Chie Nakamura

Chie Nakamura NAKAMURA, Chie (中村 智栄)
Associate Professor of the Center for the English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE)
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Office: Bldg. 61-0502B
Email: cnakamuraaoni dot waseda dot jp

Education

Post-Doc University of California Los Angeles, 2016-2019
Post-Doc Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014-2016
Ph.D. Keio University, 2013
Dissertation: Online structural analysis in processing L1 Japanese and L2 English
M.A.  Keio University, 2010
B.A.  Keio University, 2008

Research Areas and Interests

Psycholinguistics, Sentence processing, Second language processing

Main Courses Taught in 2019

  • Laboratory English
  • Academic English
  • Concept Building and Discussion
  • Academic Study Skills

Recent Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings

  • Nakamura, C., Arai, M. Hirose, Y., & Flynn, S. (2020). An extra cue is beneficial for native speakers but can be disruptive for second language learners: Integration of prosody and visual context in syntactic ambiguity resolusion. Frontiers in Psychology. 
  • Nakamura, C., Harris, J. A., & Jun, S. A. (2019). Listener's belief influences prosodic adaptation: Anticipatory use of contrastive accent during visual search. Proceedings of International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 2019. 
  • Nakamura, C., Harris, J. A., & Jun, S. A. (2019). L2 adaptation to unreliable prosody during structural analysis: A visual world study. BUCLD 43 Proceedings, 454-468.
  • Nakamura, C.,Arai, M. & Harada, Y. (2019). Difference between L1 and L2 language processing in the use of subcategorization information: Evidence from syntactic priming. Gengokenkyu (Text in Japanese).
  • Berzak, Y.  Nakamura, C. Flynn, S. & Katz, B. (2017). Predicting native language from gaze. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. 541-551.
  • Nakamura, C., Arai, M. Hirose, Y., & Flynn, S. (2016). Prosody helps L1 speakers but confuses L2 learners: Influence of L+H* pitch accent on referential ambiguity resolution. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 8. 577-581. 
  • Arai, M. and Nakamura, C. (2016). It's harder to break a relationship when you commit long. Plos One, 11, doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0156482 

International Conference Presentations

2019

  • Nakamura, C., Harris, J. A., & Jun, S. A. Listener's belief influences prosodic adaptation: Anticipatory use of contrastive accent during visual search. Paper to be presented at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences ICPhS 2019. August 2019.
  • Nakamura, C., Harris, J. A., & Jun, S. A. Listeners' belief about the speaker and adaptation to the deviant use of prosody. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Colorado Boulder, March 2019. 
  • Harris, J. A., Nakamura, C., Bethany Sturman, & Jun, S. A. Prosody-meaning mismatches in PP ambiguity: Incremental processing with pupillometry. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Colorado Boulder, March 2019. 

2018

  • Nakamura, C., Harris, J. A., & Jun, S. A. Adaptation to speaker-specific prosody during visual search. Paper presented at California Meeting on Psycholinguistics 2018, University of Southern California, December 2018.
  • Nakamura, C., Harris, A. J., Jun, S. A., & Hirose, Y. L2 adaptation to unreliable prosody during structural analysis: A visual world study. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston University, November 2018.
  • Nakamura, C., Harris, A. J., & Jun, S. A. Cue reliability affects anticipatory use of prosody in processing globally ambiguous sentences. Paper presented at the 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, UC Davis, March 2018.
  • Nakamura, C., Harris, A. J., Jun, S.A., & Hirose, Y. Predictive processing and reliability in the influence of prosody in L2 structural analysis. Poster presented at the 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, UC Davis, March 2018.

2017

  • Nakamura, C., Harris, A. J., & Jun, S.A. Anticipatory effects and the reliability of prosody in processing globally ambiguous structures. Paper presented at the California Meeting on Psycholinguistics, UCLA, December 2017.
  • Nakamura, C. The use of prosody by children, adults, and learners: Similarities and differences. Invited Symposium at the Japan Society for Language Sciences 19th Annual International Conference, Kyoto Women’s University, July 2017.
  • Berzak, Y. Nakamura, C. Flynn, S. & Katz, B. Predicting native language from gaze. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Vancouver, Canada, July 2017.

2016

  • Nakamura, C., & Flynn, S. It needs to be specific: Contribution of semantic information in L2 learners' processing of English relative clause structures. Paper presented at the 35th Second Language Research Forum, Teachers College, Columbia University, September 2016.
  • Nakamura, C., & Flynn, S. Semantic ambiguity makes it difficult for L2 learners to understand English relative clause sentences. Poster presented at the 10th International Conference on Multilingualism and Third Language Acquisition, University of Vienna, Austria, September 2016.
  • Arai, M., Nakamura, C., & Hirose, Y. Priming from a previously predicted but unseen verb. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Basque, Spain, September 2016.
  • Ying, D. & Nakamura, C. Language switching costs in picture naming: Evidence from highly proficient Chinese learners of Japanese. Poster presented at the 9th International Workshop on Language Production. La Jolla, California, U.S.A., July 2016.
  • Nakamura, C., Arai, M., Hirose, Y., & Flynn, S. Prosody helped L1 speakers but confuses L2 learners: Influence of L+H* pitch accent on referential ambiguity resolution. Poster presented at Speech Prosody 2016, Boston University, U.S.A., June 2016.
  • Nakamura, C., Arai, M., Hirose, Y., & Flynn, S. Restricted fine-grained parsing in second language: Influence of lexically specific information in L2 processing. Paper presented at International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 2016.

Grants

  • 科学研究費補助金(基盤研究(B))『第二言語の適応的な文理解とプロソディーの影響:眼球運動計測と数理モデルによる検証』研究代表者. 平成31年度- 34年度.
  • 科学研究費補助金(若手研究(A))『複数被験者の眼球運動同時計測環境の開発と視線検知型英語学習プログラムへの応用』研究代表者. 16,420千円. 平成27年度- 30年度.
  • 科学研究費補助金(基盤研究(B))『日本人英語学習者のインタラクション(相互行為)を通じた自律的相互学習プロセス解明』連携研究者. 平成27年度- 31年度.
  • 科学研究費補助金(挑戦的萌芽研究)『日本人英語学習者の文理解における動詞下位範疇化情報の使用:眼球運動計測による検証』 研究代表者. 2,600千円. 平成26年度- 27年度.
  • 科学研究費補助金(特別研究員奨励費)『日本人英語学習者における統語・韻律情報処理メカニズムの統合的解明』 研究代表者. 3,600千円. 平成25年度- 27年度.
  • 科学研究費補助金(挑戦的萌芽研究)『日本人英語学習者のリスニングと統語情報処理の自動化に関する心理言語学的研究』連携研究者. 平成24年度-26年度.
  • 科学研究費補助金(特別研究員奨励費)『第二言語聴取能力と聴取時におけるプロソディ情報依存度の分布傾向』 研究代表者. 2,100千円. 平成22年度- 24年度.