Research Interests

L2 learners’ use of sentence-final particles such as ne, yo, and yone, and incomplete sentences as interactional resources in conversation. Other research interests include socioculturally informed investigations of the role of classroom instruction in L2 learning and development; the effects of pragmatics-focused instruction on learners’ discourse-level production in Japanese.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Japanese Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mãnoa
M.A., Japanese Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mãnoa
M.F.A., Film, Video, and New Media, School of the Art Institute of Chicago