Janel Rachel Murakami
My original home is a mountainous area near Albuquerque, New Mexico. I received my B.A. in Psychology at the University of New Mexico, and spent a short time studying Cognitive Psychology at ASU. I completed my M.A. in English Language/Linguistics here at UA. My primary interests are in the role of social interaction in adult second language learning, both physically co-present and mediated. I want to more closely define how and why social interaction helps language learning, and develop newer methods of utilizing those processes for adult learners. My second language is Japanese, which is also the language I like to focus on in my research.