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Matthew Joseph ZISK


Assistant Professor(Moving Out or Retirement)

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Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Japanese linguistics

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • M.A., Tohoku University, 2009.03

  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2006.05

  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 2006.05

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • The Society for Japanese Linguistics

  • Society for Research in Kunten Language

  • Linguistic Society of America

  • Japan Society for Historical Linguistics


Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Semantic borrowing in Japanese from Old Chinese via Chinese Characters, 2007.04 -

    language contact, semantic loans, expressions of writing, expressions of enlightenment, Database of Medieval Japanese Kanji-Kana Mixed Script Texts

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  • Semantic Borrowing through Kanji Characters in Expressions of Enlightment; the Influence of Chinese "Míng" on the Semantic Change and Development of Japanese "Akasu", Research on the History of Writing Systems in Japan, 13 , 2012.03

    Matthew Zisk

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  • Semantic Borrowing in Sino-Japanese Glosses; the Semantic Influence of Chinese "Zhù" on Japanese "Arafasu", Diacritical Language and Diacritical Materials, 125 53-78, 2010.09

    Matthew Zisk

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  • The Influence of Kanji Characters on Native Japanese Lexicon; the Case of Chinese "Xiě" and Japanese "Utsusu", Kanji Education and Research, (10) 6-45, 2009.03

    Matthew Zisk

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Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B),2019.04 - 2023.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B),2018.04 - 2020.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B),2016.04 - 2019.03