Curriculum Vitae

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Education

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


Academic Appointments

Indiana University

Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (2016–Present)

Additional affiliations at Indiana University:

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics (2019–Present)
  • Affiliated Member, Cognitive Science Program (2018–Present)
  • Faculty Member, Southeast Asian & ASEAN Studies Program (2016–Present)

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Instructor of Record, Department of Linguistics (2012–2016)


Other Institutional Affiliation

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


Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., & Bondoc, I. P. (2019). An asymmetry in the acquisition of relative clauses: Evidence from Tagalog. First Language, 39(6), 618–632. https://doi.org/10.1177/0142723719859090 [Accepted Version PDF] [Please e-mail me to request the published version of the paper]

Bondoc, I. P., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., & Tanaka, N. (2018). Agrammatism in Tagalog: Voice and relativisation. Aphasiology, 32(5), 598–617. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2017.1366417 [Accepted Version PDF] [Please e-mail me to request the published version of the paper]

Conference Proceedings

Camp, A., & Tanaka, N. (2019). Integration of structural probabilities in speech production: Evidence from Japanese relative clauses. In S. Calhoun, P. Escudero, M. Tabain & P. Warren (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019 (pp. 3295–3298). Canberra: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc. http://intro2psycholing.net/ICPhS/

Bondoc, I. P., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Tanaka, N., Chua, E. C., de Leon, A. C., & Siscar, J. A. (2018). More relativization asymmetries: Children find locative and benefactive relative clauses difficult. In A. B. Bertolini & M. J. Kaplan (Eds.), BUCLD 42: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol.1) (pp. 72–85). Somerville, Cascadilla Press. http://www.lingref.com/bucld/42/BUCLD42-06.pdf

Tanaka, N., & Schwartz, B. D. (2018). Investigating relative clause island effects in native and nonnative adult speakers of Japanese. In A. B. Bertolini & M. J. Kaplan (Eds.), BUCLD 42: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2)(pp. 750–763). Somerville, Cascadilla Press. http://www.lingref.com/bucld/42/BUCLD42-58.pdf

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Kim, C.-E., Hattori, R., Bondoc, I. P. M., & Soriano, J. U. (2016). An agent advantage in Tagalog relative clause comprehension. In H. Hsieh (Ed.), AFLA 22: The Proceedings of the 22nd Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (pp. 191‒202). Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/101155 [PDF]

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Kim, C.-E., Hattori, R., Bondoc, I. P. M., & Soriano, J. U. (2015). Split focus preferences in Tagalog: Evidence from child language. In A. Camp, Y. Otsuka, C. Stabile, & N. Tanaka (Eds.), AFLA 21: The Proceedings of the 21st Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (pp. 279‒288). Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95329 [PDF]

Tanaka, N., & Shirai, Y. (2014). L1 acquisition of Japanese transitive verbs: How do children acquire grammar in the absence of clear evidence? In S. Nam, H. Ko, & J. Jun (Eds.), Japanese/Korean Linguistics (Vol. 21) (pp. 281-295). Stanford, CA: CSLI. [PDF]

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Kim, C.-E., Hattori, R., Bondoc, I. P. M., & Soriano, J. U. (2014). Acquisition of Tagalog relative clauses. In W. Orman & M. J. Valleau (Eds.), BUCLD 38: Proceedings of the 38th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol.2)(pp. 463‒470). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [Accepted Version PDF]

Edited Volume

Camp, A., Otsuka, Y., Stabile, C., & Tanaka, N. (2016). AFLA 21: Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association. Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95329

Archived Materials

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Kim, C.-E., Hattori, R., Bondoc, I. P. M., & Soriano, J. U. (2016). “Relative clause elicitation pictures.” Nozomi Tanaka Collection. Kaipuleohone: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/42192. Type: language description. Media: image. Access: public. Resource ID: NT1-001.

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Kim, C.-E., Hattori, R., Bondoc, I. P. M., & Soriano, J. U. (2016). “Relative clause elicited production task.” Nozomi Tanaka Collection. Kaipuleohone: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/42193. Type: language description. Media: image, audio. Access: public. Resource ID: NT1-002.

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Kim, C.-E., Hattori, R., Bondoc, I. P. M., & Soriano, J. U. (2016). “Relative clause comprehension task.” Nozomi Tanaka Collection. Kaipuleohone: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/42194. Type: language description. Media: image. Access: public. Resource ID: NT1-003.

Gao, K. & Tanaka, N. (2015). “The cat story.” Katie Gao Collection—Languages of China. Kaipuleohone: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/37486. Type: language description. Media: text. Access: public. Resource ID: KG2-063.


Honors/Awards

JCHAT Award (Best Paper) for “Acquisition of Tagalog focus system”, The 16th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences, 2014

Arts & Sciences Student Research Award, University of Hawai‘i, 2014

Paula Menyuk Travel Award for “Acquisition of Tagalog relative clauses”, The 38th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 38), 2013

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

Presentations

Please see Schedule for recent and upcoming talks!

Invited Talks

Tanaka, N. (2019). Asymmetries in Tagalog relative clauses: Insights from child language. School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, August 2.

Tanaka, N. (2018) An asymmetry in Tagalog relative clauses: Evidence from child language. Department of Linguistics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. September 21.

Tanaka, N. (2018). Island effects in Japanese: Insights from L1 and L2 experimental data. Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. March 16.

Tanaka, N. (2017). Subject relative clause advantage in Tagalog: Insights from child language. Department of English and Applied Linguistics, Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education, De La Salle University-Manila. July 21.

Tanaka, N. (2017). Ajia no gengo kara manabu gengo no shikumi: Tagarogugo kankēsetsu kenkyū o tōshite [Learning from languages in Asia: Through Tagalog relative clause research]. Institute of Cultural Studies, Chuo University. June 28.

Tanaka, N. (2017). Nihongo kankēsetsu ni okeru “shima no sēyaku”: Nihongo bogo washa to nihongo gakushūsha no jikken dēta o motoni [Island constraints in Japanese: Experimental evidence from native and second language speakers]. Department of Languages and Cultures, University of the Ryukyus. June 14.

Tanaka, N. (2016). Tagarogugo kankēsetsu de manabu gengo no shikumi / Amerika de no kenkyū seikatsu [Learning how language works through studying Tagalog relative clauses / Research life in America]. Center for Frontier Science, Chiba University. Oct 7.

Tanaka, N. (2015). It’s all relative: Experimental approaches to Tagalog relative clauses. The 93rd Anniversary of the University of the Philippines Department of Linguistics. August 13.

Tanaka, N. (2014). Relative clause asymmetry: The case of Tagalog. Department of Linguistics, University of the Philippines Diliman. November 11.

Tanaka, N. (2013). Language and identity. Center of Applied Psychology Lecture/Workshop Series, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas. August 13.

Tanaka, N. (2011). Nihongo daiichi gengo shūtoku ni okeru dōshikōkōzō no shūtoku [L1 acquisition of Japanese verb argument structure]. Department of Behavioral Sciences, Chiba University. July 26.

Conference Presentations

Cherici, A., Chang, Y.-Y., & Tanaka, N. (2019, October). The production of relative clauses by L1-English learners of Chinese. Paper presented at the NINJAL-UHM Linguistics Workshop on Syntax-Semantics Interface, Language Acquisition, and Naturalistic Data Analysis, Honolulu, HI. [Slides]

Cherici, A., Chang, Y.-Y., & Tanaka, N. (2019, October). Evaluation of cues in L1 Chinese input and output: A Competition Model approach to corpus data. Poster presented at the NINJAL-UHM Linguistics Workshop on Syntax-Semantics Interface, Language Acquisition, and Naturalistic Data Analysis, Honolulu, HI. [Poster]

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., & Bondoc, I. P. (2019, September). Comprehension and production of word order and voice in bilingual Tagalog speakers. Poster presented at the 2019 Second Language Research Forum, East Lansing, MI. [Poster]

Camp, A. & Tanaka, N. (2019, August). Integration of structural probabilities in speech production: Evidence from Japanese relative clauses. Poster presented at the 19th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia.

Tanaka, N., & Shirai, Y. (2019, June). Estimating cue strengths based on corpus data: The case of L1 and L2 Japanese. Poster presented at CHILDES, TalkBank, Competition, Emergentism: Honoring the Impact of Brian MacWhinney on Language Research, Pittsburgh, PA.

Tanaka, N., Chang, Y.-Y., Cherici, A., Frank, M., Li, X., Lin, Y.-L., Wong, V., Wu, Y.-S., Yu, L., Adams, M., Nam, B., & Lidster, R. (2019, June). L1 acquisition of Chinese transitive verb argument structure. Poster presented at CHILDES, TalkBank, Competition, Emergentism: Honoring the Impact of Brian MacWhinney on Language Research, Pittsburgh, PA.

Bondoc, I. P., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., & Tanaka, N. (2018, July). Deficits in Tagalog speakers with agrammatism on declarative clauses. Paper presented at the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists Convention 2018 “Transcend: Moving Toward Excellence in Practice,” Taguig City, Philippines.

Bondoc, I. P., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., & Tanaka, N. (2018, May). Effects of pronoun case on sentence comprehension among Tagalog-speaking children. Poster presented at the 25th Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, Taipei, Taiwan.

Bondoc, I. P., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., & Tanaka, N. (2017, November). Deficits in declarative sentence production and comprehension among Tagalog speakers with agrammatic aphasia. Poster presented at the 2017 American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Tanaka, N., & Schwartz, B. D. (2017, November). Investigating relative clause island effects in native and nonnative adult speakers of Japanese. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 42), Boston, MA.

Bondoc, I. P., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Tanaka, N., Chua, E. C., de Leon, A. C., & Siscar, J. A. (2017, November). More relativization asymmetries: Children find locative and benefactive relative clauses difficult. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 42), Boston, MA.

Tanaka, N., & Schwartz, B. D. (2017, October). Relative clause island effects: An experimental investigation of native and nonnative Japanese. Poster presented at the 25th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Tanaka, N., & Schwartz, B. D. (2017, September). An investigation of relative clause island effects in L1 and L2 Japanese. Poster presented at the 27th Annual conference of the European Second Language Association, Reading, UK.

Tanaka, N., & Schwartz, B. D. (2017, July). Relative clause island effects in L1 and L2 Japanese. Paper presented at the 19th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS2017), Kyoto, Japan.

Tanaka, N., & Schwartz, B. D. (2017, June). Relative clause island effects in Japanese: Insights from L1 and L2 data. Paper presented at the 11th International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-11), Taipei, Taiwan.

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Bondoc, I. P. M., & Soriano, J. U. (2016, November). Differential preferences in the acquisition of a symmetrical voice language. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 41), Boston, MA.

Otsuka, Y., & Tanaka, N. (2016, June). Tagalog oblique relative clauses. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 23), Tokyo, Japan. [Handout]

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Kim, C.-E., Hattori, R., Bondoc, I. P. M., & Soriano, J. U. (2015, July). Relative clause asymmetry: The case of Tagalog. Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (13-ICAL), Taipei, Taiwan.

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Kim, C.-E., Hattori, R., Bondoc, I. P. M., & Soriano, J. U. (2015, May). An agent advantage in Tagalog relative clause comprehension. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 22), Montreal, Canada.

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Kim, C.-E., Hattori, R., Bondoc, I. P. M., & Soriano, J. U. (2014, June). Acquisition of Tagalog focus system. Paper presented at the 16th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS2014), Saitama, Japan. Received the JCHAT Award (Best Paper). [Slides]

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Kim, C.-E., Hattori, R., Bondoc, I. P. M., & Soriano, J. U. (2014, May). Split focus preferences in Tagalog: Evidence from child language. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 21), Honolulu, HI.

Tanaka, N., O’Grady, W., Deen, K., Kim, C.-E., Hattori, R., Bondoc, I. P. M., & Soriano, J. U. (2013, November). Acquisition of Tagalog relative clauses. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 38), Boston, MA. Received the Paula Menyuk Travel Award.

Tanaka, N. (2012, August). Japanese-Filipino youths as an emerging category of language acquisition. Paper presented in the Panel “Migration, Language, and Identity of Transnational Japanese-Filipino Youths” at the 3rd International Conference on Filipino as Global Language, Manila, Philippines.

Tanaka, N., & Shirai, Y. (2011, October). L1 acquisition of Japanese transitive verbs: How do children acquire grammar in the absence of clear evidence? Paper presented at the 21st Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conferences (JK21), Seoul, Korea.


Service to the Profession

Reviewer: Journal Articles

First Language

Glossa: a journal of general linguistics

Studies in Language

Studies in Second Language Acquisition

Reviewer: Conference Abstracts

Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition–North America

Generative Linguistics of the Old World (GLOW) in Asia

Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference

Linguistic Society of America

Second Language Research Forum

Conference Organization

The 8th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition–North America (2017–2018)

The Workshop on Experimental Approaches to East Asian Linguistics (2016)

The 21st Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (2013–2014)

Conference Volunteering

Annual Graduate Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics, & Literature, University of Hawai‘i (2013, 2016)

East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (2012, 2014, 2015)

International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (2015)

Linguistics Society of America (2010–2011)


Professional Affiliations

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ)

Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese (AITJ)

The Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA)

Linguistic Society of America (LSA)


Languages

Japanese: Native

English: Full Professional Proficiency

Tagalog: Limited Working Proficiency

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