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Tomoe Nishio, Ph.D.

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Title: Assistant Professor
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Office: Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Second language acquisition, applied linguistics, Japanese pedagogy

Overview

Dr. Nishio earned her doctorate degree in Linguistics from the University of Georgia and joined the UNG faculty in Fall 2016. She has taught various levels of Japanese-language courses at several U.S. institutions since 2005. Her research interests include language learning and technology, intercultural communication, and language learning and culture.

Courses Taught

  • JAPN 1001 – Elementary Japanese I
  • JAPN 1002 – Elementary Japanese II
  • JAPN 2002 – Intermediate Japanese II
  • JAPN 3001 – Intermediate-Advanced Japanese I
  • JAPN 3002 – Intermediate-Advanced Japanese II
  • JAPN 3990 – Special Topics

Education

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Georgia, 2015
  • M.A., Linguistic Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, 2011
  • M.A., TESOL, Southern Illinois University, 2008

Research/Special Interests

  • Language learning and technology
  • Intercultural communication
  • Language learning and culture

Publications

  • Nishio, T. (2012). Metadiscursive Construction of Japanese Women’s Language: Images and Ideologies. In S. Song, J. Crowgey, & C. Yip. University of Washington Working Papers in Linguistics. Paper presented at the 2012 Northwest Linguistics Conference, Seattle, WA. (Volume 29). Seattle: UW Linguistics.
  • Nishio, T. & Nakatsugawa, M. (under review). Value Orientations and Off-Topic Interactions: Contradictions in American-Japanese Intercultural Telecollaboration. CALICO Journal.

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Japanese, University of North Georgia, Georgia, 2016-present
  • Instructor of Japanese, Federal Service Language Academy, University of North Georgia, Georgia, 2016
  • Adjunct Instructor of Japanese, University of Georgia, Georgia, 2015-2016
  • Teaching Assistant of Japanese, University of Georgia, Georgia, 2011-2015
  • Japanese Language Instructor, Aisin Manufacturing Illinois, Illinois, 2008-2011
  • Teaching Assistant of Japanese, Southern Illinois University, Illinois, 2005-2011

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