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Akira Omaki

Assistant Professor
Akira Omaki

Biography

Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2010
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Dr. Omaki's research focused on the intersection of language development and language comprehension/production at the sentence level. Sentence processing and language learning share the same problem: The target abstract structural representations must be identified despite the fact that a) input provides no direct evidence for the target syntactic representations, and b) there are many structural/grammatical hypotheses compatible with the input. Dr. Omaki was interested in how these identification processes are constrained by linguistic knowledge as well as cognitive mechanisms like attention and memory.

For more information about Dr. Omaki's research and the lab that he established, please visit the Language Development and Processing (LDP) Lab webpage below.

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