Shigeru Miyagawa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Foreign Languages and Literatures Professor Cambridge, Massachusetts miyagawa@mit.edu Office: (617) 253-6346

Bio/Research

Shigeru Miyagawa has been at MIT since 1991, where he is Professor of Linguistics and holds the endowed chair, Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture. The book he co-edited with Mamoru Saito, Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics, was published by the Oxford University Press i...

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Bio/Research

Shigeru Miyagawa has been at MIT since 1991, where he is Professor of Linguistics and holds the endowed chair, Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture. The book he co-edited with Mamoru Saito, Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics, was published by the Oxford University Press in 2008. Along with other books and monographs, he has nearly fifty articles on syntax, argument structure, and East Asian and Altaic linguistics. He also runs a laboratory that creates interactive educational programs. Visualizing Cultures, in collaboration with the Pulitzer Prize historian John W. Dower, has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities as an outstanding humanities educational website. It won the 2004 MIT Class of 1960 Innovation in Education Award. For his work in interactive media, the educational technology magazine Converge chose him as one of twenty national "Shapers of the Future." Miyagawa received his Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Arizona in 1980, and his B.A. from the International Christian University in Tokyo in 1975.

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