Kazumi Matsuoka, Ph.D.

Japanese HP
Research Interests

Sign Language Linguistics (aspect, modality, negation, spatial use of pointings, Wh-questions, semantic analysis of mouth gestures, shared sign langauages), Monolingual/Bilingual First/Second Language Acquisition (


Ph.D. in Linguistics August 1998, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
Dissertation: 'The Acquisition of Japanese Case-particles and the Theory of Case Checking'.
M.A. in Linguistics August 1995, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
M.Ed. in Secondary Education (English) March 1990, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
B.A. in English and American Studies March 1988,Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto, Japan.

Academic Appointments

Professor of English as a Foreign Language
April 2006-present, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.

Associate Professor of English as a Foreign Language
April 2000-March 2006, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.

Assistant Professor of Japanese
August, 1998-December 1999 Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.

Part-time / Visiting Positions

Visiting Scholar
University of Connecticut (Department of Linguistics), 2012-2013.

Short-term apointments in Sign Language Linguistics

University of Tokyo, Yamaguchi University, Tohoku University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Kyoto University

Short-term appointments in Psycholinguistics (Language acquisition)
University of Tokyo, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo Metropolitan University (Graduate School of Humanities), Kanda University of International Studies (Graduate School of Language Sciences), University of Tsukuba (Master's Program in English Education)

Short-term appointments in Japanese Language and Culture
Mount Holyoke College (Asian Studies Program), Yale Center for International and Area Studies Summer Institute for Educators, Eastern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut (Department of Modern and Classical Languages).

Curriculum Vitae

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