Makiko Hirakawa

List of John Benjamins publications for which Makiko Hirakawa plays a role.


Hirakawa, Makiko, Mari Umeda, Neal Snape and John Matthews 2023 An investigation of subject-orientation in the processing of Japanese reflexive zibun by native Japanese and Chinese-speaking learnersCurrent State of Second Language Studies in Japan, Matthews, John and Shigenori Wakabayashi (eds.), pp. 348–377
The study investigates the L2 acquisition of the Japanese reflexive zibun (self) by Chinese-speaking learners. The aim of the study was to find out whether there are any differences in the interpretation and processing of zibun, a long-distance reflexive that takes as its antecedent only sentential… read more | Article
Snape, Neal, John Matthews, Makiko Hirakawa, Yahiro Hirakawa and Hironobu Hosoi 2014 Aspect in L2 English: A longitudinal study of four Japanese child returneesEUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 14 (2014), Roberts, Leah, Ineke Vedder and Jan H. Hulstijn (eds.), pp. 79–110
Our study reports on data collected on three separate occasions over a period of 12 months from four Japanese child returnees who had lived in the U.S. between 8 and 12 years before returning to Japan. Their English proficiency was assessed by TOEIC and C-test scores, and they were each asked to… read more | Article
Zvaigzne, Meghan, Yuriko Oshima-Takane, Fred Genesee and Makiko Hirakawa 2011 Chapter 16. A cross-linguistic study of verbal and gestural descriptions in French and Japanese monolingual and bilingual childrenIntegrating Gestures: The interdisciplinary nature of gesture, Stam, Gale and Mika Ishino (eds.), pp. 219–230
This study investigated whether the presence of mimetics (sound-symbolic words) in language influences children’s verbal and gestural descriptions by comparing monolingual and bilingual speakers of Japanese and French. Mimetics are present in Japanese, but not French (Kita, 2008). 4 to 6-year-old… read more | Chapter
Hirakawa, Makiko 2006 More evidence on the knowledge of unaccusativity in L2 JapanesePaths of Development in L1 and L2 acquisition: In honor of Bonnie D. Schwartz, Unsworth, Sharon, Teresa Parodi, Antonella Sorace and Martha Young-Scholten (eds.), pp. 161–186
Hirakawa, Makiko 2006 ‘Passive’ unaccusative errors in L2 English revisitedInquiries in Linguistic Development: In honor of Lydia White, Slabakova, Roumyana, Silvina Montrul and Philippe Prévost (eds.), pp. 17–39
White, Lydia, Cynthia Brown, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Dongdong Chen, Makiko Hirakawa and Silvina Montrul 1999 Psych verbs In Second Language AcquisitionThe Development of Second Language Grammars: A generative approach, Klein, Elaine C. and Gita Martohardjono (eds.), pp. 171 ff.
White, Lydia, Silvina Montrul, Makiko Hirakawa, Dongdong Chen, Joyce Bruhn de Garavito and Cynthia Brown 1998 Zero Morphology and the T/SM Restriction in the L2 Acquisition of Psych VerbsMorphology and its Interfaces in Second Language Knowledge, Beck, Maria-Luise (ed.), pp. 257 ff.