Notes From Zao

Dr Mark Irwin
Professor
Yamagata University
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Yamagata-shi, Kojirakawa-machi 1-4-12
Japan 990-8560

アーウィン マーク
山形大学人文社会科学部教授
山形市小白川町 1-4-12
〒990-8560

Mark Irwin was born in Ulster in 1967 and is a dual national of the UK and the Irish Republic. He holds a BA and MA from Cambridge University and an MA and PhD from Sheffield University. He has lived in Japan since 1995 and, prior to Yamagata University, has worked for Hokkaido University and the Hachinohe City Education Board (Aomori Prefecture). He has also been a Project Collaborator at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics in Tokyo. His current research topics include Japanese sociolinguistics, phonology and historical linguistics. He is author of Japanese Linguistics  and Loanwords in Japanese.