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location Japan
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seen Apr 16 '13 at 2:32

I have a BA in Linguistics from the college William and Mary.

I'm interested in language acquisition, especially of languages beyond L1.

I'm also a conversationally fluent Japanese speaker interested in teaching Japanese and English.


Apr
16
answered With whom to use different honorific forms? 丁寧語より尊敬語・謙譲語・丁重語
Apr
16
comment Difference between 学生・生徒・児童
児童 is not limited to pre-elementary. Elementary teacher's versions of textbooks refer to students as 児童. Also 生徒 I feel is closer to being related to the relationship between 教師 vs 生徒 than having anything to do with age, though on this point I'm not 100% confident.
Apr
16
comment What the difference between these two uses of toki?
Yes, your understanding is correct.
Nov
9
comment What's the difference between wa (は) and ga (が)?
I just tested this explanation on my Japanese co-worker. They agreed completely with the exhaustive ga situation described above. My entire understanding of the Japanese language just expanded...
Nov
9
comment What's the difference between wa (は) and ga (が)?
Just because books have been written doesn't a more elegant answer doesn't exist.
Nov
9
comment Why is “ゼロ” more popular than “れい”?
The answers given seem completely reasonable but I wonder also if prestige has anything to do with it. It seems like there's a fairly high level of prestige associated with using recently borrowed loan words as long as they have been sufficiently disseminated.
Nov
9
answered Reading 塞 and 省: When on and kun readings go together
Nov
9
answered Is を頑張る standard Japanese?
Nov
9
comment の cannot be used as a pronoun meaning “one” for “highly abstract objects” but what is a “highly abstract object”?(amended)
I agree, these example sentences do nothing to illustrate the stated grammar. Usually の is contrasted with こと to illustrate the usage difference for this topic.
Nov
9
awarded  Supporter
Nov
9
answered Does the lack of は change the sentence?
Nov
9
answered まま + 放る{ほうる} used for emphasis or are they both needed?
Oct
3
awarded  Teacher
Oct
3
answered Why use 数年 in あれから10数年?
Oct
3
answered What's the difference between 上る、登る and 昇る?
Oct
3
awarded  Autobiographer