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.
Second Language Acquisition (syntax and the interfaces)
Ph.D., University of Essex
- Akiko Muroya (2019) Why are Subject wh-Questions More Difficult than Object wh-Questions?: A Study of Japanese Young Learners of English . The Selected Proceedings of the 2017 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF)
- Akiko Muroya (2018) L1 Transfer in L2 Acquisition of English Verbal Morphology by Japanese Young Instructed Learners. Languages 2019/4 (1) :2226-471X
- Akiko Muroya (2015) Testing theories of second language acquisition: evidence from Japanese learners' English / Ph.D. Thesis. University of Essex