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Natalie Dmytrenko '14 and I analyzed the alteration of Japanese numerals (4, 7, 9, & 10) and classifiers. See below for our latest poster presented at NWAV AP2 in Tokyo (Aug. 1-4, 2012). Those who participated in this study, どうもありがとうございます! See below for the results  as of Dec. 5, 2012.

I have presented a paper with two students (Tanya Bovitz '14, and Laura Smith '12) at NWAV 40. It's based off of last year's ASIAN 240's class project!

My research is on sociolinguistic variation observed among Hmong Americans in the Twin Cities area. See the links!

Scholarship of teaching

We continue incorporting CBI, especially environmental issues in 2012-13. We were awarded an exploration grant from LUCE Foundation (LIASE).

ようこそ to Rika's homepage. (Last updated on 9/7/2012)

I am a sociolinguist who teaches Japanese, linguistics, and Asian studies courses in Asian Studies at St. Olaf College. I am the Director of Linguistics Program. I also enjoy coordinating the Japanese language Program by incorporating CBI and mentoring students, including study abroad programs and international internships programs. We just initiated collaboration with Environmental Studies to explore environmental issues in Asia funded by Luce Foundation. Student-faculty research has been energizing me for the last several years!

We successfully completed our Japanese tenure-track search. Thank you very much for your interest in our position.

Natalie Dmytrenko '14 and I presented our project on alternations in pronunciation in numeral classifer in Japanese at NWAV AP2 in Tokyo, in August. See the side bar for our poster. 

Here's the way for you to find me:

Office: Tomson 349

Office phone: 507-786-3637

Office Hours (Fall): M/W 10:30-11:30; Th 2:15-3:15, or by appointment


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