日本語
Sophia University 
Graduate School of Languages and Linguistics 
Master's (Doctoral) Program in Linguistics 

顔写真 Professor 
Fukui Naoki 

 

Other affiliation / position
Sophia University  Faculty of Foreign Studies  Department of Linguistics  Chairperson of the Department of Linguistics 

Research background
Post-doctoral Fellow: Center for Cognitive Science, MIT (1986-1987)
Invited Fellow: ATR International (Summer 1999)
Japan Foundation Fellow: University of Tokyo (October 2000-July 2001) 

Work experience
University of California, Irvine  Associate Professor  1994/07/01-1998/06/30 
University of California, Irvine  Professor  1998/07/01-2003/03/31 

Academic background
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Department of Linguistics and Philosophy  言語学専攻  Doctor later  1986/06/02  Completed  United States of America 

Academic degrees
教養学士  International Christian University  1979/03/31 
教育学修士  International Christian University  1982/06/30 
Ph.D. in Linguistics  Massachusetts Institute of Technology  1986/06/02 

Current state of research and teaching activities
My research is primarily concerned with the nature and functioning of the faculty of language, a biologically endowed human cognitive capacity. I am particluarly interested in constructing an explanatory theory of invariant principles of the human language faculty, as they interact with the system of parameters. The nature of these parameters (their emergence and interconnections) is also my central concern. 

Research Areas
Linguistics 
English linguistics 
Japanese linguistics 
Basic / Social brain science 

Research keywords
parameters 
comparative syntax 
universal grammar 

Subject of research
General linguistic theory, theory of parameters, comparative syntax, mathematical model of language acquisition  2005-2015 
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Bibliography
Aspects of the Theory of Syntax  Noam Chomsky  Iwanami Shoten Publishers  2017/02/16 
Biolinguistic Explorations  Koji Fujita, Naoki Fukui, Noriaki Yusa, Masayuki Ikeuchi, eds.  Kaitakusha  2014/11/19 
Syntactic Structures  Noam Chomsky, (tr.by) FUKUI NAOKI and Mihoko Zushi  Iwanami Shoten  2014/01 
Theoretical Comparative Syntax (paperback edition)  Naoki Fukui  Routledge  2013 
Linguistics as a Natural Science, New and Expanded Edition  Naoki Fukui  Chikumashobo  2012/12 
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Papers
The 'what' and 'why' questions about human language  FUKUI NAOKI, Hiroki Narita  Japanese Linguistics  明治書院  2011/11/10 
Linguistic minimalism: Origins, concepts, methods, and aims (review)  FUKUI NAOKI  Language  Linguistic Society of America  2008/06 
Early hierarchical syntactic processing in Broca's area for merging words  K. Iijima, FUKUI NAOKI, K.L. Sakai  Neuroscience Research  Elsevier Scientific Publishers Ireland  2007 
Hierarchical syntactic processing in the left frontal region: An MEG study  K. Iijima, FUKUI NAOKI,, K.L. Sakai  Neuroscience research. Supplement : the official journal of the Japan Neuroscience Society  Elsevier Scientific Publishers Ireland  2006 
Finding the Common Ground between Linguistics and Communication Disorders: Modern Linguistics and Speech Pathology  FUKUI NAOKI  The Japanese journal of communication disorders  日本コミュニケーション障害学会  2005 
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Research presentations
Merge and (A)symmetry  Kyoto Conference on Biolinguistics  2012/03/12 
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Prizes
Sanki Ichikawa Prize  2001 
Fellow, Japan Foundation  2000/10/01 
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Others
Lectures on Philosophy of Language The status of modern generative linguistics in the philosophical traditions is discussed. 2010 
The Development of Generative Grammar and the Minimalist Program 1999 
Linear Order and Symmetry: English and Japanese Relative Clauses 1999 
The Uniqueness Parameter 1999 
Generative Grammar and the Natural Sciences 1999 
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Teaching achievements
新言語研究のすすめ  2007/10-2008/03 
シラバスの配布と説明  2003/04/01-Present 
レポート・論文の書き方の指導  2003/04/01-Present 
情報化の推進  2003/04/01-Present 
ハンドアウトの積極的な活用  2003/04/01-Present 
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Textbooks and teaching materials
Research in Foreign Studies: Today and a Look to Tomorrow (ed. by Kensaku Yoshida)  2010/03/31 
新言語研究のすすめ  2008/03 
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Social activities
Member, The Science Counsel of Japan  2006-Present 
Editorial Board Member of international journals Abstract Review for international conferences  1992/01-Present 
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Memberships of academic societies
Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) 
The Linguistic Society of America 
The Englishi Linguistic Society of Japan 
The Japanese Cognitive Science Society 
The Science Council of Japan  2006/03/15-Present 
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