My research projects are guided by the following questions: why do L2-Japanese speakers make the linguistic choices that they do? What kinds of Japanese speech styles do they incorporate into their Japanese linguistic repertoire? When and how do L2 speakers feel ownership over their L2? How do speaker legitimacy and language ownership intersect with speech style variation?
Ongoing and Completed Projects:
L2 Speaker Legitimacy Project
L2 Speakers & Japanese Dialect Project