List of John Benjamins publications for which Hironobu Hosoi plays a role.
Second language processing of English definite noun phrases by Spanish speakers and Japanese speakers Current State of Second Language Studies in Japan, Matthews, John and Shigenori Wakabayashi (eds.), pp. 319–3472023
The present study examines the acquisition of definite noun phrases (NPs) in L2 English. Both English and Spanish have a definite article, but Japanese lacks articles, though definite anaphoric and definite non-anaphoric are present to some degree through the optional use of sono (the/that). A… read more | Article
Acquisition of scalar implicatures: Evidence from adult Japanese L2 learners of English Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 8:2, pp. 163–1922018
Our study investigates the second language (L2) acquisition of scalar implicatures some and all. We set out to answer two research questions based on three theoretical accounts, the lexical, pragmatic and syntactic accounts. In an experiment we include English and Japanese native speakers, and… read more | Article
Aspect in L2 English: A longitudinal study of four Japanese child returnees EUROSLA Yearbook: Volume 14 (2014), Roberts, Leah, Ineke Vedder and Jan H. Hulstijn (eds.), pp. 79–1102014
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