Ph.D., University of Florida
Japanese linguistics; historical phonology; Japanese pedagogy
Professor Shoko Hamano received her Ph.D. in Anthropological
Linguistics in 1986 from the University of Florida. She teaches lower
and intermediate level Japanese language courses. Dr. Hamano received
GW's Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching in 2004. She is currently the
Director of the Language Center.
Her written work includes: The Sound-Symbolic System of Japanese
(CSLI, 1998); "Voicing of Obstruents in Old Japanese" in the Journal
of East Asian Linguistics (2000); Making Sense of Japanese Grammar (University of Hawaii Press, 2002); and Basic Japanese: A Grammar and Workbook (Routledge, 2010). Dr. Hamano is currently involved in an
online Japanese grammar project.