After obtaining his doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Tsukuba in 2002, Dr. Terry Joyce conducted postdoc research at both Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Tokyo Institute of Technology. His main research interests are visual word recognition, word association, the Japanese mental lexicon, and writing systems. He is secretary of the Association of Written Language and Literacy, editorial board member of the related Written Language and Literacy journal (John Benjamins), for which he has guest co-edited three special issues, and has recently also become series editor for De Gruyter’s Open Access book series on writing systems.

  • Joyce, T., Masuda, H., & Ogawa, T. (2014). Jōyō kanji as core building blocks of the Japanese writing system: Some observations from database construction [Special issue: The architecture of writing systems, edited by Kristian Berg, Nanna Fuhrhop, & Franziska Buchmann]. Written Language and Literacy, 17(2), 173-194. DOI:
  • Joyce, T. (2013). The significance of the morphographic principle for the classification of writing systems. In Susanne R. Borgwaldt & Terry Joyce (Eds.), Typology of writing systems (Benjamins Current Topics 51) (pp. 61-84). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Joyce, T., & Borgwaldt, S. (2013). Typology of writing systems: Introduction. In Susanne R. Borgwaldt & Terry Joyce (Eds.), Typology of writing systems (Benjamins Current Topics 51) (pp. 1-11). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Joyce, T. (2012). Some reflections on the relevance of word association data for vocabulary research. In M. Kamada, H. Cao, Takashi Utashiro, & T. Muraoka (Eds.) Nihongo gakushū shien no kochiku: Gengo kyoiku – Kopasu – Shisutemu kaihatsu [Architecture of Japanese language learning assistance: Language education, corpus, and system] (Festschrift for Prof. Kikuko Nishna on the occasion of her retirement). (pp. 139-156). Tokyo: Bonjinsha.
  • Joyce, T., Hodošček, B., & Nishina, K. (2012). Orthographic representation and variation within the Japanese writing system: Some corpus-based observations [Special issue: Units of language – units of writing, edited by Terry Joyce and David Roberts]. Written Language and Literacy, 15(2), 254-278. DOI:

    Ph.D. University of Tsukuba