Original Pedagogical Materials & Pedagogy Talks with Resources

Accessed with Middlebury account or available upon request .

Linguistics Paper Guidelines & Rubrics

[Website] J-Ling Resource Page: See the compilation of Japanese-related sources

[PDF] Linguistics Paper Guidelines (JAPN0210 final paper; JAPN0310 Paper 2 has a similar style) (access with Midd account)

[PDF] Linguistics Paper Rubrics (reference for teachers JAPN0210 final paper) (access with Midd account)

[PDF] Linguistics Argument Essay Guidelines (JAPN0310 Paper 1 “Language Myths”) (access with Midd account)

[PDF] Journals/Squibs (JAPN0210 Journal Guidelines) (access with Midd account)

[Word] Summary of “threshold concepts” key terms, key questions and key ideas (JAPN0310 Review & Reflection) (access with Midd account)

Advanced Japanese Projects and Activities created (login with Midd account)

JAPN0301 & JAPN0302 Lists, Handouts and Exercises (folder access with Midd account)

JAPN0302 Third-Year Japanese II Interview Project Guidelines (folder access with Midd account)

JAPN0401 & JAPN0402 Sample Materials (folder access with Midd account)

Events & Groups

Japanese Linguistics Reading Group (accessed via Middlebury account)

Talks on Pedagogy, selected

Linguistics Course Designs

Developing Variation and Change in Japanese: Utilizing insights from historical linguistics (The 29th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, workshop Pedagogical Approaches to Japanese/Korean Linguistics, online, Nagoya U & NINJAL, 10.8.2021) (abstract, PPT)

Pedagogical strategies and examples for using sociolinguistics as an empathy-building tool for global citizenship [with Shawna Shapiro] (Workshop led at Association for Language Awareness Conference (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 7.6.2018, PPT)

We present strategies and classroom materials showing how linguistic methods can serve as a tool to understand issues pertaining to diversity and equity, such as implicit biases and “othering”. We will show how selected key concepts, Descriptivism, Indexicality, and Language Ideology, can be introduced and developed in the classroom. We present sample assignments and activities involving the analysis of multiple languages and variation within a language. Through interaction with the participants, we aim to deepen our discussion of how to connect linguistic theory and practice in the empathy-building process and beyond.

Teaching during COVID

Social annotation in a bilingual setting: Examples from Japanese linguistics courses (Faculty Showcase: Teaching with Canvas, online, Middlebury C., 2.2.2022) (slides) (short report [via Middlebury account])

In this mini talk, I show how I use a social annotation tool called Hypothes.is available through Canvas for my Japanese linguistics courses. I focus on one of the courses (Variation and Change in Japanese [日本語の変異と変化]), which was taught asynchronously online in Japanese. For pedagogical and technical reasons, the languages of assigned articles were a mix of Japanese and English, and participants entered all of their annotations in Japanese. Keywords: asynchronous, Canvas, Hypothes.is, Japanese, language, linguistics, online teaching, reading assignments, social annotation

Grammar lectures with language variation from films: Data building meets pedagogy (Roundtable: Creative Approaches in Pedagogy: Teaching during COVID-19, NYCAS online, hosted by SUNY Brockport, 10.2.2021) (slides)

I talk about ways in which language from films (compiled as databases) can be incorporated in elementary Japanese grammar lectures. I discuss how images and conversation samples can prompt learners to think about newly-learned expressions in relatable contexts and further raise an awareness about stylistic variations. Keywords: authentic material, data-informed teaching, partially- flipped class, Japanese grammar, language, pedagogy, teacher productivity.