Department of Integrated Humanities
(Comparative Studies of Culture)
Japanese Linguistics, Pragmatics and Dialectology
- Medical Communication
- Social Dialect
I study modern Japanese from the perspectives of dialectology and sociolinguistics. My analyses incorporate the various phenomena observed in daily life and the perspective of sociology. I am interested in the way people communicate and how this relates to language and context.
- Sociolinguistic Research on Urbanizing Regional Communities, Keisuisha, 1997.
- Research on Multilayering of Phrasal Modality in Medical Interviews Focusing on the Case of a Dental Interview, Kokubungakuko, 220, pp.1-15, 2013.
- Language Contact and Language Control, Hiromitsu Machi (ed.), Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Vol.2, 3A Network, pp.18-32, 2006.
- Language Transmission and Personal Networks, Toshiaki Muroyama (ed.), Methods of Dialectal Lexicology, Izumi Shoin, pp.77-97, 2000.
- Prejudices toward Dialects: The Case of Naturally Occurring Dialects in Local Residents of Takaya-cho, Higashi-hiroshima City, Kokubungakuko, 125, pp.13-27, 1990.