Associate Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies
Ph.D., Japanese linguistics and general linguistics, 1999, The Ohio State University
M.A., Linguistics, 1993, University of Pittsburgh
Office: LS G671
Areas of Study and Interest
Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language.
Advanced Japanese Reading and Writing
Introduction to Japanese Culture
Structure of Japanese
Topics in Multilingualism
“Nominal Apposition in Japanese,” Southwest Journal of Linguistics, Volume 23, Number 2. 2004: 187-214.
“Japanese Adjectives in Small Clause Complements,” Journal of Japanese Linguistics, 18. 2002: 51-82.
“Intentionality and VN-suru constructions in Japanese,” Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese 29-2: 22-54. 1995.
Proceedings and Working Papers
“Non-Restrictive Modification in Japanese,” The Proceedings of the Western Conference on Linguistics, vol. 15, WECOL 2003: 246-258. Published by the Department of Linguistics, California State University, Fresno.
With Noriko Chino, “Acquisition of -no,” in Gengogaku to Nihongo Kyooiku II: New Directions in Applied Linguistics of Japanese. Tokyo: Kuroshio Publishers. March 2001: 309-311.
“Caroline B. Heycock (1994) Layers of Predication: The Non-Lexical Syntax of clauses," book review, Language 72-1: 193-194. March 1996.