Masahiko Minami (academic)

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Masahiko Minami (南 雅彦, Minami Masahiko) is a linguistics professor at San Francisco State University where he specializes in Japanese language and cross-cultural studies. He is also President of the Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC) and coordinator for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (日本語能力試験, Nihongo Nōryoku Shiken: JLPT) for Northern California. In addition, he was President of the Northern California Japanese Teachers’ Association (NCJTA).

Minami received a PhD from Harvard University.

Selected works[edit]

  • Minami, Masahiko; Kennedy, Bruce P. (1991). Language issues in literacy and bilingual/multicultural education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review. ISBN 0-916690-24-5. 
  • Minami, Masahiko; Sato, Kimiyo (2001). Bunka to shinrigaku (Culture and psychology). Kyoto: Kitaoji Shobo. ISBN 4-7628-2220-5. 
  • Minami, Masahiko (2002). Culture-specific language styles: The development of oral narrative and literacy. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters. ISBN 1-85359-573-X. 
  • Minami, Masahiko (2007). Applying theory and research to learning Japanese as a foreign language. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84718-289-0. 
  • Minami, Masahiko (2009). Gengo to bunka: Gengogaku kara yomitoku kotoba no barieeshon (Language and culture: Understanding language variations from the viewpoint of linguistic theories). Tokyo: Kurosio Publishers. ISBN 978-4-87424-459-3. 
  • Minami, Masahiko (2011). Telling stories in two languages: Multiple approaches to understanding English-Japanese bilingual children's narratives. Charlotte, NC: IAP-Information Age Publishing. ISBN 978-1-61735-354-3. 
  • Minami, Masahiko (2016). Handbook of Japanese Applied Linguistics. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. ISBN 978-1-61451-183-0. 

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