Michiko Kaneyasu

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E-mail: kaneyasu@humnet.ucla.edu Office: Royce 233A

Michiko Kaneyasu is an associate professor of Japanese language and linguistics in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. At UCLA, she teaches Asian language pedagogy and Japanese linguistics. Before joining UCLA in 2023, she was a Japanese language instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder (2012-2017) and an assistant/associate professor of Japanese at Old Dominion University (2017-2023). Her research explores the dynamic and complex interrelationships between language, social interaction, cognitive processes, and contexts, in both spoken and written discourse. Her work also involves practical application of empirical research into Asian language learning and teaching.


Ph.D. Asian Languages and Cultures – Japanese Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012