THE ENGLISH LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF JAPAN

Lists of Awardees

The ELSJ Awards

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Academic Year The ELSJ Young Researcher Award (established in April, 2003)
2003 1st: no award granted
2004 2nd: no award granted
2005 3rd: no award granted; two honorable mentions as follows:

  • Nagano, Akiko: “The Status of Backformation and Morpheme-Basedness of English Morphology” (EL 23.1. (2006))
  • Shima, Etsuro: “Reducing Pseudogapping to VP Ellipsis” (EL 23.1 (2006))
2006 4th: no award granted
2007 5th: no award granted
2008 6th: Award for Promising Young Researchers

  • Nawata, Hiroyuki: “Clausal Architecture and Inflectional Paradigm: The Case of V2 in the History of English” (EL 26.1 (2009))
The ELSJ Young Researcher Award The ELSJ Award (established in November, 2008)
2009 7th: no award granted
  • Iwata, Seizi: Locative Alternation: A Lexical-Constructional Approach, John Benjamins, 2008
2010 Interim period between old and new systems: reconsideration of the screening process and establishment of a new tripartite awarding system (October, 2010)
The ELSJ Junior Researcher Award The ELSJ Senior Researcher Award The ELSJ Prize
2011
  • Maeda, Masako: “The Criterial Freezing Effect and Split A’-Movement” (EL 27.2 (2010))
  • Kasai, Hironobu: “Parasitic Gaps under Multiple Dominance” (EL 27.2 (2010))
  • Yamada, Eiji: Subsidiary Stresses in English, Kaitakusha, 2010
2012
  • Watanabe, Takuto: “On the Development of the Immediate Future Use of Be About To in the History of English with Special Reference to Late Modern English” (EL 28.1 (2011))
no award granted no award granted
2013
  • Kitada, Shin-Ichi: “A Theory of Linearization and Its Implication for Boundedness of Movement” (EL 29.2 (2012))
no award granted
  • Takahashi, Hidemitsu: A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of the English Imperative: With Special Reference to Japanese Imperatives, John Benjamins, 2012
  • Kono, Tsuguyo: English Relative Clauses, Kaitakusha, 2012
2014
  • Arano, Akihiko: “Uninterpretable Features and the Immobility of Constituents” (EL 30.1 (2013))
  • Nagano, Akiko: “Morphology of Direct Modification” (EL 30.1 (2013))
  • Zamma, Hideki: Patterns and Categories in English Suffixation and Stress Placement: A Theoretical and Quantitative Study, Kaitakusha, 2013
2015 No award granted
  • Shibasaki, Reijirou: “On the Development of The Point Is and Related Issues in the History of American English” (EL 31.1 (2014))
  • Ueno, Yoshio: An Automodular View of English Grammar, Waseda University Press, 2014
  • Maeda, Masako: Derivational Feature-based Relativized Minimality, Kyushu University Press, 2014
2016
  • Tozawa, Takahiro: “On Labeling in Free Relative Clauses in English” (EL 32.1 (2015))
    No award granted
  • Tanaka, Hideki: Eigo to Nihongo ni okeru Suryo Hyogen to Kankeisetsu no Kaishaku ni kansuru Kijutsuteki Rironteki Kenkyu (A Descriptive and Theoretical Study of the Interpretation of Quantitative Expressions and Relative Clauses in English and Japanese), Kaitakusha, 2015

 

The English Linguistics Research Promotion Award

Academic Year The English Linguistics Research Promotion Award
2010
  • Kasai, Hironobu: “Parasitic Gaps under Multiple Dominance” (EL 27.2 (2010))
  • Maeda, Masako: “The Criterial Freezing Effect and Split A’-Movement” (EL 27.2 (2010))
2011
  • Watanabe, Takuto: “On the Development of the Immediate Future Use of Be About To in the History of English with Special Reference to Late Modern English” (EL 28.1 (2011))
  • Akaso, Naoyuki and Tomoko Haraguchi: “On the Categorial Status of Japanese Relative Clauses” (EL 28.1 (2011))
2012
  • Kitada, Shin-Ichi: “A Theory of Linearization and Its Implication for Boundedness of Movement” (EL 29.2 (2012))
2013
  • Arano, Akihiko: “Uninterpretable Features and the Immobility of Constituents” (EL 30.1 (2013))
  • Mizuguchi, Manabu: “Reconsidering Phase-Internal Derivations: Are They Exceptional or Not?” (EL 30.1 (2013))
  • Nagano, Akiko: “Morphology of Direct Modification” (EL 30.1 (2013))

 

The English Linguistics Research Paper Award

Academic Year The English Linguistics Research Paper Award
2014
  • Arano, Akihiko:“Two Types of Main Verb Inversion” (EL 31.1 (2014))
  • Shibasaki, Reijirou:“On the Development of The Point Is and Related Issues in the History of American English” (EL 31.1 (2014))
2015
  • Tozawa, Takahiro: “On Labeling in Free Relative Clauses in English” (EL 32.1 (2015))
2016
  • Koike, Koji: “The Development of Negative-Initial Constructions in the History of English” (EL 33.2 (2016))

 

The Best Speaker Award

Academic Year Annual Conference International Spring Forum
2015 No award granted – – –
2016
  • (Honorary Mention) Mikami, Suguru: “The Parameterization of the Feature Inheritance System and the Gradual Syntactic Change in the History of English”
  • (Honorary Mention) Matsuda, Asako: “Shifted Indexicals in Partial Control”