Etsuyo Yuasa (湯浅悦代)
Associate Professor in Japanese
342 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Areas of Expertise
- Japanese linguistics
- Ph.D., linguistics, 1998, The University of Chicago
Prof. Yuasa's current research focuses on the interaction between syntax and semantics, exceptions/idiosyncrasies in grammar, individualized instruction, and grammar instruction. Her book, Modularity in Language: Constructional and Categorial Mismatch in Syntax and Semantics, was published from Mouton de Gruyter in 2005. She also edited and published several volumes, including Pragmatics and Autolexical Grammar: In Honor of Jerry Sadock (edited with Tista Bagchi and Katharine Beals, John Benjamins) in 2011 and Individualized Instruction in East Asian Languages (Foreign Language Publications) in 2013. Her recent articles include "Practical linguistics of Japanese: Japanese linguistics' contributions to teaching dareka/nanika" (Journal of Japanese Linguistics, 2017), “Personalized instruction for advanced Japanese” (Proceedings of the 26th Central Association of Teachers of Japanese Conference, 2016), "A Multi-modular approach to gradual change in grammaticalization" with Elaine Francis (Journal of Linguistics 44, 2008), and "From the core to the periphery: The tense system in Japanese" (Japanese Language and Literature 42, 2008). She is currently the director of the East Asian Studies Center. She teaches Intensive Japanese Grammar (Japanese 5315), Pedagogical Syntax (EALL 7701), and Japanese Syntax (Japanese 7384) on a regular basis.