Michiko Kaneyasu
Instructor of Japanese, University of Colorado, Boulder

Asian Languages & Cultures PhD, 2012

Michiko Kaneyasu received her Ph.D. in Japanese linguistics in 2012 from the University of California at Los Angeles. Her research interests include formulaic language, discourse and grammar, corpus linguistics, and Japanese as a foreign language pedagogy. Her dissertation, entitled “From Frequency to Formulaicity: Morphemic Bundles and Semi-Fixed Constructions in Japanese Spoken Discourse,” investigates patterns and functions of recurrent multi-morphemic sequences as well as partially-filled constructions in large corpora of Japanese spoken discourse.