Researcher biography

Sanako Mitsugi is a Lecturer in Japanese in the School of Languages and Cultures at UQ.

Before coming to UQ in 2019, she was an associate professor of Japanese at the University of Kansas, USA, where she directed the Japanese language program and taught Japanese at various levels. She has MA and Ph.D in Second Language Acquisition from Carnegie Mellon University.

Her research explores the cognitive mechanisms that underlie second language acquisition and processing. She is particularly interested in predictive processing, and its relationship with the factors that mediate linguistic predictions, which she studies through behavioral experiments and corpus linguistic methods.

Research Areas: Second Language Acquisition, Morphosyntax, Sentence Processing, Bilingualism

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