Masaya Yoshida

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Research Interests

The focus of Professor Yoshida’s research is on aspects of syntactic representations both in static knowledge of language and in real time sentence processing. The studies he has carried out so far attempted to integrate work in theoretical and typological syntax and experimental psycholinguistics in order to reveal representations of sentence structures built in real time and mechanisms working behind online sentence processing

Specific interests:

  • Online Sentence Processing: Syntactic prediction in online sentence processing, Processing of Islands, Processing of Ellipsis.
  • Syntax: Cross-Linguistic Studies on Island Constraints, Ellipsis Phenomena (the syntax of sluicing and gapping), P-stranding Parameter, The syntax of conditional clauses.

Education/Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

… → 2006

Linguistics, MA, Sophia University

… → 2000

English Literature, BA, Meiji Gakuin University

… → 1998

Research interests

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sentence processing
  • Syntax


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