SUGAWARA, Ayaka (菅原 彩加), Associate Professor
ResearchMap site: https://researchmap.jp/ayakasugawara
I am interested in the interaction between sounds and meaning, and the linguistic mechanism behind the effect. Specifically, a sentence “All of the apples didn’t fall (from a tree)” with falling intonation at the end is ambiguous between the “none fell”-reading and the “not all fell”-reading – on the other hand, the same sentence with a stress on “All” and rising intonation at the end will unambiguously yield the “not all fell”-reading. My research investigates theoretical background of such phenomena (similar examples can be found in different types of sentences in different languages) and whether children and foreign language learners are sensitive to the effect.
Administrative roles: Coordinator for Academic Reading, Test coordinator, TOEIC organizer
Courses: Communication Strategies, Academic Reading, Special Topics in Functional English
Linguistics, First language acquisition, Semantics, Pragmatics, Prosody, Second language acquisition