Mutsumi Imai

Mutsumi Imai

Professor
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Graduate School of Media and Governance
DegreesPh.D, (Psychology) (Northwestern University, 1994)
Short BiographyPh. D. Cognitive Psychology, Northwestern University, 1994
Areas of ExpertiseCognitive Science (with special focus on Cognitive and language development, Psycholinguistics)
Courses TaughtCOGNITIVE LEARNING,WORKSHOPS ON COGNITIVE SCIENCE,COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY,LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT (GIGA/GI),MASTER SEMINAR,SEMINAR(Cognitive Science: Language processing and learning),ACADEMIC PROJECT (Cognitive Mechanism of Development and Learning)
AffiliationsPsychonomic Soceity,
Cognitive Science Society
Society of Research in Child Development


Selected PublicationsEducational Background:
Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, 1994

Major Publications
Imai, Gentner & Uchida (1994). On the evolution of childrens theories of word meaning: the role of shape similarity early acquisition. Cognitive Development, 9.
Wisniewski, Imai, & Casey (1996). On the equivaleuce of Super or diuate concepts. Cognition, 60.
Imai & Gentner (1997) A crosslinguistic Study on early word meaning. Cognition, 62.
Imai et al. (1999). The meanings of FRONT/BACK/LEFT/RIGHT. Cognitive Studies: Bulletin of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society, 6.
Imai ( 2000). Universal ontological knowledge and a bias toward language-specific categories in the construal of individuation. John Benjamins.
Imai & Haryu (2001). Learning proper nouns and common nouns without clues from syntax. Child Development, 71.
Haryu & Imai (2002). Reorganizing the lexicon by learning a new word: Japanese children’s interpretation of the meaning of a new word for a familiar artifact. Child Development,73, 1378-1391.
Imai, M et al. (2005). Mapping novel nouns and verbs onto dynamic action events: Are verb meanings easier to learn than noun meanings for Japanese children? Child Development, 76, 340-355.
Saalbach, H. & Imai, M. (2007). The scope of linguistic influence: Does a classifier system alter object concepts? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 136, 485-501.
Imai, M., Li, L., Haryu, E., Okada, H., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. & Shigematsu, J. (2008). Novel noun and verb learning in Chinese-, English-, and Japanese-speaking children. Child Development. 79, 979-1000 .
Imai, M. Kita, S., Nagumo, M. & Okada, H. (2008) Sound symbolism facilitates early verb learning. Cognition, 109, 54-65.
Saji, N., Imai, M., Saalbach, H., Zhang, Y., Shu, H., & Okada, H. (2011) Word learning does not end at fast-mapping: Evolution of verb meanings through reorganization of an entire semantic domain. Cognition,118, 45-61

Project Web Pagehttp://web.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~imai/imai-rg/
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Contact Information5322 Endo Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
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