Office: Humanities 835-F
Kazuha Watanabe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Japanese, and Japanese Program Coordinator
2008, Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Cornell
2000, M.S. in Linguistics, University of California, Davis
1998, B.A. in Communication Studies: International and Intercultural Communications, California State University, Sacramento
1995, B.A. in French Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Historical Linguistics, Typology, Corpus Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Dialectology, Dialect Documentation, Japanese Linguistics, Romance Linguistics
2013 Perfect to Perfective: A Comparative Study. In Fleischer, Jürg. and Simon Horst J. (eds.) Sprachwandelvergleich - Comparing Diachronies. De gruyter publishers: Berlin/Boston.
2012 Tense and Aspect Systems of Western and Eastern Dialects in Japan: Split Paths of Diachronic Development. In G. De Vogelaer & G. Seiler (eds.) The Dialect Lab: Dialects as a Testing Ground for Theories of Language Change. John Benjamins: Amsterdam.
2005 The Development of the Continuous Aspect: A missing link. In Historical Linguistics 2003 Selected papers from the 16th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Copenhagen, 11–15 August 2003. John Benjamins: Amsterdam
Presentations & Lectures
2011a International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL) XX; Osaka, Japan. Organizer for workshop “The Diachrony of TAM System as a Paradigm”. Paper presented: “A Holistic and Typological Approach to Tense, Aspect, and Modality Systems”.
2011b 11th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference; Xi’an, China. “Markedness as a Continuum: The Synchrony and Diachrony of Tense-Aspect System”.
2009a Current Change in Japanese Pronoun: a Case of Degrammaticalization” was accepted to a conference called Current Trends in Grammaticalization Research, which was held in October 2009 at Groningen, the Netherlands
2009a International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL) XIV; Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Organizer for workshop “Grammaticalization in East Asia”. Paper presented: “Present Tense Paradigm Equilibrium.”
2009b 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference; Berkeley, CA. “Markedness as a Continuum: The Synchrony and Diachrony of Tense-Aspect System”.
2008a Dialect as testing ground at Methods IX; Leeds, UK. “Quantitative Analysis of a Current Change in Japanese Aspect”.
2008b New Reflection or Grammaticalization 4; Leuven, “Belgium Tense and Aspect Systems of Western and Eastern Dialects in Japan”.
2008c Comparing Diachronies at 30th Annual Convention of the German Society of Linguistics; Bamberg, Germany. ‘Perfect to Perfective: A Comparative Study’.
2007a Arizona Linguistics Circle; Tucson, AZ, ‘Verb Inflection and Glide Formation in Japanese’.
2007b International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL) XVIII; Montreal, Canada. Current Change in a Japanese particle--A development of new pronoun?’
2006 The 16th Japanese / Korean Linguistics Conference; Kyoto, Japan. ‘Synchrony of the 8th century Japanese-imperfective vs. perfective’
2005 Tense/Aspect/Aktionsart; Lisbon, Portugal. ‘The Link between Perfective and Imperfective’
2004a International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL) XVI; Copenhagen, Denmark, ‘The Development of the Continuous Aspect: A missing link’
2004b Conference on Diachronic Comparative Syntax; Leiden, the Netherlands. ‘The Development of the Continuative Aspect: A Comparative Study’
2003 Conference on Diachronic Syntax; Joensuu, Finland, ‘The Development of Aspect Markers in Japanese’
2001 Conference on Romance Studies; Ithaca, NY, ‘The development of Verbal Periphrastics in Spanish’
2000 Symposium for MA theses; Davis, CA, ‘The Grammaticalization of Aspect’