Tohoku University. Research Profiles


Universal Design in Language Use



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


Related Information

Koizumi, Masatoshi, Jungho Kim, 他5名 (2012) Left inferior frontal activations differentially modulated by scrambling in ditransitive sentences. The Open Medical Imaging Journal 6: 70-79.
Yusa, Noriaki, Masatoshi Koizumi, Jungho Kim, 他6名 (2011) Second-language instinct and instruction effects: Nature and nurture in second-language acquisition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 23: 2716-2730.
Koizumi, Masatoshi, and Katsuo Tamaoka (2010) Psycholinguistic evidence for the VP-internal subject position in Japanese. Linguistic Inquiry 41: 663–680.