ORGANIZATION

Structure of Core Research Teams

Theory

A01 Linguistic Theory Team

“Theoretical Frameworks for Studying the Origins and Evolution of Language”

藤田耕司
Project Leader
Koji Fujita

Substantiation

B01 Behavioral Biology Team

“Biological Realization of Prelinguistic Functions”

岡ノ谷一夫
Project Leader
Kazuo Okanoya
Phylogeny

B02 Human Evolution Team

“Anthropological Study on the Emergence of Language”

井原泰雄
Project Leader
Yasuo Ihara
Anthropogeny

B03 Cognitive Development Team

“Cognitive Scientific Study of the Development of Language”

小林春美
Project Leader
Harumi Kobayashi
Ontogeny

Model

C01 Emergent Constructive Approach Team

“Constructive Understanding of the Origins and Evolution of Language”

橋本敬
Project Leader
Takashi Hashimoto

International Advisory Board

Europe

  • S.Kirby
    S.Kirby
  • C.Boeckx
    C.Boeckx
  • W.T.Fitch
    W.T.Fitch
  • L.Steels
    L.Steels

US

  • T.Deacon
    T.Deacon
  • S.White
    S.White
  • M.Tomasello
    M.Tomasello

Internal Evaluation Committee

  • T.Hasegawa
    T.Hasegawa
  • K.Kasai
    K.Kasai
  • T.Matsuzawa
    T.Matsuzawa
  • S,Kitazawa
    S.Kitazawa
  • Y.Otsu
    Y.Otsu
  • M.Asada
    M.Asada

Member

Role Name Affiliation Title
Head Investigator Kazuo Okanoya Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Secretariat Takashi Hashimoto School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Professor
Research Management Team
Project Leader Kazuo Okanoya Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Co-researcher Koji Fujita Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Professor
Co-researcher Yasuo Ihara Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo Lecturer
Co-researcher Harumi Koabayashi Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo Denki University Professor
Co-researcher Takashi Hashimoto School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Professor
Co-researcher Hiroki Koda Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Assistant Professor
Co-researcher Kazumi Taniguchi Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Professor
Co-researcher Michio Nakamura Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University Associate Professor
Co-researcher Reiko Mazuka RIKEN Brain Science Institute Team Leader
Co-researcher Masanori Takezawa Graduate School of Letters/Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University Associate Professor
Co-researcher Juichi Yamagiwa Kyoto University President
A01 Linguistic Theory Team
Project Leader Koji Fujita Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Professor
Co-project Leader Shin-ichi Tanaka Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Co-project Leader Michio Hosaka College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University Professor
Co-project Leader Kazumi Taniguchi Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University Professor
Co-project Leader Akira Honda Department of English Studies, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies Professor
Co-project Leader Naoki Fukui Graduate School of Languages and Linguistics, Sophia University Professor
Co-researcher Masayuki Ike-uchi School of Foreign Studies, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Professor
Co-researcher Shiro Ojima College of Education, Yokohama National University Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Cedric Boeckx ICREA / Unversitat de Barcelona Professor
Research Collaborator Bridget Samuels University of Southern California Senior Editor
Research Collaborator Rie Asano Institute of Musicology (Systematic Musicology), University of Cologne Project Coordinator
B01 Behavioral Biology Team
Project Leader Kazuo Okanoya Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Co-project Leader Hiroki Koda Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Assistant Professor
Co-project Leader Kazuhiro Wada Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Yoshimasa Seki Faculty of Letters, Aichi University Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Michiru Makuuchi National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities Section Chief
Co-researcher Kunihiro Ohta Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Co-researcher Hironori Nakatani Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Assistant Professor
Co-researcher Shigeru Miyagawa Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo Professor
Co-researcher Shoji Kawamura Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Co-researcher Takashi Hayakawa Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Assistant Professor
Research Collaborator Emiliano Bruner Paleoneurobiology, CENIETH, Spain Professor
Research Collaborator Steven Mithen Department of Archeology, University of Reading, UK Professor
Research Collaborator Simon Fisher Max Plunk Institute for Psycholinguistics and Professor, Nijemegen University Director
Research Collaborator Tecumseh Fitch University of Vienna Professor
B02 Human Evolution Team
Project Leader Yasuo Ihara Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo Lecturer
Co-project Leader Osamu Kondo Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Katsuhiro Sano Waseda Institute for Advanced Study Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Michio Nakamura Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University Associate Professor
Co-researcher Akiko Uchida Faculty of International Research and Education, Waseda University Professor
Co-researcher Hiroki Oota Kitasato University of Medicine Associate Professor
Co-researcher Misato Hayashi Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University Assistant Professor
Research Collaborator Dietrich Stout Emory University Associate Professor
Research Collaborator Terry Deacon University of California, Berkeley Professor
B03 Cognitive Development Team
Project Leader Harumi Koabayashi Tokyo Denki University, Faculty of Science and Technology Professor
Co-project Leader Reiko Mazuka RIKEN Brain Science Institute Team Leader
Co-project Leader Tomoko Matsui Center for Research in International Education, Tokyo Gakugei University Professor
Co-project Leader Yuki Hirose Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo Professor
Co-researcher Hironori Akechi UTokyo Institute for Diversity & Adaptation of Human Mind, University of Tokyo Assistant Professor
Co-researcher Tetsuya Yasuda Faculty of Human Life, Jumonji University Fixed-term Assistant
Co-researcher Yoritaka Akimoto Nagaoka University of Technology Assistant Professor
Co-researcher Naotake Tsukidate Yamanashi Eiwa College Lecturer
Research Collaborator Denis Burnham MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University
Research Collaborator Thierry Nazzi CNRS, Uni­ver­sité Paris Descartes
Research Collaborator Sotaro Kita University of Warwick
Research Collaborator Francesca Happé King's College London
C01 Emergent Constructive Approach Team
Project Leader Takashi Hashimoto School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Professor
Co-project Leader Reiji Suzuki Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Kazutoshi Sasahara Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University Assistant Professor
Co-project Leader Takeshi Konno College of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology Lecturer
Co-project Leader Masanori Takezawa Graduate School of Letters/Faculty of Letters, Hokkaido University Associate Professor
Co-project Leader Yoshinobu Hagiwara Department of Information and Communication Science, Ritsumeikan University Assistant Professor
Co-project Leader Hiroaki Wagatsuma Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology Associate Professor
Co-researcher Takaya Arita Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University Professor
Co-researcher Tadahiro Taniguchi Department of Information and Communication Science, Ritsumeikan University Professor
Co-researcher Takayuki Nagai Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications Professor
Research Collaborator Kenny Smith University of Edinburgh Reader
Research Collaborator Jean-Louis Dessalles Telecom ParisTech Professor

Internal Evaluation Committee

  • Toshikazu Hasegawa
  • Tetsuro Matsuzawa
  • Yukio Otsu
  • Kiyoto Kasai
  • Sigeru Kitazawa
  • Minoru Asada

International Advisory Board

  • Simon Kirby
  • Cedric Boeckx
  • Tecumseh Fitch
  • Luc Steels
  • Terry Deacon
  • Stephanie White
  • Michael Tomasello