Ayaka Sugawara （菅原 彩加） Last update: April 10th, 2015
I'm an Associate professor (lecturer) at Mie University in Mie, Japan. Also I am pursuing my PhD in linguistics at MIT. I received my B.A. and M.A. in English linguistics from the University of Tokyo. My main interests are first language acquisition, semantics, pragmatics, interaction of prosody and semantics, and sentence processing.
ayakasug at ars.mie hyphen u.ac.jp (convert "at" and "hyphen")
ayakasug at mit dot edu
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Tsu-city, Mie 514-8507
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I am at College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Mie University
I am from MIT Linguistics Department
I am an editor of Semantics-Syntax Interface journal
I played violin in New Philharmonia Orchestra
A picture from a Halloween family concert in 2011.
We do not usually play in costumes.
My current projects include
My lifelong research question and motivation to do linguistics is "why do only human beings speak language?" and "How come children develop the mapping between sound and meaning so efficiently?" My focus is on sentence-level interpretations, rather than lexical acquisition.