Kyoko Masuda, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Japanese & Linguistics

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Office Phone:
404-385-6435
Fax Number:
404-894-0955
Office Location:
Swann 316
Overview

Dr. Kyoko Masuda received her Ph.D from the University of Arizona in 2002, and joined Georgia Tech in 2004, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Japanese and Linguistics in 2010. She is a specialist in Japanese Discourse, Second Language Acquisition, Cognitive Linguistics, and Sociocultual Theory, as shwon in her published journal articles in Journal of Pragmatics, Modern Language Journal, New Directions in Applied Linguistics of Japanese, Japanese Language and Literature, Sophia Linguistica, Nihongo Kyooiku, Southwest Journal of Linguistics, CLS, Sophia Linguistica and Japanese/Korean Linguistics.  Her co-authored journal articles also apper in Second Language Research, Language Learning, Language Science, Sophia Linguistica, and High Desert Conference in Linguistics.

She has been the Linguistics Certificate Program Advisor.  Her current teaching includes Intermediate Japanese, Discourse and Grammar, Applied Japanese Linguistics, Critical Readings in Japanese Arts and Culture, Extensive and Intensive Reading in Japanese, Introduction to Linguistics, and Applications in Linguistics. She is interested in creating new courses for  Linguistics as well as Japanese at Georia Tech. 

She has co-edited Cognitive Linguistics and Sociocultural Theory: Applications to Language Teaching (2015) by Mouton de Gruyter,  and her second volume Cognitive Linguistics and Japanese Pedagogy: A Usage-based Approach to Language Learning and Instruction by Mouton de Gruyter is coming out in 2018. 

Areas of
Expertise:
  • Discourse Studies
  • Japanese Linguistics
  • Language Learning & Study Abroad
  • Sociocultural Theory