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Name: Yosuke  Sato
Institution: National University of Singapore
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Homepage: http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/ellys/
State and/or Country: Singapore   
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Specialty: Generative Syntax; Interfaces; Japanese Linguistics; Austronesian Syntax; biolinguistics; language design; contact linguistics; Singapore English
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Altaic
Selected Publications: Cyclic spell-out and modal complement ellipsis in Javanese (To appear in Linguistic Analysis)

Argument ellipsis in Javanese and voice agreement (To appear in Studia Linguistica)

Argument ellipsis in Colloquial Singapore English and the anti-agreement hypothesis (To appear in Journal of Linguistics)

Fragments, Ellipsis, and PF-Repair: New Evidence from Indonesian (To appear in Canadian Journal of Linguistics)

More on kena-passives and the distribution of passive morphemes (To appear in World Englishes)

Wh-questions in Colloquial Singapore English: Adaptive traits from Malay and typological congruence(Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 28)

Particle-stranding ellipsis in Japanese, phase theory and the privilege of the root. (Linguistic Inquiry 43)

Radical pro drop and the role of agreement in Colloquial Singapore English (Lingua 122)

On the argument structure of zi-verbs: A reply to Tsujimura and Aikawa (1999) (Journal of East Asian Linguistics 21)

Got-interrogatives and Answers in Colloquial Singapore English: Aktionsart and Stativity (World Englishes 31)

P-Stranding under Sluicing and Repair by Ellipsis: Why is Indonesian (not) Special? (Journal of East Asian Linguistics 20)

On the Movement Theory of Obligatory Control: Voices from Standard Indonesian. (Canadian Journal of Linguistics 56)

Multipe Spell-Out and Contraction at the Syntax-Phonology Interface. (Syntax 16)

Successive Cyclicity at the Syntax-Morphology Interface: Evidence from Standard Indonesian and Kendal Javanese (Studia Linguistca 65).

Radical Pro Drop and Fusional Pronominal Morphology in Colloquial Singapore English: Reply to Neeleman and Szendroi. (Linguistic Inquiry 42).

Complementizer Deletion in Kansai Japanese Revisited: A Prosodic Account. (Snippets 22)

Evidence for the Bimorphemic Analysis of Everything from Relative Clauses. (Snippets 21).

Nominative Case without Tense in the Niigata Dialect of Japanese. (Snippets 21).

Minimalist Interfaces: Evidence from Indonesian and Javanese. (Linguistik Aktuel Series 155, John Benjamins)

Complex Phrase Structures within Morphological Words: Evidence from English and Indonesian (2010 in Lingua)

Psychological Predicates and the Point-of-View Hyperprojection (2009 Gengo Kenkyu)

Reduplication Asymmetries in Bahasa Indonesia and their implications for the Lexicon-Syntax Interface.(2009 Journal of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society)

Spelling-Out Prosodic Domains: A Multiple Spell-Out Account(from Interphases, Oxford University Press)

P-Stranding Generalization and Bahasa Indonesia: A Myth? (2008 Snippets)

A New Type of Nominal Ellipsis in Japanese: A Preliminary Sketch (2008 Snippets)

Semantic Regularity in the Alternation in Idioms (2003 English Linguistics)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Minimalist Interfaces
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Minimalist Interfaces
Courses Taught: The Nature of Language (Gen Education course)

Meaning in Language and Society

Structure and Meaning of Words

Language and Social Issues



Topics in Syntax and Semantics

Semantics and Pragmatics

The Lexicon of English

Graduate Research Seminar
Dissertation Abstract: Minimalist Interfaces: Selected issues in Indonesian and Javanese
Reviewer of: English Syntax and Argumentation (LL Issue 20.1457)
Explorations of Phase Theory: Interpretation at the Interfaces (LL Issue 21.1718)
Where Does Binding Theory Apply? (LL Issue 22.551)
English in Southeast Asia (LL Issue 23.3907)
Ways of Structure Building (LL Issue 24.1454)
The Equilibrium of Human Syntax (LL Issue 25.309)

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