Dr. Karatsu’s research addresses topics in the fields of Conversation Analysis, Discourse Analysis, and Sociolinguistics. In particular, she is interested in Narrative Study, Study of Conversational Storytelling, Presentation of Identities/ Selves, Grammar in Interaction, and Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language. Her research is empirical and qualitative analyses of naturally occurring conversational interaction (both verbal and nonverbal behavior). Her goal is to be inter-disciplinary across Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Sociology, and Social Psychology.
Teaches Japanese Language and Linguistics Courses:
JPN 411/511 (Introduction to Japanese Linguistics)
JPN 412/512 (Advanced Japanese Linguistics)
JPN 496c/596c (Topics in Japanese Linguistics)
JPN 422/522 (Advanced Practice in Japanese Language)
EAS 579 (Issues/ Methods in Post-secondary Foreign Language) Breakout Session