MA European/Oriental Languages, University of Cambridge
PhD Linguistics, University of Edinburgh
My research interests cover various linguistic topics, especially in Japanese:
- Lexical semantics
- Word classes (parts of speech)
- Word formation and borrowing
- Writing systems
Backhouse A.E. (2016) Using Japanese Synonyms. Cambridge University Press.
Backhouse A.E. (2009) “On the status of nai in modern Japanese”. Journal of Japanese Linguistics, 25, 59-74.
Backhouse A.E. (2004) “Inflected and uninflected adjectives in Japanese” in R.M.W Dixon and A. Aikhenvald eds., Adjective Classes: A Cross-Linguistic
Typology, Oxford University Press, 50-73.
Backhouse A.E. (1994) The Lexical Field of Taste: A Semantic Study of Japanese Taste Terms. Cambridge University Press.