School of Modern Languages
Ph.D., University of Arizona, Second Language Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
Joined faculty in
Cognitive Linguistics, Japanese Discourse, Second Language Acquisition, Sociocultural Theory
ISERF (Ivan Allen College Incentives for Seeking Extramural Research Funding) grant 2016, completing a book project
NEAC material grant 2015, ($1,000) developing intensive Japanese reading course
CIBER grant 2010, ($1,500) developing a hybrid course of online and classroom teaching in Japanese
Current and recent projects
Cognitive Linguistics: Applying cognitive linguistics to Japanese grammar teaching.
Discourse: Interactional particles and style shifts.
Second Language Acquisition/Teaching: languaging and pair-work
Recent and selected publications
“Cognitive Linguistics and Sociocultural Theory: Applications for Foreign/
Second Language Teaching” (with C. Arnett & A. Labarca). 2015, Walter de Gruyter
Referred journal articles
"Style-shifting in Student-Professor Conversations". Journal of Pragmatics 101, (2016) 101-117.
“Applying cognitive linguistics to teaching Japanese polysemous particles.” Sophia Linguistica 60. 103-120. 2013
“Morphological congruency and the acquisition of L2 morphemes” (with Nan Jiang, Eugenia Novokshanova, and Xin Wang) Language Learning. 61.3. 940-967. 2011.
"Acquiring interactional competence in a study-abroad context: Japanese language learners’ use of the interactional particle ne." Modern Language Journal 95.4. 2011.
Referred chapters in books
"Students' perception of usage-based instruction." (with A. Labarca) Usage-inspired L2 Instruction. Eds. A. Tyler & L. Ortega. John Benjamins. (forthcoming)
"L2 acquisition of Japanese locative polysemous particles: A corpus-driven approach." What does applied cognitive linguistics look like? Answers from the L2 classroom and SLA studies. Eds. A. Tyler & C. Moder. Walter de Gruyter (forthcoming)
"Cognitive linguistics, sociocultural theory, and language teaching." (with
C. Arnett) Cognitive Linguistics and Sociocultural Theory: Applications for
Foreign/Second Language Teaching. Eds K. Masuda, C. Arnett, & A. Labarca.
"Schemata use and languaging quality in learning Japanese polysemous particles ni and de." (with A.Labarca) Cognitive Linguistics and Sociocultural Theory: Applications for Foreign/Second Language Teaching. Eds K. Masuda, C. Arnett, & A. Labarca. 2015
International Cognitive Linguistics Association
Association of Teachers of Japanese
UK Cognitive Linguistics Association
The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language