Aiko Otsuka

Key information

BA (Meiji Gakuin) MA (SOAS)
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Thesis title
Pragmatic strategies in face-to-face interactions and emails by Japanese speakers and Japanese Sign Language users: Focus on Japanese Sign Language users' use of Japanese and their perceptions


Aiko is a former qualified professional sign language interpreter with 10 years of experience working in Japan. Currently, she teaches Japanese in undergraduate and postgraduate courses at SOAS.

Research interests

  • Pragmatics
  • Sign languages
  • Second language users' linguistic identities
  • Language learning and teaching

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