Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Education & Training
Ph.D., Cornell University 1990
M.S., University of Edinburgh (Scotland) 1984
Language acquisition and psycholinguistics. In particular, she is interested in the development and consequences of acquiring very different types of languages. The research has taken a cross-linguistic approach between English and Japanese, and her current research involves the following three areas: (1) study of sentence comprehension strategies by adult and child speakers of Japanese and English; (2) cross-linguistic study of infants' speech perception; and (3) influence of acquiring language specific categories on cognition.