Nozomi Tanaka


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Ph.D.Linguistics, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2016
Dissertation: An asymmetry in the acquisition of Tagalog relative clauses [PDF]
Advanced Graduate Certificate, Second Language Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2016
M.A., Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
B.A., Cognitive and Information Sciences, Chiba University, 2009


  • Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University
  • Instructor of Record, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


  • Arts & Sciences Student Research Award, University of Hawai‘i, 2014
  • East-West Center Association Summer Travel Grant, 2012
  • Japan Iron and Steel Federation/Mitsubishi Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies, Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh, 2009–2011
  • Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Fellowship, 2009–2011
  • Ibuka Masaru Memorial Fund Scholarship, 2005–2009

Research Position

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Linguistics, University of the Philippines Diliman (Summer 2014 & 2015)


  • Japanese: Native
  • English: Full Professional Proficiency
  • Tagalog: Limited Working Proficiency

For publications and other research outputs, please see Research.