Imai, Mutsumi

写真a

Affiliation

Faculty of Environment and Information Studies (Shonan Fujisawa)

Position

Professor

Career 【 Display / hide

  • 1993.09
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    1994.03

    大学助手(嘱託)(環境情報学部)

  • 1994.04
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    1995.03

    大学助手(嘱託)(環境情報学部)

  • 1995.04
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    1996.03

    大学助手(嘱託)(環境情報学部)

  • 1996.04
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    1996.08

    大学助手(嘱託)(環境情報学部)

  • 1997.04
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    2000.03

    大学専任講師(環境情報学部)

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Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1982.03

    Keio University, Faculty of Literature, 西洋史学科

    University, Graduated

  • 1985.03

    Keio University, Graduate School, Division of Sociology

    Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 1989.03

    Keio University, Graduate School, Division of Sociology

    Graduate School, Withdrawal after completion of doctoral course requirements, Doctoral course

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • Ph.D., Other, 1994.06

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Cognitive science (Cognitive Science)

Research Themes 【 Display / hide

  • 言語学習における学習方略の自己生成プロセス, 

    2006
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    2009

  • Segmentation and lexicalization of action events in young children., 

    2003
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    2006

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    This research investigates how babies and preschool children segment ongoing streem of actions into a unit to correspond to a word and map a word for it.

 

Books 【 Display / hide

  • 小学校での英語教育は必要ない

    IMAI MUTSUMI, 慶應義塾大学出版会, 2005.05

    Scope: 77-99

  • The nature of word learning biases: From a cross linguistic perspective.

    Etsuko Haryu, MIT Press,, 2002

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    'D. G. Hall & S. Waxman, (Eds.), Weaving the lexicon中の1章として収録。日本語と英語の比較の観点から語意学習バイアスの性質について議論。'

  • 人が学ぶということ:学習の認知科学

    IMAI MUTSUMI, 北樹出版, 2002

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    幅広い発達スパン、幅広い領域における学習の認知メカニズムを考察することによって、人間の学習とは何かを総合的に問い、教育への提言をする。

  • 共立出版

    IMAI MUTSUMI, 2001.11

    Scope: 148-178

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    大西・鈴木(編)「類似からみた心」中第6章。類似性の概念が言語発達と概念発達においてどのような役割を担うのか、また、言語・概念発達と類似性が互いにブートストラップしていく過程を考察

  • ことばの認知科学事典

    IMAI MUTSUMI, 大修館書店, 2001.07

    Scope: 210-225

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    辻幸夫(編)「ことばの認知科学事典」中に収録。語意と概念の学習過程について解説した。

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • Sound symbolism processing is lateralized to the right temporal region in the prelinguistic infant brain

    Yang J., Asano M., Kanazawa S., Yamaguchi M., Imai M.

    Scientific Reports (Scientific Reports)  9 ( 1 )  2019.12

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    © 2019, The Author(s). Sound symbolism, which is the systematic and non-arbitrary link between a word and its meaning, has been suggested to bootstrap language acquisition in infants. However, it is unclear how sound symbolism is processed in the infants’ brain. To address this issue, we investigated the cortical response in 11-month-old infants in relation to sound-symbolic correspondences using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Two types of stimuli were presented: a novel visual stimulus (e.g., a round shape) followed by a novel auditory stimulus that either sound-symbolically matched (moma) or mismatched (kipi) the shape. We found a significant hemodynamic increase in the right temporal area, when the sound and the referent sound were symbolically matched, but this effect was limited to the moma stimulus. The anatomical locus corresponds to the right posterior superior temporal sulcus (rSTS), which is thought to process sound symbolism in adults. These findings suggest that prelinguistic infants have the biological basis to detect cross-modal correspondences between word sounds and visual referents.

  • Cross-linguistically shared and language-specific sound symbolism in novel words elicited by locomotion videos in Japanese and English

    Saji N., Akita K., Kantartzis K., Kita S., Imai M.

    PLoS ONE (PLoS ONE)  14 ( 7 )  2019

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    © 2019 Saji et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. This paper demonstrates a new quantitative approach to examine cross-linguistically shared and language-specific sound symbolism in languages. Unlike most previous studies taking a hypothesis-testing approach, we employed a data mining approach to uncover unknown sound-symbolic correspondences in the domain of locomotion, without limiting ourselves to pre-determined sound-meaning correspondences. In the experiment, we presented 70 locomotion videos to Japanese and English speakers and asked them to create a sound symbolically matching word for each action. Participants also rated each action on five meaning variables. Multivariate analyses revealed cross-linguistically shared and language-specific sound-meaning correspondences within a single semantic domain. The present research also established that a substantial number of sound-symbolic links emerge from conventionalized form-meaning mappings in the native languages of the speakers.

  • Human locomotion in languages: Constraints on moving and meaning. .

    IMAI MUTSUMI

    Journal of Memory & Language. (Jul2014, Vol. , -123. 17p. .)  74   107 - 123 2014.07

  • The influence of grammatical gender on German speakers'reasoning about biological properties of animals.

    IMAI MUTSUMI

    Talk presented at a colloquium at Bangor University (Bangor University,Dapartment of psychology and the center for Bilingualism research)   2011.12

    Research paper (other science council materials etc.), Single Work, Except for reviews

  • Bootstrapping mechanism in young chilidren's verb learning.

    IMAI MUTSUMI

    Talk presented at a colloquium at Northwestern University SILC center (Northwestern university SILC center)   2011.11

    Research paper (other science council materials etc.), Single Work, Except for reviews

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • Eleven month-old infants detect sound symbolism:Evidence from an ERP study.

    Imai,M.,Asano,M.,Arata,M.,Kita,S.,& Okada,H.

    The 36th Boston University Conference on Language Development(BUCLD) (Boston,USA) , 2011.11, Poster (general)

  • 心の先端研究の現在と未来

    IMAI MUTSUMI

    日本心理学会第75回大会 シンポジウム指定討論 (日本大学) , 2011.09, Oral Presentation(general), 日本心理学会

  • 言語獲得前の乳児の音象徴性への反応:脳波による検討

    浅野 倫子,北城 圭一,荒田 真実子,Guillaume Thierry,喜多 壮太郎,岡田 浩之,今井 むつみ

    日本神経科学会第34回大会 (パシフィコ横浜) , 2011.09, Poster (general), 日本神経科学会

  • 共感覚と共感覚的認知

    IMAI MUTSUMI

    日本心理学会第75回大会 ワークショップ指定討論 (日本大学) , 2011.09, Oral Presentation(general), 日本心理学会

  • Iconicity in lexical acquisition:How do children understand the sound-symbolic words varying in degree of iconicity?

    Saji,N.,Imai,M.,& Isawa,A.

    The 12th International Congress for the Study of Child Language(JASCL) (Montreal,Canada) , 2011.07, Poster (general)

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Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • 感覚から記号、記号体系へ:触知覚語における習得及び喪失過程の実験的検討

    2018.04
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    2020.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 今井 むつみ, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, Principal Investigator

  • 言語記号が(非)恣意的である理由と利点:進化・発達・脳機能の総合的検討

    2016.04
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    2021.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 今井 むつみ, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) , Principal Investigator

  • 色語の習得が難しい理由――色語彙システム創発と発達過程の多言語比較研究

    2016.04
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    2019.03

    MEXT,JSPS, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, 今井 むつみ, Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research, Principal Investigator

Works 【 Display / hide

  • パネルディスカッション要旨 資質・能力を育成する教育課程の編成と実施をどのように進めるか (特集 第46回教育展望セミナー 全体会報告)

    合田 哲雄 , 天笠 茂 , 寺崎 千秋 , 佐藤 真

    教育展望 63(10), 20-50,, 

    2017.11
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    Present

    Other

  • 小学校での英語教育は必要ない

    IMAI MUTSUMI

    2005.05
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    Present

    Other, Joint

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    英語教育、言語教育、認知心理学、言語学、言語政策などさまざまな論点から学校英語教育のあるべき姿を模索する。

  • レキシコンの発達の研究に取り組んできた経緯、そこから得られたもの、そして今後の研究の展望

    IMAI MUTSUMI

    2005.02
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    Present

    Other, Single

  • 認知学習論から考える英語教育

    IMAI MUTSUMI

    2004.12
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    Present

    Other, Single

  • メンタルレキシコンにおける語意のメタ知識.

    IMAI MUTSUMI

    2004.12
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    Present

    Other, Single

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Awards 【 Display / hide

  • 日本心理学会奨励賞

    2000, 日本心理学会

  • 日本認知科学会学会賞

    1998, 日本認知科学会

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    認知科学 Vol4. No.1(March 1997) 特集「言語獲得」ゲストエディタ

  • 発達科学教育奨励賞

    1995, 発達科学研究財団

  • APA Dissertation Award

    1994, APA(American Psycological Association)

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • WORKSHOPS ON COGNITIVE SCIENCE

    2020

  • SEMINAR A

    2020

  • MASTER SEMINAR

    2020

  • LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT

    2020

  • INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

    2020

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Social Activities 【 Display / hide

  • Child Development Perspective

    2011
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    Present

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    論文誌

  • Frontiers in Cultural Psyhology

    2010
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    Present

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    論文誌

  • Frontiers in Language Science

    2010
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    Present

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    論文誌

  • 脳科学委員会

    2007.11
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    Present

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    文部科学省 科学技術・学術審議会専門委員

  • Child Development

    2007.07
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    Present

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    論文誌

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Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • 日本認知科学会, 

    2011
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    Present
  • IASCL(International Association for the Study of Child Language), 

    2011
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    Present
  • ICIS'08 (International Conference of Infant Studies), 

    2008
  • 日本認知科学会, 

    2003
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    2005
  • 言語処理学会, 

    2002
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    2005

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Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2011
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    Present

    常任運営委員, 日本認知科学会

  • 2011
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    Present

    Editorial Board, Child Development Perspective

  • 2011
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    Present

    Executive Committee Member, IASCL(International Association for the Study of Child Language)

  • 2010
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    Present

    Associate Editor, Frontiers in Cultural Psyhology

  • 2010
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    Review Editor, Frontiers in Language Science

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