Masahiko Minami

Amazon Sites for Books

Journal of Japanese Linguistics (JJL)JJL catalog

Handbook of Japanese Applied Linguistics (De Gruyter Mouton/NINJAL)

To read the essay, click here.

"Telling Stories in Two Languages"
Published Summer 2011!!

Other Sites for Books

Special Lectures

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Contact Information
Masahiko Minami
Office & Office Hours

HUM 339
Office Hours for Spring 2020
Monday 3:30 p.m. 5:10 p.m.,
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. 1:50 p.m.


Masahiko Minami








Recent Articles

JACET (Japan Association of College English Teacerhs)

FLANC (Foreign Language Association of Northern California) Newsletters

NCJTA (Northern California Japanese Teachers' Association) Newsletters: Minami's articles

  • Consulate General of Japan, in San Francisco (December 2, 2010, English, Japanese)

Title: Professor of Japanese


  • Ed. D., Human Development and Psychology [Concentration: Acquisition of Language and Culture] (Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA)
  • Ed. M. in Education [Concentration: Human Development] (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)
  • B.A. in Literature (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)
  • B.A. in Economics (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)


  • Japanese Interpreters' Association, Conference Interpreter
  • Japanese Transportation Ministry, Certified Interpreter and Translator
  • United Nations English Proficiency Test, Special A Class
  • Level One (highest level) in the STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency) Test
  • Translation Instructor [taught at Simul Academy of International Communication, Translator Training Course: Japanese to English translation), Summer 1998 – Summer 1999, Summer 2000 – Summer 2003, Winter 2005, 2007 – 2009, Summer 2005 – 2010, Summer 2012, Summer 2014]

Research Interests:

  • Second Language Acquisition and Learning Language and Culture
  • Narrative and Discourse (including rhetorical structure and pragmatics)
  • Sociocultural Approaches to Language
  • First Language Acquisition (Japanese, English)
  • Psycholinguistics/Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Theory
  • Business and International Education

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Classes in Spring 2020:

Courses Taught in the Past:

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