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Wataru Uegaki

University Lecturer

Name
Dr. W. Uegaki
Telephone
+31 71 527 4732
E-mail
w.uegaki@hum.leidenuniv.nl

I do research on formal semantics and pragmatics. That is, I study the systematic patterns in which people draw various kinds of inferences from conversations in natural language, and try to understand systems governing such patterns by formalizing them using theoretical tools made available by linguistics, logic and cognitive science.

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Research

I do research on formal semantics and pragmatics. That is, I study the systematic patterns in which people draw various kinds of inferences from conversations in natural language, and try to understand systems governing such patterns by formalizing them using theoretical tools made available by linguistics, logic and cognitive science.

I also specialise in Japanese linguistics. I investigate various aspects of the grammatical structure of the languages/dialects in Japan, with an aim to uncover the nature of the similarity and differences that the Japanese languages have with other languages in the world.

Outside of research, teaching is an essential part of my academic life. Through teaching and interacting with students, I broadened my perspective on fundamental issues in linguistics, and deepened my understanding of the theoretical approaches to such issues.

Curriculum vitae

- July 2016-present: Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent 2), Leiden University.
- 2015-2016: Postdoctoral fellow, (funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), Keio University and Institut Jean-Nicod (CNRS/ENS).
- 2015: Ph.D. in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT.
- 2010: M.A. in Liberal Arts, Department of Language and Information Sciences, University of Tokyo.
- 2008: B.A. in Liberal Arts, Department of Language and Information Sciences,
University of Tokyo.

Grants and awards

- 2015-2016. JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, Japan Society for
Awards the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
- 2015-2016. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
- 2012. North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
(NASSLLI) 2012 Student Scholarship.
- 2010. Ichiko Memorial Award (Best thesis award), Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences, University of Tokyo.

University Lecturer

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL Taalwetenschap

Work address

Arsenaal building
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number 0.20

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Guest

  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS Japan

Work address

Arsenaal building
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number 0.20

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