RIHITO SHIRATA

Last Updated :2024/06/04

Affiliations, Positions
Hiroshima University
E-mail
rshiratahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My academic interests are in field-work-based descriptive studies of Ryukyuan languages, particularly those spoken in the northern part of the Amami Islands.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2021/04, Hiroshima University, Associate Professor
  • 2021/12/20, 2021/12/23, Kyushu University, Graduate School of Humanities, School of Letters, Part-Time Lecturer
  • 2021/08/30, 2021/09/02, Okinawa International University, Department of Japanese Language and Culture, College of Grobal and Regional Culture, Part-Time Lecturer
  • 2019/04, 2021/03, The International University of Kagoshima, Faculty of Intercultural Studies, Part-Time Lecturer
  • 2018/04, 2021/03, Shigakukan University, Faculty of Humanities, Assistant Professor
  • 2016/04, 2018/03, University of the Ryukyus, University Education Center, Part-Time Lecturer
  • 2015/04, 2018/03, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science / University of the Ryukyus, Research Fellowship for Young Scientists
  • 2016/10, 2017/03, University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Law and Letters, Part-Time Lecturer
  • 2015/04, 2017/03, Kyoto University, Faculty of Letters, Part-Time Lecturer
  • 2012/04, 2015/03, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellowship for Young Scientists
  • 2012/05, 2013/03, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Program for Advancing Strategic International Networks to Accelerate the Circulation of Talented Researchers, Research Fellowship for Young Scientists

Educational Backgrounds

  • Kyoto University, Graduate School of Letters, Doctoral Program, Department of Linguistics, Division of Behavioral Studies, 2012/04, 2015/03
  • Kyoto University, Graduate School of Letters, Master's Program, Department of Linguistics, Division of Behavioral Studies, 2010/04, 2012/03
  • Kyoto University, Faculty of Letters, 2006/04, 2010/03

Academic Degrees

  • Kyoto University

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Linguistics;Linguistics
  • Humanities;Linguistics;Japanese linguistics

Research Keywords

  • Linguistics
  • Descriptive Linguistics
  • Field Linguistics
  • Language Documentation
  • Ryukyuan Languages
  • Amami Dialect
  • Kikai Dialect
  • Ryukyuan

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • THE LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF JAPAN
  • DIALECTOLOGICAL CIRCLE OF JAPAN
  • THE PHONETIC SOCIETY OF JAPAN
  • THE SOCIETY FOR JAPANESE LINGUISTICS
  • JAPANESE ASSOCIATION OF THE SOCIOLINGUISTIC SCIENCES

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Fundamental Seminar of Japanese Language Culture I
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Survey of Japanese Language and Culture A (National Culture and Language)
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Seminar of Japanese Language Culture A(Japanese Linguistics)
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Studies of Japanese Language Culture A(Japanese Linguistics)
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Methodologies for Studying Japanese Language Culture V
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  7. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practice in Teaching B
  8. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Teaching Practice at Junior and Senior High School I
  9. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Teaching Practice at Junior and Senior High School II
  10. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Teaching Practice at High School III
  11. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practical Seminar for the Teaching Profession
  12. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study in Japanese Language and Culture Education A
  13. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study in Japanese Language and Culture Education A
  14. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Basic Course in Teaching Material Design for Language and Communication Expression (Japanese)
  15. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Advanced Course in Teaching Material Design for Language and Communication Expression (Japanese)

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Expansion of Verbal Accentual Units and Sentence-Final Prosody of Yes/No Questions in Kikai Ryukyuan, New Developments in Prosodic Studies, 214-235, 20220223
  2. Influence of Vocative Intonation on Address Nouns: The Case of the Onotsu Dialect of Kikai Ryukyuan, Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 25, 23-40, 20210430
  3. Personal Pronouns as Markers of Spatial Deictic Anchors: The Case of the Demonstrative System in Kikai Ryukyuan, Japanese/Korean Linguistics, 27, 165-175, 202007
  4. Embedded Questions in the Imazato Dialect of Amami Ryukyuan, Nanto Bunka, 42, 153-166, 202003
  5. Predicative wh-words in the Kamikatetsu dialect of Kikai, a Northern Ryukyuan language, Studies in Dialects, 5, 239-265, 201909
  6. On the deictic use of demonstratives in Northern Kikaijima dialects, NANTO BUNKA, 40, 41-53, 201803
  7. Why without reasons: wh-exclamatives in Kikaijima Ryukyuan, Proceedings of the Fifty-third Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 321-336, 2018
  8. A Linguistic Text: A Tale of Jogo (an Amami Place Name): A Folktale in the Ura Dialect of Amami-Oshima, Northern Ryukyuan, 15, 68-55, 201711
  9. The Animacy Hierarchy in Amami Ryukyuan Dialects : Ura (Amami-Oshima), Kamikatetsu and Onotsu (Kikaijima), HUE Journal of Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences, 38(4), 111-133, 201603
  10. The nominalizer su and sentence-final soo in Kikaijima Ryukyuan : Comparison with Japanese no(da) and (no)dewanaika, Kyoto University Linguistic Research, 33(33), 253-279, 201412

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Accentual system of inflected words in the Onotsu dialect of Kikai Ryukyuan: The similarity between long verbal/adjectival stems and nouns, Rihito Shirata, Phonology Festa 16 (2021), 2021/03/09
  2. Expansion of verbal accentual units and sentence-final prosody of yes/no questions in Kikai Ryukyuan, Rihito Shirata, The 161st Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, 2020/11/22
  3. Two functions of the particle ba in Amami Oshima dialects of Northern Ryukyuan: Object marking and toritate, Hiromi Shigeno; Rihito Shirata, The 161st Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, 2020/11/21
  4. Progressive/regressive vowel height assimilation in the Ikeji dialect of Amami-Ryukyuan, Rihito Shirata; Hiromi Shigeno, The Thirty-Fourth General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 2020/09/27
  5. Sentence-final question markers and speech acts in the Onotsu dialect of Kikai Ryukyuan: With a focus on questions about actions to be performed by the speaker, Rihito Shirata, The 159th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, 2019/11/16, Nagoya Gakuin University (Nagoya)
  6. Personal pronouns as markers of spatial deictic anchors: The case of the demonstrative system in Kikai Ryukyuan, Rihito Shirata, The 27th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, 2019/10/19, Sogang University (Seoul)
  7. Prosody of address nouns in the Onotsu dialect of Kikai Ryukyuan, Rihito Shirata, Phonology Festa 14 (2019), 2019/03/05, Meikai University (Urayasu)
  8. Vowel length alternation of address terms in the Onotsu dialect of Kikai Ryukyuan, Rihito Shirata, The Thirty-Second General Meeting of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 2018/09/15, Okinawa International University (Ginowan)
  9. On predicative wh-words of the Kamikatetsu dialect of Kikai Ryukyuan, Rihito Shirata, The 154th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, 2017/06/24, Tokyo Metropolitan University (Hachioji)
  10. Why without reasons: wh-exclamatives in Kikaijima Ryukyuan, Lukas Rieser; Rihito Shirata, The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 2017/05/25, The University of Chicago (Chicago)
  11. Why and how are why-clauses different? The case of Kikaijima Ryukyuan nuwa/nuka, Rihito Shirata; Lukas Rieser, The 24th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, 2016/10/14, NINJAL (Tachikawa)
  12. On the adjective and comparative expressions of Kamikatetsu Kikai-Amami, Rihito Shirata, The 151th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, 2015/11/28, Nagoya University (Nagoya)
  13. Evidentials in Kamikatetsu Kikai-Ryukyuan, Rihito Shirata, Kyoto Workshop on linguistics and philosophy: Evidence and inference: the foundation of linguistics and philosophy, 2015/11/01, Kyoto University (Kyoto)
  14. Grammaticalization of Kikaijima Ryukyuan soo, Lukas Rieser; Rihito Shirata, NINJAL International Symposium: Grammaticalization In Japanese and Across Languages, 2015/07/04, NINJAL (Tachikawa)
  15. On the 'Centralized Vowels' in Northern Dialects of Kikai Amami: with a focus on their phonetic characterization, Rihito Shirata, The 9th Meeting of Phonology Festa, 2014/02/24, KKR Hotel Atami (Atami)
  16. On the accent of Kamikatetsu-Kikai Ryukyuan, Rihito Shirata, Phonology Festa 7, 2012/02/17, Hotel Komolebi (Otsu)
  17. Common Nouns as Proper Names in Kamikatetsu-Kikai Ryukyuan, Rihito Shirata; Masahiro Yamada; Chisako Ogino; Yukinori Takubo, The 21st Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, 2011/10/22, Seoul National University (Seoul)

Awards

  1. 2020/06, The Best Presentation Award of LSJ, Linguistic Society of Japan
  2. 2014/11, The Best Presentation Award of LSJ, The Linguistic Society of Japan

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists, 2019/04, 2023/03
  2. Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), 2016/04, 2019/03
  3. Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow (PD), 2015/04, 2018/03
  4. Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow (DC1), 2012/04, 2015/03