Faculty Profile

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Rumiko Sode

Associate Professor

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies


Rumiko Sode is a linguist. Her research has focused on modern Japanese syntax and foreign language education from a linguistic perspective. Research topics in linguistics include appositives in Japanese, non-restrictive modification, associative plurals, and the "us linguists" construction. Current projects in foreign language education are a textbook of Japanese linguistics for language learners and one of Japanese/English translation.


  • PhD, Ohio State University
  • MA, University of Pittsburgh
  • BA, Sophia University

Research Interests

  • General and Japanese linguistics - syntax and morphology
  • Translation and translation education
  • Multilingualism

Teaching Interests

  • General and Japanese linguistics
  • Syntax and morphology
  • Translation
  • Multilingualism