Other Faculty

Cooperating Faculty

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KASPER, Gabriele
Professor
Moore Hall 554
Phone: (808) 956-8610
Email:gkasper@hawaii.edu
Gabriele Kasper teaches in the Department of Second Language Studies. She specializes in the study of language and social interaction from the perspective of conversation analysis. Her regular course offers include sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, qualitative research, and seminars in conversation analysis.

Affiliate Faculty

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SOHN, Ho-min 

 

Ho-min Sohn is an emeritus professor of Korean linguistics and president of the Korean Language Education and Research Center, Inc. His research interests include Korean morpho-syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and grammaticalization. His numerous publications include Topics on Korean Language and Linguistics (Korea U, 2014), Essentials of Korean Culture (co-ed with Sang-Yee Cheon, UHP, 2013), Korean Language in Culture and Society (ed, UHP, 2006), The Korean Language (Cambridge, 1999), Korean (Routledge, 1994), Linguistic Expeditions (Hanshin, 1986), Woleaian-English Dictionary (with A. Tawerilmang, UHP, 1976), Woleaian Reference Grammar (UHP, 1975), and A Ulithian Grammar (with B. Bender, Australian National U, 1973).

 

 

IWASAKI, Shoichi

 

KYLE, Kristopher
Email: kkyle2@uoregon.edu
Kristopher Kyle is an Assistant Professor in the Linguistics department and the director of the Learner Corpus Research and Applied Data Science Lab at the University of Oregon. His research interests include second language acquisition and the assessment of second language speaking and writing. He is especially interested in applying natural language processing (NLP) and corpora to the exploration of these areas.

Emeritus Faculty

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CHENG, Robert 

 

HIJIRIDA, Kyoto
Email: hijirida@hawaii.edu
For information about Professor Hijirida’s research interests, please see her CV here
ITO, Ken K.
Email: kenkito@hawaii.edu
Ken Ito researches the ways in which Japanese fiction refracts and pressures social and cultural discourses, particularly of the Meiji period. He uses historical inquiry, as well as narratology and reception studies, to analyze how fiction generates social meanings. He is the author of Visions of Desire: Tanizaki’s Fictional Worlds (Stanford University Press, 1991) and An Age of Melodrama: Family, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel (Stanford University Press, 2008), which received the John W. Hall Prize of the Association of Asian Studies.

 

LI, Ying-Che

 

 

LO, Ching Tang 

 

 

NIYEKAWA, Agnes

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REYNOLDS, Katsue
Email: katsue@hawaii.edu
Katsue A. Reynolds received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from UCLA (1978). Her dissertation entitled “A Historical Study of Old Japanese Syntax” was awarded the Edward Sapir Award (New York Academy of Science, 1979). She taught Japanese and Japanese linguistics at universities in California, Oregon and Hawaii. She retired from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2015 and obtained the Emeritus status. In 1981-82 while continuing her research on linguistic changes in Japanese as a visiting scholar at Stanford University, she participated in a women’s language study group and began focusing her research on Japanese women’s language. She published many papers in that field such as “Female speakers of Japanese” (Feminist Issues, Journal of Feminist Social and Political Theory, 1985). Reynolds translated important books on women’s language from English into Japanese, including R. Lakoff’s Language and Women’s Place.  Recently, she has been working on the historical development of first person pronouns in Japanese in association with HiSon (The Historical Sociolinguistics Network) at the University of Bristol in 2005 and an electronic journal platform for science and technology information in Japan.
SOHN, Ho-min 

 

Ho-min Sohn is an emeritus professor of Korean linguistics and president of the Korean Language Education and Research Center, Inc. His research interests include Korean morpho-syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and grammaticalization. His numerous publications include Topics on Korean Language and Linguistics (Korea U, 2014), Essentials of Korean Culture (co-ed with Sang-Yee Cheon, UHP, 2013), Korean Language in Culture and Society (ed, UHP, 2006), The Korean Language (Cambridge, 1999), Korean (Routledge, 1994), Linguistic Expeditions (Hanshin, 1986), Woleaian-English Dictionary (with A. Tawerilmang, UHP, 1976), Woleaian Reference Grammar (UHP, 1975), and A Ulithian Grammar (with B. Bender, Australian National U, 1973).
VIGLIELMO, Valdo (1926-2016) Emeritus Professor Valdo H. Viglielmo (1926-2016) was a noted scholar and translator of works by Natsume Sōseki, Nobel-Prize winner Kawabata Yasunari, and the philosopher Nishida Kitarō, among others.  After serving as an interpreter and translator during World War II and the subsequent US Occupation of Japan, he returned to the US and earned his BA, MA, and PhD (1956) from Harvard University.  Following teaching positions at International Christian University, Princeton, and several other institutions, he came to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 1965 as an Associate Professor at the then Department of Asian and Pacific Languages. He continued to teach modern Japanese literature and supervised numerous PhD dissertations and MA theses, and mentored many students during his time at UH until his retirement as a Full Professor in 2002. Before and after his retirement he was an unflinching advocated for peace and demilitarization, and was instrumental in having the Nagasaki Bell erected at Honolulu Hale in 1990 to forever memorialize the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan in 1945.

Adjunct Faculty

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MURAKAMI, Haruki
Haruki Murakami; author; winner of numerous literary awards including the Noma Prize (1982), the Tanizaki Prize (1985), the Franz Kafka Prize (2006).  Also holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of Liège (2007), Princeton (2008), the University of Hawaiʻi (2012), and Tufts (2014).  Official website: http://www.harukimurakami.com/

 

 

HIRATE, Susan

 

 

 

OGAWA, Dennis