The Language Research Bulletin (LRB) is published annually by International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan. It contains articles written by ICU faculty on a wide range of language related research areas. Authors (or first Authors in papers with more than one author) must be current full-time or part-time members of the ICU teaching staff. Papers may be written in the medium of English, Japanese or any other language that is taught at ICU. The LRB is refereed, compiled and edited by the LRB Editorial Board, whose members are appointed by the Director of the ICU English for Liberal Arts Program.