungusic adjectives or verbs with adjectival meaning (such as, for example, “to be wet”) in Japanese roots, even if those Japanese roots are not adjectival roots. The second aim of the paper is searching for building blocks (i.e., suffixes) in Japanese adjectives that derive from Tungusic..
4. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "Natural Tendencies of Semantic Change & the Search for Tungusic Elements in Japanese Body-Part Terms", Altaistic Studies, 2, 71-103, 2008.03.
Presentations
1. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "East Asian Loanword Triplets and Quadruplets Containing Old Japanese, Tungusic, and Koguryŏ Etyma", International Society for the Comparative Study of Korean and Japanese | 国際日韓比較言語学会 | 국제한일비교언어학회, 2018.10, In this presentation, several “gaps” in two- or three-way lexical comparisons of Koguryŏ language with surrounding languages (mainly involving Japanese and Korean) found in previous research have been filled by adding Tungusic members. As result, the total number of three-way etymologies (containing Japanese, Koguryŏ, and Tungusic counterparts) and four-way etymologies (containing Japanese, Koguryŏ, Korean, and Tungusic counterparts) has increased..
2. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "Possible Evidence in the Reflexes of Tungusic Medial Voiced Consonants and Medial Consonant Clusters in Japanese for Multiple Waves of Contact between Tungusic and Japanese", International Society for the Comparative Study of Korean and Japanese | 国際日韓比較言語学会 | 국제한일비교언어학회, 2017.09, The objective of this paper is to study and analyze the reflexes of Tungusic medial voiced consonants and medial consonant clusters consisting of two consonants in Old Japanese borrowings (or loanwords) of Tungusic origin..
3. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "Possible Evidence in the Reflexes of Tungusic Medial Consonant Clusters in Japanese for Multiple Waves of Contact between Tungusic and Japanese", Language Variation and Change Network, 2017.05, The objective of this paper is to study and analyze the reflexes of Tungusic medial consonant clusters consisting of two consonants in Old Japanese borrowings (or loanwords) of Tungusic origin..
4. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "Tungusic Morphology in Old Japanese: From the Perspective of Contact Linguistics", International Society for the Comparative Study of Korean and Japanese | 国際日韓比較言語学会 | 국제한일비교언어학회 , 2016.09, Tungusic and Old Japanese share morphology. The objective of the presentation is explaining why Tungusic and Old Japanese possess this shared morphology. More specifically, the hypothesis of language contact (linguistic convergence) will be studied..
5. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "Tungusic Morphology in Old Japanese from the Perspective of Contact Linguistics", Language Variation and Change Network, 2016.05, [URL], Tungusic and Old Japanese share morphology. The objective of the presentation is explaining why Tungusic and Old Japanese possess this shared morphology. More specifically, the hypothesis of language contact (linguistic convergence) will be studied..
6. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "Once Again on the Reflexes of Tungusic Medial Consonant Clusters in Old Japanese", Language Variation and Change Network, 2015.05, [URL], Early contact between Tungusic and Japanese resulted in loanwords from Tungusic. The focus of the presentation was on the reflexes of Tungusic medial clusters consisting of two consonants in Old Japanese in those loanwords based principally on an ongoing analysis of entries in Vera Ivanovna Cincius’s Sravnitel’nyj slovar’ tunguso-man’čžurskix jazykov: Materialy k ėtimologičeskomu slovarju [Comparative Dictionary of the Manchu-Tungusic languages: Materials for an Etymological Dictionary]. An attempt has been made to formulate rules which explain and predict how original proto-Tungusic medial consonant clusters evolved in proto-Japanese. These rules make it possible to answer two questions: (1) which one of the two consonants in the cluster was preserved in Japanese, and (2) whether the preserved consonant underwent prenasalization or not..
7. PAUWELS, RUBEN G.A., "The Reflexes of Tungusic Medial Consonant Clusters in Old Japanese", International Society for the Comparative Study of Korean and Japanese | 国際日韓比較言語学会 | 국제한일비교언어학회, 2014.09, The objective of this paper is to study and analyze the reflexes of Tungusic medial consonant clusters consisting of two consonants in Old Japanese borrowings (or loanwords) of Tungusic origin. The paper aims to clarify how medial consonant clusters of Tungusic donor words have changed in the corresponding borrowing (or loanwords) from Tungusic into Japanese, in order to fit into the phonotactic constraints of the proto-Japanese language, which does / did not possess consonant clusters (with the exception of nasal consonant clusters; i.e., *-np-, *-nt-, *-nk-, and *-ns-)..
Membership in Academic Society
  • Society for the Study of Japanese Etymology
  • Japan Society for Historical Linguistics
  • International Society for the Comparative Study of Korean and Japanese | 국제한일비교언어학회
  • The Japan Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations
  • Kyushu Law Association
Educational
Educational Activities
I teach courses of Academic English (16 courses per academic year).
Other Educational Activities
  • 2016.10.