Research on Language and Education for Communication

Project leader:NODA Hisashi
Professor, Center for JSL Research and Information, NINJAL
Research field:Japanese Language Education
Project website: 日本語非母語話者の読解コーパス


The purpose of this project is to elucidate the psychological processes involved in communication.

Specifically, the project will focus on the comprehension (listening and reading) competence of Japanese non-native speakers (NNS). By interviewing NNS, asking what they comprehend when they listen or read Japanese sentences, the process of comprehension and the difficulties involved will be investigated In addition, research will also be carried out on the psychological process beyond comprehension, i.e. the interpretation and the assessment of the comprehended content.

The results of this research will be utilized in communication education.