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Researcher Information

last modified:2022/10/03

Associate Professor SHIBUYA, Yoshikata

Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Letters, Institute of Human and Social Sciences

College and School Educational Field

Division of Humanities, Graduate School of Human and Socio-Environmental Studies
Division of Human and Socio-Environment Studies, Graduate School of Human and Socio-Environmental Studies


Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
The University of Manchester Doctor Completed


Year & Month of Birth

Academic Society




Speciality Keywords

English linguistics, cognitive linguistics, construction grammar, usage-based model, quantitative corpus linguistics

Research Themes



  •  Applying topic models to study polysemy: the case of the noun streams Kiyama, Naoki and Yoshikata Shibuya 21 291-303 2021
  •  Examining the analytic shift hypothesis in the English comparative constructions : A corpus-based diachronic study of register variation Shibuya, Yoshikata Journal of Cognitive Linguistics 5 1-26 2020

Conference Presentations

  • Usage-based Construction Grammar and the Study of Language Variation and Change(conference:The ELSJ 15th International Spring Forum)(2022/05/15)
  • 認知言語学と歴史社会言語学と歴史語用論の接点:認知言語学の社会的転回が通時的言語研究にもたらすもの(2022/03/11)
  • 動詞の意味はトピックから推測できるのか:英語の動詞 run を例に(2021/10/02)
  • Rethinking native English speakers’ linguistic knowledge in a social context: implications for construction grammar research(2021/09/04)
  • Exploring the impact of the Brexit referendum on the encyclopedic knowledge of English speakers: A Latent Dirichlet Allocation analysis(2019/10/05)

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  • Variation in constructional productivity: the case of English modal constructions(conference:The 15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference)(2019/08/10)
  • A corpus-based diachronic analysis of register variation in English comparatives(conference:The 15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference)(2019/08/09)


Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research


Competitive research funding,Contribution

Collaborative research,Consignment study

Classes (Bachelors)

○Seminar in theories of English Linguistics B1(2018)
○Lectures in English Linguistics B2(2018)
○Lectures in English Linguistics B1(2018)
○Review of English Linguistics(2018)
○Seminar in theories of English Linguistics B(2018)
○Seminar in theories of English Linguistics A(2018)
○Lectures in English Linguistics B(2018)
○Review of English Linguistics A(2018)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2018)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2018)
○Seminar of Graduation thesis A(2018)
○Seminar of Graduation thesis B(2018)
○Seminar in theories of English Linguistics B2(2018)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2018)
○Introduction to Humanity D(2018)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Lecture on Cognitive Linguistics 2(2018)
○Introduction to English Linguistics Ia(2018)
○Introduction to English Linguistics Ib(2018)
○Seminar in Cognitive Linguistics 1(2018)
○Seminar in Cognitive Linguistics 2(2018)
○Seminar in English Linguistics Ia(2018)
○Seminar in English Linguistics Ib(2018)
○Lecture on Cognitive Linguistics 1(2018)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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