My Publications

Gradually "reviewing" them, briefly
Many of my papers contain (at least) one major booboo.

"Some comments on the study of ancient kana spelling," Phi Theta Papers, Vol ?, 1961, pp. ?
Among other things, I suggested reasons for a so-far unfavored reconstruction of Old Japanese, but when I presented my version of a reconstruction, somehow I forgot that there is no ???
"The derivation of certain Japanese nouns," Phi Theta Papers, Vol 8, Fall 1963, pp. 51-58
I attempt to present evidence by weight of 40 examples that many Japanese nouns derived from verbs by the attachment of a suffix "-a" to the verb root. One of my examples was "kura" = "store house," which I supposed derived from "kur-" = "to dig" and had a semantic history similar to that of Eng. "go-down," imagining the latter to be some kind of basement type storage place and that the Japanese version dated back to the pit dwellings. I never thought to check "go-down" in a dictionary and find out that there was no implication of digging in this word borrowed from ?Malaysian? ?"gudang"?.
"Toward the semantics of -te-i- attachment," JATJ, Vol ? No ?, ?, pp. 51-7.
"On the modification of certain reconstructions of Proto-Korean-Japanese," Papers in Japanese Linguistics, Vol 2 No 1, Summer 1973, pp. 31-47.
"Some problems with word meaning," Papers in Japanese Linguistics, Vol 2 No 1, Summer 1973, pp. 174-176.
"Another look at NP-no in relative clauses," JATJ, Vol VIII No 2,3, July 1973.
"'Subject' and 'topic' in Korean, Japanese, and English," Korean Linguistics: Journal of the International Circle of Korean Linguistics, Vol. 1, 1978, pp. 128-45.

The structure of the Japanese language, Susumu Kuno, Cambridge, Mass. and London, MIT Press, 1973.
In Language Sciences, October 1974, pp. 19-24.
"Martin on Japanese." Review of A reference grammar of Japanese by Samuel E. Martin, Yale University Press, 1975.
In Monumenta Nipponica, XXXII, 3, pp. 377-87.
A Grammar of Classical Japanese. By Akira Komai. Culver Publishing, Chicago, 1979.
In Monumenta Nipponica, XXXIV, 4, pp.501-4.
Post-structural approaches to language: language theory in a Japanese context. By J. V. Neustupný. Tokyo University Press, Tokyo, 1978.
In Journal of Linguistics, ?, ?, pp. 326-8.
Kodansha's compact kanji guide: a new character dictionary for students and professionsals, Tokyo, New York, London: Kodansha International, 1991, (with Timothy Vance)
In Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese, 26:1 (1992), 47-50
Andrew Dykstra, Kanji ichi ni, ...,
In Modern Language Journal 77:2 (1993), 259-60.
Samuel E. Martin, Martin's concise Japanese dictionary, (with Timothy Vance).
In Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese, 28:2 (1994), 216-223.