MOTOHASHI Tatsushi

本橋 辰至
Associate Professor
Linguistics, Japanese Language, Historical Japanese Grammar
B.A., M.A., Sophia University
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Research and Teaching Interests:

My research has been on the historical changes of the Japanese Language mainly in terms of the Principles-and-Parameters Theory (or its updated version), including the historical changes of the Japanese case systems, from ergative-absolutive to nominative-accusative, focusing on such particles as (w)o, ga, ni, and fa/wa and more recently on historical changes of verbal, adjectival, and auxiliary conjugations and their relations to subject and object-marking.  My teachings of the Japanese linguistics courses emphasize on students’ acquisition of basic linguistic principles and rules and how they can apply them to solve problems of the Japanese language (its everyday use and its earlier and historical stages).

Selected Publications:

Working Papers
Tatsushi Motohashi 2011. “Aspect and Tense of Early Classical Japanese Adjectives,” Sophia International Review Vol. 33, 65-106.

Tatsushi Motohashi 2009. “On Conjugational Forms of Early Classical Japanese,” Sophia International Review Vol. 31, 33-73.

COURSES

Courses NoTitle2017 Semester Offered
LNG302 HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE Spring
LNG301 INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE LINGUISTICS Autumn
LNG210 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS Spring
LNG452 TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS Autumn
Tel:
03-3238-4023
Email:
bookbridge12@yahoo.co.jp
Office:
10-613