Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. TOSHIKO YAMAGUCHI

  • Associate Professor

  • Department of English Language
    Faculty of Languages & Linguistics
  •    +603-79673183
  •   tyamag@um.edu.my

BIOGRAPHY

Toshiko Yamaguchi joined UM in 2009. Prior to UM, she worked for NUS (Singapore) and UTAR (Malaysia). Her current academic interest is in analysis of Japanese English, the English spoken by Japanese nationals, from linguistic and functional perspectives. Her most recent publications includes "Is there conflation? An acoustic analysis of vowels in Japanese English" and Multi-competence, expressivity, nonnative variants: an investigation into Japanese English, both from Asian Englishes. Two book chapters are in the pipeline. One is entiteld "Features of Japanese English" co-authored with J. D'Angelo (Chukyo, Japan) and Y. Fujiwara (Meijo, Japan), and the other is entitled "Verbs of eating: From active zones, cultures, metonymy, and metaphor to withdrawal". She is currently writing a brief book about two grammatical aspects of Japanese English based on the recordings she conducted in 2016-2019. 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • Magister Artium in English and German Studies, ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY, GERMANY
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, LINGUISTICS, ESSEX UNIVERSITY, ESSEX, UK
  • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, APPLIED LINGUISTIC, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Japanese Association of Asian Englishes, Member, 2018 to 2021 (International)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • LINGUISTICS STRUCTURE (General Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, Japanese English, Varieties of English)
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • TQA7003 - Structure of English, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021)
  • TOA7006 - Lexis and Morphology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    2020
    • Yamaguchi, T. (2020). Multi-competence, expressivity, nonnative variants: An investigation into Japanese English. Asian Englishes, 22(2), 112-124. doi: 10.1080/13488678.2019.1654724 (SCOPUS)
    2018
    • Yamaguchi, T. & Petursson, M. (2018). Japanese English: Norm-dependency and emerging strategies. English Today, 34(2), 17-24. (WoS)
    • Yamaguchi, T. (2018). Lexicogrammatical features in Japanese English: A study of five speakers. Research in Language, 16(3), 341-355 (SCOPUS)
    • Yamaguchi, T. (2018). Kita's usage in spoken discourse: Collectivity to singularity. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 26(T), 237-242 (SCOPUS)
    2016
    • Yamaguchi, T. (2016). Temporality in Manyoshu. Lege Artis. Language yesterday, today, tomorrow, 1(2).
    2015
    • Yamaguchi, T., & Yeo, H. (2015). Foreigner and foreign in English-language newspapers in Malaysia: A frame- semantic approach. 3L Language, Linguistics, Literature: The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies, 21(3), 103-114. (SCOPUS)
    • Yamaguchi, T. (2015). The rise of demonstrative-based first/second person markers in the history of Japanese: A speaker subjectivity account. Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 16(2), 250-276. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Yamaguchi, T. 2015. The historical development of person markers in Japanese: the roles of linguistic signs Language Sciences. (Tier 2, Impact Factor = 0.826) (WoS)
    2014
    • Yamaguchi, T. (2014). The pronunciation of TH in word initial position in Malaysian English: A new dental stop [t] is emerging in a variety to New English. English Today, 30(3), 13-21. (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Yamaguchi, T. (2014). The meaning of death in Kenko Yoshida's Tsurezuregusa 'Essays in Idleness'. M. David & R. Powell (Eds.), Religion in Asian texts and contexts. Special Issue of The International Journal of the Sociology of Language 229, 117-130. (SCOPUS)
    2012
    • Yamaguchi, T. (2012). The semantic change of ato 'later, behind' in Japanese: From the Peircean sign to metonymy. Journal of Historical Pragmatics 13 (1), 72-109. https://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/jhp.13.1.04yam/ details (WoS/SCOPUS)
    • Yamaguchi, T., & Petursson, M. (2012). Voiceless stop consonants in Malaysian English: Measuring the VOT values. Asian Englishes 15(2),60-79. (SCOPUS)
    Book
    2021
    • Yamaguchi, T., Mohd Jan, J., & Kaur, S. (Eds).(2021). Voices in texts and contexts. Subang Jaya: Sunway University Press.
    2016
    • Yamaguchi, T. & Deterding, D. (Eds.). (2016). English in Malaysia: Current Use and Status. Leiden: Brill.
    • Yamaguchi, T. 2016. Basic Japanese Vocabulary: An explanation of usage. 3rd printing. Subang Jaya, Malaysia: Pelanduk Publications. 234 pages. [reviewed by R. Shimojo. Language in Society. 2010. 39(4): 575- 576]
    2007
    • Yamaguchi, T. 2007. Japanese Language in Use: An introduction. London/New York: Continuum. 231 pages. [reviewed by J. Bruch, Linguist List 16 June 2008; S. Suzuki, Japanese Language and Literature. 2008 42(1): 323-327; O'Mochain, Discourse Studies. 2008 10(6): 824-828]
    • Yamaguchi, T. 2007. Japanese Linguistics: An introduction. London/New York: Continuum. 220 pages. [reviewed by H. Matsumoto. Linguist List 1 July 2008]
    2006
    • Yamaguchi, T. 2006. Japanischer Wortschatz fuer Anfaenger [Japanese Vocabulary for Beginners]. Hamburg, Germany: Buske. 195 pages.
    Book Chapter
    2021
    • D'Angelo, J., Yamaguchi, T., & Y. Fujiwara. Forthcoming. Features of Japanese English. In Low, E.-L. & Pakir, A. (Eds.), English in East and South Asia: Policy, Features and Language in Use. Routledge.
    • Yamaguchi, T. Forthcoming. Introduction. In T. Yamaguchi, Jariah Mohd Jan, & Kaur, S. (Eds.), Voices in Texts and Contexts. Subang Jaya: Sunway University Press (Publication date: August, 2021).
    • Yamaguchi, T. (forthcoming). Verbs of eating: From active zones, culture, metonymy, and metaphor to withdrawal. In K. Toratani (Ed.), The language of food in Japanese: Cognitive perspectives and beyond. John Benjamins.
    2016
    • Yamaguchi, T. & Deterding, D. (2016). English in Malaysia: Background, status and use. In T. Yamaguchi & D. Deterding (Eds.), English in Malaysia: Current use and status (pp. 3-22). Leiden: Brill.
    • Yamaguchi, T. & Petursson, M. (2016). The new [t] in Malaysian English. In T. Yamaguchi & D. Deterding (Eds.), English in Malaysia: Current use and status (45-64). Leiden: Brill.
    • Deterding, D. & Yamaguchi, T. (2016). A prognosis for the future. In Yamaguchi, T. & Deterding, D. (Eds.), English in Malaysia: Current use and status (193-195). Leiden: Brill.
    • Foolen, A. & Yamaguchi, T. (2016). Perspective: Kawabata's Beauty and Sadness and its translations into English, German, and Dutch. In Dancygier, B., Lu, W-l., & Verhagen, A. (Eds.), Viewpoint and the fabric of meaning (pp. 191-213). Berlin: De Gruyter Muton.
    2015
    • Yamaguchi, T. (2015). The historical development of saburafu: The roles of communication and cognition. In Uhrig, P., & Herbst, T. (Eds.), Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association 3 (pp. 71- 88). Berlin/New York: De Gruyter Mouton.
    2013
    • Yamaguchi, T. (2013). The rise of temporal expressions in the history of Japanese: A preliminary account. Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association 1, 175-194. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter Mouton.
    • Petursson, M., & Yamaguchi, T. (2013). Gedanken ueber die Rolle der Geisteswissenschaften in der Gesellschaft [Some thoughts on the role of humanities in society]. In D. Mehnert, U. Kordon, & M. Wolf (Eds.), Systemtheorie, Signalverarbeitung, Sprachetechnologie: Festschrift fuer Hoffman (pp. 256- 260). Dresden: TUD Press. (Written in German)
    2009
    • Yamaguchi, T. (2009). Literal and figurative uses of Japanese EAT and DRINK. Newman, John (Ed). The Linguistics of Eating and Drinking. Amsterdam/Philladelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 173-193.
    Unpublished Writting Works
    2021
    • A Study of Japanese English Grammar: Prepositions and Plural Nouns. In Preparation.
    • Yamaguchi, T. English in Japan. In Preparation. In Hickey, R. & Burridge, K. (Eds.), The New Cambridge History of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Others
    2024
    • Yamaguchi, T. In preparation. Japanese linguistics in use. An introduction -
    SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • Usage of English Lexical and Grammatical Features by Malaysian Chinese, Loh Lee Ching, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Objects of Verbs and Object Complements in Arabic: An Application of Quirk's Desdriptive Grammar, Abdul Aziz Mohammed Ahmed Ateik, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • An Analysis of Blends in Local English Newspapers, Komalata A/P Manokaran, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • L1 Vocabulary Knowledge in Learning Japanese Kanji Among Malay Students, Kazuhito Uni, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • 'Borrowed Borrowing' traced from Sanskrit to Malay to Malaysian English, Manjit Kaur, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • The Semantics of makan 'to eat' in Malay, Mufidah Binti Mohamed, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • A Comparative Study of Malaysian Chinese and China Chinese Compounds: A Cognitive Semantic Perspective, Zhang Xing, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Malaysian Millennials Language Choice, Nabila Sofia Binti Mohamad Sapawi, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Apology strategies in Malay Among Malaysian University Students, Nasiha Nasrudin, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • A Syntactic Study of Wh-movement in Bengali Language, MD Shahin Hossain, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Space-Time Conceptualizations Among Malaysian Chinese Bilinguals, David Mahlum, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Denominal Verbs in English and Chinese from a Cognitive Perspective, Bai Rong, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • The English Language Needs of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Students at a Private College, Thevarajah A/L T. Ratnam, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • The Meaning Construction of Chinese Compounds: A Cognitive-semantic Perspective, Wenxin Leong, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Mimetic words and Lexicalization Patterns in a Japanese Novel and its English Translation, Kar Pek Ng, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • An Analysis of Synonymous Nouns Denoting 'One Who Does Not Belong to the Country' in Local English Newspapes, Huixin Yeo, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • A study of metaphoric and metonymic expressions of body-part Terms hannu 'hand' and kai 'head' in Hausa language, Yusuf Ahmed Gwarzo, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • The Metaphorical Meanings of hong 'red' and bai 'white' in Chinese, Zheng Jie, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • A Study of Polysemy on Chinese Body-part Terms tou 'head' and yan 'eye': A cognitive Approach, Lv Yetong, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • An Analysis of Nominal Figurative Expressions in Tan Swie Hian Fables, Peh Yoke Peng, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • A Transitivity Analysis of the Mandarin BA Construction, Wang Jiaqi, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • A Study of Metaphorical and Metonimical Uses of the Verb meok- 'eat' in Korean, Miae Jeon, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • A study of verb errors in written English by Chinese ESL students, Kong Yuan Wen, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Ongoing
    • An Acquisition of Color Terms by Chinese Speakers of English, Dan Shunbo, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • An Analysis of Exocentric Compounds in Berom, Pam Bitrus Marcus, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • An Analysis of Metaphoric and Metonymic Expressions of hung 'red' and lu 'green' in Song Lyrics, Liu Yiting, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)