Publications by Masahiko Minami

 

Masahiko Minami

Foreign Languages and Literatures
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: (415) 338-7451
E-mail: mminami@sfsu.edu



Publications

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Articles in Refereed Journals/Books (English):

  • Minami, M. (2012). Introduction. In M. Minami (Ed.), Journal of Japanese Linguistics, volume 28, special issue: Selected papers from the 7th International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese, 1-3. Institute for Japanese Studies, the Ohio State University.

  • Minami, M. (2012). Getting down to business: Curriculum development for business Japanese course. Connections: A Journal for Foreign Language Educators, November 2012 Volume 6, 11-20.

  • Minami, M. (2009). An analysis of narrative communication strategies used by Japanese-as-a-foreign-language learners. Journal of Japanese Linguistics, 25, 1-15.
  • Minami, M., & Imase, H. (2009). Learning rocks! Connections: A Journal for Foreign Language Educators, April 2009 Volume 3, 37-43.

  • Minami, M. (2008). Telling good stories in different languages: Bilingual children’s styles of story construction and their linguistic and educational implications. Narrative Inquiry, 18(1), 83-110.

  • Minami, M. (2008). Bilingual children’s styles of story construction and their linguistic and educational implications. In T. Ogura, H. Kobayashi, S. Inagaki, M. Hirakawa, S. Arita, & Y. Terao (Eds.), Studies in Language Sciences (7) (pp. 61-77). Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers.
  • Kajiwara, M., & Minami, M. (2008). Narrative construction by bilingual children: Referential topic management. In T. Ogura, H. Kobayashi, S. Inagaki, M. Hirakawa, S. Arita, & Y. Terao (Eds.), Studies in Language Sciences (7) (pp. 79-90). Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers.

  • Minami, M. (2006). The importance of socialization in the development of narrative discourse skills in children. In M. Nakayama. M. Minami, H. Morikawa, K. Nakamura, & H. Sirai (Eds.), Studies in Language Sciences (5) (pp. 11-28). Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers.

  • Miyata, S., Hirakawa, M.,  Kanagy, R., Kuriyama, Y., MacWhinney, B., Minami, M., Murakami, K., Nisisawa, H., Oshima-Takane, Y., Otomo, K., Shirahata, T., Sirai, H., Shirai, J., Shirai, Y., Sugiura, M., & Terada, H. (2006). The development of the CHILDES-Based language developmental score for Japanese (DSSJ). In M. Nakayama. M. Minami, H. Morikawa, K. Nakamura, & H. Sirai (Eds.), Studies in Language Sciences (5) (pp. 75-89). Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers.

  • Minami, M. (2006). The development of narrative structure in the acquisition of Japanese as a second language. In M. Nakayama. M. Minami, H. Morikawa, K. Nakamura, & H. Sirai (Eds.), Studies in Language Sciences (5) (pp. 191-206). Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers.

  • Minami, M. (2005). Keeping Japanese alive: Narrative discourse skills in English-Japanese bilingual children. In M. Minami, H. Kobayashi, M. Nakayama, & H. Sirai (Eds.), Studies in Language Sciences (4) (pp. 149-164).  Tokyo:  Kurosio Publishers.

  • Minami, M. (2004). The development of narrative in second language acquisition: Frog stories. In M. Minami, H. Kobayashi, M. Nakayama, & H. Sirai (Eds.), Studies in Language Sciences (3) (pp. 123-138). Tokyo:  Kurosio Publishers.

  • Minami, M. (2003). Holding on to a native tongue: Retaining bilingualism for school-age children of Japanese heritage. International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice, 4(2), 39-61.

  • Minami, M. (2002). Narrative as a reflection of culture and consciousness: Developmental aspects. In R. T. Donahue (Ed.), Exploring Japaneseness: Japanese enactments of culture and consciousness (pp. 241-261). Westport, CT: Ablex/Greenwood Publications.

  • Minami, M. (2002). Vocabulary development in English-Japanese bilingual children: Correspondence of achievement levels in first and second languages. In Y. Shirai, H. Kobayashi, S. Miyata, K. Nakamura, T. Ogura, & H. Sirai (Eds.), Studies in Language Sciences (2) (pp. 261-278). Tokyo:  Kurosio Publishers.

  • Minami, M. (2001). Maternal styles of narrative elicitation and the development of children's narrative skill: A study on parental scaffolding. Narrative Inquiry, 11(1), 55-80.

  • Minami, M. (2000). Commentary on Jens Brockmeier's "Autobiographical Time." Narrative Inquiry, 10(1), 75-80.

  • Minami, M. (2000). Book reading styles of Japanese mothers. In Y. Oshima-Takane, Y. Shirai, & H. Sirai (Eds.), Chukyo University School of Computer and Cognitive Sciences Institute for Advanced Studies in Artificial Intelligence Technical Report, No. 2000-12-02 (pp. 145-156). Chukyo University.

  • Minami, M. (1998). Politeness markers and psychological complements: Wrapping-up devices in Japanese oral personal narratives. Narrative Inquiry, 8(2), 351-371.

  • Minami, M. (1996). Japanese preschool children's and adults' narrative discourse competence and narrative structure. Journal of Narrative and Life History, 6(4), 349-373.

  • Minami, M. (1996). Japanese preschool children's personal narrative development. First Language, 16, 339-363.

  • Minami, M. (1995). Long conversational turns or frequent turn exchanges: Cross-cultural comparison of parental narrative elicitation. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 6(4), 213-230.

  • Minami, M., & McCabe, A. (1995). Rice balls and bear hunts: Japanese and North American family narrative patterns. Journal of Child Language, 22, 423-445.

  • Minami, M. (1994). Asian narrative. ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 372 652.

  • Minami, M. (1994). English and Japanese: Cross-cultural comparison of parental styles of narrative elicitation. Issues in Applied Linguistics, 5(2), 383-407.

  • Minami, M., & McCabe, A. (1991). Haiku as a discourse regulation device: Stanza analysis of Japanese children's personal narratives. Language in Society, 20, 577-599.

Articles in Refereed Journals/Books (Japanese):

  • Minami, M. (2017). Special issue editor's introduction: Historical changes and development in language acquisition theories and some contemporary issues about Japanese language education with special attention to native Chinese speakers learning Japanese. Journal of Japanese and Chinese Linguistics and Japanese Language Teaching, 10, 1-3.

  • Minami, M. (2017). Language acquisition theories and Japanese language education. Journal of Japanese and Chinese Linguistics and Japanese Language Teaching, 10, 4-24.

  • Minami, M. (2015). Discourse structure: Japanese-language learners’ spoken and written language (Original title: danwa koozoo: nihongo gakushuusha no hanashi kotoba to kaki kotoba). Nihongo-gaku, November 2015 special issue, 68-81.

  • Minami, M. (2013). Regional language variation: Simplification, accommodation, assimilation, and beyond. Journal of Policy Studies, 44, 53-84.
  • Minami, M. (2006). Pragmatic development: The acquisition of narrative discourse skills by children. Japanese Psychological Review, 49(1), 114-135.



Chapters and Articles (English):

  • Minami, M. (2007). Active imaginations: Verb forms in narratives told by English-Japanese bilingual children. In M. Minami (Ed.), Applying theory and research to learning Japanese as a foreign language (pp. 248-264). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Minami, M. (2007). The development of narrative discourse patterns in the learning of Japanese as a foreign language. In M. Minami (Ed.), Applying theory and research to learning Japanese as a foreign language (pp. 198-214). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Minami, M. (2007). Preface. In M. Minami (Ed.), Applying theory and research to learning Japanese as a foreign language (pp. viii-xx). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

  • Minami, M. (2006). Children's narrative structures. In M. Nakayama, R. Mazuka, & Y. Shirai (Eds.), The handbook of East Asian psycholinguistics Vol. II: Japanese (pp. 116-122). New York: Cambridge University Press.

  • Minami, M. (2005). Bilingual narrative development in English and Japanese — A form/function approach. In J. Cohen, K. T. McAlister, K. Rolstad, & J. MacSwan (Eds.), ISB4: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism (pp. 1618-1629). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

  • Imase, H., & Minami, M. (2004). Computer-assisted language learning as applied to basic relational acquisition in beginning Japanese. In Y. Saito-Abbott, R. Donovan, & T. Abbott (Eds.), Language on the edge: Implications for teaching foreign languages and cultures (Emerging technologies in teaching languages and culture: Volume 4) (pp. 63-78). LARC Press, San Diego State University.

  • Minami, M. (2004). Adjective, adjectival noun, and copula morphology: An analysis report. In K. Otomo (Ed.), Comparative research for a developmental index for first and second language of Japanese and English [Research project No. 13410034, supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture] (pp. 97-105). Tokyo: Tokyo Gakugei University.

  • Minami, M., & Ovando, C. J. (2003). Language issues in multicultural contexts. In J. Banks (Ed.) & C. McGee Banks (Associate Ed.), Handbook of research on multicultural education (2nd ed., pp. 567-588). San Francisco: Jossey-Baas.

  • Minami, M., & Fujiwara, M. (2003). Non-native patterns in narratives of Japanese-as-a-second-language learners. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Speech, Writing and Context (pp. 112-117). Osaka, Kansai Gaidai University.

  • McCabe, A., & Minami, M. (2003). Asian American children. In A. McCabe & L. S. Bliss (Eds.), Patterns of narrative discourse (pp. 91-101). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

  • Minami, M. (2003). The role of maternal input in facilitating the development of children's personal narratives. In S. P. Shohov (Ed.), Advances in psychology research, Vol. 21 (pp. 91-117). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Minami, M. (2001). Language and literacy development of bilingual Japanese children. In J. K. Peyton, D. A. Ranard, & S. McGinnis (Eds.), Heritage languages in America (p. 275). McHenry, IL: Delta Systems.

  • Minami, M. (2001). Styles of parent-child book reading in Japanese families. In M. Almgren, A. Barrena, M. Ezeizabarrena, I. Idiazabal, & B. MacWhinney (Eds.), Research on child language acquisition: Proceedings of the 8th conference of the International Association for the Study of Child Language (pp. 483-503). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

  • Minami, M., & Aramaki, S. (2001). The effectiveness of computer-assisted language-learning (CALL) programs for teaching Japanese. In Y. Saito-Abbott, R. Donovan, T. F. Abbott, & P. Kennedy (Eds.), Emerging technologies in teaching languages and cultures: Effective use of technology for language learning, what works and what we've learned (pp. 55-71). LARC, the National Foreign Language Resource Center at San Diego State University.

  • Minami, M. (2001). Taking a different point of view: Children's acquisition of linguistic perspective-taking devices. In H. Sirai (Ed.), A cross-linguistic study for the universal developmental index [Research project No. 11694009, supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture] (pp. 173-190). Nagoya: Chukyo University.

  • Minami, M. (2000). A cross-cultural comparison of preschoolers' narrative discourse skills and parental scaffolding. The 12th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Tokyo, CD-ROM Proceedings.

  • Minami, M., & Shibatani, K. (2000). Narrating a frog story: The acquisition of narrative by second-language learners. The 12th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Tokyo, CD-ROM Proceedings.

  • Minami, M. (2000). Crossing borders: The politics of schooling Asian students. In C. J. Ovando & P. L. McLaren (Eds.), The politics of multiculturalism and bilingual education: Students and teachers caught in the cross fire (pp. 188-207). New York: McGraw-Hill.

  • Minami, M. (1997). Cultural constructions of meaning: Cross-cultural comparisons of mother-child conversations about the past. In C. Mandell & A. McCabe (Eds.), The problem of meaning: Cognitive and behavioral approaches (pp. 297-345). Amsterdam: North-Holland.

  • Holloway, S. D., & Minami, M. (1996). Production and reproduction of culture: The dynamic role of mothers and children in early socialization. In D. Shwalb & B. Shwalb (Eds.), Japanese childrearing: Two generations of scholarship (pp. 164-176). New York: Guilford Press.

  • Minami, M., & McCabe, A. (1996). Compressed collections of experiences. In A. McCabe (Ed.), Chameleon readers: Some problems cultural differences in narrative structure pose for multicultural literacy programs (pp. 72-97). New York: McGraw-Hill.

  • Minami, M., & Ovando, C. J. (1995). Language issues in multicultural contexts. In J. Banks & C. McGee Banks (Eds.), Handbook of research on multicultural education (pp. 427-444). New York: Macmillan.

  • Minami, M. (1995). ESL: Asian high school students’ perspectives. (ERIC Clearing House on Languages and Linguistics, Center for Applied Linguistics, April, 1996, ED 389 208.)

  • Hemphill, L., & Minami, M. (1994). U.S. classrooms: A sociolinguistic perspective. In L. B. Barnes, C. R. Christensen, & A. J. Hansen (Eds.), Teaching and the case method (pp. 244-248). Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

  • Minami, M. (1991). Notes on books. In M. Minami, & B. P. Kennedy (Eds.), Language issues in literacy and bilingual/multicultural education (pp. 542-555). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review.

  • Minami, M. (1990). Children’s narrative structure: How do Japanese children talk about their own stories? ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 335 961.


Chapters and Articles (Japanese):

  • Minami, M. (1995). Romanization. In Y. Oshima-Takane & B. MacWhinney (Eds.), Japanese CHILDES manual I: JCHAT (pp. 25-36). McGill University.

  • Minami, M. (1995). Wakachigaki. In Y. Oshima-Takane & B. MacWhinney (Eds.), Japanese CHILDES manual I: JCHAT (pp. 43-47). McGill University.

  • Minami, M., & Morikawa, H. (1995). "Main line" ni keitaiso o dono yoo ni hyooki suru ka [Transcribing morphemes on the main line].  In Y. Oshima-Takane & B. MacWhinney (Eds.), Japanese CHILDES manual I: JCHAT (pp. 73-91). McGill University.




Book Reviews (English):

Book Reviews (Japanese):

  • Minami, M. (1986). Review of Dangling man by Saul Bellow. Hagoromo Gakuen Kiyo Journal, 7, Osaka, Japan.

  • Minami, M. (1985). Review of Seize the day by Saul Bellow. Hagoromo Gakuen Kiyo Journal, 6, Osaka, Japan.



Conference Presentations and Invited Lecture

  • Paper read Minami, M. (2017, October). New developments in Japanese language education: Intercultural education from the perspective of cross-cultural psychology. Paper presented at the Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC) Fall 2017 Conference and Workshops, Chabot College, Hayward, CA.

  • Invited lecture Minami, M. (2017, August). L1 and L2 narrative development in Japanese Language education from the perspectives of cross-cultural psychology and applied linguistics. An invited lecture at the 2017 International Symposium on Error in Use of Japanese and Second Language Acquisition, Hunan University, Changsha, China. http://yukang.org/index1.html

  • Invited lecture Minami, M. (2017, July). Culture and language education from the perspective of cross-cultural psychology Discourse interactions across cultures. An invited lecture at the Conversation/Discourse Symposium New Developments in Japanese-language Education Discourse Studies, Possibilities, the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Keynote paper read Minami, M. (2017, July). Connecting L1 and L2 acquisition From the perspective of macro and micro narrative structure. Keynote invited paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese (ICPLJ10), the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan. http://www.ninjal.ac.jp/event/specialists/symposium/20170708_intlsympo/

  • Invited lecture Minami, M. (2017, July). Language variation and change: From the perspectives of sociolinguistics and cognitive linguistics. Bonjinsha Osaka Office. Osaka, Japan.

  • Paper read Minami, M. (2016, October). Quandaries about "can": Choices for the potential form in Japanese. Paper presented at the Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC) Fall 2016 Conference, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA.

  • Invited workshop Minami, M. (2016, October). Business Japanese language workshop 4.
    A special workshop organized by the Japan Society of Northern California, San Francisco, CA. http://www.usajapan.org/event/business-japanese-language-workshop/

  • Invited lecture Minami, M. (2016, July). Prototypes and potential forms: Social, linguistic, and psychological factors in language change. A special lecture at the 80th Urban & Regional Economics Society and the 71st Cultural Socioeconomic Research Society, Osaka University of Commerce, Osaka, Japan.

  • Workshop — Minami, M. , & Yukawa, K. (2016, January). Promoting dialogue between linguists and language educators: The Journal of Japanese Linguistics special issue project. Faculty Retreat 2016: Create, Educate, Investigate: Bringing Together Teaching, Scholarship and Creative Work, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

  • Paper read — Minami, M., & Yukawa, K. (2015, November). Linguistics and language education: The Journal of Japanese Linguistics special issue. Paper presented (roundtable) at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention & World Languages Expo, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

  • Paper read — Minami, M., & Yukawa, K. (2015, November). New directions in Japanese linguistics: Promoting dialogue and exchange between linguists and language teachers. Paper presented at the Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC) Fall 2015 Conference and Workshops, Chabot College, Hayward, CA.

  • Invited workshop — Minami, M. (2015, September). Business Japanese language workshop 3. A special workshop organized by the Japan Society of Northern California, San Francisco, CA. http://www.usajapan.org/event/business-japanese-language-workshop/

  • Invited lecture — Minami, M. (2015, August). First-language and second-language acquisition studies: A historical overview. A special lecture at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan.


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