Shoko Hamano

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Shoko Hamano

Professor Emerita of Japanese and International Affairs

Emeriti Faculty


Email: Shoko Hamano
Office Phone: 202-994-7107

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.

Japanese linguistics, historical phonology, and Japanese pedagogy

Ph.D., University of Florida

JAPN 1001 Basic Japanese

JAPN 1002 Basic Japanese

JAPN 2003 Intermediate Japanese

JAPN 2004 Intermediate Japanese

JAPN 3105 Advanced Japanese

JAPN 3106 Advanced Japanese

JAPN 4108 Readings in Modern Japanese

JAPN 4121 Advanced Conversation and Composition

JAPN 3162 Japanese Culture Through Film