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Meet Noriko Iwasaki
Meet Noriko Iwasaki

Noriko Iwasaki completed ​her ​MA TESOL at Portland State University in 1991. Having taught Japanese as a full-time instructor at University of Washington, she then studied in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) at the University of Arizona. Upon completion of her Ph.D., she taught in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at ​the ​University of Massachusetts, Amherst​, and later in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of California, Davis. Between these two appointments, she worked as a post-doc researcher at University College London​, 2002-2003. She joined SOAS at the University of London in 2008 and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Language Pedagogy.

​Noriko and Applied Linguistics department chair Tucker​ Childs were speakers in December at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL) International Symposium 2016 (Dec 17-18) in Tokyo. Dr. Childs spoke on his work in African ideophones, Noriko on the Japanese equivalent, “mimetics” (giongo and gitaigo).