Visualizing Japanese Grammar

Shoko Hamano (George Washington University, US)
Additional Authors
Wakana Kikuchi (George Washington University, US)
Session Information
July 13, 2011 - 11:40am
Session Type: 
MERLOT Award Winner
Virtual Session
Session Chair: 
Carol Helton

Visualizing Japanese Grammar is a one-of-a-kind website for Japanese language studies. Composed of accessible yet accurate explanations of 66 key grammatical concepts in the form of lively Flash animations with audio input, this site allows students of Japanese to grasp the essence of the concepts in the most intuitive ways.

Extended Abstract

2011 MERLOT Award Winner - Languages

Lead Presenter
Shoko Hamano received her Ph.D. in Anthropological Linguistics from the University of Florida. Currently, she is the Director of the Language Center at The George Washington University and also teaches lower and intermediate level Japanese language courses. 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).