Santa Clara University

Modern Languages and Literatures department
Midori Ishida 

Midori Ishida

Department: Modern Languages
Title: Lecturer

Office: Kenna 225-D
Phone: 408-554-4047


Biographical Information

Midori Ishida was born and raised in Japan and moved to the U.S. to study second language acquisition and teaching. She earned her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa in 2010. She has taught Japanese as a second language and English as a second language in a variety of settings, including universities, language schools, and a heritage language school, both in the U.S. and in Japan. She has also taught courses on second language acquisition and teaching at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and Stanford University. She started teaching Japanese at Santa Clara University in 2013. She has served an external reviewer for various journals on second language acquisition.

On the personal side, Midori loves playing the piano and playing with her two children.

Courses Taught
  • Elementary Japanese (Santa Clara University)
  • Second Language Learning (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)
  • Bilingual Education (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)
  • Acquisition of Japanese as a Second Language (Stanford University)
Research Interests
  • Second language acquisition, especially on effects of interactional negotiation on second language development
  • Interlanguage pragmatics, especially on the development of interactional competence
  • Conversation analysis, especially on its application to the research on second language acquisition

Selected Publications

Ishida, M. (2013). Second language pragmatics development. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Ishida, M. (2011). Engaging in another person's telling as a recipient in L2 Japanese: Development of interactional competence during one-year study-abroad. In G. Pallotti & J. Wagner (Eds.), L2 learning as social practice: Conversation-analytic perspectives (pp. 45-85). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Ishida, M. (2009). Development of interactional competence: Changes in the use of ne in L2 Japanese during study abroad. In H. Nguyen & G. Kasper (Eds.), Talk-in-interaction: Multilingual perspectives (pp. 351-385). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Ishida, M. (2006). Interactional competence and the use of modal expressions in decision-making activities: CA for understanding microgenesis of competence. In K. Bardovi-Harlig, J. C. Félix-Brasdefer, & A. Omar (Eds.), Pragmatics and language learning, vol. 11 (pp. 55-79). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.

Davis, K., Cho, H-S., Ishida, M., Soria, J., & Toohey, S. (2005). "It's our kuleana": A critical participatory approach to language-minority education. In L. Pease-Alvarez & S. R. Schecter (Eds.), Learning, teaching and community: Contributions to situated and participatory approaches to educational innovation (pp. 3-25). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Ishida, M. (2004). Effect of recasts on the acquisition of aspectual form -te i-(ru) by learners of Japanese as a foreign language. Language Learning, 54, 2, 311-374.

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