Nozomi Tanaka: Cognitive Science Program: Indiana University Bloomington
Field of study
- child language development; language acquisition; second language acquisition; heritage languages; language processing; experimental morphosyntax; language and cognition; Japanese; Tagalog
- Ph.D., University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
- M.A., University of Pittsburgh
- I use experiments and corpora to investigate to what extent the grammatical patterns we find in languages (e.g., relative clause asymmetries, islands) can be explained in terms of processing factors and input characteristics. A major part of my work is concerned with how different populations―child first language learners, child and adult second language learners, heritage speakers, and the clinical populations—acquire, maintain, or lose the features of typologically different languages. My research centers on languages of Asia and the Pacific, such as Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog, and Ryukyuan, but I am always looking for new languages to work with.