The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Shosuke Haraguchi

Shigeru Miyagawa has written to us with some sad news:

“I’m saddened to inform you that Shosuke Haraguchi passed away on June 8th. According to a posting by a linguist in his group at Meikai University, the cause of the death was a stroke. He fell ill in his Meikai office and was taken to a hospital where he died. He was 68. Shosuke received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1975 and had been a pillar of the linguistics community in Japan.”

Haraguchi was a pioneer in the investigation of Japanese phonology from the perspective of autosegmental theory, and remained an active investigator of both phonology and syntax throughout his career, and a strong supporter of younger researchers in Japan.