Akiko Imamura

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Japanese Language Program

Office: B-331 Wells Hall
Email: imamuraa@msu.edu

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Akiko Imamura is an assistant professor of Japanese & Japanese language program coordinator at Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Japanese Linguistics and minoring in Second Language Acquisition. Before joining MSU, she taught both Japanese language and Japanese Linguistics at Swarthmore College. Her research interest centers around Japanese language use and social interaction. Her current research project investigates compliments and the recipients’ treatment of compliments in Japanese everyday conversation using Conversation Analysis.