Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameONISHI Masayuki
AffiliationReseach Department, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
PositionVisiting Professor
Arrival day1 April 2007
Leaving the office day 
Year of Birth 
Academic CareerCompleted PhD Course, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, The Australian National University (1994)
Completed Graduate Diploma Course (TESOL), Faculty of Education, The University of Canberra (1989)
Completed Diploma Course (Bengali Language and Literature), Department of Bengali, Jadavpur University (1979)
Completed BA Course (English Language and Literature), Faculty of Arts, Tokyo University (1975)
Professional CareerSenior Research Fellow, Indus Project, RIHN (2007)
Visiting Fellow, Department of Linguistics, Max-Planck Institute (Evolutionary Anthropology) (2005)
Visiting Fellow, Department of Linguistics, RSPAS, The Australian National University (2003)
Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Meio University (1998)
Associate Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Meio University (1997)
Research Assistant, RCLT, The Australian National University (1995)
Higher DegreesPhD (The Australian National University, 1995)
Graduate Diploma (The University of Canberra, 1989)
Fields of SpecializationLinguistic Typology
Descriptive Linguistics
Academic Society MembershipsAustralian Linguistic Society
The Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea
Okinawa Center of Language Study

 

Books

【Authored/Co-authored】

Masayuki Onishi 2012,05 A Grammar of Motuna. OGFAUS (Outstanding Grammars from Australia), 9. Lincom Europa, Munich, Germany, 564pp.

Masayuki Onishi, Dora Leslie and Therese Minitong Kemelfield 2003,03 Motuna Texts. ELPR Publication Series, A1-003. ELPR, Osakagakuin University, Osaka, Japan, xii + 158 Publication supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)(2) No. 12039246 by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

【Chapters/Sections】

Kazuya Inagaki, Nozomi Kodama, Masayuki Onishi, Toshiki Osada, Yoshinobu Takahashi, Hirofumi Teramura 2012,03 §§1.1-1.2, §2, §3.1.1, §§3.1.4-3.1.9, §3.1.11, all tables. Toshiki Osada, Masayuki Onishi (ed.) Language Atlas of South Asia. Harvard Oriental Series, Opera Minora, 6. Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, pp.i-164.

Kazuya Inagaki, Nozomi Kodama, Masayuki Onishi, Toshiki Osada, Yoshinobu Takahashi, Hirofumi Teramura 2010,07 §1.1, §2, §3.1.1, §§3.1.4-9, §3.1.11, all tables. Toshiki Osada, Masayuki Onishi (ed.) Language Atlas of South Asia. RIHN, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan, pp.i-160.

Shigehisa Karimata, Toshiko Tsuhako, Kosho Shinzato, Sachiko Shimabukuro, Masayuki Onishi, Shin'ichi Kajiku, Keiko Nakama, Ichiro Omori, Masahide Ishihara, Ryoko Yakabi, Hiroshi Yabiku, Jun'ichi Naka, Takemitsu Sueyoshi, Mutsuko Oshio, Yoriko Takaesu and Satoshi Nishioka 2006,03 ‘Kyuunagochoo-hoogen Gaisetsu’ [A General Survey on the Old Nago Town Dialects of Ryukyuan] . Editorial Committee of Nago City History, Specialist Committee of The ‘Language’ Volume of the Nago City History (ed.) Nagoshishi Gengo-hen [The ‘Language’ volume of the Nago City History]. Nagoshishi Honpen [Nago City History Series], 10. Nago City Council, Nago-shi, Okinawa-ken, Japan, pp.134-145. (in Japanese)

Shigehisa Karimata, Toshiko Tsuhako, Kosho Shinzato, Sachiko Shimabukuro, Masayuki Onishi, Shin'ichi Kajiku, Keiko Nakama, Ichiro Omori, Masahide Ishihara, Ryoko Yakabi, Hiroshi Yabiku, Jun'ichi Naka, Takemitsu Sueyoshi, Mutsuko Oshio, Yoriko Takaesu and Satoshi Nishioka 2006,03 ‘Daimeishi Gaisetsu’ [A General Survey on Pronouns and Demonstratives of the Northern Okinawan Dialects of Ryukyuan]. Editorial Committee of Nago City History, Specialist Committee of The ‘Language’ Volume of the Nago City History (ed.) Nagoshishi Gengo-hen [The ‘Language’ volume of the Nago City History]. Nagoshishi Honpen [Nago City History Series], 10. Nago City Council, Nago-shi, Okinawa-ken, Japan, pp.408-427. (in Japanese)

P. J. Mistry, Annie Montaut, Michael Noonan, Masayuki Onishi, Mamoru Saito, Asako Shiohara, H.A. Sigurthsson, Peri Bhaskararao, Tasaku Tsunoda, V. Sailaja, Kashi Wali, Yogendra P. Yadava, James H. Yoon 2004 'Instrumental subjects in Motuna'. P. Bhaskararao, K.V. Subbarao (ed.) Non-nominative Subjects Vol.2. Typological Studies in Language, 61. John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, pp.83-101.

Editing

【Editing / Co-editing】

Toshiki Osada, Masayuki Onishi (ed.) 2012,03 Language Atlas of South Asia. Harvard Oriental Series, Opera Minora, 6. Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 164pp.

Toshiki Osada, Masayuki Onishi (ed.) 2010,07 Language Atlas of South Asia. RIHN, Kyoto, Japan, 160pp.

Masayuki Onishi, Kazuya Inagaki (ed.) 2010,03 RIHN Descriptive Linguistics Series 2. RIHN Descriptive Linguistics Series, 2. Indus Project, RIHN, Kyoto, Japan, 200pp.

Masayuki Onishi, Kazuya Inagaki (ed.) 2009,03 RIHN Descriptive Linguistics Series 1. RIHN Descriptive Linguistics Series, 1. Indus Project, RIHN, Kyoto, Japan, 206pp.

Masayuki Onishi (ed.) 2003 Donald C. Laycock, A dictionary of Buin: a language of Bougainville. Pacific Linguistics, 537. The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, xxvii + 355

Papers

【Original Articles】

Masayuki Onishi 2009,03 Ci/Cu Syllable Reduction in Motuna. Masayuki Onishi, Kazuya Inagaki (ed.) RIHN Descriptive Linguistics Series 2. RIHN Descriptive Linguistics Series, 2. Indus Project, RIHN, Kyoto, Japan, pp.165-194. (in Japanese)

Komei Hosokawa, Tatsuya Yanagida, Shuntaro Chida, Hiroko Sato, Masayuki Onishi, Midori Osumi, Akihisa Tsukamoto, Norio Shibata, Toru Shionoya, Benjamin Perez Gonzalez, Erendira Nansen Diaz, Shionoya Ryo and Tuti Kanahele, and Oscar E. Aguilera F. 2005,03 'Papuan languages of south Bougainville: present and future'. Norio Shibata and Toru Shionoya (ed.) Languages of the South Pacific Rim Vol. 3. ELPR Publication Series, A1-008. ELPR, Osakagakuin University, Osaka, Japan, pp.119-134. (in Japanese) The main part translated in English. Publication supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)(2) No. 12039246 by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

【Review Articles】

Onishi, Masayuki, Tida, Shuntaro, Ono, Rintaro, Negishi, Yo, Tadokoro, Hiroshi and Furusawa, Takuo 2009 Review on: Pawley, A., R. Attenborough, J. Golson, and R. Hide (eds.). 2005. Papuan Pasts: Cultural, Linguistics, and Biological Histories of Papuan-speaking People. People and Culture in Oceania 24:81-87.

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Masayuki Onishi Linguistic and cultural diversity in south Bougainville. International Symposium on Biocultural Diversity in the Asia-Pacific, 2013.08.12, RIHN, Kyoto, Japan.

Masayuki Onishi Bougainville (Papua New Guinea): a struggle for keeping traditional languages and cultures alive in the globalising world. Chotro III, 2010.09.11-2010.09.16, Delhi/Shimla, India.

Masayuki Onishi CV Reduction in Motuna. Descriptive Linguistics Study Group meeting, 2010.01.07, RIHN, Kyoto, Japan. (in Japanese)

Masayuki Onishi A General Introduction to the Language Atlas of South Asia/Indo-Aryan Languages. Field Research Seminar 7, 2009.03.15, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan. (in Japanese)

Masayuki Onishi Common Sense of English Teaching/Learning. Annual Conference of Okinawa Language Research Centre, 2008.07.05-2008.07.06, Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken, Japan. (in Japanese)

Masayuki Onishi On Various Uses of Language Maps. Annual Conference of Okinasa Language Research Centre, 2008.07.05-2008.07.06, Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken, Japan. (in Japanese)

Masayuki Onishi Documenting Oral Culture of Bengal. Binsar Seminar 2009, 2009.07.02-2009.07.05, Binsar, Uttarakhand, India.

Masayuki Onishi On the first draft of a Bengali grammar. Indus Project Language Study Group Meeting 3, 2007.09.29, RIHN, Kyoto, Japan. (in Japanese)

Masayuki Onishi Parts of speech from the perspective of linguistic typology (on the commentaries on Evans and Osada 2006). Indus Project Language Study Group Meeing 2, 2007.07.30, RIHN, Kyoto, Japan. (in Japanese)

Masayuki Onishi Overview of the description of 'word' in the languages of South Asia. Indus Project Language Study Group meeting 1, 2007.05.26, RIHN, Kyoto, Japan. (in Japanese)

Masayuki Onishi Bangla Sounds in Colour. Departmental seminar, 2006.10.30, Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany.

Masayuki Onishi CV reduction in Motuna. Departmental seminar, 2006.07.21, Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany.

Masayuki Onishi Gender marking in Buin and Motuna. Departmental seminar, 2005.11.15, Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany.

Masayuki Onishi Clause combining in Motuna. Departmental Seminar, 2005.04.27, Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany.

Masayuki Onishi A glimpse at language endangerment in Okinawa. Research Seminar of DIJ Social Sciences Research Group, 2005.03.09, DIJ, Tokyo, Japan.

Masayuki Onishi Language endangerment in Okinawa. SYNLAC International Workshop, 2005.02.10-2005.02.11, University of Sydney, Australia.

Masayuki Onishi Complementation strategies in Motuna. International Workshop on Complement Clauses and Complementation Strategies, 2004.08.10-2004.08.14, RCLT, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Masayuki Onishi Ryukyuan as an endangered language. International Conference on Okinawan Identity, 2004.03.09-2004.03.12, Tokyo, Japan. (in Japanese)

Masayuki Onishi Papuan languages of south Bougainville: present and future. ELPR General Meeting No. 6, 2003.11.23-2003.11.25, Kyoto, Japan. (in Japanese)

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Masayuki Onishi Biocultural diversity in Bougainville. MAPS seminar, 2013.07.18, Melanesian and Pacific Studies Center, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Masayuki Onishi Globalisation, Languages and Cultures — with Special Reference to the Folk Music of North Bengal. Invited Lecture, Parimal Mitra Mahavidyalaya, 2012.05.26, Malbazar, Jalpaiguri, India. (Other) In Bengali. Reported in the local newpaper Uttarbanga Sambad on 27th May.

Masayuki Onishi Linguistic Diversity. Invited Seminar, Department of Nepali Language and Literature, Sikkim University, 2012.05.21, Ghantok, Sikkim, India.

Masayuki Onishi The Language and culture of Rajbansis from a global perspective (keynote speech). International workshop on Koch-Rajbansi language and culture, 2011.09.24-2011.09.25, Kokrajhar, Assam, India. Both in English and Bengali. Reported in two local newpapers.

Masayuki Onishi Documentation of endangered languages and cultures. Special Lecture, 2011.09.22, North Bengal University, Siliguri, West Bengal, India.

Masayuki Onishi The history and current situation of Bengali publications. Visiting seminar, Asian Information Department, National Diet Library, 2008.03.30, Seika-cho, Kyoto, Japan. (in Japanese)

Masayuki Onishi Towards a comprehensive description of Ryukyuan. Keynote speech, Workshops on Ryukyuan 1, 2007.04.14, The University of Ryukyus, Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken, Japan. (in Japanese)

Masayuki Onishi Teaching Japanese the Silent Way. Visiting seminar, Department of Japanese Studies, University of Leipzig, 2006.12.07, University of Leipzig, Germany.

Masayuki Onishi The current trends of linguistic typology and documentation linguistics in Europe. VIsiting seminar, Okinawa Language Research Centre, 2006.01.14, Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken, Japan. (in Japanese)

Masayuki Onishi Relative clauses in Motuna. Visiting seminar, Department of Linguistics, University of Kiel, 2005.10.21, University of Kiel, Germany.

Masayuki Onishi On the endangerment of linguistic diversity — efforts towards documentation and inheritance of 'endangered languages'. Visiting seminar at the Centre of Environmental Research in Shiga University, 2003.11.18, Hikone-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan. (in Japanese)