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.