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Yurie Hara

Department of Linguistics and Translation
City University of Hong Kong
83, Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR

Telephone: (852) 3442 5615

Fax: (852) 3442 0359

Research Interests

Position

Assistant Professor Department of Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong
Postdoc University of Kyoto. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship for Young Scientists. (The Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture), April 2006-March 2009
Visiting Scholar Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, August 2007-February 2008
Visiting Scholar University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA, February 2006-May 2007

Education

February 2006 Ph.D., Lingustics, University of Delaware
Summer 2005 Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Harvard University.
August 2004 European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information ESSLLI 2004, Nancy, France
Summer 2003 Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, Michigan State University
May 2003 M.A., Linguistics, University of Delaware
March 2001 B.A., Linguistics, Liberal Arts, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
Sept. 1999-August 2000 Exchange Program, University of California, Irvine

Project

Papers

Manuscripts

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  • Yurie Hara `Non-propositional modal meaning' ms, University of Delaware [paper]
  • Yurie Hara. Questions are immediate issues. submitted, 2013.
  • Mengxi Yuan and Yurie Hara. The Syntax and Semantics of Mandarin Assertion Modifiers Dique and Zhende. submitted, 2013.

Journal Publications

2014
  • Yurie Hara, Shigeto Kawahara, and Yuli Feng. The prosody of enhanced bias in Mandarin and Japaense negative questions. Lingua, 150:92-116, 2014. [paper]
2013
  • Yurie Hara, Youngju Kim, Hiromu Sakai, and Sanae Tamura (2013) Projections of events and propositions in Japanese: A case study of koto-nominalized clauses in causal relations. Lingua, 133:262-288. [paper]
2012
  • Yurie Hara and Tomohide Kinuhata (2012) Osaka Japanese nen: One-sided public belief and paratactic association. Sprache und Datenverarbeitung: International Journal for Language Data Processing, pages 49-70.
2009
  • Christopher Potts, Luis Alonso-Ovalle, Ash Asudeh, Rajesh Bhatt, Seth Cable, Christopher Davis, Yurie Hara, Angelika Kratzer, Eric McCready, Tom Roeper, and Martin Walkow (2009) `Expressives and identity conditions' Linguistic Inquiry, Volume 40, Number 2, Spring 2009, pp. 356-366. [paper]
2008
  • Hara, Yurie (2008) `Evidentiality of Discourse Items and Because-clauses' Journal of Semantics; doi: 10.1093/jos/ffn001. [paper]
  • Cole, Peter, Yurie Hara and Ngee-Thai Yap (2008) `Constraints on Auxiliary Fronting in Peranakan Javanese' Journal of Linguistics, 44(1):1-43. [paper]

Conference Proceedings

To appear
  • Christopher Davis and Yurie Hara. Evidentiality as a causal relation: A case study from Japanese youda. In Christopher Pi~non, editor, Empirical Issues in Syntax and Semantics 10, To appear.
  • Katsuhiko Sano and Yurie Hara. Conditional independence and biscuit conditional questions in dynamic semantics. In Proceedings of SALT 24, To appear.
  • Mengxi Yuan and Yurie Hara. The semantics of the two kinds of questions in Mandarin: A case study of discourse adverbs. In NELS 44, To appear.
2013
  • Mengxi Yuan and Yurie Hara. Questioning and asserting at the same time: the L% tone in A-not-A questions. In Maria Aloni, Michael Franke, and Floris Roelofsen, editors, Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium, pages 265-272, 2013. [paper]
  • Mengxi Yuan and Yurie Hara. The syntax and semantics of Mandarin assertion modifiers dique and zhende. In Proceedings of GLOW in Asia IX, 2013. [paper]
  • Yurie Hara. On the interaction among sentence types, bias, and intonation: a rating study. In Proceedings of Glow in Asia IX, 2013. [paper]
  • Yurie Hara, Youngju Kim, Hiromu Sakai, and Sanae Tamura. Semantic realization of the layered TP: Evidence from the ambiguity of the sentential koto-nominal. In Proceedings of Japanese/Korean Linguistics 20. CSLI, 2013.
  • Mengxi Yuan and Yurie Hara. The semantics of Mandarin assertion modifiers dique and zhende. In Emmanuel Chemla, Vincent Homer, and Grégoire Winterstein, editors, Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 17, pages 617-634, Paris, 2013. [paper] [bibtex]
  • Yurie Hara and Christopher Davis. Darou as a deictic context shifter. In Kazuko Yatsushiro and Uli Sauerland, editors, Proceedings of Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 6 (FAJL 6), MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 66, pages 41-56, 2013.
2012
  • Tomohide Kinuhata and Yurie Hara. Discourse update and semantic composition of particles: The case of nen in Osaka Japanese. In Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 16. MITWPL, 2012.
  • Yurie Hara and Shigeto Kawahara. The prosody of public evidence in Japanese: A rating study. In Proceedings of 29th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL29). Cascadilla Press, 2012.
2011 Sanae Tamura, Yurie Hara, Youngju Kim, and Hiromu Sakai. Japanese sentential nominalization and different kinds of causation. In Andrew Simpson, editor, Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL7), pages 91-106, USA, 2011. MITWPL.
Yurie Hara, Shigeto Kawahara, and Yuli Feng. Emphatic stress as epistemic con ict: A case study of Mandarin Chinese. In Proceedings of Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 8 (LENLS8), pages 13-26, 2011.
2009 Kawahara, Shigeto and Yurie Hara (2009) `Hiatus resolution in Hiroshima Japanese.'Proceedings of 38th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, Amherst: GLSA. pages 475-486.
2008Hara, Yurie and Shigeto Kawahara (2008) `Daccenting, Maximize Presupposition and Evidential Scale.' In Barbosa, P. A., Madureira, S., and Reis, C. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Speech Prosody 2008 Conference. Campinas, Brazil: Editora RG/CNPq. pp. 509-512. [bibtex][paper][poster]
Hara, Yurie (2008) `Scope Inversion in Japanese: Contrastive Topics Require Implicature' Proceedings of Japanese/Korean Linguistics 13, pp. 245-256. CSLI Publication. [bibtex][slides] (This paper is very old (originally presented in 2003))
2007 Hara, Yurie (2007) `Movement of a Shifty Operator'Proceedings of the 4th Formal Approaches to JapaneseLinguistics (FAJL 4), pp. 61-72 MITWPL.[bibtex][paper][slides]
Hara, Yurie (2007) `On Quantification over Questions: a Case Study of Exhaustification in Japanese' InE. Puig-Waldmüller (ed.), Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 11, pp. 320-331. Barcelona:Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
2006 Hara, Yurie (2006) `Dake-wa: Exhaustifying Assertions.'JSAI Workshops 2006,, pp. 219-231. Springer.[bibtex][paper]
Hara, Yurie (2006) `Implicature Unsuspendable: Japanese Contrastive wa. Proceedings of Texas Linguistics Society 8, University of Texas, Austin, pp. 35-45. Cascadilla Press.[bibtex][paper]
Hara, Yurie (2006) `Question Intonation and Lexicalized Bias Expression'.In David Schlangen & Raquel Fernández (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial-10), pp. 50-54.Potsdam.[bibtex][slides][paper]
Hara, Yurie (2006) `Implicatures and Evidentiality of Because Complements at Syntax-Semantics-Pragmatics Interfaces.' Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, pp. 118-125. Springer-Verlag.[bibtex][paper]
Hara, Yurie (2006) `Formal Grammar of Evidentiality and Implicatures: A Case Study of Contrastive Topic' Proceedings of Japanese/Korean Linguistics 14, pp. 201-211. CSLI Publication.[slides]
2005 Hara, Yurie (2005)`Contrastives and Gricean Principles' In Paul Dekker & Michael Franke (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Amsterdam Colloquium, pp. 101-106. ILLC, Amsterdam.[bibtex][paper][slides]
2003 Cole, Peter, Yurie Hara and Ngee-Thai Yap (2003) `Fronting and the Distribution of Auxiliaries in Javanese.' Proceedings of AFLA 9, pp. 35-49. Cornell University.

Other Publications

2009 Yurie Hara. `Imperatives as modal restrictions.' In Maria Biezma and Jesse A. Harris, editors, University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics: Papers in Pragmatics, volume 39, pages 31-47. GLSA, 2009.
Yurie Hara. Review of Robert Fiengo, Asking questions: Using meaningful structures to imply ignorance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Pp. xii+179. Journal of Linguistics, Volume 45, Issue 01, March 2009, pp 221-227. doi:10.1017/S0022226708005598
Yurie Hara. Review of Reinhard Blutner and Henk Zeevat (eds.), Optimality Theory and Pragmatics. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, xi + 304 pp. Studies in English Literature, English Number 50, March 2009, pp 275-279.

Presentations

Invited Conference Talk

2012 `Darou as a Deictic Context Shifter.' Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 6 (FAJL 6), Berlin, Germany, September 26-28, 2012.

Refereed Conference Presentations

2014
  • `Conditional Independence and Biscuit Conditional Questions in Dynamic Semantics' (with Katsuhiko Sano) SALT 24, NYU, May 30-June 1, 2014.
2013
  • `Questioning and Asserting at the same time: the L%- tone in A-not-A questions.' (with Mengxi Yuan) 19th Amsterdam Colloquium, University of Amsterdam, December 18 - 20, 2013.
  • `The final low tone in A-not-A questions: paratactic association of ignorance.'(with Mengxi Yuan) Linguistic Society of Hong Kong, Annual Research Forum 2013, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 30, 2013.
  • `Causation and the Nature of Indirect Evidence in Japanese.'(with Christopher Davis) Linguistic Society of Hong Kong, Annual Research Forum 2013, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, November 30, 2013.
  • `The semantics of the two kinds of questions in Mandarin: a case study of discourse adverbs' (with Mengxi Yuan) The 44th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, University of Connecticut, October 18-20, 2013.
  • `Evidentiality as a Causal Relation: A Case Study from Japanese 'youda'.' (with Christopher Davis) Accepted for oral presentation at Colloque De Syntaxe Et Semantique a Paris, September 26--28, 2013.
  • `Evidentiality, Expressives and OT Pragmatics.'(with Christopher Davis) Oral presentation at Modality as a window on cognition, International Congress of Linguists (ICL), Geneva, July 21--27, 2013.
2010 `Japanese Sentential Nominalization and Different Kinds of Causation', (with Youngju Kim, Hiromu Sakai, Sanae Tamura) accepted for presentation at 7th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics, University of Southern California, USA, October 29--31, 2010.
`Semantic realization of the layered TP: Evidence from the ambiguity of the sentential koto-nominal', (with Youngju Kim, Hiromu Sakai, Sanae Tamura) 20th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, Oxford, UK, October 1-3, 2010.
`(A-)Temporality in Japanese Nominalization.' Workshop 'On the Semantics of Nominalizations and Time', IHPST, Paris, France, February 16, 2010.
2009 `Two Ways to Nominalize Predicates in Japanese.' (with Sanae Tamura), The 2009 Annual Research Forum of the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, December 12, 2009.
`Two ways to nominalize actions: concrete or abstract.' (with Sanae Tamura), Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 6 (LENLS VI), Tokyo, Japan, November 19-21, 2009.
2008 `Imperatives, Modal Bases, and Conditionals.' (with Shoichi Takahashi), International Congress in Linguistics (CIL) 18, Seoul, Korea, July 21-28, 2008.[slides]
`Hiatus resolution in Hiroshima Japanese.' (with Shigeto Kawahara), International Congress in Linguistics (CIL) 18, Seoul, Korea, July 21-28, 2008.[slides]
`Biased questions, giveness and direct evidentiality.' (with Shigeto Kawahara), Workshop on Information Structure, International Congress in Linguistics (CIL) 18, Seoul, Korea, July 21-28, 2008.[slides]
`Daccenting, Maximize Presupposition and Evidential Scale'. (with Shigeto Kawahara) the Speech Prosody 2008 Conference, May 6-9, 2008, Campinas, Brazil.[poster]
2007 `Contrastive Topics Revisited: a Simpler Set of Topic-Alternatives'. (with Robert van Rooij) 38th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, (NELS 38), October 26-28, 2007, University of Ottawa, Canada. [slides]
`Hiatus Resolution in Hiroshima Japanese'. (with Shigeto Kawahara) 38th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, (NELS 38), October 26-28, 2007, University of Ottawa, Canada.
`Questions are Immediate Issues'. Logics and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics, June 18th-19th, 2007, Miyazaki, Japan. [bibtex]
2006 `On Quantification over Question: a Case Study of Exhaustification in Japanese'. Sinn und Bedeutung 11, September 21-23, 2006, Barcelona, Spain. [slides]
`Question Intonation and Lexicalized Bias Expression' brandial 2006: The 10th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, September 11th-13th 2006, University of Potsdam, Germany. [slides]
`Movement of a Shifty Operator'. The 4th Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics Conference, August 17-19, 2006 Osaka, Japan. [slides] [paper]
`Dake-wa: Exhaustifying Assertions.' Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 2006 (LEN(L)S 2006), June 5-6, 2006, Tokyo, Japan. [paper]
2005"Contrastives and Gricean Principles" 15th Amsterdam Colloquium, University of Amsterdam, 19-21 Dec 2005 [slides] [paper]
"Japanese Modal Auxiliary and Levels of Meaning" Sinn und Bedeutung 10, Berlin, Germany, 13-15 October 2005 [slides]
"Modal meaning in the expressive tier." Third International Conference in Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics, Shanghai, China, 16-18 September 2005
`Implicatures and Evidentiality of Because Complements at Syntax-Semantics-Pragmatics Interface' Logicand Engineering of Natural Language Semantics, Kitakyushuu International Conference Center. June 13-14, 2005. 
"Cross-Linguistic Evidence for Evidential Projection and Locality Conditions on Discourse Items" The (In-)Determinacy of Meaning, Cologne, Germany, Feb. 23-25 2005
"Evidentiality of Discourse Items and Because-clauses" Language under Uncertainty, University of Kyoto, Japan, Jan. 21-23
2004 `Formal Grammar of Evidentiality and Implicatures: A Case Study of Contrastive Topic' Japanese/Korean Linguistics 14, University of Arizona, November  5-7 2004. [slides]
`Implicature Computation and Attitude Predicates,' Workshop on Implicature and Conversational Meaning, organized as part of the European SummerSchool on Logic, Language and Information ESSLLI 2004, Nancy, France, August 2004. [slides]
`Semi-local Computation of Implicature,' the Second International TEAL Workshop, 12-13 June, 2004, National Tsing Hua Univertsity, Taiwan
`Implicature Unsuspendable: Japanese Contrastive wa' Texas Linguistics Society 8, University of Texas at Austin, March 2004. [slides] [paper]
`Contrastive Topic in Japanese and Implicature Unsuspendability' Journées de Sémantique et Modélisation 2004, Lyon, France, March 2004.
2003 `Scope Inversion in Japanese: Contrastive Topics Require Implicatures.' Japanese/Korean Linguistics 13, Michigan State University, August 2003. [slides]
2002 `Fronting and the Distribution of Auxiliaries in Javanese.' (with Peter Cole and Ngee-Thai Yap) AFLA 9, Cornell University, April 2002.

Other Invited Talks

2014 `Semantics and Pragmatics of A-not-A Questions: an Inquisitive Investigation' Workshop in Semantics Interfaces--How information about syntax, pragmatics and discourse is (or is not) represented in semantics at Kyoto University, February 19-20, 2014.
2010 `The use of EN in Osaka Japanese: Marking the Private Knowledge', (with Tomohide Kunuhata) 9th workshop in Inferential Mechanisms and their Linguistic Manifestation and Kyunghee Korea-Japan workshop on linguistics and language processing, December 11-12, 2010.
`A Dynamic Account for the Quanti cation over Speech Acts', 9th workshop in Inferential Mechanisms and their Linguistic Manifestation and Kyunghee Korea-Japan workshop on linguistics and language processing, December 11-12, 2010.
`Linguistic realization of direct/indirect causation', (with Youngju Kim, Hiromu Sakai, Sanae Tamura) 8th workshop on Inferential Mechanisms and their Linguistic Manifestation, July 10-11, 2010.
`Semantic Realization of the Layered TP: Evidence from the ambiguity of the sentential kotonominal', (with Youngju Kim, Hiromu Sakai, Sanae Tamura) Semantics research group, Keio University, July 2, 2010.
`Context restrictions for question acts' Speaking of Possibility and Time, Goettingen University, June 4-5, 2010.
2009 `Linguistic Contrast among Objects, Facts and Events: Evidence from Japanese Nominalization', Modelization of Semantic Structures of Conditionals and Modals Based on Tropes, Kyoto University, November 30-December 2, 2009.
`Decomposing sae', The Fifth Workshop on Inferential Mechanisms and their Linguistic Manifestation, Kyoto University, July 19, 2009.
2008``Atsukunai?' Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Deaccentuation', Generative Lyceum, July 5, 2008 (with Shigeto Kawahara).
``Samuku nai?': On Grammaticalized Deaccenting in Biased Questions', Workshop on Inferential Mechanisms and their Linguistic Manifestation, February 16-17, 2008 (with Shigeto Kawahara).
`On Conditional Assertions and Topicality: a Case Study of Questions', Semantics Research Group, National Institute of Informatics, February 15, 2008.
``Samuku nai?': Foraml Semantics and Pragmatics of Deaccentuation', Guest Lecture at International Christian University, Japan, February 13, 2008 (with Shigeto Kawahara).
`On Conditional Assertions and Topicality: a Case Study of Questions', Leiden Utrecht Semantics Happenings (LUSH),The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Netherlands, February 7, 2008.
`Biased Questions, Deaccenting and Givenness', Guest Colloquium atCenter for Language and Cognition Groningen, University of Groningen, Netherlands, February 1, 2008 (with Shigeto Kawahara).
`Deaccenting, Maximize Presupposition and Evidential Scale', A colloquium talk, University of Potsdam, Germany, January 24, 2008 (with Shigeto Kawahara).
`On Conditional Assertions and Topicality: a Case Study of Questions', Semantikzirkel,ZAS, Berlin, Germany, January 22, 2008.
2007`Contrastive Topics Revisited' The Semantics Colloquium,the Nijmegen Centre for Semantics, Netherlands, October 16, 2007.
`Biased Questions, Givenness and Direct Evidentiality' Kagamiyama Linguistic Science Colloquium, Hiroshima University, Japan, July 25, 2007 (with Shigeto Kawahara).
`Questions are Immediate Issues' DIP colloquium,ILLC, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 21, 2007.
`The Emergence of the Evidential Intonation.' Semantics Research Group, July 6, 2007, National Institute of Informatics. (with Shigeto Kawahara)
2006`Exhaustification over Questions in Japanese.' Kin3 Round Table, July 7, 2006, Kyoto University.
`Exhaustification over Assertions,' The 42nd Kagamiyama Linguistic,' Science Colloquium, Hiroshima University, Japan, June 15 2006.
2005`Semantics of Darou: Likelihood and Quantification over Reasoning,' Kin3 roundtable, Kyoto University, Japan, May 2005
2004`Implicature Computation at Interfaces,' Kagamiyama Linguistic Science Colloquium, Hiroshima University, Japan, 16 July 2004.

Classes Taught
City University of Hong Kong

Feb 2009Lecturer: Tutorial on Semantics and Pragmatics, Hiroshima University
Feb 2009Lecturer: Seminar on Semantics and Pragmatics, Kyoto University
Sep 2002-May 2004Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Linguistics, University of Delaware

Work Experience

Sep 2004-May 2005Cognitive Sciences Graduate Assistant

Awards

April 2006-March 2009 Research Fellowships of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science for Young Scientists..
September 2005 Graduate Travel Award for attendance at the Third International Conference in Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics, Shanghai, China.
September 2005-May 2006 University Dissertation Fellowship, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Delaware.
Summer 2005 LSA grant, Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Harvard University.
February 2005 Graduate Travel Award for attendance at the 27th Annual Meeting of the German Linguistic Association `The (In-)Determinacy of Meaning,' Cologne, Germany.
August 2004 ESSLLI 2004 grant, sponsored by IJCAI (The International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence)  
March 2004 Graduate Travel Award for attendance at Texas Linguistics Society 8, University of Texas at Austin
Summer 2003 LSA grant, Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, Michigan State University

Services

Journal Refereeing: Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Lingua, Linguistic Review, Language, Journal of Linguistics, Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics, Japanese Language and Literature, Journal of Japanese Linguistics, Nihongakkan, Gengokenkyuu
Conference Refereeing: WAFL, FAJL, LENLS, Sinn und Bedeutung, TEAL, Japanese/Korean Linguistics
External Panel Member: Validation of Minor in Japanese, Faculty of Humanities, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department newsletter: http://ling.bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/beta/modules/d3blog/

Academic Activity

2014-Prsent Student advising coordinator, City University of Hong Kong
Sept. 2004-May 2005 Webmaster (Linguistics, Program in Cognitive Sciences, University of Delaware)
Dec. 2004 - Feb. 2005 Organizer (International Workshop on the Evolution of Cognition, University of Delaware)
Spring 2002 - Fall2004 Colloquium Organizer at Dept. of Linguistics, Univ. of Delaware
Jan. 2004 - Dec. 2004The president of the Linguistic Association of Delaware (graduate student organization)

Dissertation 

Hara, Yurie (2006) Japanese Discourse Items at Interfaces, Ph.D Thesis, University of Delaware. [bibtex] [thesis] Thesis advisor: Satoshi Tomioka

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