Dr. Tomoyuki Yabe

Tomoyuki Yabe

Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese

Co-Director, Intensive Japanese Summer Program
 
Irvin Hall 140
yabet@MiamiOH.edu
(513) 529-3367

OFFICE HOURS

Fall '21 (202210)

Wednesdays | 10:30am-11:30am
And by appointment.
Email for appointment if virtual meeting needed.
Virtual meetings held via WebEx.
 

EDUCATION

2007 - Ph.D. - University of New York, Philosophy in Linguistics

2004 - M.A. - University of New York, Philosophy in Linguistics

1997 - B.A. - Brooklyn College of the City-University of New York, Anthropology and Philosophy

1993 - A.A. - Morrisville College of the State University of New York, Liberal Arts

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Syntax
  • Morphology
  • The Morphology-Syntax interface
  • Linguistic Theory
  • Historical Morpho-Syntax
  • Fieldwork on Endangered and/or Less Familiar languages
  • Ethio-Semitic Linguistics
  • Cushitic Linguistics
  • African Linguistics
  • Japanese Linguistics
  • Dialectology

COURSES TAUGHT AT MIAMI

  • JPN 101: Elementary Japanese
  • JPN 102: Elementary Japanese
  • JPN 201: Second Year Japanese
  • JPN 381: Introduction to Japanese Linguistics 

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

GRANTS AND AWARDS

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

Articles

"Applicative Constructions and the Remerge of a Functional Preposition." Proceedings of the 37th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. (2008)

"The Determinations of a Phonological Exponent of Agentive v in the Oromo Morpho-logical Causatives." Proceedings of the 30th Annual Pen Linguistics Colloquium. (2007)

"Segmenting Amharic causative as- into two verbal morphemes: Semitic a- and Cushitic -s." Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies. Otto Harrassowisz: Wiesbaden, Germany. (2006)

PRESENTATIONS

"Applicative Constructions via the Remerge of a Functional Preposition." Paper presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Anaheim, CA. January 2007

"Applicative Constructions and the Remerge of a Functional Preposition." Paper presented at the 37th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL. October 2006

"The Prepositional Suffixes in the Amharic Verbal Complex: Comparisons with the Bantu Applicatives Constructions." Presented at the 37th Annual Conference of African Linguistics. University Of Oregon, Eugene, OR. April 2006

"The Morphosyntactic Puzzles of Amharic Object Markers: A Distributed Morphology Account." Paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Conference of Afroasiatic Linguistics. Seattle WA. March 2006

"The Determinations of the Spell-out of Little v in the Amharic and Oromo Morphological Causatives." Paper presented at the Distributed Morphology Session of the 30th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. February 2006

"Two Kinds of Morphological Causative Constructions and a Syntactic Account for the Variation." Paper presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Albuquerque, NM. January 2006

"Morphological Transitivization and Causativization in Amharic and Classical Ethiopic (Ge'ez)." Paper presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the Texas Linguistics Society. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. November 2005

"Morphological Transitivization and Causativization in two Ethiopian Semitic Languages, Amharic and Ge'ez." Paper presented at the Sixth CUNY/SUNY/NYU Linguistics Mini-Conference. New York University, New York, NY. April 2005

"A History of Possessed Nominals in Ethiopean Semitic: a view from DP Microparametric Syntax." Paper presented at the Fifth CUNY/SUNY/NYU Linguistics Mini-Conference. SUNY Stony Brook, New York, NY. April 2004

"Segmenting the Amharic Causative Morphene as-" Semitic a- and Cushitic -s." Paper presented at the 15th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies. Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany. July 2003

"On the Expressions of Possession in Amharic and Somali, and their Prepositional Elements lälla." Paper presented at the Third CUNY/SUNY/NYU Linguistics Mini-Conference. New York University, New York, NY. April 2002

"On the lälla Morpheme in Amharic and its Occurrences as an Auxiliary Elements." Paper presented at Syntax Supper, the CUNY Graduate Center. New York, NY. May 2002

"Clitic doubling and the link with Possessed Noun Phrase Constructions: The case of Amharic Object-Making." Paper presented at the Second CUNY/SUNY/NYU Linguistics Mini-Conference. SUNY Stony Brook, New York, NY. March 2001

"A Uniform Syntactic Account for the Object Pronominal and Possessive Suffixes in Amharic." Paper presented at an occasional Linguistics lecture. Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. January 2001

"Syntax of Object Clitic Doubling: a Perspective from the Case of Amharic." Paper presented at Syntax Supper, the CUNY Graduate Center. New York, NY. February 2000

"On the Amharic Object Pronominal Suffixes: a Clitic Approach." Paper presented at an occasional Linguistics lecture. Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. January 2000

INVITED LECTURES

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

LANGUAGES

  • Japanese (native)
  • Classical Japanese (reading knowledge)
  • Okinawan (reading knowledge)
  • Amharic ( intermediate)
  • Ge'ez/Classical Ethiopic (reading knowledge)
  • Ga (very elementary)
  • Oromo (very elementary)
  • Somali (very elementary)
  • Tigrinya (very elementary)