4th year PhD student Tokiko Okuma gave a paper presentation on the topic of “The acquisition of Japanese pitch accent by native English speakers” at the 31st Second Language Research Forum (SLRF). The conference took place on October 18-21 at University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. She also gave a paper presentation ”L2 acquisition of Japanese pronouns at syntax-discourse interface” at Workshop: Acquisition at the Interface (WAI). The conference was held on October 22-23 at University of Tromso, Norway. She received a travel grant from the WAI organizing committee.