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Yoshiko Matsumoto

Yoshiko Matsumoto

Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and, by courtesy, of Linguistics
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Linguistics (1989)
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Linguistics
M.A., School of Literatures and Languages, The University of Tsukuba, General and Applied Linguistics
M.I.A., School of Area Studies, The University of Tsukuba, American Studies
B.A., Japan Women's University, English Language & Literature

Yoshiko Matsumoto is professor of East Asian languages and cultures (and by courtesy, linguistics), and coordinator of the Japanese language program. Her research investigates systems of language in use, from knowledge of grammar to expressions of identity. She is a recipient of the Humanities & Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Honors & Awards: 
Internal Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center (2005-2006)
Research Fellow, Japan Foundation (Language, Old Age and Gender in Japan) (2002)
Richard E. Guggenhime Faculty Scholar, Stanford University (2000 - 2003)
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University (2000)
Special Research Assignment, College of Humanities, The Ohio State University (1991)
George C. and Helen N. Pardee Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley (1987 - 1988)
Publications: 

Matsumoto, Y. (2015). The power of the ordinary: Quotidian framing as a narrative strategy. JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS, 86, 100-105.

Matsumoto, Y. (2011). Painful to playful: Quotidian frames in the conversational discourse of older Japanese women. LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY, 40(5), 591-616.

Matsumoto, Y. (Ed.). (2011). Faces of Aging: The Lived Experiences of the Elderly in Japan. Stanford University Press.

Matsumoto, Y. (2011). Beyond Stereotypes of Old Age: Discourse of Elderly Japanese Women. (Y. Matsumoto, Ed.)Faces of Aging: The Lived Experiences of the Elderly in Japan. Stanford University Press.

Matsumoto, Y. (Ed.). (2011). Introduction. Faces of Aging: The Lived Experiences of the Elderly in Japan. Stanford University Press.

Matsumoto, Y. (2011). Reframing to regain identity with humor: What conversations with friends suggest for communication in elderly care. (P. Backhaus, Ed.)Communication in Elderly Care: Cross- Cultural Approaches (145-165). Continuum.

Matsumoto, Y. (2010). Interactional frame and grammatical descriptions: The case of Japanese nounmodifying constructions. Constructions and Frames, 2(2).

Matsumoto, Y. (2009). Dealing with life changes: humour in painful self-disclosures by elderly Japanese women. AGEING & SOCIETY, 29, 929-952.

Matsumoto, Y. (2009). Forward. (F. Bargiela-Chiappini & M. Haugh, Eds.)Face Communication and Social Interaction (xi-xii). London: Equinox Publishing Ltd.

Matsumoto, Y. (2009). Manabi no Genten ni Tatsu: Freshman Seminar ga teikyoo suru mono.

Matsumoto, Y. (2009). Pragmatics of Performative Honorifics in Subordinate Clauses. (K. Turner & B. Eraser, Eds.)Language in Life, and a Life in Language: Jacob Mey, A Festschrift (Vol. 6, 289-297). BingleyUK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Matsumoto, Y. (2009). Beyond Stereotypes of Old Age: Discourse of Elderly Japanese Women. International Journal of the Sociology of Language.

Matsumoto, Y. (2009). Dealing with Changes – Humorous Self-Disclosure by Elderly Japanese Women. Ageing & Society, 29(6).

Matsumoto, Y. (2008). Tuning Styles and Personae. (K. Jones & T. Ono, Eds.)Japanese Speech Style Shift (Vol. 180, 213-228). Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Matsumoto, Y., & Bohn, M. (2008). Young Women in the Meiji Period as Linguistic Trendsetters. Journal of Language and Gender, 2(1).

Matsumoto, Y. (2008). Discursive practices and changing identities in elderly Japanese women. (J. Mori & A. S. Ohta, Eds.)Japanese Applied Linguistics: Discourse and Social Perspectives (188-210). Continuum International Publishing Group.

Matsumoto, Y. (2008). Variations in Japanese honorification -- deviations or a change in the making?. (J. Leino, Ed.)Constructional Re-organization (89-104). John Benjamins.

Matsumoto, Y. (2007). Interaction of multiple factors in relative clause construal and acquisition. STUDIES IN SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, 29(2), 367-374.

Matsumoto, Y. (2007). Integrating frames: Complex noun phrase constructions in Japanese. (S. Kuno, S. Makino & S. Strauss, Eds.)Aspects of Linguistics: In Honor of Noriko Akatsuka (Gengogaku no Syosoo: Akatsuka Noriko Kyoozyu Kinen Ronbunsyuu) (131-154). Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers.

Matsumoto, Y. (2007). Diversity and universality in languages:The consequences of variation. (Y. Matsumoto, D. Oshima, O. Robinson & P. Sells, Eds.)Diversity in Language: Perspectives & Implications (2-7). CSLI Publications.

Matsumoto, Y., Oshima, D., Robinson, O., & Sells, P. (Eds.). (2007). Diversity in Language: Perspectives . CSLI Publications.

Matsumoto, Y. (2007). Kaiwa no naka no iwayuru joseigo (Use of so-called women’s language in conversation). Gengo (Language), 36(3).

Matsumoto, Y. (2007). Dealing with changes -- Discourse of elderly Japanese women. (N. H. McGloin, Ed.)Japanese/Korean Linguistics (93-107). CSLI.

Matsumoto, Y. (2005). We’ll be dead by then! – comical self-disclosure by elderly Japanese women. The Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 268-279.

Matsumoto, Y., & Tsujimura, N. (2005). Role of Pragmatics in Japanese Relative Clauses. Japanese Linguistics: Critical Concepts, 3.

Matsumoto, Y., Shimizu, T., Lipton, H. O., & Lowdermilk, M. K. (2004). Kizuki to sentaku: Shakai-gengogakuteki nooryoku no yoosei o mezasu nihongokyooiku no igi. (M. Masahiko & M. Asano, Eds.)Gengogaku to Nihongo Kyooiku III (41-58).

Matsumoto, Y. (2004). The Japanese copula: Forms and functions. JOURNAL OF JAPANESE STUDIES, 30(1), 228-232.

Matsumoto, Y. (2004). The new (and improved?) language and place of women in Japan. (M. Bucholtz, Ed.)Language and Woman’s Place: Text and Commentaries (244-251). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Matsumoto, Y. (2004). Alternative Femininity: Personae of Middle-Aged Mothers. (S. Okamoto & J. S. Smith, Eds.)Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideology: Cultural models and real people (240-255). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Matsumoto, Y. (2003). How to do historic pragmatics with Japanese honorifics - Reply to Pizziconi. JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS, 35(10-11), 1515-1521.

Okamoto, S., & Matsumoto, Y. (2003). The Construction of the Japanese Language and Culture in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language. Japanese Language and Literature, 37(1).

Matsumoto, Y. (2002). Gender Identity and the Presentation of Self in Japanese. (S. Benor, M. Rose, D. Sharma, J. Sweetland & Q. Zhang, Eds.)Gendered Practices in Language. CA: CSLI Publications.

Matsumoto, Y. (2001). Extending frame semantics: Flexibility of complex noun phrase constructions in Japanese. COGNITION IN LANGUAGE USE, VOL 1, 256-266.

Matsumoto, Y. (2001). Extending Frame Semantics: Flexibility of Complex Noun Phrase Constructions in Japanese. (E. Nemeth, Ed.)Cognition in Language Use: Selected papers from the 7th International Pragmatics Conference (Vol. 1, 256- 266). Antwerp: Belgium.

Matsumoto, Y. (2001). Tyotto: Speech act qualification in Japanese. Japanese Language and Literature, 35(1).

Matsumoto, Y. (1999). Japanese stylistic choices and ideologies across generations. SELECTED PAPERS FROM THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL PRAGMATICS CONFERENCE, VOL 1: LANGUAGE AND IDEOLOGY, 352-364.

Matsumoto, Y. (1999). Japanese stylistic choices and ideologies across generations. (J. Verschueren, Ed.)Language and Ideology: Selected Papers from the 6th International Pragmatics Conference (352-364). Antwerp: International Pragmatics Association.

Alam, Y. S., & Matsumoto, Y. (1999). Sedai to kotoba no sentaku. Gengogaku to Nihongo Kyooiku - Jitsuyooteki Gengo Kenkyuu no Koochiku o Mezashite (33-48). Tokyo: Kurosio Syuppan.

Matsumoto, Y. (1998). The complementizer toyuu in Japanese. (N. Akatsuka, Ed.)Japanese/Korean Linguistics Volume (243-255). Center for the Study of Language and Information.

Matsumoto, Y. (1997). The rise and fall of Japanese nonsubject honorifics: The case of 'o-Verb-suru'. JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS, 28(6), 719-740.

Matsumoto, Y. (Ed.). (1997). Journal of Pragmatics (Vol. 28).

Matsumoto, Y. (1997). Preface for the Special Issue on Japanese Pragmatics. Journal of Pragmatics, 28(6).

Matsumoto, Y. (1997). Noun-Modifying Constructions in Japanese: A Frame Semantic Approach. John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Matsumoto, Y. (1996). Does less feminine speech in Japanese mean less femininity?. Gender and Belief Systems, 455-467. Presented at the Proceedings of the Fourth Berkeley Women and Language Conference.

Matsumoto, Y. (1996). Interaction of Factors in Construal: Japanese Relative Clauses. (M. Shibatani & S. A. Thompson, Eds.)Grammatical Constructions: their form and meaning (103-124). Thompson. Oxford University Press.

Matsumoto, Y. (1994). Imi kara mita rentai-syuusyoku no iroiro. Gengo, 9.

Matsumoto, Y. (1994). Acquisition of Japanese by American Businessmen in Tokyo: How much and why. (C. Blackshire-Belay, Ed.)Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition and Development (119-140). University Press of America.

Matsumoto, Y. (1993). Nihongo meisi-ku koozoo no goyooronteki koosatu. Nihongogaku, 12.

Matsumoto, Y. (1993). Linguistic Politeness and Cultural Style: Observation from Japanese. (P. M. Clancy, Ed.)Japanese/Korean Linguistics (Vol. 2, 55-67).

Matsumoto, Y. (1993). Linguistic Politeness and Cultural Style: Observation from Japanese. (P. M. Clancy, Ed.)Japanese/Korean Linguistics (55-67). Center for the Study of Language and Information.

Matsumoto, Y. (1992). Warranted requests: Speaker's strategies in Japanese. Festschrift for Professor Okuda on the Occasion of her 70th Birthday.

Matsumoto, Y. (1991). Is it really a topic that is relativized?: Arguments from Japanese. Proceedings of the 27th Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society.

Matsumoto, Y. (1991). Role of Pragmatics in Japanese Relative Clauses. Lingua, 82.

Matsumoto, Y. (1989). Politeness and Conversational Universals: Observations from Japanese. Multilingua.

Matsumoto, Y. (1989). Japanese-style Noun Modification ... in English. Proceedings of the Fifteenth annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 226-237.

Matsumoto, Y. (1988). REEXAMINATION OF THE UNIVERSALITY OF FACE - POLITENESS PHENOMENA IN JAPANESE. JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS, 12(4), 403-426.

Matsumoto, Y. (1988). Semantics and Pragmatics of Noun-Modifying Constructions in Japanese. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 166-175.

Matsumoto, Y. (1986). Japanese Women's Language. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 8(2).

Matsumoto, Y. (1985). A Sort of Speech Act Qualification in Japanese: Chotto. Journal of Asian Culture, IX.

Matsumoto, Y. (1981). Bilingualism Among American Businessmen in Tokyo. (F. C. C. Peng & M. Hori, Eds.)Language as Social Behavior: Sociolinguistics Series No.3. Bunka Hyooron publishing Company. Hiroshima: Japan.

Matsumoto, Y. (1979). Linguistic Behavior of Americans in Japan -- A case study of American businessmen in Tokyo. Working Papers on Bilingualism in Japan.