Office: Room 373 Gordy Hall
Department of Linguistics
383 Gordy Hall
Athens, OH 45701 USA
Associate Professor of Japanese and Linguistics
Coordinator of the Japanese
Faculty Advisor to the Japanese
Faculty Advisor to the Japanese
Connection or J-CONN (Japanese Anime and Culture Club)
1997. Ph.D., Linguistics, University of
1989. M.A., Applied Linguistics,
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
1987. M.A., English, University of
Canterbury, New Zealand.
1984. B.Ed., Hiroshima University,
Unaccusative Trap": L2 Acquisition of English Intransitive
William Rutherford (Chair), Maria Luisa Zubizarreta, Maria Polinsky,
Ayako Deguchi and Hiroyuki Oshita. 2004.
Meaning, Proficiency and Error Types: Variations in Nonnative
Acquisition of Unaccusative Verbs. Susan H. Foster-Cohen, Michael
Sharwood Smith, Antonell Sorace and Mitsuhiko Ota, eds., EuroSLA
Yearbook 2003, pp. 41-65.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 2004. A Review of
Unaccusativity in Second Language Japanese and
English by Makiko Hirakawa, Hituzi Syobo, Tokyo 2003.
Second Language 4, 99-101.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 2004. Is There
Anything There When There Is Not There? Null
Expletives and Second Language Data. Second Language Research 20, 2,
Hiroyuki Oshita. 2002. Uneasiness
with the Easiest: On the Subject-Verb Order in L2 English. Second
Language 1, 45-61. The Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA).
Hiroyuki Oshita. 2001. The
Unaccusative Trap in Second Language Acquisition. Studies in Second
Language Acquisition 23, 2, 279-304.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 2000. What
Is Happened May Not Be What Appears To Be Happening: a corpus
study of "passive" unaccusatives in L2 English. Second Language
Research 16, 4, 293-324.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 2000. Trying to
See the Unaccusative Forest in Second Language Acquisition. In: Social
and Cognitive Factors in SLA: Selected Proceedings of the 1999 Second
Language Research Forum, pp. 243-263. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 1998. The
Unaccusative Trap and the Development of L2 Lexicon. CLS 34: The
Panels, pp. 493-510. (The Proceedings from the Panels of the Chicago
Linguistic Society's Thirty-fourth Meeting. Volume 34-2.)
Hiroyuki Oshita. 1995. Compounds:
a View from Suffixation and A-Structure Alteration. In: Booij, Geert
and Jaap van Marle, eds. Yearbook of Morphology 1994, pp. 179-205.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 1994. A-Structure
Template and Formation of English Deverbal Adjectives. MIT Working
Papers in Linguistics #23, pp. 247-265.
Hiroyuki Oshita and Ayako Deguchi. 2005. Looking for
"U": Evidence for the Unaccusative Trap Hypothesis. Second Language
Research Forum 2005. Teachers College at Columbia University. October
Hiroyuki Oshita and Ayako Deguchi. 2004. Factors that
Conspire to Shape "U". GASLA 7. Indiana University at Bloomington.
Ayako Deguchi and Hiroyuki Oshita. 2003. Lexical
Semantic and Developmental Variations in the Acquisition of Engoish
Unaccusative Verbs by Native Speakers of Japanese. Japan-SLA
Conference. Daito Bunka University, Tokyo. May 24-25.
Ayako Deguchi and Hiroyuki Oshita. 2003. Meaning,
Proficiency and Error Types: Variations in Nonnative Acquisition of
Unacusative Verbs. EuroSLA 2003 Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 2000. Uneasiness with the Easiest:
the Subject-Verb Order in L2 English. 20th Annual Second Language
Research Forum. University of Wisconsin at Madison. September 7-10.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 2000. On Psychological Reality of
Null Expletives. American Association for Applied Linguistics 2000
Annual Convention. Vancouver, British Columbia. March 11-14.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 1999. Trying to See the
Unaccusativity Forest in SLA Research. Second Language Research Forum
1999. University of Minnesota. September 23-26.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 1998. How Input Fools Learners: the
Unaccusative Trap in L2 English. International Congress on Trends in
Second Language Teaching and Learning. Ottawa, Canada. April 20-23.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 1998. The Unaccusative Trap and the
Development of L2 Lexicon. 34th Regional Meeting of the Chicago
Linguistic Society. University of Chicago. April 17-19.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 1998. The Unaccusative Trap in L2
English. 51st Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference.
University of Kentucky. April 16-18.
Hiroyuki Oshita and Joe Allen. 1996. On the Origin of
'Passivized' Unaccusatives in L2 English. Linguistic Society of America
Meeting. San Diego, CA. January 4-7.
Hiroyuki Oshita and Joe Allen. 1995. L2 Acquisition of
English Unaccusative Verbs: Crosslinguistic and Developmental Aspects.
EUROSLA 5 Conference. University College Dublin, Ireland. September
Hiroyuki Oshita. 1994. Compounds: a View from
Suffixation and A-Structure Alteration. Linguistic Society of America
Meeting. Boston, MA. January 6-9.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 2003. Conversational
Story-Telling: Learning from (Good and Bad) Samples. Symposium in the
Second Summer Japanese Institute: Pragramtics in the JFL Classroom.
University of Hawaii at Manoa. August 8.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 2000. Is There
Anything There When There Is Not There?: Null
Expletives in L2 English. Invited Colloquium Talk. University of
Southern California. Los Angeles. April 11.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 2000. The V-S
Word Order in L2 Chinese: A Reanalysis of Yuan 1999. Invited Class
Talk. University of Southern California. Los Angeles. April 10.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 1999. Is There a
Ghost in the Bedroom?: On Psyhological Reality of Null Expletives. The
Department of Linguistics Colloquium. Ohio University. November 5.
Hiroyuki Oshita. 1996. L2
Acquisition of English Unaccusative Verbs: Structural, Crosslinguistic,
and Developmental Aspects. USC Linguistics Student Workshop. Los
Angeles. April 19.
U-shaped development on the L2 acquisition of
Lexical Conceptual Structure and
Case Marker Drop in L2 Japanese
grammatical analysis of second language
acquisition, word formation, argument structure and lexical conceptual
use of authentic materials in
Professional Workshop/Training Participation:
The Second Summer Japanese Institute:
Pragmatics in the JFL Classroom. August 4-8, 2003. University of Hawaii
The First Summer Japanese
Institute: Pragmatics in the JFL Classroom. July 22 - August 2, 2002.
University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Asian Business Language Workshop,
June 30 - July 1, 2000. Park City, Utah.
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview
Workshop, June 5-8, 2000. Monterey, California.
Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
Japan Second Language Association
Ohio Association of Teachers of