DeWitt Wallace Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures
Office Hours: Tuesday 3-4:00 p.m., Wednesday 10-11:00 a.m. and Thursday 3:00-4:00 p.m.

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Satoko Suzuki, DeWitt Wallace Professor of the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, specializes in Japanese linguistics and teaches Japanese language and linguistics courses. As a language teacher, she mostly teaches the beginning and fourth-year levels. The linguistics courses she has taught include JAPA/LING150 (Language and Gender in Japanese Society), ASIA/JAPA/LING281 (Dialects, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Speaking Japanese), and a senior seminar ASIA/JAPA/LING 335 (Analyzing Japanese Language).

She has edited Emotive Communication in Japanese (John Benjamins Publishing Company) and authored a number of journal articles and book chapters. The journals in which her articles have appeared include The Journal of PragmaticsPragmaticsJapanese Language and Literature, Studies in Language Sciences, and Linguistics.

Currently, she is interested in how cultural nationalism manifests itself in the Japanese media. She recently published “Nationalism and Gender in the Representation of Non-Japanese Characters’ Speech in Contemporary Japanese Novels” (in the journal Pragmatics) and “Linguistic Nationalism and Fictional Deception: Metapragmatic Stereotype of Non-Japanese in Japan” (in the edited volume Pragmatics of Japanese: Perspectives on Grammar, Interaction, and Culture).