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MUROYA Akiko received an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. She worked at Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages and Kanda University of International Studies before joining NUCB in 2016, Her main research interests lie in the second language (L2) acquisition of English by Japanese adolescent classroom learners within a generative framework. She is particularly interested in:
(1) what possible sources of persistent variability are:
(2) how syntax and morphology/semantics interact;
(3) what the effect of the native language (Japanese) is
in the acquisition of L2 English,

Specialized Field

Second Language Acquisition (syntax and the interfaces)

Academic Background

Ph.D. (University of Essex)

Research Papers

  • "Testing theories of second language acquisition: evidence from Japanese learners' English / Ph.D. Thesis", University of Essex, 201508
  • "Knowledge of syntax and verbal morphology in adolescent L2 English: a Feature Reassembly account", Kansas Working Paper in Linguistics, Vol.34, 201402
  • "Selective variability in verbal morphology production by adolescent Japanese learners of English: testing two current approaches", Current Research in Applied Linguistics: Issues on Language and Cognition. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing., 201401
  • "The form of English Wh-questions produced by Japanese adolescent learners: a Feature Reassembly account", Essex Graduate Student Papers in Language and Linguistics, Vol.14, 201310
  • "Interpreting morphological variability in adolescent Japanese-English interlanguage", Papers from the Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching, Vol.6, 201212