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last modified:2021/10/25

Assistant Professor SUGANUMA, Kentaro


Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Letters, Institute of Human and Social Sciences College of Human and Social Sciences School of Humanities
Assistant professor

College and School Educational Field


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Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Kyushu University Doctor Graduate School of Humanities 201509
Kyushu University Master Graduate School of Humanities 201203
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Osaka University of Foreign Studies Turkish Course 201003
Ph. D


Kanazawa University College of Human and Social Sciences School of Humanities Assistant professor(2019/10-)
JSPS Excellent Young Resercher(2019/10-)
Hitotsubashi University JSPS Researcher (PD)(2018/04-2019/09)
Kyushu University Center for the Study of Language Performance Researcher(2016/04-2018/03)
Kyushu University Faculty of Humanities JSPS Researcher (PD)(2015/10-2016/03)
Kyushu University Graduate School of Humanities JSPS Researcher (DC2)(2014/04-2015/09)

Year & Month of Birth


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Speciality Keywords

Akita dialect,Karachay,Modern Uyghur,Turkish,Japanese dialects,Turkic Languages,Phonology,Linguistics

Research Themes



  •  Phonological constraints restricting the consonantal distribution in Turkish mimetic words Kentaro Suganuma Turkic Languages 19 2 193 2015
  •  Reinterpretation of r-insertion in Modern Uyghur Kentaro Suganuma Proceedings of the 12th Seoul International Altaistic Conference, 351 2015
  •  Türkçedeki İkilemeli Deyimlerin Fonolojik Hiyerarşisi(A Phonological Hierarchy in Turkish Reduplicative Words) Kentaro Suganuma Dil Araştırmaları(Language Studies) 15 70 2014
  •  Reinterpretation of the modern Uyghur umlaut Kentaro Suganuma Proceedings of the 13th Seoul International Altaistic Conference 613 2017
  •  A contrastive study of prosody in Turkish and Modern Uyghur: The case of sentences with a wh-word and focused element Kentaro Suganuma,Kumiko Sato,Seval Dirik Proceedings of the 14th Seoul International Altaistic Conference 35 2019

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  •  Phonological differences in manner alternation between Kazakh and Kyrgyz SUGANUMA, Kentaro,Jakshylyk AKMATALIEVA Proceedings of the 15th Seoul International Altaistic Conference 173 2021/07

Conference Presentations

  • The morphological approach for phonological differences in Turkish vowel harmony(conference:International symposium “Current Topics in Turkic Linguistics")(2018/03)
  • The indexed faithfulness approach cannot capture the phonological differences between native words and loanwords in Modern Uyghur(conference:International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology 2015)(2015/09)
  • Reinterpretation of r-insertion in Modern Uyghur(conference:The 12th Seoul International Altaistic Conference)(2015/07)
  • Reanalysis of loanword adaptation in Japanese within the framework of Government Phonology(conference:Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Japon dili eğitimi seminerleri)(2013/03)
  • Experimental study on sound symbolism between “size” and “consonantal voicing” in Japanese and Turkish(conference:3rd Internatinal Conference on Phonetics and Phonology)(2013/12)

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  • An experimental study of size-related sound symbolism Turkish(conference:17th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics)(2014/09)
  • Reinterpretation of the Modern Uyghur umlaut(conference:The 13th Seoul International Altaistic Conference)(2017/07)
  • A Preliminary Study on /rl/ sequence in Kyrgyz(conference:The Annual Meeting of the Consortium for the Studies of the Eurasian Languages)(2021/03/20)
  • The prosodic systems of Turkish and Modern Uyghur: Towards a prosodic typology in Turkic languages(conference:The 19th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics)(2018/08)
  • A contrastive study of prosody in Turkish and Modern Uyghur: The case of sentences with a wh-word and focused element(conference:The 14th Seoul International Altaistic Conference)(2019/07)


Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

○「富山市方言のプロソディ(アクセントとイントネーション)に関する研究 」(2021-2021) 
○「チュルク諸語における「規則の含意関係」に着目した音韻論的研究 」(2021-2025) 
○Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows「チュルク諸語の音韻論的な語種に関する研究」(2014-2015) 
○ Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up 「A contrastive research of strength of phonological constraints and phonological differences between native words and loanwords: A case of Turkic languages」(2016-2017) 
○ Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows 「Prosodic typology in Turkic languages」(2018-2019) 

Competitive research funding,Contribution

Collaborative research,Consignment study

Classes (Bachelors)

○Field Linguistics 1(2020)
○Linguistic Fieldwork(2020)
○Field Linguistics 2(2020)
○Linguistic Fielfwork(2020)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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