SUGAWARA, Ayaka

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Affiliation

Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Creative Science and Engineering

Job title

Associate Professor

Research Institute 【 display / non-display

  • 2020
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    2022

    理工学術院総合研究所   兼任研究員

Education 【 display / non-display

  • 2010.09
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    2016.09

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology   Department of Linguistics and Philosophy  

  • 2008.04
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    2010.03

    The University of Tokyo   Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology   Department of English Language and Literature  

  • 2004.04
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    2008.03

    The University of Tokyo   Faculty of Letters   Department of English Language and Literature  

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • 2016.09   Massachusetts Institute of Technology   PhD in linguistics

  • 2010.03   The University of Tokyo   MA

  • 2008.03   The University of Tokyo   BA

Research Experience 【 display / non-display

  • 2021.04
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    Now

    Waseda University   Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • 2019.04
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    2021.03

    Waseda University   Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • 2017.04
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    2019.03

    Mie University   Faculty of Humanities, Law and Economics Department of Humanities

  • 2015.04
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    2017.03

    Mie University

Professional Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • 2019
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    Now

    The Japanese Society for Language Studies

  • 2014
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    Now

    Linguistic Society of America

  • 2010
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    The Linguistic Society of Japan

 

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • English linguistics

  • Linguistics

Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • semantics

  • pragmatics

  • language acquisition

  • linguistics

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Tte in Complementizer Use Is a Strong Logophoric Complementizer

    Frank Sode, Ayaka Sugawara

    Japanese/Korean Linguistics Volume 28    2021.10  [Refereed]  [International journal]  [International coauthorship]

  • Manipulating π-geometry of (pronominal) zibun in Kansai Japanese and its relevance to imposters

    Satoshi Ito, Koji Shimamura, Ayaka Sugawara

    Proceedings of the 158th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan     281 - 287  2019.06  [Refereed]

  • On the deliberative use of the German modal sollte

    Frank Sode, Ayaka Sugawara

    New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence: JSAI-isAI 2018 Workshops, JURISIN, AI-Biz, SKL, LENLS, IDAA, Yokohama, Japan, November 12-14, 2018, Rivised Selected Papers (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)     341 - 356  2019  [Refereed]  [International journal]  [International coauthorship]

  • Quantifier scope and intonation in German

    Kazuko Yatsushiro, Ayaka Sugawara, Uli Sauerland

    Proceedings of the 43rd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development     730 - 743  2019  [Refereed]  [International journal]  [International coauthorship]

  • Revisiting accent in Japanese given names: Stem-like accent with feet faithfulness

    Yu Tanaka, Ayaka Sugawara

    Proceedings of Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics 13 (WAFL13)    2018  [Refereed]  [International journal]

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Research Projects 【 display / non-display

  • 早期英語教育が第一言語獲得に及ぼす影響

    挑戦的研究(萌芽)

    Project Year :

    2021.07
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    2024.03
     

    菅原 彩加

    Authorship: Principal investigator

  • Role of Question under Discussion in ambiguous sentences

    Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists

    Project Year :

    2019.04
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    2021.03
     

    Ayaka Sugawara

    Authorship: Principal investigator

  • Sentences with 'only' and Question-Answer Congruence in the acquisition study: Comparative study in Japanese and English

    Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)

    Project Year :

    2016.04
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    2018.03
     

    SUGAWARA Ayaka

    Authorship: Principal investigator

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    In the experiment where a prompt question is a "broad-question," the accuracy of the Subject-only sentences by children was 29.6%, while in the experiment where a prompt question is a "narrow-question," the accuracy was 70.8%. In the experiment where a numeral is used in the subject position of a sentence with 'only,' the accuracy for the 3-year-olds was 65%, that for the 4-year-olds was 61.5%, that for the 5-year-olds was 69.2%, that for the 6-year-olds was 94.2%. Previous literature argues that the difficulty that children have toward comprehending sentences with 'only' in the subject position is due to the lack of grammar at that stage. However, the results of this study suggest that children do have the grammar, but what is missing is the knowledge of how to locate the focus in a given sentence with 'only.'

Specific Research 【 display / non-display

  • 第一言語獲得および第二言語習得における議論中の質問の研究

    2020  

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    本研究では、意味論・語用論分野における「議論中の質問 (Question under Discussion; Roberts 1996/2021, Büring 2003)」という概念が幼児の第一言語獲得および第二言語習得において文の解釈にどのような影響を与えるかを考察するものである。第一言語獲得研究に関しては統語的に解釈が一義的に定まる取り立て詞(例:「だけ」「しか~ない」)、文脈を決める韻律により焦点の解釈が定まる副詞(例:「いつも」)、量化子の作用域が関わる文(例:「すべての~は…なかった」)の三種類について実験を行った。第二言語習得に関しては、韻律により焦点の解釈が定まる副詞として“only”と”always”を用いた英文、量化子の作用域が関わる英文を英語学習者対象にパイロット実験を行っている。

  • 議論中の質問が曖昧な文に及ぼす役割に関する日英語研究

    2019  

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    本研究では、外国語学習(第二言語習得)における中間言語の存在を意味論・語用論的観点から考察している。中間言語とは、学習でも第一言語からの転移でもない第二言語に関する学習者の知識である。英語において、表面上は一通りであるが解釈が複数通り考えられる文が存在する(複数の量化子の作用域が関わるもの、取り立て詞の焦点が複数存在しうるもの、会話の推意計算が状況により変化するもの、など)。これらの現象についての「議論中の質問」という概念の影響を調査している。量化子の作用域が関わるものについては大きな影響が見られなかったものの、会話の推意計算の例では影響が見られるようである。今後他の現象との関連性も調査する。

 

Syllabus 【 display / non-display

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Committee Memberships 【 display / non-display

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    The United Associations of Language Studies  Secretariat

  • 2021.04
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    The Linguistics Society of Japan  Standing Committee