Publications

Book Chapters
Journal articles

Yamada, Akitaka (to appear, manuscript) Honorificity. In The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Morphology, ed. by Peter Ackema, Sabrina Bendjaballah, Eulàlia Bonet, and Antonio Fábregas. [manuscript]

Yamada, Akitaka (to appear) Dissertation Abstract: The syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of Japanese addressee-honorific markers. Künstliche Intelligenz. [preprint

Yamada, Akitaka (2019) A quantitative approach to addressee-honorific markers: Identification of crucial independent variables and prototypes. Mathematical Linguistics 32 (2), 117-132. [preprint]

Yamada, Akitaka (2014).  Zyookensetu No Toogobunseki: Nihongo No Zirei Ni Motoduku Keturakusetu To Idoosetu No Hikaku [Syntactic Analysis on Conditional Clauses: Comparison between Truncation Approach and Movement Approach on the basis of Japanese Conditionals], Language and Information Sciences [Gengozyoohookagaku], Vol. 12, 37-53. (条件節の統語論:日本語の事例に基づく欠落説と移動説の比較) [pdf]

Conferences

Conference presentations (Peer-reviewed)

 

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Yamada, Akitaka (to appear). Typology of subject honorifics.  (尊敬語の類型論). In Nihon Gengogakkai Dai-162-kai Taikai Yokô-shû (Proceedings of the 162th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan). Linguistic Society of Japan, Online. 

 

 

Kaur, Gurmeet and Akitaka Yamada (2021, to appear) Variation in honorificity. WCCFL 39. April 8-11.
 

Kaur, Gurmeet and Akitaka Yamada (2021) Mismatches in honorificity across allocutive languages. Online presentation at LSA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, Online, on Jan 8.  [handout]

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Yamada, Akitaka (2020) Multinomial Mixed-Effects Models and Linguistic Variation: Competitions among Japanese Subject-Honorific Constructions JADH 2020, Online. Nov. 22.

-------- (2020). In Proceedings of the 10th conference of the Japanese Association of Digital Humanities (JADH 2020) ``a new decade in digital scholarship: microcosms and hubs," 33-37.  [preprint] [pptx] [link]

Yamada, Akitaka and Lucia Donatelli (2020) A Persona-based Analysis of Politeness in Japanese andSpanish. Online presentation at Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 17 (LENLS17), Online. Nov. 15. [preprint] [slides]

Ikawa, Shiori and Akitaka Yamada (2020, cancelled). A Hybrid Approach to Honorific Agreement: a Sprouted Valued Feature and an Unvalued Probing Feature.Oral Presentation at the 56th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society. Chicago, the University of Chicago.  [preprint] [handout]

Hitomi Yanaka, Koji Mineshima, Akitaka Yamada, Yu Yamaguchi, Daisuke Bekki, Yusuke Kubota, Lasha Abzianidze, Johan Bos (2020). Tagengo toogo, imi joohoo koopasu Parallel Meaning Bank Nihongoban no koochiku [Building a Japanese version of Parallel Meaning Bank]. The 26th annual meeting of the Association for Natural Language Processing. March 16-19. Mito, Ibaraki.

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Yamada, Akitaka and Yusuke Kubota (2019). Toward an analysis of "fuzzy" latent semantic concepts: A statistical approach to the variation between no and koto.  (『曖昧』な潜在意味概念の分析にむけて: ノ・コトの間のバリエーションについての統計的アプローチ). In Nihon Gengogakkai Dai-159-kai Taikai Yokô-shû (Proceedings of the 159th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan). Linguistic Society of Japan, Nagoya Gakuin University. [preprint] [pdf]

Yamada, Akitaka (2019). An OT-driven dynamic pragmatics: high-applicatives, subject-honorific markers and imperatives in Japanese. Oral presentation at Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 16 (LENLS16). Tokyo, Keio University. [preprint]

------ (2020). An OT-driven dynamic pragmatics: high-applicatives, subject-honorific markers and imperatives in Japanese. In New Frontiers in artificial intelligence: JSAI-isAI International Workshps, JURISIN, AL-Biz, LENLS, Kansei-AI Yokohama, Japan, November 10-12, 2019 revised selected papers. 354-369. Cham: Springer.

Yamada, Akitaka (2019). Competing subject-honorific constructions with predicates of Yamato origin [Wago kigen no doosi to kyoogoosuru sonkeigo koobun]. Oral Presentation at the 63rd Meeting of the Mathematical Linguistic Society of Japan. Sep 21, Tokyo, National Institute for Japanese language and linguistics. [preprint]

Yamada, Akitaka (2019). Syntax and semantics of aspectual constructions in Japanese: Defective T and habituality. Poster Presentation at GLOW-in-Asia XII & SICOGG 21. August 6-9, Seoul, Dongguk University.

------ (2019). In Proceedings of the 12th Generative Linguistics in the Old World and the 21st Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar 2019. 565-574. [preprint]

Yamada, Akitaka (2019).  Embedded moods in Japanese. Proceedings of the 158th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, 267-273. June 22-23, Tokyo, Hitotsubashi University. [pdf]

Yamada, Akitaka (2019). Do-support and be-support as defective movements. Oral Presentation at the 55th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society. May 16-18, Chicago, the University of Chicago.

------ (2020). Do-support and be-support as defective movements. In Proceedings of the Fifty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 435-450. [preprint]

Yamada, Akitaka (2019). Comparisons and speech acts in Japanese exclamatives. Oral Presentation at the English Linguistic Society of Japan (ELSJ) 12the International Spring Forum 2019. May 11-12, Tokyo, University of the Sacred Heart. [BEST CONFERENCE AWARD]

Kaur, Gurmeet and Akitaka Yamada (2019). Embedded allocutivity and its reference. Presented at Person and Perspective: a workshop honoring the work of María Luisa Zubizarreta. May 3-4, Los Angeles, University of Southern California. 3-4 May 2019. [pdf]

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Yamada, Akitaka and Kubota, Yusuke (2018). Revisiting the no/koto distinction: Toward a new semantic classification of the embedding verbs  (ノとコト再考: 主文述語の新たな意味分類に向けて). In Nihon Gengogakkai Dai-157-kai Taikai Yokô-shû (Proceedings of the 157th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan). Linguistic Society of Japan, Kyoto University 2018, 276-281. [pdf]

Yamada, Akitaka (2018). Phase-based prosody: evidence from pitch-accent distribution in the Japanese verbal domain. Oral Presentation at North East Linguistics Society 49, Cornell University 2018. [pdf] 

------. (2020). Phase-based prosody: evidence for pitch-accent distribution in the Japanese verbal domain. In Proceedings of NELS 49. 305-318.[preprint]

Yamada, Akitaka (2018). Contiguity Theory and Crystallization: wh-phrases and concord adverbs in Japanese. Oral Presentation at the 7th workshop of Phonological Externalization of Morphosyntactic Structure, Hokkaido University 2018. [abstract] 

------. (2019) In Phonological Externalization vol 4. (ed.), Tokizaki, H. Sapporo: Sapporo University, pp. 1-22. [pdf]. [link]

Yamada, Akitaka (2018). Historical developments/variations of Japanese addressee-honorific markers and economy principles. Oral presentation at the workshop of Cross-linguistic variation in the left periphery at the Syntax-Discourse Interface. 2018 SNU International Conference on Linguistics, Seoul National University 2018. [abstract] [pdf]

Yamada, Akitaka (2018). Expressiveness from a Bayesian Perspective. Oral Presentation at the English Linguistic Society of Japan (ELSJ) 11the International Spring Forum 2018. Hokkaido University. 

---- (2019). JELS 36, 308-314. [pdf] 

Yamada, Akitaka (2018). A Modal Approach to no-clauses in Japanese. In Nihon Gengogakkai Dai-156-kai Taikai Yokô-shû (Proceedings of the 156th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan). Linguistic Society of Japan, the University of Tokyo 2018,145-150. [pdf] [pptx]

[BEST CONFERENCE AWARD]

Yamada, Akitaka (2018)Bayesian update: from semantics/pragmatics to variation theory. Poster presentation at GURT, Washington 2018. [abstract]

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Yamada, Akitaka (2017). A Reflection on the Clustering in Corpus Linguistics. In Nihon Gengogakkai Dai-154-kai Taikai Yokô-shû (Proceedings of the 154th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan). Linguistic Society of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan University 2017, 58-63. [pdf] [pptx]

Yamada, Akitaka (2017)An Account from the Formal Semantics on the Change from the Polar-interrogative to the Wh-interrogative. Oral Presentation at GURT, Washington 2017. [abstract] [pptx]

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Yamada, Akitaka (2014). "Yokereba" to "yokattara" no koobun kootai --- hutatu no zigen no sanyosya kan'kei to soogokooi [Constructional alternation between "yokereba" and "yokattara" --- Participant relations in two dimensions and their interaction] In Syakai Gengo Gakkai Dai-34-kai Taikai Happyô Ronbunsyû (Proceedings of the 34th Meeting of Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences), 207-208. (よければ」と「よかったら」の構文交替 --- 二つの次元の参与者関係と相互行為)[pdf]

Yamada, Akitaka (2014).  Comparison between English and Japanese Conditionals. Poster Presentation at the English Linguistic Society of Japan (ELSJ) 7th International Spring Forum 2014, Doshisha University.

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Yamada, Akitaka (2013). Kansyukansei saikoo: nihongo no “sooieba” o keesu sutad’ii ni [Reconsidering intersubjectivity: in the case of “sooieba”] Oral presentation at the 14th meeting of Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association. At Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, 2013. [abstract]

Talks

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Yamada, Akitaka (2021, to appear) What academic skills do students need to succeed in college and beyond? [daigaku, sosite daigaku sotugyoogo ni habatakutameniwa donoyouna akademikku sukiru ga hituyoo ka] Invited Talk at the workshop for Faculty Development at Osaka Univeristy. 

Yamada, Akitaka (2021, to appear) Honorificity: cross-linguistic diversity and commonality. Invited Talk at ZAS workshop.

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Yamada, Akitaka (to appear) . Nihongo-no keigo-wa nani-ga ittai tokubetu nanoka? [What is so special about Japanese honorifics?] Invited talk at Ritsumeikan University.

Ikawa, Shiori and Akitaka Yamada (2020) A Hybrid Approach to Honorific Agreement a Sprouted Valued Feature and an Unvalued Probing Feature. Invited Talk at LCCC summer special. Aug 17, Osaka University (Online).

Yamada, Akitaka. Kyoogoosuru sonkeigo koobun to hatuwakooi no wariate [Competing subject-honorific constructions and speech act assignments]. Invited Talk at LCCC summer special. Aug 17, Osaka University (Online).

Workshops and others

Others

Yamada, Akitaka (2021)  Towards the understanding of the variation among subject honorifics. Research presentation day for the linguistic section of the joint study group of The instituite of Statistical Mathematics [Tookeisuurikenkyuuzyo gengokei kyoodoo kenkyuug guruupu kennkyuu happyookai], Language and Statistics 2021 [gengo to tookei 2021] (Seminar Series No. 16) . March 20, 2021, Online [slides] [pdf]

Yamada, Akitaka (2021) Variation among honorific verbal suffixes and their interaction with second-person honorific subjects. Invited Talk at Osaka University/ZAS International Joint Research Promotion Program 1 st Workshop 2021. [slides]

Yamada, Akitaka (2018). A phase-oriented pitch contour assignment. Poster presentation at Georgetown University Morphosyntax Workshop (GMOW), Georgetown University 2018.

Yamada, Akitaka (2017). The syntax-semantics interface of the addressee-honorific construction: the multidimensional in-situ analysis vs the copy analysis. Oral Presentation at Mid-Atlantic Colloquium of Studies in Meaning (MACSIM), Georgetown University 2017. [abstract] [pptx]

Yamada, Akitaka (2016). A Generalized Quantifier Approach to Embedded Interrogative Clauses. Oral Presentation at the 6th Mid-Atlantic Colloquium of Studies in Meaning (MACSIM), The City University of New York 2016. [abstract]

 

Yamada, Akitaka (2015). Preference and Reluctance for the Present Perfect. Oral Presentation at the 5th Mid-Atlantic Colloquium of Studies in Meaning (MACSIM), the University of Delaware 2015. [abstract]

[pptx]

Yamada, Akitaka (2013) Syntax of Japanese Conditional: In the case of the -ba clause, In Satellite workshop of Japanische Gesellschaft für Germanistik International Workshop at Hokkaido University 2013. [handout]

Thesis

Yamada, Akitaka (2019) The syntax, semantics and pragmatics of Japanese addressee-honorific markers. Doctoral Thesis. Georgetown University. [link]

Yamada, Akitaka (2013) Subjective Expressions in Discourse. Master’s Thesis. The University of Tokyo.