a bit about me:
04/01/2020 Associate professor at Osaka University!
07/08/2019 Another Best Conference Award!
(The English Linguistics Society of Japan)
05/01/2019 Defended my dissertation!!
I am Akitaka Yamada, an associate professor at Osaka University.
I graduated from Georgetown University, majoring linguistics!
As a theoretical linguist, I am interested in the way discourse-oriented meanings are encoded in natural languages and my dissertation work explores this interface for addressee-honorific constructions in Japanese.
As a corpus linguist, I examine quantitative data by building and comparing statistical models to improve our understanding of natural languages.