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Shimako works in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University as a Lecturer in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics. Shimako specialises in conversation analysis and studies of cross-cultural multimodal interactions.

Research area keywords

  • Conversation analysis
  • Japanese
  • Language and social interaction

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Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2007 2019

  • 7 Chapter (Book)
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Conference Paper

Are you trying to be funny? Communicating humour in deafblind conversations

Willoughby, L., Manns, H., Iwasaki, S. & Bartlett, M., 1 Oct 2019, In : Discourse Studies. 21, 5, p. 584-602 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

The challenges of multimodality and multi-sensoriality: Methodological issues in analyzing tactile signed interaction

Iwasaki, S., Bartlett, M., Manns, H. & Willoughby, L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Pragmatics. 143, p. 215-227 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Evolving questions, questioning and affiliation in ongoing ethnographic interviews

Iwasaki, S., 1 Jan 2018, Discourse, Gender and Shifting Identities in Japan: The Longitudinal Study of Kobe Women's Ethnographic Interviews 1989-2019, Phase One. Maree, C. & Okano, K. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Taylor & Francis, p. 112-140 29 p. (Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Suspending talk: Multimodal organization of participation and stance in Japanese

Iwasaki, S., 2018, Time in Embodied Interaction: Synchronicity and sequentiality of multimodal resources. Deppermann, A. & Streeck, J. (eds.). Amsterdam Netherland: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 69-95 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Tactile Japanese Sign Language and Finger Braille: An Example of Data Collection for Minority Languages in Japan

Bono, M., Sakaida, R., Makino, R., Okada, T., Kikuchi, K., Cibulka, M., Willoughby, L. J. V., Iwasaki, S. & Fukishima, S., 2018, Proceedings of the 2018 LREC conference .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOtherpeer-review