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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).


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

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Research Output 2007 2018

  • 11 Conference Paper
  • 7 Chapter (Book)
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Review Article

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 journalArticle

The nominative/accusative alternation in Japanese and information structure

Nambu, S., Hwang, H. K., Oshima, D. Y. & Nomura, M. 30 Apr 2018 In : Journal of East Asian Linguistics. 27, 2, p. 141-171 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Book Review: Kim Jihyun "Nikkan taishou kenkyu-niyoru wa-to ga-to mujoshi" Hitsuji Shobo. 2016

Nambu, S. Sep 2017 In : Shakai Gengo Kagaku. 20, 1, p. 187-189 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview Article

Cross-situational learning of novel anaphors

Clothier, K., Nambu, S., Ono, H. & Omaki, A. 2017 CogSci 2017 Proceedings. p. 228-233 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper

Evaluating individual reading time differences through a psychological measure

Yoshimoto, M., Nambu, S. & Ono, H. 2017 IEICE technical report: 電子情報通信学会技術研究報告. Japan, Vol. 117:149, p. 81-86 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Peer review responsibility

International Journal of Language and Culture (Journal)

Nambu, S. (Peer reviewer)
Mar 2017May 2017

Activity: Peer review responsibility