Fuminobu Nishida

Fuminobu Nishida西田文信 Fuminobu Nishida studied Chinese at Keio University, Linguistics at the University of Hawai’i and the City University of Hong Kong. Mandarin, Cantonese and Nepali are amongst the languages which Nishida speaks. Fuminobu Nishida is currently completing studies of the Nàmùyì and Choyo [tɕho55yo55] languages in Sìchuān and the Mangde language in Bhutan.

Nishida is in charge of the Chinese language programme at Iwate University at Morioka.

Selected publications

Nishida Fuminobu. 2011c.‘Conference Report: The 5th Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages Symposium and The 16th Himalayan Languages Symposium, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1-5 September, 2010’. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, 34 (1): 157-158. 

Nishida Fuminobu. 2011b. “Phonetics and Phonology of Hong Kong Cantonese: Part 1’, Annual Report Study Basic Education, Liberal Akita, 13: 13 - 24,

Nishida Fuminobu. 2011a. ‘Pitch and tone in some Bhutanese languages’, pp.29-36 in Saito Sumio and Yoshihisa Taguchi, eds., Tone, Accent and Intonation in Eastern Eurasian Languages. Tokyo: Linguistic Circle for the Study of Eastern Eurasian Languages.

Nishida Fuminobu. 2010b. ‘The Mangde language in Bhutan’, pp. 21-26 in Mitsuaki Endo, ed., Papers in Old Chinese and Sino-Tibetan. Tokyo: Linguistic Circle for the Study of Eastern Eurasian Languages.

Nishida Fuminobu. 2010a. ‘Case markers in Namuyi’, in Hideo Sawada, ed., Reconstructing Grammatical Phenomena from the Viewpoint of Tibeto-Burman Languages - 1: Case-marking System. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Nishida Fuminobu. 2009c. ‘An analysis of the temporal organization of the production of the Teochiu syllables’, pp. 321-327 in M. Minegishi, K. Thepkanjana, W. Aroonmanakun and Mitsuaki Endo, eds., Proceedings of the Chulalongkorn-Japan Linguistics Symposium: Global COE Programme, Corpus-Based Linguistic and Language Education. Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Nishida Fuminobu. 2009b. ‘Local Languages in Bhutan’, p. 277 in Chikyuu no Arukikata Bhutan Hen. Tokyo: Diamondsha.

Nishida Fuminobu. 2009a. ‘A preliminary report on Mangdebi-kha’, Journal of Humanities, 38: 63-73.

Nishida Fuminobu. 2008b. ‘Phonological system of Choyo’, Chinese Studies, 15: 77-85.

Nishida Fuminobu. 2008a. ‘Language policy in Bhutan: Present situation and problems’, pp. 14-16 in Proceedings of 10th Meeting of Japan Association for Language Policy.

Nishida Fuminobu. 2007. ‘A proposal of Namuyi orthography’, Chinese Studies, 14: 81-91.

Nishida Fuminobu. 2006d. ‘Conference report: The 11th Himalayan Language Symposium’, Chinese Studies, 13: 105-118.

Nishida Fuminobu. 2006c. ‘Some Problems in Cantonese Phonology’. Reitaku Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 14 (2): 111-133.

Nishida Fuminobu. 2006b. ‘An outline of Namuyi grammar, part 1’, Reitaku University Journal, 82: 67-91.

Nishida Fuminobu. 2006a. ‘Namuigo ni okeru Kango karano syakuyō ni tsuite’ [Chinese loanwords in Nàmùyì]. Kaipian: Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 25: 334-341.

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2005 b. ‘A Vocabulary of Nàmùyì’. Reitaku University Journal, 80: 213-223.

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2005 a. ‘Zai Honkon Nepārujin komyunitī no gengo sēkatsu’ [A Sociolinguistic Study of Nepalese in Hong Kong] Reitaku Forum, 16: 23-36. [in Japanese]

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2004 e. ‘Shohyō’ [Review: Languages and Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook on the Greater Himalayan Region, Containing an Introduction to the Symbolic Theory of Language. By George van Driem. Leiden: Brill Publishers. 2001]. Reitaku University Journal, 79: 267-276. [in Japanese]

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2004 d. ‘Zonkago Gasa hōgen no on’in taikei’. [A Phonology of the Gasa dialect of Dzongkha]. Reitaku University Journal, 78: 13-29. [in Japanese] 

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2004 c. ‘Zài Xiānggăng Níbóěrrén shèhuì de Yŭyán Shēnghúo’ [A Sociolinguistic Study of Nepalese in Hong Kong] Chūgoku kenkyū [Chinese Studies], 12: 71-78. [in Chinese]

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2004 b. ‘Temporal organization of Hong Kong Cantonese’. Kaipian: Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 23: 223-227.

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2004 a. ‘A Phonology of Syangja Gurung’. Reitaku Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 12 (1): 15-33.

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2003 c. ‘Honkonjin Nihongo gakushusha niyoru okaku no datsuraku’ [On the deletion of wo-case in Japanese by Hong Kong learners]. Nihon Gakukan: A Journal of Hong Kong Society for Japanese Language Teaching, 8: 23-29. [in Japanese]

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2003 b. ‘Honkon Kantongo washa ni yoru yūsē/musē heisaon no sanshutsu oyobi chikaku ni tsuite’ [An acoustic study of voiced/ voiceless plosives in Japanese by Hong Kong learners; its production and perception.] Nihon Gakukan: A Journal of Hong Kong Society for Japanese Language Teaching, 7: 86-99. [in Japanese]

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2003 a. ‘Honkon Etsugo no daundorifuto ni tsuite’ [On downdrift in Hong Kong Cantonese]. Kaipian: Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 22: 322-327. [in Japanese]

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2002. ‘Chinese loanwords in Khmer. Part I. Lexical Comparison’. Kaipian: Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 21: 234-244.

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2001 b. ‘Seichō ni kansuru oboegaki’ [A note on tone]. Kaipian: Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 19: 159-173. [in Japanese]

Nishida, Fuminobu. 2001 a. ‘Seichō kenkyū kanren bunken mokuroku kō’ [A draft of a bibliography of tonal studies]. Kaipian: Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 18: 81-101. [in Japanese]

Nishida, Fuminobu. 1997. ‘Merger of Rising (Shang) Tones in Hong Kong Cantonese’. Kaipian: Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 1