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Iwai, Tomoko

General Information


Contact Information

Moore Hall 421

Educational Background

PhD in Japanese Language, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
MA in Japanese Language, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
BA in History, Carleton College

Research Areas

Language pedagogy, pragmatics

 Selected Bibliography

Iwai, T. (2013). Using n desu in small talk: JFL learners’ pragmatic development. In K. Kondo-Brown, Y. Saito-Abbott, S. Satsutani, M. Tsutsui, & A. Wehmeyer (Eds.), New perspectives on Japanese language learning, linguistics, and culture (pp. 27-47). Honolulu: University of Hawaii, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Iwai, T. (2010). Becoming a good conversationalist: Conversational competence as a target of JFL instruction. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI.

Iwai, T. (2007). Becoming a good conversationalist: Pragmatic development of JFL learners. In D.R. Yoshimi & H. Wang (Eds.), Selected papers from pragmatics in the CJK classroom: The state of the art. Honolulu:

Iwai, T., Y. Wada, J. Haig, & D. Yoshimi. 2001. Japanese for Oral Communication: A New Approach to Japanese Language and Culture. Honolulu: Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. University of Hawaii at Manoa.