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English Vocabulary and Word-Formation: Synchronic and Diachronic Approaches

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My main research fields are English vocabulary, word-formation, and morphology. English is unique in possessing very rich amount of high-quality corpora and also in functioning the first ‘world language' in history, engendering dialects of non-native speakers all over the world. Using these original features as our data source allows us to watch and experience the process of how words and morphemes appear, grow, mature, and disappear.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry
My research could be useful for those interested in i) Construction and development of English dictionaries and corpora, ii) machine translation and language processing, iii) English education, and iv) coinages and naming in English

Graduate School of Information Sciences
NAGANO, Akiko, Associate Professor

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Universal Design in Language Use

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My current research topic is "universal design in language use," with special reference to order in language and thought. In particular, I am investigating (1) similarities and differences in neural processing of languages with different basic word orders, (2) to what extent the order in non-verbal thought is affected by the order in language, and vice versa, and (3) what is the optimal order in human language and human thought, if any.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry
Although I am conducting basic research, I believe it helps develop effective language teaching/learning methods, rehabilitation programs for aphasia, and so on.

Graduate School of Arts and Letters
KOIZUMI, Masatoshi, Professor PhD