Satoko Suzuki is the chair and DeWitt Wallace Professor of the Department of Asian
Languages & Cultures. She is a specialist in Japanese linguistics and teaches
Japanese language and linguistics courses. As a language teacher, she mostly teaches at
the beginning level and the fourth year level. The linguistics courses she has taught
include JAPA194 (Language and Gender in Japanese Society), JAPA294 (Language Variation in
Japan: Identity, Relationship and Communication), JAPA235 (Communicative Strategies in
Japanese Society), and JAPA 335 (Analyzing Japanese Language). 

Her primary research interest is in pragmatics (a sub-field, along with phonetics,
syntax, etc., within the field of linguistics). She is especially interested in how a
speaker/writer's attitude or emotion influences linguistic forms. Her current
research concerns how linguistic stereotypes are utilized in contemporary fiction. She
has edited Emotive Communication in Japanese (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2006)
and authored a number of journal articles and book chapters. The journals in which her
articles appear include The Journal of Pragmatics, Pragmatics, Japanese Language and
Literature, and Linguistics. 

EDUCATION: B.A., University of Niigata; M.A., University of Minnesota, Ph.D., University
of Minnesota. 

Professor Suzuki has been teaching at Macalester since 1990. 

Journal Articles


Kakikotoba no naka no hanashikotoba: Yangu adaruto shoosetsu ni okeru setsurensa no bunseki, Studies in Language Sciences: the Journal of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences (2012)


Contributions to Books


Emotive communication in Japanese: An introduction, Emotive Communication in Japanese (2006)


Pejorative connotation: A case of Japanese, Discourse Markers: Descriptions and Theory (1998)