About Me

Masaru Yamamoto (he/him/his) (hear my name) is an emerging language socialization researcher and a doctoral student in the Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED) at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

His primary scholarly interests and professional commitments focus on multilingual students’ social lives, multifaceted and multidirectional processes, and meaning-making practices in additional language and academic discourse socialization in postsecondary settings.

His previous research focused specifically on multimodal and embodied dimensions of discourse socialization in academic settings, or what he termed/coined “multimodal academic discourse socialization.”

His scholarly commitments also encompass knowledge mobilization as a way of knowledge production, dissemination, exchange, and collaborative co-production with the possessors, producers, or users of knowledge. Masaru especially enjoys multimodal and multimedia production for interdisciplinary collaborations and materials development.

Keywords: (Second) Language Socialization, Academic Discourse Socialization, Multimodality, Embodiment, (Multimodal) Discourse Analysis, Knowledge Mobilization, Qualitative Methodologies


Doctor of Philosophy
(in progress)

University of British Columbia
in Teaching English as a Second Language

Dr. Patricia A. Duff

Master of Arts

University of British Columbia
in Teaching English as a Second Language
Best M.A. Thesis Award (2019–2020)

Dr. Patricia A. Duff (chair)
Dr. Ling Shi
Dr. Sandra Zappa-Hollman

Bachelor of Arts

Kanda University of International Studies
in English and Language Studies

Dr. Masaki Kobayashi
Dr. Yasushi Sekiya


Last updated: April 28th, 2022