Courses Taught

Spring 2017

  • AIS 410: Perspectives of Native California Indians
  • AIS 535: American Indian Film 

2002 – 2016, AIS, SFSU

  • AIS 160: Survey of Native California Indians
  • AIS 162: American Indian Oral Literature
  • AIS 310: American Indian Religion and Philosophy
  • AIS 410: Perspectives of Native California Indians
  • AIS 420: American Indian Women
  • AIS 450: American Indian Science

Publications

  • Chapters in Peer-Reviewed Edited Books

2017. Getting Dirty: the Ecoeroticism of Women n Native Oral Literatures. For Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. Edited by Joanne Barker. Duke University Press. 

2016. Linking Ancestral Seeds and Waters to the Indigenous Places we Inhabit. Co-authored with Nicola Wagenberg. For Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women’s Voices, edited by Jeanine Canty. New York, NY: Routledge Press. 

Professional Presentations

NINJAL国際シンポジウム 「第10回 日本語実用言語学国際会議 (ICPLJ) 」

NINJAL国際シンポジウム 「第10回 日本語実用言語学国際会議 (ICPLJ) 」が、2017年7月8日9日に国立国語研究所で開催され、基調講演を行ないました。

Professional Services

Osaka University D-Learning Series

On November 7, 2017, as a lecturer of the 2017 Osaka University D-Learning Series, I gave a lecture entitled "Human Development and Behavior in Cross-Cultural Perspective" to Osaka University undergraduate students.

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Community Services

The 44th Annual Japanese Speech Contest

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, the Northern California Japanese Teachers’ Association (NCJTA), and the Japanese American Association of Northern California (JAANC: Hokka Nichibei Kai) held the 44th Annual Japanese Speech Contest at the New People Cinema located in the heart of San Francisco’s historic Japantown.

The primary objective of this contest is to encourage the learning and use of the Japanese language in the San Francisco Bay Area community, particularly among non-native speakers of Japanese. Consisting of (1) the Middle and High School Student Division and (2) the College Student and Adult Division, the speech contest represents a fun and challenging way for students at all levels to demonstrate their language and communications skills.

A total of 33 contestants –– 19 in the Middle and High School Student Division and 14 in the College Student and Adult Division –– participated in the speech contest and demonstrated their advanced Japanese speaking skills in various topics –– ranging from personal experiences and learning Japanese to the cultural differences between the United States and Japan –– before a panel of judges and an encouraging audience of friends, families, teachers, and fellow students. The contestants shared their stories in their own words, and we learned about their experiences with Japan and the Japanese language, and found out what motivated them.

The Middle and High School Student Division contest was further divided into two groups, Category 1 for Japanese not spoken at home, and Category 2 for Japanese spoken at home. The Category 1 winner was Ms. Jumi Yoon (Mission San Jose High School: “The Meaning of Dieting”), the first runner-up was Ms. Nishchala Beeram (Monta Vista High School: “Why I’m Learning Japanese Now”), and the second runner-up was Ms. Eileen Ha (Palo Alto High School: “The Warmth of Family”). The Category 2 winner was Mr. Sota Hayashi (Sakura Gakuen: “My Passion for Nike”), the first runner-up was Ms. Lisa Yokemura (San Mateo Nippon Gakuyen: “Human Weakness”), and the second runner-up was Mr. Kai David Steiner (San Mateo Nippon Gakuyen: “My Father and Cat”). The winners from each category of the Middle and High School Division received a special prize from CAPCOM USA, Inc, one of the contest sponsors.

The winner of the College Student and Adult Division was Ms. Tangut Degfay (Middlebury Institute of International Studies: “Japan Through the Eyes and the Heart”), the first runner-up was Mr. Roger Luo (University of California, Berkeley: “What Japan Has Given Me”), and the second runner-up was Ms. Ellen Zhong (Middlebury Institute of International Studies: “Why I Could Not Say ‘I like Japan’”). The first-place winner for the College and Adult Division of this year’s contest received a round trip flight ticket to Japan from United Airlines, another contest sponsor.

 

Career

Masahiko Minami is Professor of Japanese at San Francisco State University. He also served as an Invited Professor at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (2012-2016) based in Tokyo. Dr.

Books

Books (English):

Minami, M. (Ed.). (2016). Handbook of Japanese applied linguistics. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. (Also, vist the Harvard Magazine's Harvard Authors' Bookshelf.)

Handbook of Japanese Applied Linguistics

Minami, M. (2011). Telling stories in two languages: Multiple approaches to understanding English-Japanese bilingual children's narratives. Charlotte: NC: IAP-Information Age Publishing.

Minami, M. (Ed.). (2007). Applying theory and research to learning Japanese as a foreign language. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
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Applying Theory

 Sirai, H., Arita, S., Hirakawa, M., Inagaki, S., Minami, M., Oshima-Takane, Y., Shirai, Y., & Terao, Y. (Eds.). (2007). Studies in Language Sciences (6). Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers.

 

Nakayama, M., Minami, M., Morikawa, H., Nakamura, K., & Sirai, H. (Eds.). (2006). Studies in Language Sciences (5). Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers.

Minami, M., Kobayashi, H., Nakayama, M., & Sirai, H. (Eds.). (2005). Studies in Language Sciences (4). Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers.

Minami, M., Kobayashi, H., Nakayama, M., & Sirai, H. (Eds.). (2004). Studies in Language Sciences (3). Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers.

Minami, M. (2002). Culture-specific language styles: The development of oral narrative and literacy. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

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Minami, M., & Kennedy, B. P. (Eds.). (1991). Language issues in literacy and bilingual/multicultural education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review.

Language Issues

Aguilu-Semidey, E., & Minami, M. (Eds.). (1991). Harvard Educational Review, 61(2). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review.

 

Books (Japanese):

南 雅彦 (2017). 社会志向の言語学 (Socially Oriented Linguistics). くろしお出版.

Socially Oriented Linguistics

 

南 雅彦(編)(2017)『日中言語研究と日本語教育:特集 言語習得理論の歴史的変遷と日本語教育,中国語を母語とする日本語学習者の諸問題』好文出版.

Journal of Japanese Chinese Linguistics

南 雅彦 (編) (2010) 言語学と日本語教育 VI (Linguistics and Japanese language education VI): New directions in applied linguistics of Japanese. くろしお出版.

 

南 雅彦 (2009). 言語と文化:言語学から読み解くことばのバリエーション (Language and culture: Understanding language variations from the viewpoint of linguistic theories). くろしお出版.

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南 雅彦 (編) (2007). 言語学と日本語教育 V (Linguistics and Japanese language education V): New directions in applied linguistics of Japanese. くろしお出版.

南 雅彦 (編) (2005). 言語学と日本語教育 IV(Linguistics and Japanese language education IV): New directions in applied linguistics of Japanese. くろしお出版.

高橋登・南 雅彦・砂上史子(訳)(2004). ヨウチエン:日本の幼児教育、その多様性と変化 (Preschools: Diversity and change in Japanese preschool education ). 北大路書房.

南 雅彦 (編) (2004). 言語学と日本語教育 III (linguistics and Japanese language education III): New directions in applied linguistics of Japanese. くろしお出版.

 

南 雅彦・佐藤公代(訳)(2001). 文化と心理学 (Culture and psychology). 北大路書房.

南 雅彦 (編) (2001). 言語学と日本語教育 II (linguistics and Japanese language education II): New directions in applied linguistics of Japanese. くろしお出版.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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