Welcome to my website!

My name is Masaru Yamamoto, and I’m currently a PhD student in the Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. I am originally from Japan (Chiba Prefecture), and I use Japanese/日本語 and English.

I am a ‘wannabe’ applied linguist who is interested in second language socialization in academic settings, multimodality, and qualitative research methods. Before I came to Canada to do my graduate studies, I used to teach English in Japanese secondary schools. I am also a video editor, a photographer, and a digital materials developer.

Most importantly, I’m a cat lover.

Please hit “About” to learn about me, “Research” for more info about my scholarly work, and “Personal Interests” to enjoy the intersection of a wide range of my hobbies and my scholarly passion for applied linguistics and second language acquisition.