YOKO NISHINA

Last Updated :2021/04/16

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor
E-mail
ynishinahiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Dr. phil., University of Erfurt

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Linguistics;Linguistics
  • Humanities;Linguistics;Japanese linguistics
  • Humanities;Linguistics;Japanese language education

Research Keywords

  • General linguistics, Language typology, Contrastive linguistics, Functional linguistics, Japanese as a second language, foreign language education

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Linguistic Society of Japan
  • Japanische Gesellschaft für Germanistik/Japanese Society for German Studies
  • The Society for Japanese Linguistics
  • The Society of Japanese Grammar
  • Society of Japanese Speech Communication
  • The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • The Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences
  • Societas Linguistica Europaea
  • Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Europe
  • Japanisch an Hochschulen e.V.

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Research Tutorial IIB
  2. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Seminar in Contrastive Linguistics
  3. 2021, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Specific Study of Japanese as a Second Language I
  4. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Specific Study of Japanese as a Second Language II
  5. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  6. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Research into Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  7. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Research into Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  8. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Study in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  9. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Intensive, Project Research
  10. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Research into Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  11. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Study in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  12. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Intensive, Project Research
  13. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language III
  14. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Lecture on Teaching Japanese as a Second Language V
  15. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language III
  16. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Further Study of Teaching Japanese as a Second Language III
  17. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Study of Teaching Japanese as a Second Language V (Sem.)
  18. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Research Methods and Ethics for Educational Sciences
  19. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Research Methods in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  20. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Research Project on Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  21. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Contrastive Linguistics
  22. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Topics in Contrastive Linguistics
  23. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Practicum in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
  24. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Practicum in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  25. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Tutorial Seminar in Special Topics
  26. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Tutorial Seminar in Special Topics
  27. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Research in Special Topics
  28. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Research in Special Topics

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. For Understanding Cohesive Texts. A Contrastive Analysis of German, Italian, Russian and Japanese, Japanese Language Education in Europe, 24, 475-483, 2019
  2. Thoughts on grammatical status of addressee-oriented interjectional expressions from the contrastive perspectvie, Neue Beitraege zur Germanistik, 18(1), 62-76, 2019
  3. Haiku as Teaching Materials of Japanese, Fremdsprachen und Hochschule, 93, 7-24, 2019
  4. A conceptual framework for contrastive studies of languages - a case study of deontic modality, Papers presented at the 30th International Conference on Japanese Language Teaching, 30, 175-183, 20180416
  5. Anamnestic Reference - Contrastive-typological Studies in German and in Japanese, Japanische Gesellschaft für Germanistik (ed.) Word Formation and Pragmatics in German, 106-123, 2017
  6. Grammaticalization of venitive constructions in Japanese from the contrastive and typological perspektive, 33-52, 2017
  7. The contribution of a "minor" language for the internationalization of University. A case of Japanese at the Language Center of the University of Erfurt., In: Foreign languages and University, 91, 79-90, 2016
  8. Less learned/taught usages of grammaticalized verbs and related constructions: a functional explication, In: Japanese Language Education in Erurope, 21, 2016
  9. Utilizing Human Resources in Overseas Japanese Language Education, Workshop on Japanese Language Education 2015 Fall, 40-41, 2016
  10. Construal of space and Grammaticalization - typological study of verbs of motion and constructionalization, Miyashita, Hiroyuki (ed.) Construal of space in German and in Japanese. How cognition reflects in language typology., 112, 37-50, 20160528
  11. ★, (with Christian Lehmann) Part of speech in Japanese, Yoko Nishina (ed.), Linguistics of Japanese. Hamburg: Helmut Buske (Linguistische Berichte, Sonderheft 20), 163-200, 201503
  12. ★, (with Ekkehard Koenig) Deixis of manner, quality and degree in German and Japanese. a contrastive comparative analysis, Yoko Nishina (ed.), Linguistics of Japanese. Hamburg: Helmut Buske (Linguistische Berichte, Sonderheft 20), 7-31, 2015
  13. ★, Translation of person reference and genre of text, Japanese society of German studies (ed.) Translation and German-Japanese contrastive grammar, 49-66, 2015
  14. Activities of audiovisual translation, In: Japanese Language Education in Europe, 19, 281-282, 2015
  15. Culture and language learning - plurilinguistic teaching practice with music, Monika Unkel (ed.) Japanese as a foreign langauge. Proceeding of the 15th German-speaking conference of Japan studies, 81-102, 2015
  16. Japan studies in Germany - current issues, Vol.27 Papers presented at the 24th International Conference on Japanese Language Teaching, 27, 50-55, 2015
  17. Translation and teaching of Japanese as a foreign language - grammar description for translation of texts, Vol.26 Papers presented at the 26th International Conference on Japanese Language Teaching, 26, 81-89, 2014
  18. 59. Arnulf Deppermann „Conversation analysis“, In: German linguistics vol. 3. Sociopragmatics in the German language, 43-59, 2014
  19. Japanese linguistics in Germany, German LInguistics vol.3, 3, 59-60, 20140227
  20. From JaChiMuMe to JaChiMoodle, Japanese as a foreign language (JaF) 3, 2013, 3, 24-41, 2013
  21. ★, 'I must work - who says that?' "impersonal" constructions expressing deontic and volitional modality. Contrastive study of German and Japanese., Redder, A. & Ogawa, A. & Kameyama, S. (eds.) Impersonal constructions. Forms of predicate from the functional and crosslinguistic perspective., 165-184, 2012
  22. Tertium comparationis for language comparison, Intercultural understanding and contrastive comparison. Diversity and Individuality of German studies in the world, 13, 83-87, 2012
  23. Modality expressed by particles and speaker's intention in Japanese, Papers presented at the 24th International Conference on Japanese Language Teaching, 24, 116-124, 2012
  24. Grammaticography of pragmatics - explaining pragmatic factors with the use of constructions in Japanese, Kotin, Michail L., Elizaveta G. Kotorova (eds.) Language in action: pragmatics - speech acts - discourse, 95-104, 2011
  25. Tandem - for the successful learner autonomy, Papers presented at the 23rd International Conference on Japanese Language Teaching, 23, 80-90, 20110326
  26. Course design of action-oriented language learning through real activities for beginners abroad, Papers presented at the 22nd International Conference on Japanese Language Teaching, 22, 108-120, 2010
  27. Introduction, Helmbrecht, Johannes, Yoko Nishina, Yong-Min Shin, Stavros Skopeteas und Elisabeth Verhoeven (eds.) Form and Function in Language Research, 1-8, 2009
  28. ★, Grammaticalization of honorific constructions in Japanese, Elisabeth Verhoeven, Stavros Skopeteas, Yong-Min Shin, Yoko Nishina aund Johannes Helmbrecht (eds.) Studies on Grammaticalization, 283-302, 2008
  29. ★, Untranslatable or ungrammatica - formation of relative clause form typological perspective, Korean society of German studies (ed.) German Studies as culture studies in Asia, 96-110, 2008
  30. Language typology and language acquisition, Günther Distelrath (ed.) Proceeding of 13th German-speaking conference of Japan studies. 1) Culture and Language., 409-418, 2008
  31. Thought on grammar description for beginners - subject, agent, nominative and topic, Papers presented at the 22nd International Conference on Japanese Language Teaching, 20, 12-18, 2008
  32. ★, Clause linkage and clause reduction: subordinating constructions of Japanese from the perspective of language typology, 2006
  33. Gospel of John by Gützlaff, Thoralf Klein und Reinhard Zöllner (eds.) Karl Gützlaff. (1803-1851) and the Christianity in East Asia. A missionary between the cultures, 173-192, 2005
  34. ★, Clause linkage and clause reduction. An example of Japanese converb constructions, ASSidUE, 17, 3-12, 2004
  35. A kontrastive study of the grammaticalization of receptive verbs: the bekommen-passive in German and the morau-causative in Japanese, Japanese-Language Education around the Globe, 11, 167-177, 2001
  36. Comitative and Instrumental in Japanese, In: Language typology and Universals, 4, 346-364, 2001
  37. Grammaticalization in Europe and Asia, Yoko Nishina (ed.) Europa et Asia Polyglotta –languages and cultures. Festschrift in honor of the 70th birthday of Schmitt-Brandt, 139-163, 2000

Publications such as books

  1. 2020/05/30, The Sanseido Dictionary of Japanese Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, Sanseido, 2020, 5, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Single work, 日本語, 183, 1
  2. 2020/05/30, The Sanseido Dictionary of Japanese Linguistics, Linguistic Typology, Sanseido, 2020, 2020, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Single work, 日本語, 183, 1
  3. 2020/05/30, The Sanseido Dictionary of Japanese Linguistics, Language, Sanseido, 2020, 2020, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Single work, 日本語, 183, 1
  4. 2018/02, Sadanobu, T. (ed.) Studies in Spoken Language and Orality Culture with Special Focus on People's Daily Funny Talks as Marginal Art, Hituzi, 2018, 02, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 日本語, Shikuri, Y. & Shochi, T. & Nishina, Y. & Hagiwara J. & Sakurai, N., 304-339
  5. 2015, Linguistics of Japanese, Buske, Scholarly Book, Compilation, ドイツ語/German, edited by Yoko Nishina, 9783875486872
  6. 2009, Form and Function in Language Research, Language description enriches linguistic theory and linguistic theory sharpens language description. Based on evidence from the world's languages, functional-typological linguistics has established a number of thorough generalizations about the nature of linguistic categorizations and their manifestation in natural languages. Empirical studies in these fields of linguistics have contributed to sharpen linguistic theory in several respects. This volume is a collection of 19 contributions from outstanding scholars in the field of functional-typological linguistics that address fundamental issues in the study of language, such as the nature of linguistic categories, the constitution of functional domains, and the form of cross-linguistic continua. Empirical data from individual languages and from typological samples are investigated in order to achieve generalizations about the properties of human grammar(s). Several grammatical phenomena are dealt with including tonal systems, person distinctions, modalities, reciprocity, complex predicates, grammatical relations, word order, clause linkage, and information structure. The structure of the book illustrates the fundamental importance of the analytical distinction between the onomasiological and the semasiological approach to language and language diversity. Both perspectives are integrated in most papers with a dominant focus on either the former or the latter perspective., Language description enriches linguistic theory and linguistic theory sharpens language description. Based on evidence from the world's languages, functional-typological linguistics has established a number of thorough generalizations about the nature of linguistic categorizations and their manifestation in natural languages. Empirical studies in these fields of linguistics have contributed to sharpen linguistic theory in several respects. This volume is a collection of 19 contributions from outstanding scholars in the field of functional-typological linguistics that address fundamental issues in the study of language, such as the nature of linguistic categories, the constitution of functional domains, and the form of cross-linguistic continua. Empirical data from individual languages and from typological samples are investigated in order to achieve generalizations about the properties of human grammar(s). Several grammatical phenomena are dealt with including tonal systems, person distinctions, modalities, reciprocity, complex predicates, grammatical relations, word order, clause linkage, and information structure. The structure of the book illustrates the fundamental importance of the analytical distinction between the onomasiological and the semasiological approach to language and language diversity. Both perspectives are integrated in most papers with a dominant focus on either the former or the latter perspective., Mouton de Gruyter, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 英語/English, Ed. by Helmbrecht, Johannes / Nishina, Yoko / Shin, Yong-Min / Skopeteas, Stavros / Verhoeven, Elisabeth
  7. 2008, Studies on Grammaticalization, Grammaticalization theory has played a major role in the developments in language typology and functional linguistics during the last three decades. Grammaticalization phenomena show that grammars evolve in a continuous way following cross-linguistically established diachronic paths. The contributions in this book shed new light on some central issues in grammaticalization theory such as the (uni-)directionality debate, the relation between grammaticalization and constructions, and the concept of multiple grammaticalization. Evidence for grammaticalization in several domains of grammar is presented: adpositions, numeral classifiers, honorifics, agreement markers, applicatives, reciprocals, delexical verbs, auxiliaries, relative clauses, and discourse particles. The empirical investigations come from several languages, among them many understudied languages such as Nanafwe, Maltese, Manambu, Chibchan and Siouan languages., Grammaticalization theory has played a major role in the developments in language typology and functional linguistics during the last three decades. Grammaticalization phenomena show that grammars evolve in a continuous way following cross-linguistically established diachronic paths. The contributions in this book shed new light on some central issues in grammaticalization theory such as the (uni-)directionality debate, the relation between grammaticalization and constructions, and the concept of multiple grammaticalization. Evidence for grammaticalization in several domains of grammar is presented: adpositions, numeral classifiers, honorifics, agreement markers, applicatives, reciprocals, delexical verbs, auxiliaries, relative clauses, and discourse particles. The empirical investigations come from several languages, among them many understudied languages such as Nanafwe, Maltese, Manambu, Chibchan and Siouan languages., Mouton de Gruyter, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 英語/English
  8. 2006, Clause linkage and clause reduction: subordinating constructions of Japanese from the perspective of language typology, Universitätsverlag Brockmeyer, Scholarly Book, Single work, ドイツ語/German, 3819606718, 266
  9. 2000, Europa et Asia Polyglotta –languages and cultures. Festschrift in honor of the 70th birthday of Schmitt-Brandt, In diesem Band behandeln namhafte Indogermanisten aktuelle Probleme der vergleichenden Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften sowie der Translatologie von der Romania bis Japan. Ein Schwergewicht liegt auf dem iranischen und indischen Raum. Mit Beiträgen von F. Adrados, H. Berger, F. Gschnitzer, A. Hintze, E.C. Polomé, K.H. Schmidt, H.J. Vermeer u.a., In diesem Band behandeln namhafte Indogermanisten aktuelle Probleme der vergleichenden Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften sowie der Translatologie von der Romania bis Japan. Ein Schwergewicht liegt auf dem iranischen und indischen Raum. Mit Beiträgen von F. Adrados, H. Berger, F. Gschnitzer, A. Hintze, E.C. Polomé, K.H. Schmidt, H.J. Vermeer u.a., J. H. Röll, Scholarly Book, Compilation, ドイツ語/German, 英語/English
  10. 1991, Stranger among the German. Report of foreign students, Differences, Fischer, 1991, 1991, Book(general), Joint work, German, Yoko Nishina, Darril Hudson, Kemal Güler, Maria Christina Reis, Mohamed Esa, Setsuko Matsui, Qin Tang, Daniela Forapani, Shogufa Malekyar, Kirsten Nytoft, Judith Hoenig, Pierre Lamarche, Marjory Morin, Patricia Zalamea, Pamela Rich, Patrizia Civelli,, 13-18

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Passive Construction, Object Topicalization and ... from the Perspective of Language Typology, Linguistic Seminar, 2020/09/01, Without Invitation, German
  2. Difficulties in learning Japanese, 2020/08/27, Without Invitation, Japanese
  3. Passive Constructions in Japanese and Empathy Hierarchy, Workshop of Japanese Education, 2016/09/13, With Invitation, Japanese, Jenderarl Soedirman University, Faculty of Humanity, Department of Japanese Studies, Purwokerto, Central Java, Republic of Indonesia
  4. Understanding Grammar with Learners' Mother Tongues, ICJLE (International Conference on Japanese Language Education) Bali 2016, 2016/09/10, Without Invitation, Japanese, Bali Nusa Dua, Indonesia
  5. Vorüberlegungen zur anamnestischen Referenz und Determinanten(Demonstrativa, Linguistenseminar, JGG, 2016/08/30, Without Invitation, German, Japansiche Gesellschaft fuer Germanistik, Tamanagayama Information & Education Center, Tokyo
  6. Zustandspassiv oder doch kein Passiv aus typologischer Perspektive, Asiatische Germanistentagung, 2016/08/23, Without Invitation, German, Seoul, Korea
  7. Less learned/taught usages of grammaticalized verbs and related constructions - a functional explication, Japanese Education in Europe, 2016/07/08, Without Invitation, Japanese, AJE The Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Europe, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  8. Grammaticalization of verbs of moving and Contrastive Linguistics, 2015/08/01, With Invitation, Japanese, Kyoto University
  9. Phonetics and Phonology in teacher training programme, Kommunikation und Aussprache im L2-Erwerb, 2016/12/23, Without Invitation, Japanese
  10. The Japanese sign language, 15th International Conference of the EAJS European Association for Japanese Studies, 2017/09/02, Without Invitation, English, Lisbon, Portugal
  11. Person restriction of deontic modality. A contrastive study in German and Japanese, The 30 th International Conference on Japanese Language Teaching 2017, 2017/08/26, Without Invitation, Japanese, Oldenburg, Germany
  12. Typology of Resultative Constructions, Linguistic seminar of Japanese association for German Studies, 2017/09/06, Without Invitation, German
  13. Japanese Education for immigrants, JaFDaF-Forum, 2018/02/23, With Invitation, Japanese, University of Hamburg
  14. Introduction into Japanese Linguistics, KA1 – International Mobility for Staff teaching and training activities, 2018/12/17, With Invitation, English, Pula, Croatia
  15. Languages of the world and Japanese, KA1 – International Mobility for Staff teaching and training activities, 2018/12/18, With Invitation, English, Pula, Croatia
  16. Theoretical and methodological approach to Comparative and Contrastive Linguistics, KA1 – International Mobility for Staff teaching and training activities, 2018/12/19, With Invitation, English, Pula, Croatia
  17. Japanese-Croatian Contrastive Linguistics, KA1 – International Mobility for Staff teaching and training activities, 2018/12/20, With Invitation, English, Pula, Croatia
  18. Methods of comparative studies on "My Funny Talk"., Conference on "My Funny Talk", silence, proficiency, 2018/10/06, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japanese Association of Language Proficiency/Society of Japanese Speech Communication/Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Kyoto University
  19. The Japanese Sign Language, 2019/02/24, With Invitation, Japanese, Higashi-Hiroshima
  20. For Understanding cohesive texts – a contrastive analysis of German, Italian, Serbian and Japanese, Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Europe, 2019/08/30, Without Invitation, Japanese, Belgrade
  21. Contrastive Study on Interjectionalization, Society of Japanese Speech Communication, 2019/11/22, Without Invitation, Japanese, Society of Japanese Speech Communication, Matsue