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Dr. N. Snape

nealsnape AT gpwu.ac.jp

tel:  +81 (270)-65-8511 ext.538

 

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me

Current position:

Associate Professor at Gunma Prefectural Women's University

 

Thesis title: The acquisition of the English determiner phrase by Japanese and Spanish learners of English

 

Awards

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) postgraduate funding.

Fellowship for post-doctorate position supported as part of the Province of Alberta’s ACCESS grant in second language learning. 

 

Memberships

Linguistic Association of Great Britain (LAGB)

British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)

Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA)

Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT)

Japan Society for Language Sciences (JSLS)

 

Academic Service

  • Editor of Essex Graduate Student Papers in Language and Linguistics (EGSPLL volumes 7 and 8)
  • Web Administrator for SLARG during 2004 - 2006
  • Reviewer for the LangUE 2006 conference at the University of Essex
  • Reviewer for Second Language Research, Lingua, System, Language Learning, Language Acquisition, Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, International Journal of Bilingualism, Linguisitic Approaches to Bilingualism
  • J-SLA Steering Committee from 2009 -
  • JALT National Abstract Reading Committee‏ from 2009 -

 

Selected Publications

Books/edited volumes

N. Snape. (under revision). Second Language Acquisition: Second Language Systems. Invited textbook under contract with Palgrave Macmillan SLA textbook series (scheduled for publication in 2015)

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Snape, N, Y-k. I. Leung and M. Sharwood-Smith (2009). Representational Deficits in SLA. Studies in honor of Roger Hawkins. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (click here for flyer)

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Snape, N. (2008). The acquisition of the English determiner phrase by L2 learners: Japanese and Spanish. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag . Available at amazon.com

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Chapters in edited volumes

N. Snape, J. Matthews, M. Hirakawa, Y. Hirakawa and H. Hosoi. (forthcoming). Aspect in L2 English: A longitudinal study of four Japanese child returnees. In L. Roberts, I. Vedder and J. H. Hulstijn (eds.), EUROSLA Yearbook, 14: pp. 79-110. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Kupisch, T., N. Snape and I. Stangen. (2013). Foreign language acquisition in heritage speakers: The acquisition of articles in L3-English by German-Turkish bilinguals. In J. Duarte and I. Gogolin (eds.), Linguistic Superdiversity in Urban Areas. Research Approaches, (pp. 99-122). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Snape, N and N. Yusa. (2013). Explicit article instruction in definiteness, specificity, genericity and perception. In M. Whong, K-H. Gil and H. Marsden (eds.), Universal Grammar and the Second Language Classroom, (pp. 161-183). Netherlands: Springer.

Kupisch, T, M. Anderssen, U. Bohnacker and N. Snape. (2009). Article acquisition in English, German, Norwegian and Swedish. In Ronald W. Leow, Héctor Campos & Donna Lardiere (eds.), Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2007 Proceedings, (pp. 223-235). Washington: Georgetown University Press.

Snape, N. (2009). Exploring Mandarin Chinese speakers’ article use. In N. Snape, Y.-k. I. Leung and M. Sharwood Smith (eds.), Representational Deficits in SLA: Studies in Honor of Roger Hawkins, (pp. 27-51). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Hawkins, R., S. Al-Eid, I. Almahboob, P. Athanasopoulos, R. Chaengchenkit, J. Hu, M. Rezai, C. Jaensch, Y. Jeon, A. Jiang, I. Leung, K. Matsunaga, M. Ortega, G. Sarko, N. Snape and K. Velasco-Zarate. (2006). Accounting for English article interpretation by L2 speakers. In S. H., Foster-Cohen,  M. Medved Krajnovic and J. Mihaljević Djigunović (eds.), EUROSLA Yearbook, 6: pp. 7-25. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Articles in refereed journals

Snape, N. and H. Hosoi. (accepted). Acquisition of scalar implicatures: Evidence from adult Japanese L2 learners of English. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.

Snape, N. (2013). Japanese and Spanish adult learners of English: L2 acquisition of generic reference. Studies in Language Sciences: Journal of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences, 12, 70-94, Kaitakusha, Tokyo, Japan. 

Snape, N., M. del P. García Mayo and A. Gürel. (2013). L1 transfer in article selection for generic reference by Spanish, Turkish and Japanese L2 learners. In International Journal of English Studies, 13(1): 1-28.

Snape, N. and T. Kupisch. (2010). Ultimate attainment of second language articles: A case-study of an endstate second language Turkish–English speaker. Second Language Research, 26(4): 527-48.

Snape, N. (2008). Resetting the Nominal Mapping Parameter: definite article use and the count – mass distinction in L2 English. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 11(1): 63-79.

Snape, N. (2005). The certain uses of articles in L2-English by Japanese and Spanish speakers. Durham and Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics. vol. 11, 155-68.

Snape, N. (2005). The use of articles in L2 English by Japanese and Spanish learners. Essex Graduate Student Papers in Language & Linguistics. vol. 7, 1-23.

Conference proceedings papers

N. Snape, M. Hirakawa, Y. Hirakawa, H. Hosoi and J. Matthews. (2014). L2 English generics: Japanese child returnees incomplete acquisition or attrition? In Selected Proceedings of the 2012 Second Language Research Forum: SLA in Many Contexts, ed. R. T. Miller, K. I. Martin, C. M. Eddington, A. Henery, N. M. Miguel, A. Tseng, A. Tuninetti and D. Walter. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

N. Snape, M. Hirakawa, Y. Hirakawa, H. Hosoi and J. Matthews. (2013). The role of genericity in online grammar processing by Japanese adult L2 learners and Japanese child L2 learners of English In Proceedings of the 12th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2013), ed. J. C. Amaro, T. Judy and D. P. Cabo, 193-202. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Snape, N, M. del P. Garcia Mayo and A. Gurel. (2009). Spanish, Turkish, Japanese and Chinese L2 learners’ acquisition of generic reference. In Proceedings of the 10th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2009), ed. M. Bowles, T. Ionin, S. Montrul and A. Tremblay, 1-8. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Snape, N. (2007). Japanese Speakers’ Article Omission in L2 English: Evidence against the Prosodic Transfer Hypothesis? In Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America (GALANA), ed. A. Belikova, L. Meroni and M. Umeda, 394-405. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Snape, N, Y-k I. Leung and H-C. Ting. (2006). Comparing Chinese, Japanese and Spanish Speakers in L2 English Article Acquisition: Evidence against the Fluctuation Hypothesis? In Proceedings of the 8th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA 2006), ed. M. Grantham O’Brien, C. Shea, and J. Archibald, 132-39. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Snape, N. (2006). L2 acquisition of definiteness and specificity in English by advanced Japanese and Spanish learners.  In A. Belletti, E. Bennati, C. Chesi, E. Di Domenico and I. Ferrari (eds.), Language Acquisition and Development. Proceedings of the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition Conference 2005, (pp. 500-4). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press/CSP.

Snape, N. (2006). Do L2 learners have problems (re)-setting parameters? Evidence from the nominal domain in English. CamLing 2006 Proceedings, (pp. 205-12).

Snape, N. (2005). Article use in L2 English: Missing Surface Inflection Hypothesis (MSIH) or Representational Deficit Hypothesis (RDH)? CamLing 2005 Proceedings, (pp. 159-65).

Other

Snape, N. (2014). Online and offline judgments of articles in L2 English by Japanese adult L2 learners and child returnees. The 16th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Language Sciences (JSLS) conference handbook.

Snape, N. (2012). Japanese and Spanish adult learners of English: L2 acquisition of generic reference. The 14th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society of Language Sciences (JSLS) conference handbook, 89-92.

Snape, N, (2010). Accounting for patterns of article choice by EFL learners. Gunma Prefectural Women’s University Bulletin, 31.

Snape, N. (2003). Pronoun case assignment by children with Specific Language Impairment. Studies in Japanese Language Teaching. vol.10, 49-64.

Invited Talks

  • (2014). JSLS Invited symposium: Limited input in language acquisition: What role does limited input play in the language skills among returnees and language learners?

    Presenters:

  • John Matthews (Chuo University)
  • Neal Snape (Gunma Prefectural Women's University)
  • Makiko Hirakawa (Bunkyo University, Japan)

Discussants:

  • Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Kazumi Matsuoka (Keio University)

 

  • (2013). Article use by Japanese L2 learners: Types of problems and possible explanations. Bunkyo University, Japan.
  • (2012). A longtidutinal study of 4 Japanese returnees: Tense and Aspect. Workshop at J-SLA summer seminar, Hachioji, Japan.
  • (2012). A longitudinal study of 4 returnees: Genericity. Centre Linguistic Diversity Management in Urban Areas (LiMA), University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • (2012). The interpretation of DPs for generic reference in L2 acquisition by Japanese and Spanish speakers. Centre of Language and Literature (SOL), Lund University, Sweden.
  • (2012). with Hirakawa, M. 日本人英語使用者の時制習得の問題点 (L1 Japanese L2 English learners acquisition of tense). Workshop at Miyagi Gakuin Women's University, Sendai, Japan.
  • (2011). Second language acquisition: L2 learners’ interlanguage grammars. Workshop at J-SLA summer seminar, Kyoto, Japan.
  • (2010). 日本人英語学習者の冠詞習得の問題点 (Problems with the acquisition of articles by Japanese learners of English). Workshop at Miyagi Gakuin Women's University, Sendai, Japan.
  • (2009). The role of the L1 in L2 article acquisition: What transfers? Brown Bag talk at Stony Brook University, NY, U.S.A.
  • (2008). L2 articles: Acquisition of definiteness, specificity and generics. Faculty of Foreign Languages, Ningbo University, China.
  • (2008). Can Japanese, Spanish and Turkish speakers acquire English articles used for generic reference? Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
  • (2008). The acquisition of DP by L2 learners: Types of problems and possible explanations. J-SLA Autumn Seminar, Daito Bunka Meeting Center, Tokyo, Japan.
  • (2007). The Article Choice Parameter and the Fluctuation Hypothesis: The role of L1 transfer. Dept. of Linguistics Colloquium, University of Calgary, Canada.

Selected Presentations

  • SLRF 2013, Annual Conference, Utah, U.S.A

Hirakawa, M., J. Matthews, Y. Hirakawa, N. Snape and H. Hosoi. Cross-linguistic comparison of L1 Influence on the interpretations of tense and aspect in L2 English (oral presentation)

  • JSLS 2013, Annual Conference, Nagasaki, Japan

Hirakawa, Y., M. Hirakawa, H. Hosoi, J. Matthews and N. Snape. 日本語の数量詞遊離文の統語・意味的分析 (A syntactic and semantic analysis of Japanese floating quantifier constructions) (oral presentation)

  • GASLA 2013, Gainesville, U.S.A

Snape, N., M. Hirakawa, Y. Hirakawa, H. Hosoi, and J. Matthews. The processing of generics in English by Japanese adult L2 learners and Japanese child L2 learners (poster)

  • BUCLD 2012, Boston, U.S.A

Matthews, J., M. Hirakawa, Y. Hirakawa, H. Hosoi and N. Snape. A cross-linguistic comparison of native language phonological influence on perceived similarity among second language segmental contrasts (oral presentation)

  • SLRF 2012, Annual Conference, Pittsburg, U.S.A

Yusa, N. and N. Snape. Articles in L2 English: Can instruction improve learners’perception of articles? (oral presentation)

  • SLRF 2012, Annual Conference, Pittsburg, U.S.A

Snape, N., M. Hirakawa, Y. Hirakawa, H. Hosoi and J. Matthews. Acquisition of L2 English generics by Japanese child returnees and Japanese adult speakers (oral presentation)

  • EUROSLA 2012, Poznań, Poland

Snape, N., M. Hirakawa, Y. Hirakawa, H. Hosoi and J. Matthews. The acquisition of English tense and aspect by 4 Japanese returnees (oral presentation)

  • JSLS 2012 Annual Conference, Nagoya, Japan

Japanese and Spanish adult learners of English: L2 acquisition of generic reference (oral presentation)

  • SLRF 2011 Annual Conference, Iowa, U.S.A

Hirakawa, M., Y. Hirakawa, N. Snape, H. Hosoi and J. Matthews. Interpretations of tense and aspect in L2 English by Japanese speakers (oral presentation)

  • AAAL 2011 Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A

Snape, N., N. Yusa & Y. Sakaguchi. Article instruction:  Do empirical findings from L2 research aid L2 learners? (colloquium)

  • Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies 2010, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Snape, N. & H. Hosoi. L1-Japanese L2-English acquisition of scalar implicatures. (poster)

  • YACQ 2010 Workshop on Applied Generative Second Language Acquisition, University of York, York, UK

Language acquisition at the interfaces: Implications for L2 article instruction (oral presentation)

  • J-SLA 10th 2010 Annual Conference, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan

Snape, N. & T. Kupisch. Ultimate attainment of L2 articles: A case-study of an endstate L1 Turkish – L2 English speaker. (oral presentation)

  • AAAL 2010 Annual Conference, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA, U.S.A

Research on English article acquisition: Implications for ESL/EFL teaching practice. The issue of L1 transfer in article pedagogy. (colloquium)

  • J-SLA 9th 2009 Annual Conference, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan

Snape, N. & H. Hosoi. L1-Japanese L2-English acquisition of scalar implicatures. (poster)

  • GASLA 2009, Illinois, U.S.A

Snape, N., M. P. Garcia Mayo, A. Gurel, D. Barner, A. Libenson & P. Cheung. Spanish, Turkish, Japanese and Chinese L2 acquisition of generic reference. (oral presentation)

  • BUCLD 2008, Boston, U.S.A

Libenson, A., P. Cheung, M. Takasaki & N. Snape. Quantifiers as a window into set representations: Evidence from children learning Japanese and English (poster)

  • EUROSLA 2008, Aix-en-Provence, France

Snape, N., M. P. Garcia Mayo & A. Gurel. Japanese, Spanish and Turkish L2 acquisition of English generic NPs (oral presentation)

  • IASCL 2008, Edinburgh, UK

Snape, N, & T. Kupisch. Articles and clitic pronouns in the acquisition of Italian and Spanish (colloquium)

  • J-SLA 8th 2008 Annual Conference, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto, Japan

Snape, N., A. Gurel, M. P. Garcia Mayo & D. Barner. L2 acquisition of English generic NPs by Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Turkish speakers (oral presentation)

  • PacSLRF 2008, Beijing, China

Fluctuation in L2 article acquisition: Interpreting the findings from L1 Chinese L2 English participants (oral presentation)

  • GURT 2007, Washington D.C, U.S.A

Kupisch, T, N. Snape, U. Bohnacker & M. Anderssen: Crosslinguistic variation in the acquisition of “Germanic” articles (oral presentation)

  • EUROSLA 2006, Antalya, Turkey

Article omission in L2 English: Against the Prosodic Transfer Hypothesis? (oral presentation)

  • GALANA 2006, Montreal, Canada

Japanese speakers’ article omission in L2 English: Evidence against the Prosodic Transfer Hypothesis? (oral presentation)

  • GASLA 2006, Banff, Canada

Snape, N., Y-k I. Leung & H-C. Ting. Comparing Chinese, Japanese and Spanish speakers in L2 English article acquisition: Evidence against the Fluctuation Hypothesis? (oral presentation)

  • GASLA 2006, Banff, Canada

The syntactic and semantic features of the nominal domain in English: Do Japanese and Spanish L2 learners have full access to UG? (poster)

  • EUROSLA 2005, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hawkins R., S. Al-Eid, I. Almahboob, P. Athanasopoulos, R. Chaengchenkit, J. Hu, M. Rezai, C. Jaensch, Y. Jeon, A. Jiang, I. Leung, K. Matsunaga, M. Ortega, G. Sarko, N. Snape, K. Velasco-Zarate: Non-target-like article use in L2 English – implications for current UG-based theories of SLA (oral presentation given by R. Hawkins)

  • EUROSLA 2005, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Article use in L2 English: Missing Surface Inflection Hypothesis (MSIH) or Representational Deficit Hypothesis (RDH)? (poster)

  • GALA 2005, Siena, Italy

L2 acquisition of definiteness and specificity in English by advanced Japanese and Spanish learners (poster)