Professor GOTO Hitoshi

Affiliations :

  • Graduate School Faculty of Arts and Letters
  • Division of Department of Integrated Human Sciences
  • Psychology and Linguistics Course
  • Department of Linguistics

I want to explore the mysteries of language

As a part of our everyday lives, language seems as natural as air. But a fresh look at the phenomenon of language reveals numerous mysteries, many of which cannot be easily answered. I am currently trying to unravel several such mysteries through computer-based analysis of texts and voiced speech. New technologies are very helpful, but it is the duty of human to interpret the computer-generated results. Additionally, I always pay attention to the ways these findings can be used in lexicography and language education.
The role language has played and continues to play in the life of society is a great mystery that cannot be uncovered by means of linguistics alone. As I continue to contemplate and investigate it, I look into the relations between language and literature, history, society, thought, politics, and so on, while trying to keep the research within a reasonable scope.

  • Research, History
  • Books, papers, etc.
  • Courses
    Phonetics; Interlinguistics (Special Lecture); Interlinguistics (Seminar); Modern Linguistics (Seminar)
    Personal History
    Graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
    Completed the doctoral program (without a doctoral degree) at the Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University

    Lecturer, Yamagata Prefectural Yonezawa Women’s Junior College
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
    Current position
    M.A. (Literature)
    Language and Information Science; Corpus Linguistics; Esperantology; History of Linguistics
    Research Subject
    Vocabulary description based on corpus linguistics (contemporary Japanese, contemporary English, Esperanto, etc.);
    Languages in translingual communication (Latin, English, Esperanto, etc.)
    Corpus; Esperanto
    The Linguistic Society of Japan; Societas Japonica Studiorum Romanicorum; The Association for Natural Language Processing; The Japanese Society of French Language & Literature (La Société japonaise de langue et littérature françaises)
    Database of Researchers Information
  • Books
    『単語力から総合的な語学力へ ―エスペラント応用語彙論―』、日本エスペラント協会、2015
    Academic Papers
    「日本近代史のなかのエスペラント」、『第100回記念日本エスペラント大会記念公開講演会(2013年)報告書 日本にとってのエスペラント―歴史から学ぶ未来への展望』、日本エスペラント協会、2014、4-20
    2014 Ossaka Award;
    2014 Diploma for Outstanding Activity, The Universal Esperanto Association
    「国際語通し親交結ぶ 人物でたどるエスペラント文化史」、『河北新報』、23.11.2015
    室生孝徳「日本エスペラント運動の汲めども尽きぬ豊饒な泉がここにある――国家や民族の違いを越えて繋がるエスペランティストの系譜を読む事典」、『図書新聞』3142、 18.01.2014
    佐高信「エスペランティスト2900人 「あの人も?」まで網羅する周到さ」、『週刊金曜日』975、17.01.2014