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Tomoko Iwai

Instructor, Japanese Language and LinguisticsLincoln Annex 2, #8
1859 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Phone: (808) 956-2088
Fax: (808) 956-9515

Educational Background

Ph.D.; University of Hawaii at Manoa, Japanese Language

M.A.; University of Hawaii at Manoa, Japanese LanguageB.A.; Carleton College, History 

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.