Kyoko Masuda

Associate Professor of Japanese & Linguistics

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
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Swann 316
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Mon & Wed 4:30-5:00 and by app.

Dr. Kyoko Masuda is on leave AY 2018-2019.  She 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 served  as Linguistics Certificate Program Advisor from 2010-2018  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 edited Cognitive Linguistics and Sociocultural Theory: Applications to Language Teaching (2015) by Mouton de Gruyter,  and Cognitive Linguistics and Japanese Pedagogy: A Usage-based Approach to Language Learning and Instruction (2018) by Mouton de Gruyter. 

Areas of
  • Discourse Studies
  • Japanese Linguistics
  • Language Learning & Study Abroad
  • Sociocultural Theory
Research Fields:
  • Japanese - Instructor
  • Linguistics - Instructor
  • Asia (East)
  • United States
  • Education
  • Language Acquisition
  • JAPN-2001: Intermediate Japanese I
  • JAPN-2002: Intermediate Japanese II
  • JAPN-4165: Crit Rdgs Jpn Cult/Arts
  • JAPN-4500: Intercultural Seminar
  • JAPN-4750: Japn Discourse & Grammar
  • JAPN-4780: Jpn Applied Linguistics
  • LING-2001: Intro To Language I
  • LING-2100: Intro to Linguistics
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