Graduate Program in Japanese Linguistics
Naomi H. McGloin, Professor
I first came to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to study linguistics. While I was at the University of Michigan, I had an opportunity to teach Japanese. It was the early 1970’s, and I was extremely fortunate to work with pioneers in Japanese language teaching in the U.S. After I came to the UW-Madison in 1976, I was fortunate to work with another pioneer in the field— Professor Akira Miura. The textbook I coauthored with Professor Miura, An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, has been very successful: it is now in its 41st printing. At the UW-Madison, I have been able to combine my interests in Japanese linguistics and Japanese language teaching, and I have enjoyed teaching and research on this campus very much. Over the years, I have been blessed with dedicated graduate students and enthusiastic undergraduate students. Many of the graduate students are actively engaged in teaching and/or research of the Japanese language both in the U.S. and abroad, and it is wonderful to see them grow both professionally and personally.
Professor Mori is the author of Negotiating Agreement and Disagreement in Japanese: Connective Expressions and Turn Construction (1999, John Benjamins) and the recipient of the 2003 ACTFL/MLJ Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education. Her articles have appeared in Applied Linguistics, Human Studies, Journal of Pragmatics, Modern Language Journal, Pragmatics, Research on Language and Social Interaction, 第二言語としての日本語の習得研究, among others. Her research interests center on the application of the methodological framework of “conversation analysis” to the study of talk-in-interaction involving first and second language speakers of Japanese. She is currently serving as a project director for the Center for Advanced Language Education and Research (US Dept. of Education funded National Language Resource Center), a board member for the Association of Teachers of Japanese, and an editorial panel member for Applied Linguistics and Research on Language and Social Interaction.
Madison, Wisconsin has become my hometown in the US!
Naomi F. Geyer, Assistant Professor
I started my graduate study at Teachers College, Columbia University majoring in TESOL and then moved on to their doctoral program to specialize in Applied Linguistics. The interaction of language teaching practice and research always gives me fresh insights into language and its use. Most of my research interests stem from, or are closely related to, my role as teacher and supervisor of first year Japanese courses. I am looking forward to meeting new students to share my interests in how people use and learn to use language.
Monika Chavez (German Applied Linguistics, SLA)
Mürvet Enç (Linguistics, Semantics)
Cecilia E. Ford (English Language and Linguistics, Conversation Analysis)
Yafei Li (Linguistics, Syntax / Morphology)
Maylys Macken (Linguistics, Phonology)
Sally Sieloff Magnan (French Language and Linguistics, SLA)
Douglas Maynard (Sociology, Conversation Analysis)
Richard F. Young (English Language and Linguistics, SLA)
Jane Zuengler (English Language and Linguistics, SLA)