Yuriko Oshima-Takane

Yuriko Oshima-Takane
Adjunct Professor
Office: off campus

Ph.D. 1985 (McGill University) Joined Department in 2013

Area of expertise

Language acquisition, Language learning mechanisms, Sentence processing

Yuriko Oshima-Takane investigates the underlying mechanisms as well as environmental factors that together determine the course of early language development. Her recent research includes cross-linguistic study on early word learning in children and effects of linguistic input and social interactions on bilingual and monolingual acquisition. In addition to her empirical studies, she conducts computer modeling experiments and network analysis to understand semantic representations and the developmental mechanisms in children.

Representative Publications

Lippeveld, M. & Oshima-Takane, Y. (2020). Children’s initial understanding of the related meanings of polysemous noun-verb pairs. Language Learning and Development, 16 (3), 204-269.

Oshima-Takane, Y. (2019). Toddlers’ use of a third party’s eye gaze information in verb-action mapping.  Proceedings of 42nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 502-522. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Zvaigzne. M., Oshima-Takane, Y. & Hirakawa, M. (2019). How does language proficiency affects children’s iconic gesture use.  Applied Psycholinguistics, 40, 555-583.

Lippeveld, M. & Oshima-Takane, Y. (2015). Nouns to verbs and verbs to nouns: When do children acquire denominal verbs and deverbal nouns? Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics, 36(3) 559-588.

Lippeveld, M. & Oshima-Takane, Y. (2014). The effect of input on children’s cross-categorical use of polysemous noun-verb pairs.  Language Acquisition, 22(3), 209-239.

Nakano, H., Rosario, M., Oshima-Takane, Y., Pierce, L., & Tate, S. (2014). Electrophysiological response to omitted stimulus in sentence processing. Neuroreport, 25(14), 1169-1174.