Prof. Mineharu Nakayama

Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

The Ohio State University, USA




1988 Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Linguistics

1986 M.A., University of Connecticut, Linguistics

1983 B.A., Waseda University, English Language and Literature

Publications (selected)

  1. Nakayama, M. (ed.) Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguistics. Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. May 2015.
  2. Tsuchiya, S., N. Yoshimura & M. Nakayama. “Subject Nouns in L2 Japanese Storytelling: A Preliminary Study.” Ars Linguistica 21, 89-102. February 2015.
  3. Kahraman, B. & M. Nakayama. “Interpretations of kare/kanojo by Turkish speaking learners of Japanese.” Ars Linguistica 21, 18-38. February 2015.
  4. Shirahata, T., N. Yoshimura, M. Nakayama, & K. Sawasaki. “Japanese EFL learners’ knowledge of coreference in tensed and infinitive constructions.” Studies in English Language and Literature 35, 57-70. February 2015.
  5. Masumoto, A. & M. Nakayama. “Interpretations of the overt pronouns in L2 Japanese.” Studies in Language Sciences 13, 146-165. December 2014.
  6. Yoshimura, N., K. Sawasaki, M. Nakayama, R. Kawasaki, & A. Fujimori. “Morphosyntactic-semantic mappings and acquisition of English present perfect.” Journal of International Relations and Comparative Culture 12.2, 133-147. March 2014.
  7. Fujimori, A., N. Yoshimura, M. Nakayama, K. Sawasaki, & S. Takeda. “Acquisition of English Perfectives by Japanese Adult Learners.” Ars Linguistica 20, 62-72. December 2013.
  8. Kashiwagi, A. & M. Nakayama. “Processing relative clauses and working memory in L2 Japanese.” Second Language 11, 27-45. December 2012.
  9. Yoshimura, N., M. Nakayama, A. Fujimori & K. Sawasaki. “L3 Acquisition of Zibun by Chinese Learners of Japanese.” Ars Linguistica 19, 133-144. November 2012.
  10. Pimentel, C. & M. Nakayama. “Pronominal interpretations in L2 Japanese.” Journal of Japanese Linguistics 28, 111-131. November 2012.
  11. Yoshimura, N. M. Nakayama, T. Shirahata, K. Sawasaki, & Y. Terao. “Locality and zibun in L2 Japanese.” Journal of Japanese Linguistics 28, 89-110. November 2012.
  12. Yoshimura, N. & M. Nakayama. “L2 Acquisition of overt WH-movement revisited.” Ars Linguistica 18, 194-216. November 2011.
  13. Kano, A. & M. Nakayama. “Notes on picture noun reflexives: Awareness and structural/functional constraints.” Ars Linguistica 18, 1-16. November 2011.
  14. Yoshimura, N. & M. Nakayama. “Why is /s/ more difficult than WH-movement?” Kotoba-to Bunka [Language and Culture] 15, 41-51. November 2011.
  15. Kang, S., A. Kashiwagi, M. Nakayama & S. R. Speer. 2011. “A cross-modal naming study: Effects of prosodic boundaries on the comprehension of relative clauses in Japanese.” Cross-cultural Studies 24, 271-290. September 2011.
  16. Goss, S. & M. Nakayama. “Prosody and comprehension in oral reading by L2 Japanese learners.” Second Language 10. June 2011.
  17. Yoshimura, N. & M. Nakayama. Kaigai tanki eigo kenshuu-to dai 2 gengo shuutoku (‘Short-term English study abroad and L2 acquisition’). Tokyo: Hituzi Syobo. April 2010.
  18. Yoshimura, N. & M. Nakayama. “Expletives in L2 English and narrow syntax.” Ars Linguistica 17, 161-175. December 2010.
  19. Yoshimura, N. & M. Nakayama. “A critical period hypothesis and fossilization: A case study of Japanese EFL speakers.” Chubu Eigo Kyooiku Kiyo 39. 161-166. March 2010.
  20. Nakayama, M. & N. Yoshimura. “Eigoryoku-no koojoo-ni yakudatsu kaigai kenshuu-towa [Useful study abroad programs to improve one’s English proficiency].” Eigo Kyoiku [The English Teacher’s Magazine] 57. 13. 50-53. February 2009.
  21. Nakayama, M. & N. Yoshimura. “Japanese EFL Learners’ Skills Improvement and the Length of Study Abroad Programs.” Ars Linguistica 15. 54-64. November 2008.
  22. Yoshimura, N. & M. Nakayama. “Japanese Health Sciences doctoral students in a study abroad context.” Journal of International Relations and Comparative Culture 7.1. 151-161. September 2008.
  23. Yoshimura, N., M. Nakayama & K. Sawasaki. "Tanki kaigaikenshuu program-to eigoryoku-no koojoo [A short-term study abroad program and the improvement of English skills].” Ars Linguistica 13. 92-102. November 2006.
  24. Nakayama, M., R. Mazuka, & Y. Shirai (eds.). “Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics.” Vol. 2: Japanese. Cambridge University Press. August 2006.
  25. Kano, A. & M. Nakayama. "Variable Binding and Zibun in L2 Japanese." Ars Linguistica 11. 41-67. December 2004.