Institute on Social Theory and Dynamics 




       Sociolinguistics, Japanese Language Education 



    Research Subject

       Language Change, Linguistic Landscape, Easier Japanese in a disaster




       -Upskilling of Japanese language expressions. Ohfu Shuppan 2001

   -A new language order of Japanese language overseas – Honorific expressions of Japanese language among Japanese-Brazilians and Japanese-Americans. Sangensha 2007

   -Notebook on grammar lectures in Japanese language education – Easy to understand with a writing system. ALC 2008

   - Attractive Dialects -Real strengths of regional languages. Sanseido 2013




- Akemi Yamashita(2006) “Influence of Western Japanese Dialect : How much is evident in Japanese Brazilian society and language today?” Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Dialectologists and Geolinguists (pp.545-553) Riga


-Akemi Yamashita(2010) “Language landscape in cities inhabited by many foreigners – Present situations of language display service –” Collected Papers of Meikai Journal Faculty of Languages and Cultures No. 22(pp.17-34)


-Akemi Yamashita (2012) “A study on Nikkei Hawaiian Japanese” Dialectologia Number 9 (pp.109-113)Barcelona


-Akemi Yamashita (2013) Japanese language in case of disaster - Based on the research      

   results in three Tohoku PrefecturesReport of a project commissioned by the Agency of  

   Cultural Affair, Government of Japan (pp.291-310)



Sanseido Word-Wise Web Economy and Society of Regional Dialects – (Being serialized)

Ø  Dialect Souvenirs and Related Affairs