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Yuki Yoshimura

Senior Lecturer; Japanese Language Program Director; Linguistics & Japanese Joint Major Advisor

Yuki Yoshimura, Lecturer, UMass Amherst

(413) 545-4953

Personal Website

329 Herter Hall

Yuki Yoshimura is the Director of the Japanese Language Program and the Co-Chair of the Language Teaching & Research Lab. She received her PhD in Second Language Acquisition from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include sentence processing in second language acquisition, speech fluency, task-based language teaching, extensive reading in Japanese, and bilingualism. She teaches Japanese Language (1st year to graduate level), Japanese Linguistics, Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, and Extensive Reading in Japanese. Some recent articles with B. MacWhinney include “The use of pronominal case in English sentence interpretation," “Honorifics as a socio-cultural verb agreement cue in Japanese," and “The effect of oral repetition in L2 Speech Fluency: System for an experimental tool and a language tutor."

To learn more about Prof. Yoshimura's work, please visit her webpage.

Research Areas

  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Japanese Pedagogy
  • Japanese Linguistics

Courses Recently Taught

Japanese 110: Non-Intensive Elementary Japanese I 
Japanese 120: Non-Intensive Elementary Japanese II 
Japanese 326: Intensive Intermediate Japanese I 
Japanese 297G/497G: Extensive Reading in Japanese
Japanese 375/593B: Introduction to Japanese Linguistics 
Japanese 497B: Contemporary Japanese I 
Japanese 580: Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
Japanese 597F/530: Business Japanese