Yohei Oseki

OSEKI, Yohei (大関 洋平)

  • Assistant Professor of the Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE)
  • Visiting Researcher of the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)

Link to web site
Email: oseki  aoni.waseda.jp

Education

Ph.D. New York University, 2018
Visiting Researcher Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2014
Visiting Researcher University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013
M.A. Hokkaido University, 2012
B.A. Hokkaido University of Education, 2010

Research Areas and Interests

Linguistics, Computational psycholinguistics, Cognitive neuroscience, Natural language processing

Main Courses Taught in 2018

  • Academic Reading 1 & 2
  • Communication Strategies 1 & 2

Main Responsibilities in 2018

  • Media Commitee in Science and Engineering

Publications

Papers

  • Yohei Oseki, Alec Marantz, & Charles Yang. In preparation. Modeling hierarchical syntactic structures in morphological processing.
  • Yohei Oseki & Takumi Tagawa. Submitted. Dual suppletion in Japanese. Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 14). MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.
  • Tal Linzen & Yohei Oseki. 2018. The reliability of acceptability judgments across languages. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics 3, 100. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.528.
  • Yohei Oseki & Alec Marantz. 2018. Hierarchical syntactic structures modulate brain activity during morphological processing. IEICE Technical Report, Volume 118, No. 163, pp. 39-40, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.
  • Graham Flick*, Yohei Oseki*, Amanda Kczmarek, Meera Al Kaabi, Alec Marantz, & Liina Pylkkänen. 2018. Building words and phrases in the left temporal lobe. Cortex 106: 213-236. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2018.06.004. (* denotes equal contribution) 
  • Yohei Oseki, Yasutada Sudo, Hiromu Sakai, & Alec Marantz. 2017. Inflectional directionality in morphological productivity. IEICE Technical Report, Volume 117, No. 149, pp. 73-78, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.
  • Yohei Oseki & Alec Marantz. 2016. Computational modeling of hierarchical morphological structuers. IEICE Technical Report, Volume 116, No. 159, pp. 65-69, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.
  • Yohei Oseki. 2016. Is suppletion local?: Evidence from Ainu. Proceedings of the Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 46), Volume 3, pp. 85-94.
  • Kunio Kinjo & Yohei Oseki. 2016. Wh-Concord in Okinawan = Syntactic Movement + Morphological Merger?. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 22, Issue 1, Article 20.

Books & Chapters

  • Tom Roeper & Yohei Oseki. To appear. Recursion in the acquisition path for hierarchical syntactic structure. Recursion across Domains, pp. 267-278, Cambridge University Press.
  • Yohei Oseki (editor-in-chief), Masha Esipova, & Stephanie Harves. 2017. Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 24 & Workshop on Approaches to Slavic Morphology, Michigan Slavic Publications.

Presentations

Conferences

  • Yohei Oseki & Takumi Tagawa. Dual suppletion in Japanese. The 14th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 14), MIT, October 2018. [talk]
  • Yohei Oseki & Takumi Tagawa. Dual suppletion in Japanese. Morphology & Lexicon Forum (MLF), Tsukuba University, September 2018. [talk]
  • Yohei Oseki & Alec Marantz. Hierarchical syntactic structures modulate brain activity during morphological processing. The 10th meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Quebec, August 2018. [talk & poster]
  • Hiromu Sakai, Yohei Oseki, & Naho Orita. Predictive processing of Japanese classifier-noun combinations: An ERP study. The 10th meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Quebec, August 2018. [poster]
  • Yohei Oseki & Alec Marantz. Hierarchical syntactic structures modulate brain activity during morphological processing. Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL), Keio University, July 2018. [talk]
  • Hiromu Sakai, Yohei Oseki, & Naho Orita. Predictive processing of Japanese classifier-noun combinations: An ERP study. Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL), Keio University, July 2018. [poster]
  • Tal Linzen & Yohei Oseki. The reliability of acceptability judgments across languages. The 92nd meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Salt Lake City, January 2018. [talk]
  • Yohei Oseki, Yasutada Sudo, Hiromu Sakai, & Alec Marantz. Inflectional directionality in morphological productivity. Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL), The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL), July 2017. [talk]
  • Yohei Oseki. Roots in "triple" transitivity alternations. Roots V, Queen Mary University of London & UCL, June 2017. [poster]
  • Yohei Oseki & Itamar Kastner. The trivalency of Voice. The Cambridge Workshop on Voice (CamVoice), University of Cambridge, May 2017. [talk]
  • Yohei Oseki & Alec Marantz. Hierarchical vs. linear syntactic models of morphological processing. The 30th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, MIT, March 2017. [poster]
  • Yohei Oseki, Ailís Cournane, & Tom Roeper. Parsing to learn hierarchical syntactic structure. The 41st Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC41), University of Pennsylvania, March 2017. [poster]
  • Yohei Oseki & Alec Marantz. Computational modeling of hierarchical morphological structures. The Word and the Morpheme, Humbolt University of Berlin, September 2016. [talk]
  • Graham Flick, Yohei Oseki, Alec Marantz, & Liina Pylkkänen. Lexical access feeds composition. The 8th meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, August 2016. [poster]
  • Yohei Oseki & Alec Marantz. Computational modeling of hierarchical morphological structures. Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL), Waseda University, July 2016. [talk]
  • Yohei Oseki. MEG and the neural correlate of morphosyntactic processing. The 152nd meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, Keio University, June 2016. [talk]
  • Tal Linzen & Yohei Oseki. The reliability of acceptability judgments beyond English. Experimental Approaches to Arabic and other understudied languages (EXAL+), New York University Abu Dhabi, January 2016. [talk]
  • Tal Linzen & Yohei Oseki. The reliability of acceptability judgments beyong English. The 90th meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Washington, January 2016. [talk]
  • Yohei Oseki, Laura Gwilliams, Esti Blanco-Elorrieta, Phoebe Gaston, Alec Marantz, & Liina Pylkkänen. Neural dynamics of morphological and phrasal composition. The 7th meeting of the Soceity for the Neurobioogy of Lanaguage, Chicago, October 2015. [poster]
  • Yohei Oseki. Is suppletion local?: Evidence from Ainu. The 46th meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 46), Concordia University, October 2015. [talk]
  • Kunio Kinjo & Yohei Oseki. Wh-Concord = Syntactic Movemebt + Morphological Merger?. The 39th Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC 39), University of Pennsylvanie, March 2015. [talk]
  • Yohei Oseki & Yoichi Miyamoto. Some consequences of simplest Merge and φ-defectiveness in Japanese. The 10th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 10), MIT, May 2014. [talk]

Invited talks

  • MEG for the Neurobiology of Language. The Japanese Society for Language Sciences, Tohoku University, July 2019.
  • Syntactic Structures in Morphological Processing. Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, January 2019.
  • Syntactic Structures in Morphological Processing. MarantzFest, New York University, January 2019.
  • Hierarchical syntactic structures modulate brain activity during morphological processing. MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Evolinguistics", August 2018.
  • Computatational psycholinguistics with automata. Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, June 2018.
  • MEG for the Neurobiology of Language. Interdisciplinary Fusion Brain Science Institute, Waseda University, June 2018.
  • Integrating natural language processing with cognitive science of language. Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP), RIKEN, May 2018.
  • Integrating natural language processing with cognitive science of language. Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, April 2018.
  • Morphological computation in the mind/brain. Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, July 2016.
  • Morphological computation in the mind/brain. The Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies, Keio University, July 2016.
  • Words in the brain. Graduate School of Applied Lingusitics, Meikai University, June 2016.
  • Neural Dynamics of morphological and phrasal composition. Department of Basic Science, University of Tokyo, July 2015.
  • Neural dynamics of morphological and phrasal composition. Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, July 2015.

Workshops

  • Organizer of the workshop On the Distribution of Morphology in Linguistic Theory (speakers: Hiroki Narita, Kunio Nishiyama, Yohei Oseki, Takumi Tagawa), the 36th meeting of the English Linguistic Society of Japan, 2018.
  • Organizer of the workshop Theoretical Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience (speakers: Shota Momma, Shinri Ohta, Yohei Oseki; commentators: Michiru Makuuchi, Koizumi Masatoshi, Hiromu Sakai), the 152nd meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan, 2018.

Grants

  • Computational cognitive science of lexical processing, Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up, Principal Investigator, 2018-2020.
  • Computational cognitive science of lexical processing, Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (PD), Principal Investigator, 2018-2021. (withdrawal)
  • Why every human language have a grammar?, Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory), Co-Investigator (PI: Hiromu Sakai), 2018-2020.
  • How does grammar emerge in the human brain?, Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), Co-Investigator (PI: Hiromu Sakai), 2015-2020.

Awards

  • Tsutomu Sakamoto Award, Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language, 2016.
  • Henry Mitchell McCracken Fellowship, New York University, 2013~2018.
  • Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation Scholarship, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2014.
  • Rotary International Scholarship, Rotary International District 2560, 2013-2014.
  • Loan Exemption for Putstanding Academic Achievements, Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), 2010-2012.

Services

  • Journal reviewer: Linguistic InquiryGlossa, Syntax, LanguagesJournal of Japanese Linguistics, Journal of Natural Language Processing, 2016-present.
  • Confrence reviewer: Association for Natural Language Processing, Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation (PACLIC), Boston Conference on Language Development (BUCLD), Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL), 2018-present.
  • Organizing committee of Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL), Konan University, 2019.
  • Webmaster of Department of Linguistics, New York University, 2014-2017.
  • Search committee member (First Language Acquisition), New York University, 2015-2016.
  • Elected volunteer of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, 2016.
  • Elected volunteer of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, 2015.
  • Local Committee of Roots IV, New York University, 2015.
  • Local Committee of Kyoto Conference on Biolinguistics, Kyoto University, 2012.

 Languages

  • Natural languages: Japanese (native), English (fluent), Ainu (basic)
  • Artificial languages: Python, R, Matlab, HTML, CSS, LaTeX