Department of Language and Information Sciences, The University of Tokyo
The University of Tokyo Graduate
School of Arts and Sciences

Language and Information Sciences

東京大学大学院総合文化研究科言語情報科学専攻

The University of Tokyo

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Department of Language and Information Sciences

3-8-1, Komaba, Meguroku, Tokyo 153-8902 Japan

TEL: 81-3-5454-6376

FAX: 81-3-5454-4329

YATABE Shuichi / 矢田部 修一 (Professor)

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Research Interests

My current research focuses on the question of how the meaning of a composite linguistic expression is determined on the basis of the meaning of its parts. I have developed a novel theory of meaning assembly in which semantic composition is performed not when some syntactic constituents ("signs" in the HPSG parlance) are combined to produce a new, larger syntactic constituent but when some prosodic constituents ("domain objects") are merged to produce a new, larger prosodic constituent, and have been trying to evaluate the validity of that theory through examination of long-distance scrambling and various types of non-constituent coordination such as right-node raising.