Associate Professor, Japanese Language and Linguistics
Moore Hall 385
I am an associate professor of Japanese linguistics and a Cooperating Graduate Faculty in the Department of Second Language Studies at University of Hawai’i at Manoa. I specialize in the acquisition of Japanese as a second/foreign language, Japanese pedagogical grammar and Japanese syntax and semantics.I am interested in a wide range of research topics related to my specializations: Japanese SLA, pedagogical grammar, and language analysis.
Ph.D.: University of Hawaii, Manoa 1992. Linguistics
M.A.: California State University, Fresno 1983. Linguistics
B.A.: California State University, Fresno, 1980. Linguistics
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- Japanese SLA
- pedagogical grammar
- language analysis
Kanno, K. (2012). The development of relative clauses in L2 English: Testing Diessel’s (2007) hypothesis. Studies in Language Sciences 11, 57-67.
Kanno, K. (2009). The effect of ‘weight’ of the relative clause construction in the L2 Japanese production. The Journal of the Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (CAJLE): Japanese Linguistics and Pedagogy 10, 127-142.
Kanno, K., Hasegawa, T., Ikeda, K., Ito, Y., and Long, M. (2008). ‘Prior language-learning experience and variation in the linguistic profiles of advanced English-speaking learners of Japanese.’ In D. M. Brinton, O. Kagan and S. Bauckus (Eds.), Heritage language education: A new field emerging. New York, NY: Routledge, pp. 165-180.
Kanno, K. (2007). Factors affecting the processing of Japanese relative clauses by L2 learners. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 29, 197-218.
Kanno, K. (2006). The role of an innate acquisition device in second language acquisition.’ In M. Nakayama, R. Mazuka & Y. Shirai, (Eds.), Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 144-150.