Japanese Language Program
Hayato Saito joined the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UC Berkeley in 2019. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degree in Linguistics at Kyoto University, Japan. Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, he was a visiting scholar at National Taiwan University. His research interests include cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, and modern Japanese culture. He has also served as a lecturer of Japanese language and literature at Ryazan State University in Russia, and as a language teacher in Japan and Taiwan. He has published: "Teaching Japanese literature to Russian students" in Foreign Languages in Higher Education, pp. 55-59, Ryazan: Ryazan State University, 2012; 「形態論」 (Morphology) in 『语言学-理论与应用』 (Linguistics: Theory and Application), pp. 81-95, Tianjin: Nankai University Publishing, 2013; 「日本語の敬語」 (Politeness in Japanese language) in 『日语语言学和日语教育-研究与实践』 (Japanese Linguistics and Japanese Language Education), pp. 292-312, Tianjin: Nankai University Publishing, 2014; and “Political cartoons portraying the Musha Uprising in Taiwan under Japanese rule” in Metaphor and the Social World, pp. 76-99, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2020.