Fusa Katada

KATADA, Fusa (片田 房) Professor

ResearchMap site : https://researchmap.jp/read0053677

E-mail : [katada@waseda.jp]

My research areas and interests are rather broad, ranging from formal linguistics to atypicalities in language and cognition to language documentation of vernacular languages. As a faculty member of Science and Engineering since 1997, I have explored most accessible ESP for science students and professionals with certain dispositional, autistic tendencies. This work is coined for the notion of auto(multi)lingualism, closely associated with cyber lingua franca, both my terms, which are expected to resolve world-wide linguistic divide in the three Ds of a linguistic chain: i.e., Linguistic Diversity, Linguistic Disparity, and Linguistic Divide (since Katada, 2002).


  • Ph.D. University of Southern California, USA, 1990 (Dissertation: The Representation of Anaphoric Relations in Logical Form)
  • B.A. Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan, 1974

Current CELESE responsibilities

Administrative roles : Coordinator for Communication Strategies

Courses : Communication Strategies, Special Topics in Functional-English for Basic Math

Research areas and interests

Formal linguistics (Phonology, Morphology, Syntax), Atypical language and cognition in developmental dyslexia and Williams syndrome, Language for sustainable development of conceptual thinking, Education-for-All, Language documentation of indigenous languages.

Representative works

  • (2019) A unipolar concentration of English and the multilingual-semilingual paradox. Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age 2019: 379-386.
  • (2017) Explaining persistency of moraic linguistic rhythm: Evidence from a language with lost script and acquisition of reading abilities. International Forum on Cognitive Modeling (IFCM). Science and Studies Foundation 2017: 106-113.
  • (2016) From low to routine expertise: Cases of dysmusia with deficits in visuo-spatial and computational skills. International Journal Information Content and Processing 2(3). Institute of Information Theories and Applications: 203-215.
  • (2014) Exploiting orthography-free phonological evidence in orthography-rich language. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 20(1). Article 18.
  • (1991) The LF representation of anaphors. Linguistic Inquiry 22(2), MIT Press: 287-313.
  • (1990) On the representation of moras: Evidence from a language game. Linguistic Inquiry 21(4), MIT Press: 641-646.


  • Adjunct Researcher (combined with Tenured Faculty in Science and Engineering), Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering
  • Visiting Researcher
    • (2009) MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    • (2019) DSSC: Davao del Sur State College (former SPAMAST), PHL; LIG-GETALP: Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble-Groupe d’Etude en Traduction Automatique des Langues et de la Parole, FRA; CSUF: California State University, Fullerton, USA
  • Principal Investigator, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
    • Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory): No. 19K21790. The management of language skills in the autolingual era and new learning strategies (2019-2020)
    • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B): No. 26285214. The ability-disability Interface: Idiosyncratic meta-cognition and multiple intelligences in atypically developing children and young adults (2014-2018)
    • Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research: No. 16K13561. Between bilingualism and semilingualism: Linguistic divide and multiple language competence and performance in the globalized age (2016-2019)
  • Courses taught at Waseda University other than CELESE
    • Kotoba-no Sekai: The Universe of Language (Division of Socio-Cultural Studies)
    • Contrastive Linguistics (Graduate Course, Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences)