Shiro Shibata prof

Shiro Shibata


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Works at The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 D
Room D821
Postal address Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet 106 91 Stockholm

About me

My dissertation project investigates Ditransitive Verb-Particle Construction (Ditr. VPC) in modern Swedish from a constructional-grammatical perspective. At first sight, Ditr. VPC, which is examplified by hälla i sig ngt  "lit. pour in oneself sth" or ta ifrån ngn ngt "lit. take from sby sth", looks similar to transitive expression with a prepositional phrase such as hälla ngt i ngt "lit. pour sth in sth" or ta ngt från ngn "lit. take sth from sby". However, Ditr. VPC exhibits its own behavioral properties, such as animacy restriction on the first object. The aim of my project is to reveal the defining property and the constructional motivations of Ditr. VPC.



  • Shibata, S. (2019). “Prepositionsstyrt indirektobjekt?: En konstruktionsgrammatisk analys av [V-med-NP-NP]-konstruktionen.”  In: IDUN –Journal of Nordic Studies–, 23. The Division of Danish and Swedish, Osaka University, 115–129. (Available via
  • Shibata, S. (2018). “スウェーデン語小辞動詞構文と二重目的語構文の関連性について. (On the Relationship between Verb-Particle Construction and Double Object Construction in Swedish.)” In: EX ORIENTE, 25, Association for Integrated Studies in Language and Society, Osaka University, 173–189.


  • Shibata, S. (2019). “Att pressa ur sig sig eller inte ha med sig sig: rollen av konstruktionell betydelse i argumentrealisering”, Constructions in the Nordics 1, Kiel University, 2019-10-24. Slides.
  • Shibata, S. (2019). ”Bitransitiv verbpartikelkonstruktion som en familj av konstruktioner”, Grammatikkollokvium, Uppsala University, 2019-09-17.
  • Shibata, S. and Tohno, T. (2019). “The Double Object Verb-Particle Constructions in Swedish: A Constructional-Grammatical Description”, Grammar in Focus 33, Lund University, 2019-02-08. Abstract.
  • Mino, T., Shibata, S. and Hattori, T. (2018). "A Typological Study of 'Expletives + COME' existential constructions", The 21st conference of the Pragmatics Society in Japan, Kyorin University, 2018-12-01. Abstract.

Last updated: October 13, 2020

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