Tomonori Nagano

Tomonori Nagano
City University of New York - LaGuardia Community College | LaGuardia College

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Introduction
Tomonori Nagano currently works at City University of New York - LaGuardia Community College. Tomonori does research in Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Typology. Their current project is 'Students and Instructors of Languages at Community Colleges (SILCC) Surveys.'

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Publications (11)
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Heritage language (HL) speakers have received scholarly attention in recent years as an interdisciplinary research theme, but relatively less attention has been paid to their demographics. ExistingIntegrated Public User Microdata Series (Ruggles & Sobek, 1997), which is based on data from the U.S. Census and the American Community Survey, this stud...
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This study is concerned with native Japanese speakers’ acquisition of English lexical causativity. In Japanese, a large number of verbs, including those not participating in the causative alternation in English (e.g., kieru/kesu “disappear/be disappeared” and todoku/todokeru “deliver/be delivered”), are lexically causative, in addition to the proto...
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This article describes the development process of a project for heritage language speakers of Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese at a high-enrollment community college in the northeast United States. This pilot project, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, aimed to empower minority group students through active reinforcement of students’ herit...
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Community colleges hold a unique space in postsecondary education and rep- resent a large student population, constituting nearly forty percent of undergraduate enrollments in the United States (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System). Specifically in the realm of language education, one out of every five enrollments in a language course at...
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This study analyzes the choices that heritage language (HL) learners make when enrolling in language courses at community colleges. Data from the Students and Instructors of Languages at Community Colleges (SILCC) Surveys, a nationwide survey with 1,756 students taking language courses at 101 community colleges across 33 states in the U.S., show th...
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This study analyzes the choices that heritage language (HL) learners make when enrolling in language courses at community colleges. Data from the Students and Instructors of Languages at Community Colleges (SILCC) Surveys, a nationwide survey with 1,756 students taking language courses at 101 community colleges across 33 states in the U.S., show th...
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This article presents and analyzes instructor data from the Students and Instructors of Languages at Community Colleges (SILCC) Survey. The SILCC Survey was designed to collect data from language professionals teaching at community colleges (CCs) on the specific challenges, opportunities, and potential areas of growth in their field. Results from 1...
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What motivates students to study language at the community college level? What are the linguistic, academic and demographic profiles of community college language students? To answer these questions, the Language at the Community College Nexus project at the Center for Integrated Language Communities administered surveys to students and instructors...
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What motivates students to study language at the community college level? What are the linguistic, academic and demographic profiles of community college language students? To answer these questions, the Language at the Community College Nexus project at the Center for Integrated Language Communities administered surveys to students and instructors...
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This paper reports on a study that investigated the role of negative evidence in learning L2 collocations. Forty- four Japanese ESL/EFL learners responded to online grammatical-judgment tasks. The data suggest that (1) L2 collocations are equally challenging to all proficiency groups, (2) L1 collocations influence judgment of L2 collocations, and (...
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This article examines possible applications of collocation extraction techniques to second/foreign language (especially, English) instruction. We will employ four simple collocation extraction measures – t-statistic, chi-square, Mutual Information, and Log Likelihood – and demonstrate how those collocation measures help language teachers identify i...