Shoichi Iwasaki



Iwasaki Edit

Professor, Japanese Language

Moore Hall 354
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone:(808) 956-8406
Fax: (808) 956-9515

Educational Background

Ph.D.: 1988 University of California at Los Angeles, Linguistics

M.A.: 1979 University of Hawaii Manoa

B.A.: 1977 International Christian University (ICU), Tokyo

B.A.: 1974 Waseda University, Tokyo

Research Areas

  • Japanese linguistics
  • Thai linguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Functional linguistics
  • Language change
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Intonation
  • Minority language description (Ryukyu)

Selected Bibliography

Perspectives on topicalization: The case of Japanese wa. (co-edited with John Hinds and Senko K. Maynard), John Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam/Philadelphia. 1987.

Subjectivity in Grammar and Discourse: Theoretical considerations and a case study of Japanese spoken discourse. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1993.

A reference grammar of Thai (co-authored with Preeya Ingkaphirom), Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Japanese – London Oriental and African Language Library, Revised Edition, 2013, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013.


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