Professor KODA Naomi

Affiliations :

I wanted to help foreigners learn Japanese when I was young, so I studied foreign language teaching, Japanese grammar and other related subjects. At the time I dreamed of teaching Japanese abroad. But before long I grew to love language studies and decided to become a researcher instead of a Japanese language teacher. Therefore I entered graduate school, where I explored syntax, problems of language and thought, etc.
Recently I have become interested in the structure of the idle talk that we usually engage in so nonchalantly. My research interests also include the structure of dialogues and negotiation processes in foreign languages. It is wonderful to experience foreign customs first-handedly, so I have already visited many countries. Sport is another hobby, and, in fact, I am a licensed rescue diver. So far I have dived in the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.

  • Research, History
  • Books, papers, etc.
  • Courses
    Structure of Japanese (Advanced Lecture); Structure of Japanese (Advanced Seminar); Modern Japanese (Special Lecture); Modern Japanese (Seminar); Modern Japanese (General Lecture)
    Personal History
    Received a Ph.D. in human and environmental studies at the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

    Awarded Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Shiga University
    2002-2003 Faculty Scholar, University of Massachusetts (MEXT Fellowship for Japanese Scholars and Researchers to Study Abroad)
    2006 Appointed to current position
    2015-present Collaborative Researcher, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
    Ph.D. (Human Environmental Studies)
    Linguistics; Japanese Linguistics; Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
    Research Subject
    Structure of spoken and written discourse;
    Conversation analysis
    Spoken and written discourse; conversation analysis; reading; interaction
    The Society for Japanese Linguistics; The Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences; The Society of Japanese Grammar; International Pragmatics Association
    Database of Researchers Information
  • Books
    『文章を理解するとは 認知の仕組みから読解教育への応用まで』、スリーエーネットワーク、2009
    『認知語用論』、くろしお出版、2016(joint authorship)
    Academic Papers