Yasuhiro Shirai

Professor of Linguistics 

Department of Linguistics
2806 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Tel: 412-624-5933
Fax: 412-624-6130 Linguistics Department

email: yshirai at pitt.edu

Research Interests

Publications, presentations, etc.

Academic Positions Held

Professor (with tenure), Department of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.  2006-present.

Chair, Department of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.  2010-2012.

Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  1999-2006.  

Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong. 2004-2005.

Visiting Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong.   2003-2004.

Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.   1997-1999.

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.   1995-1996. 

Associate Professor, Department of English, Daito Bunka University, Tokyo, Japan.  1994-1997. 

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Daito Bunka University, Tokyo, Japan.  1991-1994. 


Teaching

  1. Applications of Linguistics (Ling 1930, Spring 2007)
  2. Second Language Acquisition (Ling 2146, Spring 2007)
  3. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics and Sociolinguistics (Ling 2144, Fall 2006)
  4. Current Issues in Second Language Learning: Rules, Associative Memory, and Language Learning Aptitude (Ling 2147, Fall 2006).
  1. Crosslinguistic Topics in Language Acquisition: Verb Learning (Ling 700/Asian 701, graduate seminar, Spring 2003)
  2. Aspect: Typology, Grammaticization, and Acquisition (Ling 700/Asian 701, graduate seminar, Fall 2000)
  3. Second Language Acquisition and Asian Languages: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives (Ling 609/Asian 610, Fall 1999)
  4. Cognition and Second Language Acquisition  (Lang 700, graduate seminar, Spring 1999)
  5. Second Language Acquisition I: Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (Lang 414,  Fall 1998)
  6. Second Language Acquisition II: Second Language Acquisition Research and Foreign  Language Teaching (Ling 415, Spring 1998; Ling 415/Asian 417, Spring 2003)
  7. Teaching Second Languages (Lang 501, Fall 1997) co-taught with H. Diffloth, R.  Feldman, K. Golkowska, G. Lischke and M. Redmond
  8. Crosslinguistic Topics in Language Acquisition: Tense and Aspect (Ling 700, graduate seminar, Spring 1997)
  9. Beginning Japanese at a Moderate Pace (JPN 141-142, Fall 1997-Fall 1999, Fall 2000, Fall 2002)

Graduate Field


Bibliography: Research on Second Language Acquisition of Asian Languages


Links:  

Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics, Volume 2, Japanese (co-edited by Yasuhiro Shirai)





 

Talk at Sophia University, Tokyo (Jan 14, 1999)


Last updated: November 1, 2012