Research


Research Interests

  • Latin/Italic
  • Indo-European phonology and morphology
  • Anatolian linguistics and philology
  • Tocharian

Academic Activities

  • Fall 2016: Teaching Assistant for Latin 3 (Elementary Latin), Department of Classics, UCLA
  • Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics (2009, 2010, 2014, 2016)
  • LSA Linguistic Summer Institute (2015, 2017)
  • Visiting scholar, Harvard University Department of Linguistics (January 2015-May 2015).
  • Member of the editorial committee of Kyoto University Linguistic Research (2014–)

Publications


Articles

  • (2018). “Latin hībernus and the development of *(-)mr– in Latin.” in David M. Goldstein, Stephanie W. Jamison, and Brent Vine (eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, 203-21. Bremen: Hempen.
  • (with Kanehiro Nishimura) (2016). “Inseparable Etymologies: Latin crīnis, Greek κορέω, and Related Forms in Germanic” (with Kanehiro Nishimura) in David M. Goldstein, Stephanie W. Jamison, and Brent Vine (eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Bremen: Hempen.

Thesis

  • In progress: Pronominal clitics in Tocharian: A study in morphology-syntax interface.
            • Supervisor: David M. Goldstein and Hilda Koopman
  • 2011: 印欧語の接辞 *-ti- のラテン語における発展 [The development of the Indo-European suffix *-ti- in Latin.] (Linguistics M.A. Thesis)
            • Supervisor: Kazuhiko Yoshida

Presentations

  • (2020) Emergence of uniformity: Latin vowel height alternation was restructured to increase the predictability of paradigm cells. The 94th LSA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (Poster).
  • (2019) Pronominal suffixes in Tocharian B and implications for split intransitivity. Recent Advances in Tocharian Philology and Linguistics, University of Vienna, Austria. (Invited presenter)
  • (2019) Vestinian deias, Paelignian des and deti and the North-Oscan *w-Deletion Rule. The 31st Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • (2018) Coronal Dissimilation in Umbrian: synchrony and diachrony. The 30th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • (2017) Latin hībernus and the development of word-internal *-mr– in Latin. The 29th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • (2017) “Umbrian < rs > and < rf >: synchronic and diachronic analysis.” The 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, San Antonio, TX.
  • (2017) “Causative Constructions in Tocharian B: their relation to causation.” The 227th Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Los Angeles, CA.
  • (with Kanehiro Nishimura) (2016) “On frammifer-type Compounds in Italic.” The 28th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • (with Kanehiro Nishimura) (2015) “Latin crīnis and Related Forms in Germanic.” The 27th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • (2015): オスク語における母音挿入とシンコピーの相対年代. The 150th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, Tokyo.
  • (2015): “Latin nouns of ‘instrument’ with the suffix *-ti-.” The 18th International Conference on Latin Linguistics, Toulouse.
  • (2015): “Notes on Sabellic nouns with the suffix *-ti-.” GSAS Workshop in Indo-European and Historical Linguistic, Harvard University.
  • (2014): ラテン語における ti 語幹名詞の母音階梯について. The 149th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, Ehime.
  • (2014): “On the development of the Suffix *-ti- in Latin and Sabellic.” The 26th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • (2014): “On Some Nouns with the Suffix *-ti- in Latin.” Kyoto-UCLA Workshop on Indo-European, Kyoto University.

Awards

  • UCLA Harry and Yvonne Lenart Graduate Travel Fellowship (2020).
  • UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2017, 2018).
  • Second-year-extension of Fulbright Graduate Study Grant (September 2016).
  • Fulbright Graduate Study Grant (September 2015).
  • James McCawley Fellowship for LSA Linguistic Summer Institute at the University of Chicago (July 2015)
  • The Kyoto University Foundation Grant for 18th International colloquium on Latin linguistics. (June 2015)
  • The John-Mung Program Grant (January 2015)