Yoko Sturt (Matsumoto) took up a position as lecturer in Japanese Studies in 2004.
After her first degree in Phonetics and Linguistics at University College London, she studied at the University of Edinburgh, where she took her MSc (1994) and PhD (2003) degrees in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.
During her postgraduate degrees, she was engaged in research and teaching in Japanese Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and she also had various professional experiences in the translation industry as an in-house interpreter/translator for the BBC (broadcasting translation) and the automobile industry (technical translation).
After her PhD, she was engaged in various funded research projects including a residence at Rikkyo University and Waseda University, Tokyo, as a Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Education fellow (2006). Yoko is currently working on topics related to Japanese Orthography in digital contexts, Applied Japanese linguistics, and Japanese pedagogy including Second language translation.
This article was published on Nov 14, 2013