Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguistics

This volume contains 18 chapters that discuss our brain functions, specifically, the process of Japanese language acquisition - how we acquire/learn the Japanese language as a first/second language - and the mechanism of Japanese language ...

Author: Mineharu Nakayama

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614511217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 678

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The studies of the Japanese language and psycholinguistics have advanced quite significantly in the last half century thanks to the progress in the study of cognition and brain mechanisms associated with language acquisition, use, and disorders, and in particular, because of technological developments in experimental techniques employed in psycholinguistic studies. This volume contains 18 chapters that discuss our brain functions, specifically, the process of Japanese language acquisition - how we acquire/learn the Japanese language as a first/second language - and the mechanism of Japanese language perception and production - how we comprehend/produce the Japanese language. In turn we address the limitations of our current understanding of the language acquisition process and perception/production mechanism. Issues for future research on language acquisition and processing by users of the Japanese language are also presented. Chapter titles 1. Learning to become a native listener of Japanese (Reiko Mazuka) 2. The nature of the count/mass distinction in Japanese (Mutsumi Imai & Junko Kanero) 3. Grammatical deficits in Japanese children with Specific Language Impairment (Shinji Fukuda, Suzy E. Fukuda, & Tomohiko Ito) 4. Root infinitive analogues in Child Japanese (Keiko Murasugi) 5. Acquisition of scope (Takuya Goro) 6. Narrative development in L1 Japanese (Masahiko Minami) 7. L2 acquisition of Japanese (Yasuhiro Shirai) 8. The modularity of grammar in L2 acquisition (Mineharu Nakayama & Noriko Yoshimura) 9. Tense and aspect in Japanese as a second language (Alison Gabriele & Mamori Sugita Hughes) 10. Language acquisition and brain development: Cortical processing of a foreign language (Hiroko Hagiwara) 11. Resolution of branching ambiguity in speech (Yuki Hirose) 12. The role of learning in theories of English and Japanese sentence processing (Franklin Chang) 13. Experimental syntax: word order in sentence processing (Masatoshi Koizumi) 14. Relative clause processing in Japanese: psycholinguistic investigation into typological differences (Baris Kahraman & Hiromu Sakai) 15. Processing of syntactic and semantic information in the human brain: evidence from ERP studies in Japanese. (Tsutomu Sakamoto) 16. Issues in L2 Japanese sentence processing: similarities/differences with L1 and individual differences in working memory (Koichi Sawasaki & Akiko Kashiwagi-Wood) 17. Sentence production models to consider for L2 Japanese sentence production research (Noriko Iwasaki) 18. Processing of the Japanese language by native Chinese speakers (Katsuo Tamaoka)

Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguistics

These are additional considerations that make L2 processing studies difficult to carry out. As pointed out elsewhere in this Handbook, more psycholinguistic investigations are sought in this field.

Author: Mineharu Nakayama

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501500589

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 678

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The studies of the Japanese language and psycholinguistics have advanced quite significantly in the last half century thanks to the progress in the study of cognition and brain mechanisms, and because of technological developments in experimental techniques. This volume contains 18 chapters that discuss the process of Japanese language acquisition as a first/second language and the mechanism of Japanese language perception and production.

Handbook of Japanese Applied Linguistics

The Handbook of Japanese Contrastive Linguistics sets as its primary goal uncovering principled similarities and differences between Japanese and other languages around the globe and thereby shedding new light on the universal and ...

Author: Masahiko Minami

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614511837

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 578

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Applied linguistics is the best single label to represent a wide range of contemporary research at the intersection of linguistics, anthropology, psychology, and sociology, to name a few. The Handbook of Japanese Applied Linguistics reflects crosscurrents in applied linguistics, an ever-developing branch/discipline of linguistics. The book is divided into seven sections, where each chapter discusses in depth the importance of particular topics, presenting not only new findings in Japanese, but also practical implications for other languages. Section 1 examines first language acquisition/development, whereas Section 2 covers issues related to second language acquisition/development and bilingualism/multilingualism. Section 3 presents problems associated with the teaching and learning of foreign languages. Section 4 undertakes questions in corpus/computational linguistics. Section 5 deals with clinical linguistics, and Section 6 takes up concerns in the area of translation/interpretation. Finally, Section 7 discusses Japanese sign language. Covering a wide range of current issues in an in an in-depth, comprehensive manner, the book will be useful for researchers as well as graduate students who are interested in Japanese linguistics in general, and applied linguistics in particular. Chapter titles Chapter 1. Cognitive Bases and Caregivers' Speech in Early Language Development (Tamiko Ogura, Tezukayama University) Chapter 2. Literacy Acquisition in Japanese Children (Etsuko Haryu, University of Tokyo) Chapter 3. Age Factors in Language Acquisition (Yuko Goto Butler, University of Pennsylvania) Chapter 4. Cross-lingual Transfer from L1 to L2 Among School-age Children (Kazuko Nakajima, University of Toronto) Chapter 5. Errors and Learning Strategies by Learners of Japanese as an L2 (Kumiko Sakoda, Hiroshima University/NINJAL) Chapter 6. Adult JFL Learners' Acquisition of Speech Style Shift (Haruko Minegishi Cook, University of Hawai'i at Manoa) Chapter 7. Japanese Language Proficiency Assessment (Noriko Kobayashi, Tsukuba University) Chapter 8. The Role of Instruction in Acquiring Japanese as a Second Language (Kaoru Koyanagi, Sophia University) Chapter 9. The Influence of Topic Choice on Narrative Proficiency by Learners of Japanese as a Foreign Language (Masahiko Minami, San Francisco State University) Chapter 10. CHILDES for Japanese: Corpora, Programs, and Perspectives (Susanne Miyata, Aichi Shukutoku University) Chapter 11. KY Corpus (Jae-Ho Lee, Tsukuba University) Chapter 12. Corpus-based Second Language Acquisition Research (Hiromi Ozeki, Reitaku University) Chapter 13. Assessment of Language Development in Children with Hearing Impairment and Language Disorders (Kiyoshi Otomo, Tokyo Gakugei University) Chapter 14. Speech and Language Acquisition in Japanese Children with Down Syndrome (Toru Watamaki, Nagasaki University) Chapter 15. Revisiting Autistic Language: Is "literalness" a Truth or Myth? Manabu Oi (Osaka University/Kanazawa University) Chapter 16. Towards a Robust, Genre-based Translation Model and its Application (Judy Noguchi, Mukogawa Women's University; Atsuko Misaki, Kwansei Gakuin University; Shoji Miyanaga, Ritsumeikan University; Masako Terui, Kinki University) Chapter 17. Japanese Sign Language: An Introduction (Daisuke Hara, Toyota Technological Institute) Chapter 18. Japanese Sign Language Phonology and Morphology (Daisuke Hara, Toyota Technological Institute) Chapter 19. Japanese Sign Language Syntax (Noriko Imazato, Kobe City College of Technology) Chapter 20. Sign Language Development and Language Input (Takashi Torigoe, Hyogo University of Teacher Education)

The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics

Japanese psycholinguistics: a classified and annotated research bibliography. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Kiguchi, Hirohisa, and Edson T. Miyamoto. 2004. MEG responses in the comprehension of Japanese sentences. In Proceedings of the 5th ...

Author: Shigeru Miyagawa

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195307348

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 553

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The core data is laid out, followed by critical discussion of the various approaches found in the literature. Each chapter ends with a section on how the study of the particular phenomenon in Japanese contributes to our knowledge of general linguistic theory.

The Handbook of Japanese Linguistics

This Handbook brings together major aspects of Japanese linguistics, presenting overviews, current concerns and future directions of each topic.

Author: Natsuko Tsujimura

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631234944

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 560

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This Handbook brings together major aspects of Japanese linguistics, presenting overviews, current concerns and future directions of each topic. The areas included are phonology, syntax, semantics, morphology, language acquisition, sentence processing, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics. This Handbook is for those who are familiar with the topic at the basic level and wish to investigate it in more detail, but it also can be used as a language-specific and typological reference. Written by leading scholars in the field Provides a unique and authoritative survey of Japanese linguistics Each chapter presents an overview of the topic and discusses current concerns and future directions

Handbook of Japanese Contrastive Linguistics

The project of compiling a series of comprehensive handbooks covering major fields of Japanese linguistics started in 2011, when Masayoshi Shibatani received a commission to edit such volumes as series editor from De Gruyter Mouton.

Author: Prashant Pardeshi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614514070

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 767

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The Handbook of Japanese Contrastive Linguistics is a unique publication that brings together insights from three traditions—Japanese linguistics, linguistic typology and contrastive linguistics—and makes important contributions to deepening our understanding of various phenomena in Japanese as well other languages of the globe. Its primary goal is to uncover principled similarities and differences between Japanese and other languages of the globe and thereby shed new light on the universal as well as language-particular properties of Japanese. The issues addressed by the papers in this volume cover a wide spectrum of phenomena ranging from lexical to syntactic and discourse levels. The authors of the chapters, leading scholars in their respective field of research, present the state-of-the-art research from their respected field.

The Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics Volume 2 Japanese

This handbook, the second in a three-volume series on East Asian psycholinguistics, presents a state-of-the-art discussion of the psycholinguistic study of Japanese.

Author: Mineharu Nakayama

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139455974

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 638

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A large body of knowledge has accumulated in recent years on the cognitive processes and brain mechanisms underlying language. Much of this knowledge has come from studies of Indo-European languages, in particular English. Japanese, a language of growing interest to linguists, differs significantly from most Indo-European languages in its grammar, its lexicon, and its written and spoken forms - features which have profound implications for the learning, representation and processing of language. This handbook, the second in a three-volume series on East Asian psycholinguistics, presents a state-of-the-art discussion of the psycholinguistic study of Japanese. With contributions by over fifty leading scholars, it covers topics in first and second language acquisition, language processing and reading, language disorders in children and adults, and the relationships between language, brain, culture, and cognition. It will be invaluable to all scholars and students interested in the Japanese language, as well as cognitive psychologists, linguists, and neuroscientists.

Handbook of Japanese Sociolinguistics

The project of compiling a series of comprehensive handbooks covering major fields of Japanese linguistics started in ... of Japanese Sociolinguistics – Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguistics – Handbook of Japanese Applied Linguistics ...

Author: Yoshiyuki Asahi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 150150147X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 709

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This volume is the first comprehensive survey of the sociolinguistic studies on Japanese. Japanese, like other languages, has developed a highly diverse linguistic system that is realized as variation shaped by interactions of linguistic and social factors. This volume primarily focuses on both classic and current topics of sociolinguistics that were first studied in Western languages, and then subsequently examined in the Japanese language. The topics in this volume cover major issues in sociolinguistics that also characterize sociolinguistic features of Japanese. Such topics as gender, honorifics, and politeness are particularly pertinent to Japanese, as is well-known in general sociolinguistics. At the same time, this volume includes studies on other topics such as social stratification, discourse, contact, and language policy, which have been widely conducted in the Japanese context. In addition, this volume introduces "domestic" approaches to sociolinguistics developed in Japan. They emerged a few decades before the development of the so-called Labovian and Hymesian sociolinguistics in the US, and they have shaped a unique development of sociolinguistic studies in Japan. Chapter titles Part I: Overview Chapter 1: Contributions of Japanese sociolinguistics Yoshiyuki Asahi (NINJAL), Mayumi Usami (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), and Fumio Inoue (NINJAL) Chapter 2: Research methodology Florian Coulmas (German Institute for Japanese Studies) Chapter 3: Interactions between US/Canada/UK and Japanese sociolinguistics Yoshiyuki Asahi (NINJAL) and J.K. Chambers (University of Toronto) Chapter 4: Gengo seikatsu Takehiro Shioda (NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute) Part II: Social Stratification and Gender Chapter 5: Style, prestige, and salience in language change in progress Fumio Inoue (NINJAL) Chapter 6: Shudango Kazuko Miyake (Toyo University) Chapter 7: Sex differences in Japanese Yoshimitsu Ozaki (Notre Dame Seishin University) Chapter 8 Japanese sociolinguistic approach to gender Orie Endo (Professor Emeritus, Bunkyo University) and Hideko Abe (Colby College) Chapter 9 Japanese language and gender in Western and Japanese contexts Reynolds Akiba Katsue (University of Hawaii at Manoa) Chapter 10 Feminist approaches to gender in Japanese sociolinguistics Momoko Nakamura (Kanto Gakuin University) Part III: Honorifics, Politeness, and Discourse Chapter 11: Japanese honorifics Takashi Nagata (Kinki University) and Yoshimi Miyake (Akita University) Chapter 12: Intersection of traditional Japanese honorific theories and Western politeness theories Masato Takiura (Reitaku University) Chapter 13: Intersection of discourse politeness theory and interpersonal communication Mayumi Usami (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) Chapter 14: Subjective expressions in Japanese discourse: Its development in Japanese and impact on general linguistics Yoko Ujiie (Notre Dame Seishin University Chapter 15: Variation of Japanese discourse behaviours: Exploring discourse of cultural genres: Light novels and keetai novels Senko K. Maynard (Rutgers University) Chapter 16: Critical discourse analysis Akira Satoh (Osaka University) Chapter 17: Socio-pragmatics of political discourse Shoji Azuma (The University of Utah) Part IV: Language Contact and Language Policy Chapter 18: Contact dialects of Japanese Yoshiyuki Asahi (NINJAL) Chapter 19: Japanese loanword and ‘lendword’ Frank E. Daulton (Ryukoku University) Chapter 20: Japanese language varieties outside Japan Mie Hiramoto (National University of Singapore) Chapter 21: Contact languages in Japan Daniel Long (Tokyo Metropolitan University) Chapter 22: Chinese characters: Variation, policy, and landscape Hiroyuki Sasahara (Waseda University) Chapter 23: Language, economy, and nation Katsumi Shibuya (Osaka University)

Handbook of Japanese Syntax

The project of compiling a series of comprehensive handbooks covering major fields of Japanese linguistics started ... 8: Handbook of Japanese Sociolinguistics – Volume 9: Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguistics – Volume 10: Handbook of ...

Author: Masayoshi Shibatani

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614516618

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 894

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Studies of Japanese syntax have played a central role in the long history of Japanese linguistics spanning more than 250 years in Japan and abroad. More recently, Japanese has been among the languages most intensely studied within modern linguistic theories such as Generative Grammar and Cognitive/Functional Linguistics over the past fifty years. This volume presents a comprehensive survey of Japanese syntax from these three research strands, namely studies based on the traditional research methods developed in Japan, those from broader functional perspectives, and those couched in the generative linguistics framework. The twenty-four studies contained in this volume are characterized by a detailed analysis of a grammatical phenomenon with broader implications to general linguistics, making the volume attractive to both specialists of Japanese and those interested in learning about the impact of Japanese syntax to the general study of language. Each chapter is authored by a leading authority on the topic. Broad issues covered include sentence types (declarative, imperative, etc.) and their interactions with grammatical verbal categories (modality, polarity, politeness, etc.), grammatical relations (topic, subject, etc.), transitivity, nominalizations, grammaticalization, word order (subject, scrambling, numeral quantifier, configurationality), case marking (ga/no conversion, morphology and syntax), modification (adjectives, relative clause), and structure and interpretation (modality, negation, prosody, ellipsis). Chapter titles Introduction Chapter 1. Basic structures of sentences and grammatical categories, Yoshio Nitta, Kansai University of Foreign Studies Chapter 2: Transitivity, Wesley Jacobsen, Harvard University Chapter 3: Topic and subject, Takashi Masuoka, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies Chapter 4: Toritate: Focusing and defocusing of words, phrases, and clauses, Hisashi Noda, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics Chapter 5: The layered structure of the sentence, Isao Iori, Hitotsubashi University Chapter 6. Functional syntax, Ken-Ichi Takami, Gakushuin University; and Susumu Kuno, Harvard University Chapter 7: Locative alternation, Seizi Iwata, Osaka City University Chapter 8: Nominalizations, Masayoshi Shibatani, Rice University Chapter 9: The morphosyntax of grammaticalization, Heiko Narrog, Tohoku University Chapter 10: Modality, Nobuko Hasegawa, Kanda University of International Studies Chapter 11: The passive voice, Tomoko Ishizuka, Tama University Chapter 12: Case marking, Hideki Kishimoto, Kobe University Chapter 13: Interfacing syntax with sounds and meanings, Yoshihisa Kitagawa, Indiana University Chapter 14: Subject, Masatoshi Koizumi, Tohoku University Chapter 15: Numeral quantifiers, Shigeru Miyagawa, MIT Chapter 16: Relative clauses, Yoichi Miyamoto, Osaka University Chapter 17: Expressions that contain negation, Nobuaki Nishioka, Kyushu University Chapter 18: Ga/No conversion, Masao Ochi, Osaka University Chapter 19: Ellipsis, Mamoru Saito, Nanzan University Chapter 20: Syntax and argument structure, Natsuko Tsujimura, Indiana University Chapter 21: Attributive modification, Akira Watanabe, University of Tokyo Chapter 22: Scrambling, Noriko Yoshimura, Shizuoka Prefectural University

Handbook of Japanese Semantics and Pragmatics

The project of compiling a series of comprehensive handbooks covering major fields of Japanese linguistics started in ... of Japanese Sociolinguistics – Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguistics – Handbook of Japanese Applied Linguistics ...

Author: Wesley M. Jacobsen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614512078

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 887

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The volume on Semantics and Pragmatics presents a collection of studies on linguistic meaning in Japanese, either as conventionally encoded in linguistic form (the field of semantics) or as generated by the interaction of form with context (the field of pragmatics), representing a range of ideas and approaches that are currently most influentialin these fields. The studies are organized around a model that has long currency in traditional Japanese grammar, whereby the linguistic clause consists of a multiply nested structure centered in a propositional core of objective meaning around which forms are deployed that express progressively more subjective meaning as one moves away from the core toward the periphery of the clause. The volume seeks to achieve a balance in highlighting both insights that semantic and pragmatic theory has to offer to the study of Japanese as a particular language and, conversely, contributions that Japanese has to make to semantic and pragmatic theory in areas of meaning that are either uniquely encoded, or encoded to a higher degree of specificity, in Japanese by comparison to other languages, such as conditional forms, forms expressing varying types of speaker modality, and social deixis.