Professor Mineharu Nakayama Publishes New Book on Japanese Language Acquisition

October 6, 2017
Mineharu Nakayama

Mineharu Nakayama, DEALL professor of Japanese linguistics, has just published Studies in Chinese and Japanese Language Acquisition (John Benjamins, 2017), a coedited volume with Yi-ching Su and Aijun Huang honoring Stephen Crain, a leading figure in the study of child language acquisition from a theoretical linguistic perspective (a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a Macquarie University Distinguished Professor). The book includes contributions from his former students, friends, and colleagues who discuss experiments with the Truth Value Judgment Task (TVJT), one of his methodological inventions, on three syntactic and semantic domains: binding, scope interaction, and wh- and logical expressions. The book is a state-of-the-art collection that offers a picture of cutting-edge research on children’s and adult’s Chinese and Japanese language acquisition.