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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Dr Mika Kizu

BA(NANZAN, JAPAN) MA(CALIFORNIA) PHD(MCGILL)

Overview

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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Lecturer in Japanese

Japan Research Centre (JRC)

Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Deputy Chair & Steering Committee Member for Japanese

Name:
Dr Mika Kizu
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4224
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
383
Office Hours:
Mondays 5-6pm/Thursdays 1-2pm

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Eiko Gyogi, Translation as a means of promoting intercultural competence among elementary and intermediate learners of Japanese

Expertise

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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Japan
Languages
  • Japanese

Publications

Authored Books

Kizu, Mika (2005) Cleft Constructions in Japanese Syntax. New York: Palgrave.

Edited Books

Pizziconi, Barbara and Kizu, Mika, eds. (2009) Japanese Modality: Exploring its Scope and Interpretation. Basingstoke [England] ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

Kizu, Mika (2013) 'L2 acquisition of null subjects in Japanese: a new generative perspective and its pedagogical implications.' In: Whong, Melinda and Gil, Kook-hee and Marsden, Heather, (eds.), Universal Grammar and the Second Language Classroom. Springer, pp. 35-55.

Tanaka, Hidekazu and Sells, Peter and Kizu, Mika (2013) 'Raising out of V+tate phrases.' In: Yatsushiro, Kazuko and Sauerland, Uli, (eds.), Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics 6. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, pp. 227-238.

Kizu, Mika and Sells, Peter and Tanaka, Hidekazu (2013) 'Multiple Accusative Constructions: the case of V+tate in Japanese.' In: Giriko, Mikio and Kanzaki, Kyoko and Nagaya, Naonori and Takemura, Akiko, (eds.), Japanese/Korean Linguistics 22. CSLI Publications. (Submitted)

Kizu, Mika and Yamada, Kazumi (2013) 'Null Subjects in Topic-drop in L2 Japanese: some implications to the Interface Hypothesis.' In: Otsu, Yukio, (ed.), The Proceedings of the Fourteenth Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics. Hitsuji Shobo. (Submitted)

Tanaka, Hidekazu and Kizu, Mika (2012) 'Syntax of Quantifiers in Japanese.' In: Bjarke, Frellesvig and Jieun, Kiaer and Janick, Wrona, (eds.), Studies in Japanese and Korean Linguistics. LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics, pp. 187-200.

Tranter, Nicholas and Kizu, Mika (2012) 'Modern Japanese.' In: Tranter, Nicholas, (ed.), The Languages of Japan and Korea. Routledge, pp. 268-312. (Routledge language family series)

Kizu, Mika (2009) 'Japanese modals at the syntax-pragmatics interface.' In: Japanese Modality: Exploring its scope and interpretation. Palgrave Macmillan.

Kizu, Mika (1998) 'A Focus Account of ‘VP’ Ellipsis in Japanese.' In: Tamanji, Pius N. and Kusumoto, Kiyomi, (eds.), Proceedings of the North Eastern Linguistic Society 28; V.2: Papers from the poster sessions. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, pp. 95-106.

Kizu, Mika (1996) 'A Goal Phrase and Unaccusativity.' In: ESCOL 96: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Eastern States Conference on Linguistics. CLC Publications, Cornell University, pp. 194-205.

Articles

Kizu, Mika and Pizziconi, Barbara and Iwasaki, Noriko (2013) 'Modal Markers in Japanese: A Study of Learners’ Use before and after Study Abroad.' Japanese Language and Literature, 47 (1). pp. 94-133.

Kizu, Mika (2010) 'Nihongo-bunretsu-bun ni okeru chookyori-izon no yoonin-do ni tsuite [On the degree of acceptability of long-distance dependencies in Japanese cleft constructions].' Scientific Approaches to Language: Pragmatic Functions and Syntactic Theory - in view of Japanese main clauses - (2) . pp. 61-76.

Kizu, Mika (2008) 'Bun-reberu no modaritii (Sentence-level modality).' Journal of British Association of Teaching Japanese as a Second Language (9). pp. 23-30.

Kizu, Mika (2008) 'Systematic Aspects of L2 Performance of Japanese: acquisition of demonstratives and sentence-final particles.' Japanese Language Education in Europe. Proceedings of the 2007 Japanese Language Symposium, Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Europe/ BATJ . pp. 154-161.

Tanaka, Hidekazu and Kizu, Mika (2007) 'Island Insensitive Constructions in Japanese.' York Papers in Linguistics, 2 (8). pp. 219-234.

Kizu, Mika (2002) 'Daini-gengo shuutoku-riron no haikei: gengogaku no kiso to sono ooyoo (Theoretical Background of the Second Language Acquisition: Basic Linguistic Knowledge and its Application).' British Association for Teaching Japanese Journal (BATJ) (3). pp. 57-69.

Kizu, Mika (2001) 'Resumptive A’-Dependencies in Cleft Constructions.' MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 37 . pp. 105-120.

Kizu, Mika (2000) 'A Note on Sluicing in WH-in-situ Languages.' MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 36 . pp. 143-159.

Kizu, Mika (2000) 'Highest Clause Sensitivity in Japanese Sentential Nominal Constructions.' Nanzan Studies in Japanese Language Education, 7 . pp. 48-75.

Kizu, Mika (1999) 'Connectivity and Topicalization in (Pseudo) clefts.' Cahiers linguistiques d’Ottawa: Proceedings of the 1998 Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association . pp. 179-190.

Kizu, Mika (1998) 'Sluicing in WH-in-situ Languages.' Proceedings of the Thirty-Third Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society; Papers from the Main Session . pp. 231-244.

Kizu, Mika (1997) 'Sentential Ellipsis as a Cleft Construction in Japanese.' Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting of the South Eastern Association of Teachers of Japanese . pp. 38-46.

Kizu, Mika (1997) 'A Syntactic Approach to Unaccusative Mismatches.' McGill Working Papers in Linguistics, 12 (2). pp. 227-257.

Conference or Workshop Items

Kizu, Mika and Yamada, Kazumi (2013) L2 Japanese Null Subjects at the Interface of Syntax and Discourse. In: The Japan Second Language Association: the 13th Annual Conference, 1-2 June 2013, Chuo University. (Unpublished)

Kizu, Mika and Cross, Naomi (2013) Translating Mimetics into Japanese: a case study of Shokoshi (Little Lord Fauntleroy) in the Meiji era and the present time. In: Grammar of Mimetics Workshop, 10-11 May 2013, SOAS, University of London. (Unpublished)

Kizu, Mika (2012) L2 acquisition of subject omission in Japanese: implications for pedagogical practice. In: British Association for Teaching Japanese Annual Conference, 31 August-1 September, 2012, University of Manchester. (Unpublished)

Kizu, Mika (2011) Review of previous research on modality acquisition in Japanese at SOAS. In: Acquisition of Modality Workshop, SOAS, University of London. (Unpublished)

Iwasaki, Noriko and Kizu, Mika (2011) Shifting styles to express empathy and emotion in Japanese: L1 and L2 style shifts. In: American Association for Applied Linguistics 2011 Conference, Chicago, USA. (Unpublished)

Tanaka, Hidekazu and Kizu, Mika (2000) Reconstruction and Linearity in Long-distance Cleft Constructions. In: A Special Volume of the Coyote Working Papers: Proceedings of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 18.

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