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Name: Mark  Irwin
Institution: Yamagata University
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State and/or Country: Japan   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Japanese historical linguistics, esp. lexicon, phonology
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Selected Publications: Loanwords in Japanese (John Benjamins, 2011)
Announced on LINGUIST :  Loanwords in Japanese
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Loanwords in Japanese
Courses Taught: Historical Linguistics
History of English
Dissertation Abstract: Mora Obstruent Allomorphy in Sino-Japanese Morphemes in Final -/ki/: A case of homomorphic diffusion in modern Japanese
Reviewer of: Phonology/East Asian Lang: van de Weijer et al (2005) (LL Issue 17.1589)
Linguistic Landscapes (LL Issue 19.1760)
The Linguistics of Football (LL Issue 22.527)
The Phonology of Japanese (LL Issue 23.5246)
Academic Paper Abstract: Prosodic Size and Rendaku Immunity
Rendaku-Based Lexical Hierarchies in Japanese: The behaviour of Sino-Japanese mononoms in hybrid noun compounds

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