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Kazue Kanno

Tenju-an Temple Kyoto Japan
Associate Professor, Japanese Language and LinguisticsMoore Hall 385
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Phone: (808) 956-7113
Fax: (808) 956-9515

I am an associate professor of Japanese linguistics and a Cooperating Graduate Faculty in the Department of Second Language Studies at University of Hawai’i at Manoa. I specialize in the acquisition of Japanese as a second/foreign language, Japanese pedagogical grammar and Japanese syntax and semantics.I am interested in a wide range of research topics related to my specializations: Japanese SLA, pedagogical grammar, and language analysis.

Educational Background

Ph.D.: University of Hawaii, Manoa 1992. Linguistics

M.A.:  California State University, Fresno 1983. Linguistics

B.A.:  California State University, Fresno, 1980. Linguistics

Research Areas

  • Japanese SLA
  • pedagogical grammar
  • language analysis

Selected Bibliography

Kanno, K. (2012).   The development of relative clauses in L2 English:  Testing Diessel’s (2007) hypothesis.  Studies in Language Sciences 11, 57-67.

Kanno, K. (2009).   The effect of ‘weight’ of the relative clause construction in the L2 Japanese production. The Journal of the Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (CAJLE): Japanese Linguistics and Pedagogy 10, 127-142.

Kanno, K., Hasegawa, T.,  Ikeda, K.,  Ito, Y., and Long, M. (2008). ‘Prior language-learning experience and variation in the linguistic profiles of advanced English-speaking learners of Japanese.’  In D. M. Brinton, O. Kagan and S. Bauckus (Eds.), Heritage language education: A new field emerging. New York, NY: Routledge, pp. 165-180.

Kanno, K. (2007).  Factors affecting the processing of Japanese relative clauses by L2 learners.  Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 29, 197-218.

Kanno, K. (2006). The role of an innate acquisition device in second language acquisition.’  In M. Nakayama, R. Mazuka & Y. Shirai, (Eds.),  Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics II.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 144-150.