Junko Mori

Credentials: Professor of Japanese Linguistics

Email: jmori@wisc.edu

(608) 262-3871

1204 Van Hise Hall

Office Hours: Monday, 1:00-2:00; Wednesday, 3:00-4:00



Areas of Expertise:

Japanese Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Sociolinguistics


Ph.D, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests:

Professor Mori’s research interests center on the application of the sociological methodology of “conversation analysis” to the study of talk-in-interaction involving first and second language speakers of Japanese. She has investigated the relationship between linguistic structures and organizations of social interaction, classroom discourse, intercultural communication, and workplace interaction. Her most recent project explores the impact of globalization of higher education upon world language education. She is the recipient of the ACTFL/MLJ Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education and the author of Negotiating Agreement and Disagreement in Japanese: Connective Expressions and Turn Construction (John Benjamins, 1999) and co-editor of Japanese Applied Linguistics (with Amy Ohta, Continuum, 2008). Her articles have appeared in a number of journals and edited volumes. She is currently serving as an editorial panel member for Applied Linguistics, Modern Language Journal, and Research on Language and Social Interaction.

Selected Books:

Hudson, M. E., Matsumoto, Y. and Mori, J. (eds.) 2018. Pragmatics of Japanese: Perspectives on Grammar, Interaction, and Culture. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Mori, J. 2012. Social and Interactive Perspectives on Japanese Langauge Proficiency: Learning Through Listening Towards Adavanced JapaneseUniversity Park, PA: CALPER Publications.

Mori, J. and Ohta, A. S. (eds.) 2008. Japanese Applied Linguistics: Discourse and Social PerspectivesLondon: Continuum

Mori, J. 1999. Negotiating Agreement and Disagreement in Japanese: Connective Expressions and Turn Construction. Amesterdam: John Benjamins.

Selected Articles and Book Chapters:

Mori, J. and Sanuth, K. K. 2018. “Navigating between a monolingual utopia and translingual realities: Experiences of American learners of Yoruba as an additional language.” Applied Linguistics, 39(1), 78-89.

Mori, J. and Matsunaga, Y. 2017. “Becoming a conversationalist at the dinner table: Topic management by a JFL learner living in foreign language housing.” In M. Ishida, Y. Tateyama, and T. Greer (eds.), Interactional Competence in Japanese as an Additional Language (pp. 293-332). Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Mori, J., Imamura, A., and Shima, C. 2017. “Epistemic management in the material world of workplace: A study of nursing shift handovers at a Japanese geriatric healthcare faculity.” Journal of Pragmatics, 109: 64-81.

Mori, J. and Takeuchi, J. 2016. “Campus diversity and global education: A case study of a Japanese program.” Foreign Language Annals, 49(1), 146-161.

Mori, J. and Yanagimachi, T. 2015. “Artifacts, gestures, and dispensable speech: Multimodality in teaching and learning of a biology  laboratory technique.” In D. Koike & C. Blyth (eds.), Dialogue in Multilingual, Multimodal Communities (p.221-251). Amsterdam: John Benjamins

森 純子. 2015. 言いさしの事例から考える「文」と「行為」─日本語学習者は何を学ぶのか─ 『日本語学』6月号. 38-50.

Mori, J. and Shima, C. 2014. “Co-construction of “doctorable” conditions in multilingual medical encounters: cases from urban Japan.” Applied Linguistics Review 5(1): 45-72.

Mori, J. 2014. “The reexamination of so-called ‘clefts’:  A study of multiunit turns in Japanese talk-in-interaction.”  In K. Kabata, and T. Ono. (eds.). Usage-Based Approaches to Japanese Grammar: Towards the Understanding of Human Language. Amsterdam John Benjamins, pp. 193-222.

Mori, J. 2012. Social and Interactive Perspectives on Japanese Langauge Proficiency: Learning through Listening Towards Advanced Japanese. 
University Park, PA: CALPER Publications.

Mori, J. and Koschmann, T. 2012. “Good reasons for seemingly bad performance: competences at the blackboard and the accountability of a lesson.” In G. Rasmussen, C.E. Brouwer, and D. Day (Eds.) Evaluating Cognitive Competences in Interaction(pp. 89-117). Amesterdam: John Benjamins.

Mori, J. 2012. “Tale of two tales: locally produced accounts and memberships during research interviews with a multilingual speaker.” Modern Langauge Journal 96 (4): 489-506.

Mori, Y. and Mori, J.  2011. “Review of recent research (2000-2010) on learning and instruction with specific reference to L2 Japanese.”  Language Teaching 44 (4): 447-484.

Mori, J. 2010. “Learning language in real time: A case study of the Japanese demonstrative pronounare in word search sequences.” In G. Kasper, H. t. Nguyen, D. R. Yoshimi, and J. K. Yoshioka (Eds.),Pragmatics and Language Learning Volume 12 (pp. 13-40). Honolulu: University of Hawai’i National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Mori, J. and Markee, N. (eds.) 2009. Special Issue: Language learning, cognition, and interactional practices. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching 47

Mori, J.  2009. “The social turn in second language acquisition and Japanese pragmatics research: Reflection on ideologies, methodologies and instructional implications.” In N. Taguchi (ed.), Pragmatic Competence (pp. 335-358). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

森 純子. 2008. 会話分析を通しての「分裂文」再考察.社会言語科学 10(2): 29-41.

Mori, J.  2007.  “Exploring the intersection of Second Language Acquisition, Conversation Analysis, and Foreign Language Pedagogy.” Modern Language Journal 91 (5): 847–860.

Mori, J. 2007.  “Reconstructing the participants’ treatments of ‘interculturality’: Variations in data and methodologies.” Pragmatics 17 (1): 123-141.

Mori, J. and Hayashi, M.  2006.  “The achievement of intersubjectivity through embodied completions: A study of interactions between first and second language speakers.”  Applied Linguistics 27 (2): 195-219.

Mori, J.  2006. “The workings of the Japanese token hee in informing sequences: An analysis of sequential context, turn shape, and prosody.”  Journal of Pragmatics 38 (8): 1175-1205.

Mori, J.  2005. “Why not why?: The teaching of grammar, discourse, and sociolinguistic and cross-cultural perspectives.”  Japanese Language and Literature 39 (2): 255–289.

森 純子. 2004. 第二言語習得研究における会話分析ーConversation Analysis (CA)の基本原則、可能性、限界の考察ー 第二言語としての日本語の習得研究 7:186-213.

Selected Courses:

1st-8th Semester Japanese

Business Japanese Communication

Language in Japanese Society

Studies in Japanese Linguistics

Seminar in Japanese Linguistics