12th Annual Conference (J-SLA2012)

J-SLA 2012

(1) Dates: June 2 and 3, 2012

(2) Place: Hosei University

(3) Plenary speaker: William O’Grady (University of Hawaii)

(4) Abstract:

Processing and Acquisition: Exploring New Possibilities

William O’Grady


Saturday, 2nd June

Language for presentation: [E] in English/[J] in Japanese

9:00 Registration (Boissonade Tower(BT)26th floor, Ichigaya Campus, Hosei Univ.)

9:20-11:30 Student Workshop (Rooms BT801, BT802, BT803)

Room BT801 (Commentator: Kano, Akihiro)

9:20-10:00 Sawada, Saori (Gunma Prefectural Women’s University) [E]

Why do some learners achieve a high level in English without significant experience in English-speaking countries?

10:05-10:45 Uemura, Takashi (University of Birmingham) [E]

How can teachers motivate Japanese learners of English with a Confucian Heritage Culture-

10:50-11:30 Yamada, Toshiyuki (The University of Tokyo) [E]

Transferability of L1 parsing preferences to L2 parsing

Room BT802 (Commentator: Shirahata, Tomohiko)

9:20-10:00 Suzuki, Kazunori (Bunkyo University) [J]

Knowledge of Japanese psych adjectives by learners of Japanese and native speakers of Japanese

10:05-10:45 Iizuka, Yoshihiko (Gunma Prefectural Women’s University) [J]

How and what kind of verbs do English textbooks for: Elementary schools and junior high schools introduce?

10:50-11:30 Ishiguro, Yoshiaki (Chuo University) [J]

The acquisition of indirect questions by Japanese learners of English

Room BT803 (Commentator: Suda, Koji)

9:20-10:00 Fukuta, Junya (Nagoya University) [J]

Statistic information of syntactic/lexical compound verb in Japanese: Toward acquisition study of compound verb from corpus analysis

10:05-10:45 Kimura, Hirotaka (Chuo University) [J]

The acquisition of English comparative morphemes by Japanese learners of English

12:20-12:25 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Sky Hall)

12:30-14:00 Oral Presentations Ⅰ (Sky Hall)

Chair: Yoshinaga, Naoko (Hirosaki Gakuin University)

12:30-13:10 Yoshimura, Noriko (University of Shizuoka) & Nakayama, Mineharu (The Ohio State University) [E]

Acquisition of wh-movement by Japanese learners of English: Feature valuation, selectional restriction, and scope interpretation

13:20-14:00 Oshita, Hiroyuki (Ohio University) [E]

U-shaped development in Japanese speakers’ acquisition of English intransitive verbs

14:05-15:35 Poster Presentations (Conference Room A)

P1-1 Suda, Koji (Toyama Prefectural University) [J]

The effects of working memory capacity and proficiency on sentence processing by Japanese learners of English

P1-2 Fukuta, Junya (Nagoya University) & Inagaki, Shunji (Nagoya University) [J]

The L2 acquisition of purpose clauses with Tameni and Youni in Japanese: Is the overgeneralization of Tameni specific to Chinese learners-

P1-3 Hasebe, Megumi (Yokohama National University), Maki, Hideki (Gifu University),& Umezawa, Toshiro (Gifu City Women’s College) [E]

An asymmetry in acquisition of the passive construction by Japanese ESL learners

P1-4 Ohyama, Kenichi (Daito Bunka University) [E]

“Juncture” relations between pitch and aspiration: Phonetic acquisition considerations for Japanese learners of English

P1-5 Ou, Shu-chen (National Sun Yat-sen University) & Hung, Wan-jen (National Sun Yat-sen University) [E]

Onset effects on the perception of L2 English vowels: A pilot study

P1-6 Yamaguchi, Yumiko (Tokyo Denki University) [E]

Development of English subordinate clauses in L2 acquisition

P1-7 Kasai, Chise (Gifu University), Takahashi, Jun A. (Osaka University), Goto, Shizuka (Gifu University), Hattori, Natsumi (Gifu University), Iwai, Arisa (Gifu University) & Minoura, Misaki (Gifu University) [E]

Bilingual cognition: Cognitive shift and English proficiency, results from item categorisation task in high school

P1-8 Itagaki, Shizuka (Kwanseigakuin University) & Yoshiizumi, Kazunori (Kobe Women’s Junior College) [J]

The challenges faced by teachers in English activities at elementary schools

P1-9 Weng, Pei-shi (Tamkang University) [E]

Code-switching as a strategy use in an EFL classroom in Taiwan

15:40-18:00 Oral Presentations Ⅱ(Sky Hall)

Chair: Urano, Ken (Hokkai-Gakuen University)

15:40-16:20 Monou, Tomoko (Keio University) [E]

L2 acquisition of null subject constructions

16:30-17:10 Mitsugi, Sanako (The University of Kansas) [E]

Lexical semantic integration in second language sentence processing of relative clauses

17:20-18:00 Yamada, Toshiyuki (The University of Tokyo) & Hirose, Yuki (The University of Tokyo) [E]

Asymmetry in Japanese EFL Learners’ on-line sensitivity to English number agreement

18:30-20:30 Conference Dinner (Lounge, BT 26th floor, Hosei University)

● You can register for the conference dinner at the reception.

● Fee: 4,500 yen (part-time teachers and students: 2,000 yen)

Sunday, 3rd June

Language for presentation: [E] in English/[J] in Japanese

9:00 Registration (Boissonade Tower(BT)26th floor, Ichigaya Campus, Hosei Univ.)

9:20-10:50 Oral Presentations Ⅲ(Sky Hall)

Chair: Yamane, Maki (Kanagawa University)

9:20-10:00 Ogawa, Mutsumi (University of Essex) [E]

The L2 mental lexicon: Evidence for reorganization of the mass-count distinction in L2 English by Japanese speakers

10:10-10:50 Akimoto, Takayuki (Chuo University), Hokari, Tomohiro (University of Essex & Chuo University) & Kumagami, Mai (City University of New York) [E]

Chinese speakers’ knowledge on Japanese Verb-Verb Compounds: A preliminary study

10:55-11:55 General Meeting (Sky Hall)

12:45-14:15 Poster Presentations (Conference Room A)

P2-1 Yagi, Takehiko (Kyoto Sangyo University) & Suzuki, Takaaki (Kyoto Sangyo University) [J]

The effect of preemption on the intransitive/transitive alternation in L2 English

P2-2 Lai, Yi-hsiu (National University of Kaohsiung) [E]

Acoustic analysis of Japanese stops produced by Taiwanese learnersCanceled

P2-3 Arakaki, Niina (Hiroshima University) & Shibata, Miki (Hiroshima University) [E]

The instructional effect on the English grammar counterfactual if: A case of Japanese EFL learners

P2-4 Yeung, Yuk (The University of Hong Kong) & Chan, Chi Ming (The University of Hong Kong) [E]

Behind the scene: A showcase of the workflow on an adjunct model of Chinese enhancement course

P2-5 Noguchi, Mari (Kwansei Gakuin University (former)), Nakano, Yoko (Kwansei Gakuin University) & Wang, Marian (Kobe University) [E]

Contextual influence on ambiguity resolution by Japanese learners of English at different proficiency levels: Two questionnaire studies

P2-6 Kawahara, Nayumi (Kyoto Sangyo University) & Kawagoe, Itsue (Kyoto Sangyo University) [J]

The effect of phonetic instruction on the understanding of word identification by stressed position in L2 English

P2-7 Ohba, Hiromasa (Joetsu University of Education) [J]

Japanese EFL learners’ Acquisition of relative clauses revisited: The application of “Latent Rank Theory”

P2-8 Suzuki, Yuichi (University of Maryland College Park) [英]

Implicit learning of Japanese verbal inflection: The pilot

P2-9 Witoon, Surasak (Thammasat University) & Singhapreecha, Pornsiri (Thammasat University) [英]

Psych verbs, causatives, and Thai learners

14:20-15:40 Plenary Address (Sky Hall)

Chair: Suzuki, Takaaki (Kyoto Sangyo University)

O’Grady, William (University of Hawaii at Manoa) [E]

Processing and Acquisition: Exploring New Possibilities

15:50-17:20 Oral Presentations Ⅳ (Sky Hall)

Chair: Koyanagi, Kaoru (Sophia University)

15:50-16:30 Taylor, Becky (University of York) [E]

Evidence against purely phrasal pitch in English speakers’ L2 Japanese

16:40-17:20 Matthews, John (Chuo University) & Kawasaki, Takako (Hosei University) [E]

Mapping acoustic cues in L2 speech perception and the acquisition of new segmental categories

17:25-17:30 Closing Remarks (Sky Hall)