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Personal profile


Satoshi Nambu joined Monash in 2017 after engaging in linguistics research as a post-doctoral researcher for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and an adjunct researcher at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics.

Research interests

His research interests lie in linguistic variation, which involves various linguistic aspects in sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, syntax, information structure, and psycholinguistics. His recent research has mainly dealt with how linguistic variants are used in a written/spoken language, particularly in a quantitative fashion, utilizing statistical approaches and software for experiments and data analyses (e.g. R, PsychoPy, Linger, Ibex farm).

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Research area keywords

  • Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Syntax
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language Change and Variation
  • Japanese Linguistics
  • Experimental and Corpus Linguistics

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Research Output

Zero Copula in Japanese: Learners’ Use and Attitude

Nambu, S., 19 Mar 2020, International Christian University, p. 65-72, 8 p.

Research output: Working paperWorking PaperOther

Open Access

Dataset of focus prosody in Japanese phone numbers

Lee, Y., Nambu, S. & Cho, S., 1 Aug 2019, In : Data in Brief. 25, p. 1-7 7 p., 104139.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Japanese subject markers in linguistic change: A quantitative analysis of data spanning 90 years and its theoretical implications

Nambu, S., 2019, In : Linguistics. 57, 5, p. 1217-1238 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Focus prosody of telephone numbers in Tokyo Japanese

Lee, Y., Nambu, S. & Cho, S., 2018, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 143, 5, p. 340-346 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Non-focal prominence

Ishihara, S., Kitagawa, Y., Nambu, S. & Ono, H., 2018, MIT Working Papers in Linguistics; Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL13). MITWPL, Vol. 88. p. 243-254 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOtherpeer-review


  • 1 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Peer review responsibility

Japanese Studies Association of Australia Biennial Conference 2019

Satoshi Nambu (Organiser)

Jan 20184 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

International Journal of Language and Culture (Journal)

Satoshi Nambu (Peer reviewer)

Mar 2017May 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility