Sign Language Linguistics (Modality and negation, Spatial use of pointings, Wh-questions, Semantic
analysis of mouth gestures, island sign langauage), Psycholinguistics (word recognition by Japanese deaf readers),, Monolingual/Bilingual First/Second Language Acquisition (Deaf toddlers' use of pointings and eyegaze, Syntax, Semantics, adult
M2L2 JSL learners)
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.
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.
University of Connecticut (Department of Linguistics), 2012-2013.
Lecturer in Sign Language Linguistics
University of Tokyo, Yamaguchi University, Tohoku University, Kwansei Gakuin
Lecturer 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)
Lecturer 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
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