YUKA MATSUHASHI, Yuka Matsuhashi, Japanese lecturer, specializes in pragmatics of second language acquisition and Japanese pedagogy. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, she received her B.A. in Linguistics from Western Washington University and M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Oregon. She has taught Introduction to Linguistics at Tokyo International University of America in the summer of 2008. She currently teaches 2nd and 3rd year level Japanese language and culture course.