Junko Kanero
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty Member
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Faculty Member

2011 – 2016    Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2006 – 2010    B.A. in Environmental Information
Specializations: Cognitive Science and Arabic
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa (SFC), Fujisawa, Japan

Areas of Interest

developmental psychology, experimental psychology, cognitive psychology, human-robot interaction, psycholinguistics, language

Book Section / Chapter

Kanero, J., Geçkin V., Oranç, C., Mamus, E., Küntay, A. C., & Göksun, T. (2018). Social robots for early language learning. Child Development Perspectives, 12(3), 146-151. doi:10.1111/cdep.12277

Belpaeme, T., Vogt, P., van den Berghe, R., Bergmann, K. Göksun, T., de Haas, M., Kanero, J., Kennedy, J., Küntay, A. C., Oudgenoeg-Paz, O., Papadopoulos, F., Schodde, T., Verhagen, J., Wallbridge, C. D., Willemsen, B., de Wit, J., Geçkin, V., Hoffmann, L., Kopp, S., Krahmer, E. Mamus, E., Montanier, J. M., Oranç, C., & Pandey, A. K. (2018). Guidelines for designing social robots as second language tutors. International Journal of Social Robotics, 10(3), 325–341. doi:10.1007/s12369-018-0467-6

Imai, M., Kanero, J., & Masuda, T. (2016). The relation between language, culture, and thought. Current Opinion in Psychology, 8, 70-77. doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.10.011

Kanero, J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2016). Can a microwave heat up coffee? How English- and Japanese-speaking children choose subjects in lexical causative sentences. Journal of Child Language, 43(5), 993-1019. doi:10.1017/S0305000915000331

Kanero, J., Imai, M., Okada, H., & Hoshino, N. (2015). Do classifiers make the syntactic count/mass distinction? Insights from ERPs in classifier processing in Japanese. Journal of Memory and Language, 83, 20-52. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2015.03.006

Konishi, H., Kanero, J., Freeman, M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2014). Six principles of vocabulary development: Implications for literacy and learners of English as a second language. Journal of Applied Developmental Neuropsychology, 39(5), 404-420. doi:10.1080/87565641.2014.931961

Kanero, J., Imai, M., Okuda, J., Okada, H., & Matsuda, T. (2014). How sound symbolism is processed in the brain: A study on Japanese mimetic words. PLoS ONE, 9(5), e97905. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097905

Imai, M., & Kanero, J. (2015). The nature of the count/mass distinction in Japanese. In. J.J. Nakayama (Ed.), Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguistics (In Handbooks of Japanese Language and Linguistics Series; pp. 49-79), Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton. ISBN:978-1-61451-121-2; 978-1-61451-165-6

Kanero, J. (2014). The gesture theory of language origins: current issues and beyond. In L. McCrohon, B. Thompson, T. Verhoef, & H. Yamauchi (Eds.), The Past, Present and Future of Language Evolution Research (pp. 1-7), Tokyo, Japan: Evolang 9 Organizing Committee.  ISBN:978-4-9906340-1-8