Ayaka Sugawara

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In the previous literature, Persian šodæn ‘to become’ has been considered to introduce telicity. For example, bidar šod ‘(lit.) awake become’ makes a typical inchoative predicate, and it is not compatible with duration-denoting for x time adverbials, as in (1). (1) kimea ye saʔæte/*bæraye ye saʔæt bidar šod (Folli et al. 2005) Kimea one hour / for one hour(More)
We examined discrimination of a second-language (L2) vowel duration contrast in English learners of Japanese (JP) with different amounts of experience using the magnetoencephalography mismatch field (MMF) component. Twelve L2 learners were tested before and after a second semester of college-level JP; half attended a regular rate course and half an(More)
Quantifier Raising (QR) is an instance of covert movement – movement which has been argued to lack an explicit cue for children to acquire. Significant attention has been given to the acquisition of QR in the literature, and many studies of the acquisition of QR have investigated children’s ability to interpret sentences where different scope relations are(More)
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