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Dr Junko Iwasaki

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details

Junko is an Honorary Senior Lecturer within the School of Arts and Humanities.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • Member of the Japan Second Language Association (J-SLA).

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2011 - Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award.

Research Areas and Interests

Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and its Application to Teaching focusing on the following areas:

  • Second Language Acquisition, particularly Acquisition of Japanese as a Second Language
  • Age Differences in SLA: Child and Adult Learners
  • Comparison between SLA and First Language Acquisition (FLA)
  • Processability Approaches to Language Learning.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2006.
  • Master of Education in Applied Linguistics, The University of Western Australia, 1997.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Iwasaki, J., Oliver, R., (2018), Describing the acquisition of the passive voice by a child learner of Japanese as a second language from a Processability Theory perspective. International Journal Of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, 7(5), 247-259, Australia, Australian International Academic Centre, DOI: 10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.7n.5p.247.
  • Itani-Adams, Y., Iwasaki, J., Kawaguchi, S., (2017), Similarities and differences between simultaneous and successive bilingual children: Acquisition of Japanese morphology. International Journal Of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, 6(7), 268-276, Australia, Australian International Academic Centre PTY. LTD., DOI: /10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.6n.7p.268.
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