Olga T. Yokoyama

3328 Rolfe Hall 
P.O. Box 951531
405 Hilgard Avenue 
Box 951502 
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1531

Phone: (310) 825-7694
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Professor Yokoyama’s training was formally in Slavic linguistics, but as a graduate student, she took as many courses in the Linguistics Department as in her home department. As a junior faculty member at Harvard, she taught mostly Russian language courses in the Slavic Department and Discourse Grammar in the Linguistics Department. After receiving tenure, she taught the whole spectrum of graduate synchronic Slavic linguistics courses in the Slavic Department, as well as continuing to offer Discourse Grammar in the Linguistics Department. After moving to UCLA in 1995, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Slavic, shifting her teaching focus to the Applied Linguistics Department in 2002. She moved to the Applied Linguistics Department two years later, where she now teaches functional grammar, gender linguistics, and a new course on discourse theory of translation.

Professor Yokoyama’s research covers a broad range of areas in functional syntax and semantics, discourse grammar, discourse modeling, translation theory, gender linguistics, Slavic philology, Russian intonation and word order, poetics, folklore, and what she calls pragmaphilology. Professor Yokoyama has over 90 publications on these topics, and has presented her work at over 120 conferences and invited lectures in ten countries. Her long-term experience abroad includes a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship in Moscow, an NEH Research Fellowship in Siberia, and a Visiting Research Professorship in Kyoto. 

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