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Japanese Language and Linguistics
Moore Hall 362
I am a professor of Japanese linguistics and a cooperating graduate faculty in the Department of Second Language Studies at University of Hawai’i at Manoa. My research interests include Sociolinguistics, Language Socialization, Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis.
Ph.D.; University of Southern California, 1988, Linguistics
M.A.; California State University Long Beach, 1978, Linguistics
B.A.; Sophia University, 1972, English
B.A.; Sophia University, 1970, History
- Language Socialization
- Discourse Analysis
Adult L2 learners’ acquisition of style shift: The masu and plain forms. In M. Minami (ed.), Handbook of Japanese Applied Linguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 151-174. 2016.
A scientist or salesman? Identity construction through honorifics on a Japanese shopping channel program. Multilingua 23(2): 177-202. 2013.
Formulaic language in language socialization. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 32: 173-188. 2013 (co-authored with Matthew Burdelski)
Are honorifics polite? Uses of referent honorifics in a Japanese committee meeting. Journal of Pragmatics 43: 3655-3672. 2011.
(Im)politeness: Language Socialization. In J, Culpeper, M. Haugh, and D. Kádár (eds.), Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 461-488. 2017 (co-authored with Matthew Burdelski).
Directives in Workplace Discourse. In B. Vine (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace. New York: Routledge, pp. 203-215. 2017 (co-authored with Junko Saito).
Why can’t learners of JFL distinguish polite from impolite speech styles? In Dawn Archer and Peter Grundy (eds.), The Pragmatics Reader. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 354-370. (originally published in 2001 by Cambridge University Press is chosen as one of the articles that represent the academic field of Pragmatics and reprinted in The Pragmatics Reader). 2011.
Socializing Identities through Speech style: Learners of Japanese as a Foreign Language. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. 2008.
Organization of turns, speech styles and postures in a Japanese elementary school. In Junko Mori and Amy Ohta (eds.), Japanese Applied Linguistics: Discourse and Social Perspectives. London: Continuum International Publishing, pp.80-108. 2008.
Language socialization in Japanese. In Patricia Duff and Nancy Hornbeger (eds.), Encyclopedia of Language and Education: Language Socialization. New York: Springer, pp. 313-326. 2008.