Project Description


Naofumi Tatsumi specializes in Japanese pragmatics and earned his PhD from Purdue University in 2012. His dissertation is entitled, “Compliment responses: Comparing American learners of Japanese, native Japanese speakers, and American native English speakers.”


Tatsumi, N. (2015). Compliment responses: L2 learners’ rationales behind their responses. Proceedings of the Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (CAJLE) 2015 Annual Conference. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Tatsumi, N. (in press). Teaching Japanese popular culture via otaku. Proceedings of the Second Teaching Japan Conference: Between ‘Cool’ and 3-11: Implications for Teaching Japan Today. Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA.

Tatsumi, N. (2010). American learners’ compliment responses in Japanese. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Central Association of Teachers of Japanese (CATJ 22). Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

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Office Hours: MTW 1:30-2:30
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