Frank M. Gagliardi Professor of Japanese
M.A. Columbia University, TESOL (1985)
M.A. Cornell University, Linguistics (1994)
Ph.D. Cornell University, Linguistics (2000)
Areas of Expertise
First and second language acquisition Lexical acquisition
JAPN 131 / ASIA 131(F) SEMIntroduction to Japanese Linguistics: Past, Present and Future of Japanese Language
JAPN 258 / PSYC 258 SEMLanguage and Literacy Development (not offered 2022/23)
JAPN 407 / ASIA 207 TUTAn Exploration of Japanese Language and Culture (not offered 2022/23)
Japanese Linguistics for Japanese-Language Learners. Manuscript in progress.
Online Reading for the Advanced Japanese Language Learners: 自然災害と日本人. A joint project with the MIT Japanese program, http://web.mit.edu/tohoku/ . 2014.
Japanese Kanji Basics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtwD31VPI1c. 2012.
“The Acquisition of Japanese Numeral Classifiers.” In The Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics, M. Nakayama, R. Mazuka, Y. Shirai, and P. Li (eds.). Cambridge University Press. 2006.
The Acquisition of Numeral Classifiers: The Case of Japanese Children. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, New York, 2005.
“The Acquisition of Japanese Numeral Classifiers – linkage between grammatical forms and conceptual categories.” Co-authored with F. Keil. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 9: 379-409. 2000.
“The Acquisition of Japanese Numeral Classifiers – linkage between grammatical forms and conceptual categories.” Co-authored with F. Keil. The Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society 1159-1164.1998.
“The Acquisition of Japanese Numeral Classifiers.” Co-authored with Frank Keil. The Proceedings of the 20th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development 849-860. 1996.
Lecturer in Japanese at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Instructor in the FALCON intensive Japanese Program at Cornell University
Visiting Lecturer in Japanese at Columbia Universty