Eri Takahashi

Contact Information:
Centre for French & Linguistics
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, ON M1C 1A4
Canada

E-mail: etakahashi (at) utsc (dot) utoronto (dot) ca
Office: HW312
Phone: (416) 208-2243


Positions:
2013-present: Lecturer, Centre for French and Linguistics, University of Toronto Scarborough
2010-2013: Lab Coordinator, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL): EEG Lab, Eye-tracking Lab & Behavioral Laboratories

Education:
2009 Ph.D., Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland
2004 B.A., Linguistics, International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan)

Teaching Interests:
General linguistics, introduction to linguistics, language and mind, language acquisition, Japanese, Japanese linguistics

Teaching Certifications:
2012 Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test
2012 Nihongo as a Foreign Language (NAFL) Certification


Courses Taught:
Centre for French and Linguistics, UTSC (2013 - present)

LINA01 'Introduction to Linguistics'
LINA02 'Applications of Linguistics'
LINB10 'Morphology' (formerly LINC05)
LINC61 'Structure of a Language' (Japanese)
LGGA80 'Introductory Japanese I'
LGGA81 'Introductory Japanese II'

Publications:
Conroy, Anastasia, Eri Takahashi, Jeffrey Lidz & Colin Phillips (2009). Equal Treatment for All Antecedents: How Children Succeed with Principle B. Linguistic Inquiry 40(3): 446-486. PDF

Takahashi, Eri (2009). Statistical Learning of Hierarchical Phrase Structure in 18-month Infants. BUCLD 33: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, (Eds.) J. Chandlee, M. Franchini, S. Lord & G.-M. Rheiner, pp. 516-527. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. PDF

Monahan, Philip J., Eri Takahashi, Chizuru Nakao & William J. Idsardi (2009). Not All Epenthetic Contexts are Equal: Differential Effects in Japanese Illusory Vowel Perception. Japanese/Korean Linguistics, Vol. 17, (Ed.) S. Iwasaki, pp. 391-405. Stanford, CA: CSLI. PDF

Takahashi, Eri & Jeffrey Lidz (2008). Beyond Statistical Learning in Syntax. Proceedings of GALA 2007: Language Acquisition and Development, (Eds.) A. Gavarró & M. João Freitas, pp. 444-454. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. PDF

Conference Presentations:
Statistical Learning of Hierarchical Phrase Structure in 18-month-old Infants (2008). Paper presented at 33rd Annual Boston Conference on Language Development. Boston, MA: October 31 - November 2.

Not All Epenthetic Contexts are Equal: Differential Effects in Japanese Illusory Vowel Perception (2007). Paper presented at 17th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK 17). University of California, Los Angeles: November 9-11. (w/ Monahan, P.J., Nakao, C., Idsardi, W.J.).

Beyond Statistical Learning in Syntax (2007). Paper presented at Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 2007). Barcelona, Spain: September 6-8.

Early Mastery of Constraints on Binding and Coreference. Poster presented at Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA 2). McGill University: August 17-19. (w/ Conroy, A., Lidz. J., Phillips, C.).


Awards and Funding:
2015-2016: Teaching Enhancement Grant, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Toronto Scarborough
2014-2015: Teaching Equipment Grant, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Toronto Scarborough
2011-2013: Personal Téchnico de Apoyo (PTA MICINN), Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain
2007: Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award, University of Maryland
2004-2006: Heiwa Nakajima Foundation Scholarship. Heiwa Nakajima Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

Languages:
Japanese (native)
English (fluent)
Spanish (advanced intermediate)