Sumiyo Nishiguchi, PhD

Associate Professor, Center for Language Studies, Otaru University of Commerce

3-5-21 Midori, Otaru-city, Hokkaido, Japan

office: 1-316, lab: 3-207D, email: nishiguchi(AT)


Book publications

Sound and Meaning in East Cushitic Languages: Dhaasanac, Burji, Rendille, Somali, and Afar (2021) Springer

Disambiguation of Possessives: The Extended Generative Lexicon (2012) LAP

Journal articles

``Noun Phrases in Japanese and epsilon-iota-tau Calculi" (2017) IfCoLog: Journal of Logics and their Applications 4(2), 367-380

``Bipolar Items" (2016) Topics in Linguistics 17:2, 1-11

``Mirative Past in Japanese" (2014) Semantics-Syntax Interface 1(2), 118-132

``Shifty Operators in Dhaasanac" (2012) Snippets 26, 14-15

``Fake Past and Covert Emotive Modality" (2011) Cahiers Chronos 23: In the Mood for Mood, 159-174, Rodopi, Amsterdam, 4/1/07, 12/15/07, 3/17/10

``Polarity Focus in Dhaasanac" (2009) IHAFA: A Journal of African Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3, 244-259, 2008, 8/31/08, 9/12/08

``Presupposition Accommodation of Discourse-Initial Too" (2009) SDV - Sprache und Datenverarbeitung, 33:1-2, 109-121, 10/20/08

``Bimoraic Filter and Sonority Sensitive Syllable Contact in Dasenach Imperfective" (2007) Research in African Languages and Linguistics (RALL) 7, 43-58, 2005/2006, Hope Publications, 7/29/06

``E.M.Husband On the Compositional Nature of States, 2012" (2014) EL 31:2, 693-702, book review

``C.Barker and P.Jacobson (eds) Direct Compositionality, 2007" (2010) Studies in English Literature 87, 149-159, book review

Other reviewed publications

``Dynamic Social Choice for Anaphora Resolution" (2017) Proceedings of the Workshop on Formal Approaches to the Dynamics of Linguistic Interaction 2017 co-located within the European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2017), Toulouse, France, July 17-21, 2017,

``Indexical Shifting in Dhaasanac and Somali" (2017) Proceedings of TripleA3: Fieldwork Perspectives on the Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages, 47-55.

``Bipolar Items and Attitude Predicates" (2010) Proceedings of BLS 35, 424-435, Berkeley Linguistic Society, 5/16/09

``Quantifiers in Japanese" (2009) Logic, Language and Computation: TbiLLC 2007, 153-164, eds. by P. Bosch et al., Springer, 4/2/08, 9/12/08

``Five Types of Affective Contexts: Nonmonotonic NPI Licensers'' (2004) CLS 40-1, 249-264, eds. by N. Adams et al., The Chicago Linguistic Society, 1/24/04, 3/8/04, 5/21/04

``Covert Emotive Modality Is a Monster" (2007) New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence: JSAI 2006, 191-204, eds. by T. Washio et al., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 8/10/06, 10/13/06. ps

``Temporal Dynamic Semantics of Factual Counterfactuals'' (2007) New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence: JSAI 2003 and JSAI 2004, 438-448, eds. by A. Sakurai et al., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 8/20/04, 12/5/04 final version accepted

``Categorical Ambiguity of Possessives and Adjectives" (2007) Linguistics in the Big Apple: The Proceedings of the 8th SCN Mini-Conference, 4/15/07

Conference proceedings

``Setsuji, Gokon o Mochiita Eitango Kuizu Apri (English Word Quiz Application with Affix and Root Information) (2022) with Ryo Shimizu, IEICE Technical Report, ET2022-8, 1-4

``Tense and Intention" (2022) with Takako Nakaike, Karebu Ozawa and Lu Guo, JELS39, 140-141

``Nihongo no Shi Setsuzoku to Shite Setsuzoku tono Taio kara Mita Kankokugo no Setsuzokugomi Go to So no Tsukaiwake no Teian (Distinctive Use of Korean Connecting Particles ``Go" and ``So" in Correspondence with Japanese Connectives ``Shi" and ``Shite"") (2022) with Uta Takizawa, NLP 2022, 1624-1629

``Asahikawa-shi ni okeru Hogen no Shoshitsu (Disappearance of Dialects in Asahikawa City)"" (2022) with Ao Nomura, NLP2022, 1511-1514

``Kojin Kissaten ni okeru Kokyaku Kakutoku no tameno Instagram Unyo (Improvement of Instagram to Attract Customers to Coffee Shop)" (2022) with Kaito Nozuki, IPSJ 84

``Nihongo, Eigo, Kankokugo-no Uta ni Mirareru Hiyuhyogen-no Tokucho (Comparative Study of Metaphors in Japanese, English and Korean Songs)" (2021) with Natsuno Tobe, IPSJ SIG Technical Report 250:1

``Shitakke Conditional and Deontic/Evidential Modality in Hokkaido Dialect of Japanese," (2021) with Yuta Hirama, PSJ23: 16 161-164

``Indexicals in Chinese" (2021) with Zhuoyun Wu , Lu Guo and Yingxuan Wang, NLP27, 762-764

``Analysis of Biden's Victory Speech" (2021) with Reiji Miura, NLP27, 175-177.

``A Utility-based Voting Algorithm and Its Application to Altruistic and Hedonic Games" (2021) with Karebu Ozawa, IPSJ83

``LINE bot that Translates to Young Girls Japanese Language" with Yugo Nagata, Masaki Kato, Eiichi Iwase, and Ryo Shimizu, IPSJ83, to appear

``Closed syllables in Japanese Popular Songs" (2020) (with Nahoko Koyama) IEICE Technical Report

``Corpus of East Cushitic Languages (CEC)" (2020) IPSJ82, 2:49-50

``De Re Indexicals in Rendille" (2019) LSJ159 Proceedings 339-345

`` Bouletic and Deontic Modality and Social Choice " (2019) Proceedings of SemDial (LondonLogue), 207-209

``Bouletic/Deontic Modality, Liberalism and Social Choice" (2019) JSAI33 Proceedings

``A Monster in English" (2019) JELS 36, 248-253

``Shift-together in Burji" (2017) LSJ155 Proceedings, 99-104

``Liberalism and Bouletic/Deontic Modality" (2017) TbiLLC2017 Handbook

``Eigo Kijutsu Mondai-no Jidosaiten Program Backscratch-no Kaihatsu (Developing Automated Scoring Program of Written Answers in English: Backscratch)" (2017) (with Kimito Yanagi and Hiroki Watanabe) Kyoiku Kaikaku ICT Senryaku Taikai Shiryo, 172-173

``Eigo Tanbun Kijutsu Mondai-no Jidosaiten Program: Backscratch (Automated Scoring of Short Written Answers in English: Backscratch)" (2017) (with Kimito Yanagi and Hiroki Watanabe) IEICE Technical Report ET2017-10, 51-53

``Dynamic Social Choice for Pronoun Resolution" (2017) IPSJ78 Proceedings

``Dynamic Social Choice for Pronominal Reference" (2016) IEICE Technical Report, NLC20116

``SDRT of Kaette" (2016) JSAI2016 Proceedings

``CCG for Discourse" (2015) Proceedings of the 19th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (goDIAL), 196-197

``Fake Past and Awareness" (2015) JSAI2015 Proceedings

``A Learning Model of Lexicon" (2015) IPSJ77 Proceedings, 1:241-242

``Probabilistic Approach to the Iterative NP Construction in Japanese" (2014) NLP2014 Proceedings

``Introducing a Support System for Enabling the Creation of Moodle Quizzes in English" (2014) (with Ikuma Ishizawa) IPSJ76 Proceedings

``NPI Licensing in Dhaasanac" (2013) LSJ 147 Proceedings, 182-186

``Extended Generative Lexicon" (2013) GL2013 Proceedings

``Extended GL" (2013) NLP2013 Proceedings

``moodleQmaker" (2013) (with Ikuma Ishizawa) IPSJ75, 4, 323-324

``Metalinguistic Negation in Dhaasanac" (2012) PSJ14 proceedings 7

``moodleQmaker"(2012) (with Ikuma Ishizawa) IEICE Technical Report 112:269, ET-2012-42, 27-29

``Using Internet for Task-based TOEIC Preparation" (2012) H24 Kyoikukaikaku ICT Senryakutaikai Shiryo, 124-125

``Improving English with Quiz at LMS" (2012) H24 ICT Riyoniyoru Kyoikukaizen Kenkyuhappyokai Shiryochu, 52-53

``Information Update by Corrections" (2012) IPSJ-SIGNL207(2), 1-2

``Comma in Japanese is Conjunction" (2012) JSAI2012 Proceedings

``Negation in Dhaasanac" (2012) SULA6: Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on the Semantics of Under-represented Languages in the Americas and SULA-Bar, GLSA

``Discourse Initial Too and Epistemic Modality" (2012) JELS29, 288-292

``Social Choice for Anaphora Resolution" (2012) NLP2012 Proceedings, 97-100

``Computational Social Choice for Pronoun Resolution" (2011) IPSJ SIG-NL Vol.2011-NL-204, 10/24/2011

``Shifty Operators in Dhaasanac" (2011) LSJ meeting Handbook, 340-345, 10/12/2011

``Semantic Ambiguity of Spatial Relational Nouns in Japanese" (2011) Proceedings of the 2nd Workshp on Computational Models of Spatial Language Interpretation and Generation, 52-55

``CCG of Questions and Focus" (2011) Proceedings of JSAI2011

``The Spatial Language as Relational Nouns (Kankei Meishi to shiteno Kukanteki Ichihyogen)" (2011) Nihongo Corpus Workshop Proceedings, 49-56

``A CCG Analysis of Japanese Sentence-final Particles (Nihongo Shujoshi-no Hanchu Bunpo-ni yoru Bunseki)" (2011) NLP2011 Proceedings

``CCG of Japanese Sentence-final Particles" (2010) Proceedings of PACLIC24,497-502.

`` Interpreting Spatial Relational Nouns in Japanese" (2010) Proceedings of the 1st Workshop COSLI'10, 45-48,, ISSN 1613-0073.

``Semantic Disambiguation of NP1-no NP2 Construction by Extended GL" (2010) Proceedings of JSAI2010.

``Disambiguating ``No" by Yahoo! Chiebukuro (Yahoo! Chiebukuro-o Riyo-shita ``No"-no Aimaisei Kaisho-no Kokoromi)," (2010) Proceedings of BCCWJ Monitor Version User Satellite Session, The National Institute for Japanese Language, 51-60, Nihongo Corpus Sokatsu-han, 2/15/10

``Extending Generative Lexicon Theory (Generative Lexicon Riron-no Kakucho)," (2010) Proceedings of NLP2010, 828-831, 1/12/10

``Prosodic Morpheme in Dasenach" (2009) Afroasiatic Studies in Memory of Robert Hetzron: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the North American Conference of Afroasiatic Lingusitics (NACAL 35), 296-310, ed. by C. Häberl, Cambridge Scholars, 4/11/07

``Extended GL and Japanese Postposition No" (2009) Proceedings of the 23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, Vol 1, 385-394, ed. by O. Kwong, City University of Hong Kong Press

``Extending GL for Possessive Disambiguation" (2009) Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, 8/10/09

``Application of Event Semantics to Qualia Structure of Nouns for Disambiguation of Japanese Postposition No" (2009) Proceedings of PACLING 2009, 7/7/09

``Extended Qualia-based Lexical Knowledge for Disambiguation of Japanese Postposition "No"" (2009) Proceedings of the 14th Student Session of ESSLLI, ed. by T. Icard, 137-147, 6/13/09

``(Non)floating Quantifiers in Japanese" (2009) Simon Fraser University Working Papers in Linguistics Vol 2, Proceedings of the ICEAL 2, eds., by D. Potter et al, 1/13/09

``Qualia Based Lexical Knowledge for the Disambiguation of the Japanese Postposition `No'" (2009) Proceedings of the IWCS-8, 310-315, eds. by H. Bunt et al., Tilburg, Netherlands, 11/28/08

``Temporally Mismatched Matrix Counterfactuals" (2008) CHRONOS8 book of abstracts, 34-35, University of Texas, Austin, 8/5/08

``Own" (2008) The 80th General Meeting Proceedings of the English Literary Society of Japan, 116-118, 6/30/08

``Continuation-based CCG of Japanese Quantifiers" (2008) Proceedings of ICCS 6, 777-780, The Korean Society of Cognitive Science, Seoul, 6/2/08

``Presupposition Accommodation of Discourse-Initial Too" (2008) ESSLLI 2008 Workshop on Formal and Experimental Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs, 19-23, Hamburg, 5/9/08

``Possessive Relation Disambiguation of Japanese Genitive Marker No" (2008) SSLC 33 Proceedings, 41-44, Osaka University, 6/19/08

``Polymorphic Quantifier" (2007) Proceedings of JSAI 21 International Workshop LENLS 2007 284-293, Miyazaki, Japan, 2/15/07, 5/12/07

``Presupposition Accommodation by Discourse-Initial Evidential Marker Mo'' (2006) The Book of Abstracts for International Conference on Revisiting Japanese Modality, 39-40, SOAS, London, 3/25/06, 4/28/06

``Covert Emotive Modality Is a Monster'' (2006) Proceedings of JSAI 20 International Workshop LENLS 2006, 113-144, Tokyo, Japan, 2/15/06, 3/20/06, 4/19/06

``Temporal Dynamic Semantics of Factual Counterfactuals'' (2004) Proceedings of JSAI 18 International Workshop LENLS 2004, 73-81, Kanazawa, Japan, 2/25/04, 4/30/04

``Non-monotonic Negativity'' (2003) Proceedings of PACLIC 17, 204-215, eds by D. H. Ji et al., COLIPS, Sentosa, Singapore, 8/19/03

``Scalar Reversal by Negation and Fictive Scanning in Our Cognitive System" (2002) abstract of ELSJ 74, Eibungaku Kenkyu 79, 185 (English translation)

Book chapters

``The Semantics of Reduplication"(2020) Shin Handai Eibungakkai Sosho 2 Eigogaku no Fukamari, Eigogaku karano Hirogari, Eihosha

Indirect Reports and Pragmatics in the World Languages (2019) 345-354, Springer

``On Ni/E Alternation in Japanese" (2015) Kotoba-no Shinso: A Festschrift for Professor Yukio Oba, 373-384, Eihosha, Tokyo, 3/3/2013

``Hikako-no Ta-to Modariti (Non-past Ta and Modality)" (2011) Handai Eibungakkai Sosho 6, 73-84, eds. by Yukio Oba and Sadayuki Okada, Eihosha, Tokyo, 5/31/10

``Monogataribun no Genzai Jisei ni okeru Shiten to Bunmyaku no Henka (Narrative Present and Viewpoint - Context Shifts)" (2007) Kotoba to Shiten (Language and Viewpoint), Handai Eibungakkai Sosho 4, 170-176, eds. by Seisaku Kawakami and Kazumi Taniguchi, Eihosha, Tokyo, 8/26/06

``Nonmonotonic Negative Contexts'' (2004) Kotoba no Karakuri: Kawakami Seisaku Kyoju Taikan Kinen Ronbunshu (The Mechanism of Language: A Festschrift for Professor Seisaku Kawakami on the Occasion of His Retirement from Osaka University), 337-354, eds. by Yukio Oba et al., Eihosya, Tokyo

Working papers

``On "Ni/E" Alternation and Change of Location in Japanese" (2022) Language Studies 30, 25-35, Center for Language Studies, Otaru University of Commerce

``Japanese Loanwords in Northeast Chinese Dialect" (2021) with Siyu Ge, The Review of Liberal Arts 141, 87-94, 2021, Otaru University of Commerce

``Vowel Shift and Coda Deletion in Handan Dialect of Chinese" (2020) (with Xu Han and Lining Chen) Language Studies 28, 19-28, Center for Language Studies, Otaru University of Commerce

``Pre-glottalization in British English" (2020) (with Mariko Murayama) The Review of Liberal Arts 138-139, Otaru University of Commerce

``Logophor in Japanese and Context Shift" (2018) Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences 50, 31-38, Tokyo University of Science

``Social Choice for Anaphora Resolution" (2016) Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences 48, 147-156, Tokyo University of Science

``Metalinguistic Negation in Dhaasanac" (2015) Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences 47, 93-103, Tokyo University of Science

``CCG for Discourse" (2013) Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences 45, 99-111, Tokyo University of Science

``Temporally Mismatched Matrix Counterfactuals" (2012) Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences 44, 35-46, Tokyo University of Science

``Own," (2010) Theoretical Approach to Natural Language (Shizengengo-e-no Rironteki Apurochi), 55-66, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University

``Categorical and Semantic Ambiguity of Possessives and Adjectives" (2007) OUPEL 11, 73-83, 5/25/07

``Fake Past and a Monster'' (2006) Stony Brook Occasional Papers in Linguistics I, 152-171, 7/1/06, 7/14/06

``Consonant Assimilation and Sonority: A Case Study in Daasanach'' (2005) OUPEL 9, 39-51, 5/31/05 sil ipa

``Categorial Grammar and Type Ambiguity of Japanese Particles'' (2003) Osaka Literary Review 42 (OLR 42), 153-167, 8/25/03

``Logical Properties of Japanese Kakari Zyosi'' (2003) OUPEL 7, 115-133, 5/31/03

Dissertation & theses

``Possessive Disambiguation" (2009) PhD Dissertation, Osaka University, 11/09, errata

``Non-monotonic Negativity'' (2003) MA Thesis, Osaka University, 1/8/03 (full text)

``Music Therapy in Japan: Current Problems" (2001) BA Thesis, Osaka University, 1/01

Electronic poster

``Negative Also: A Bipolar Item in Japanese'' (2005) Polarity from Different Perspectives, Workshop, New York University, electronic poster, 2/25/05


``Presupposition Accommodation by Discourse-Initial Evidential Marker Mo" (2007) ms. Stony Brook University, 4/3/07

``Bipolar Items and Emotive Modality" (2006) ms. Stony Brook University, 9/2/06

``Semantic Categories of Japanese Focus Particles'' (2004) ms. UCLA, 6/16/04

``De Re, De Dicto and Predicates'' (2002) ms., Osaka University, 10/1/02

``Non-monotonic Affective Contexts'' (2002) ms. Osaka University, 9/29/02


Let's Learn English with Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope (2016) with Hiroyuki Takemura, PMP Educational