Lecturer in Japanese Language and Japanese Linguistics
Language Coordinator, Japanese
Queens Hall, Room 240
PhD, CUNY Graduate Center
Mari Fujimoto is responsible for the Japanese
language program and serves as advisor for the East Asian Studies Major
(Japanese Area Track) and Japanese Minor. She teaches Japanese languages,
culture and Japanese Linguistics.
I am a psycholinguist who specializes on the
syntactic/semantic analysis of the L1 acquisition of Japanese particles—the study
of how Japanese infants learn particles as their syntactic structure develops
and how they use the particles in their speech.
In addition, I have avid interest in language/culture pedagogy, second
language acquisition and teacher training.
My belief is that language learning is a first
step towards the understanding of values and beliefs of a culture; I help our
students to experience Japan first-hand, whether it is via Study Abroad or the JET
I teach all levels of Japanese language,
Japanese Pop-culture (Manga, Anime and Japanese Society) and Linguistic
Structure of Japanese Language.
GO! : An introduction to Elementary Modern Japanese Language (Kendall
Hunt Publishing Co. 2017) with co-author, a colleague and great friend of mine,