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Nozomi Tanaka « Faculty

Assistant Professor, EALC
Japanese Language Program Coordinator

tanakan at
GA 2043
(812) 855-3124


Research Interests



Publication Highlights

My research interests focus on first and second language acquisition, as well as language processing. Using experimental methods, I investigate how different structures are understood and produced by children, adults, and second language learners. I am also interested in the acquisition and maintenance of heritage languages. I have primarily worked on Japanese and Tagalog, but I also hope to work on other languages of Asia and the Pacific, including the Ryukyuan languages.