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Professor, Japanese Language
Moore Hall 354
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
- Japanese linguistics
- Thai linguistics
- Discourse analysis
- Functional linguistics
- Language change
- Minority language description (Ryukyu)
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.