Yumi Matsumoto

Assistant Professor
Educational Linguistics Division


(215) 746-0139
  • Ph.D. (Applied Linguistics) Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  • M.A. (Second Language Studies, specialization in English Language Teaching) University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, 2006
  • B.A. (Elementary School Education) University of Okayama, 1998
Areas of Expertise
  • English as a lingua franca
  • Intercultural communication and pragmatics
  • Multimodality and multimodal analysis
  • Gesture and second language learning/development
  • Humor, laughter, and politeness work
  • Materials use in L2 classroom interactions
  • Applying complex dynamic system theory for classroom discourse

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