Riikka Länsisalmi

Person

Education information

Degrees:
• PhD (文学博士) in Comparative Cultural Studies, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (c/o National Museum of Ethnology), Japan (1998)
• MA in Romance philology, University of Helsinki, Finland (1992)

Pedagogical education:
• Teacher’s pedagogical qualification (60 EC), Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and University of Jyväskylä Open University, Finland (2003)
• Teaching through English, University of Helsinki Language Centre, Finland (2003)
• Online pedagogy, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland (2002)

Other degrees and qualifications:
• Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Level 1, Association of International Education and The Japan Foundation, Japan (1998)
• European Parliament translators’ competition qualification (EUR/LA/90: French & English-Finnish), Luxembourg (1996)
• 1ère épreuve de Licencié ès Lettres Romanes, Communauté franςaise de Belgique scholarship student, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (1990-1991)
• Graduate Certificate of Vantaa Music Institute (violin, piano, music theory, orchestra), Finland (1986)
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Further information on the affiliationjapanin kielen yliopistonlehtori | Japanin-tutkimuksen dosentti | Kielten maisteriohjelman johtoryhmän varajohtaja (2017-2020) | Humanistinen tiedekunta: YVV- ja viestintätoimikunnan jäsen (2018-2021) | Helsinki Area and Language Studies (HALS) -tutkimusverkoston jäsen | Contrasting and Comparing Languages and Cultures (CoCoLaC) -tutkimusverkoston jäsen | University/Senior Lecturer in Japanese | Docent/Adjunct Professor of Japanese Studies | MA Programme in Languages Vice-Chair (2017-2020) | Faculty of Humanities: Societal Interaction Committee Member (2018-2021) | Helsinki Area and Language Studies (HALS) Member | Contrasting and Comparing Languages and Cultures (CoCoLaC) Member

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching: 

  • Japanese 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Japanese language didactics

 

Selected university teaching history: 

A range of courses in Japanese linguistics and language acquisition, including 

  • Japanese Grammar 
  • Japanese Texts 
  • Japanese Writing System
  • Introduction to Japanese Linguistics 
  • Introduction to Japanese Sociolinguistics and Discourse 
  • Language in action: The role of choices in linguistic interaction and 
diversity
  • Samples of Linguistic Structure I: Analysis
  • Online Japanese (in collaboration with the University of Helsinki Language Centre)
  • Beginners' Japanese
  • Advanced Japanese

Selected employment history:

  • University Lecturer (universitair docent) in Japanese Studies, Leiden University (LIAS & LUCL) (2007-2013) 
  • Principal Lecturer in Foreign Languages and Cultures, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland (2001-2007) 
  • European Commission Leonardo da Vinci Language Competencies project manager (2002-2004) 
  • Part-time lecturer in Japanese Studies and Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland (2000-2003) 
  • Lecturer/Center of Excellence Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan (1999-2000) 
  • Visiting researcher, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan (1999) 
  • Japanese as a Foreign Language instructor, Koshien University, Japan (1999) 
  • Japanese taiko drumming instructor, work shops & short-term courses (since 2000) 
  • Interpretation, translation & attachée work, e.g. ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Japan; Figure Skating World Championships, Finland; Matsurishu taiko drumming tour, Portugal; Finnish Parliament Futures Committee, Japan; XVIII Olympic Winter Games, Nagano, Japan; The Finnish Foreign Trade Association, Japan (1996-2000)

Grants and awards: 

  • Asian Modernities and Traditions (AMT) project grant, 2011 
  • Kone Foundation book project grant, 2009  
  • Academy of Finland conference organization grant, 2006 
  • The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation grant, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011 
  • European Commission Leonardo da Vinci language competencies project grant, 2003-2006, project manager (EUR 465 850) 
  • The Japanese-Finnish Association Chujo Watanabe grant, 2003 
  • The Daily Yomiuri “Save the Earth” Essay Contest Environment Agency Prize, 2000 
  • Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) SUPRA (Support Program for Asian Studies) Student, 1996–1999 
  • Emil Aaltonen’s Foundation Young Researcher’s grant, 1998  
  • The College Women’s Association of Japan grant, 1997 
  • Japanese Government Research Student grant, 1992-1997  
  • Communauté franςaise de Belgique scholarship, 1990-1991 
  • Tellervo and Juuso Walden’s Foundation scholarship, 1990 
  • Japan Foundation Study Tour Award for Outstanding Foreign Students of Japanese, 1988

Administration and service to the profession:

  • Director, Japanese Language Section, Japanese Studies, Leiden University, the Netherlands (2007-2013) 
  • Japanese Language Speech Contest judge, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2012) 
  • Member, The Netherlands Association for Japanese Studies (NGJS) (since 2008) 
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) organizing committee local Japanese language education expert & Japan researcher in Finland (2006-2007)
  • Board member, Finnish National Polytechnic Network for East and Southeast Asian Studies (and Finnish National Network for East and Southeast Asian Studies) (2002-2007) 
  • Member, Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS) (since 2004), Steering Committee member (2006–2011) 
  • Finnish Teachers’ Association of Japanese Language and Culture (JOY) (since 2001), Chair (2012-)  
  • (Board) member/participant, The European Japanese Language Teaching Materials Project (Prof. Osamu Kamada); Finnish Language Education Policies Project & Network; Helsinki Metropolitan Area Higher Education Language Teaching Network; Online language teaching projects (2001-2006) 
  • Member, The Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY) (since 2000) 
  • Member, Association Finlandaise de Linguistique Appliquée (AFinLA) (since 2000)
  • Member, Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies (NAJAKS) (since 1999), Board member (2002-2007) 
  • Member, Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences (JASS) (since 1998) 
  • Member, European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) (since 1997) 
  • Member, Nihon Uraru Gakkai (The Uralic Society of Japan) (1993-1999)

MA thesis supervision: 

  1. Hover, Charley: To Foreignize or To Domesticate That's the Question - Foreignization and domestication in the translation of verbal and visual text in Japanese manga, Asian Studies (60 ec), thesis completed in Jan 2014 (Cum Laude), graduated Oct 2014
  2. Reitsma, Jelmer: What motives and goals do learners of uchinaaguchi have and how do they shape the future of the language? A case study on language circles in Tokyo, Japanese Studies (120 ec), graduatied Oct 2014
  3. Oude Alink, Lara: "Yasashii nihongo" in contemporary Japanese society: functions and prospects, Japanese Studies (120 ec), graduated Oct 2013
  4. Brander, Linsey: Japanese-English code-switching in J-pop, Asian Studies (60 ec), graduated Oct 2013
  5. Yamamoto, Emi: Peer-revision for Japanese Children in the Netherlands – Analysis of Peer-response Interaction of Children Studying Japanese as a Heritage Language, Leiden University, Asian Studies Research Master’s programme, graduated Sep 2010
  6. Tange, Jeroen: Development of a New CALL System for Accelerating L2 Learners’ Japanese Reading Ability, Leiden University, Japan Studies Doctoraal programme, graduated Sep 2010
  7. Lubbe van der, Gijs: The Dialect of the Yamato Basin – Traditional Dialect and Emerging Regiolect in the Heart of Japan, Leiden University, Japan Studies Doctoraal programme, graduated Sep 2010
  8. Loukareas, Petros: Dialect Distance Measurement in Northern Shimane, Leiden University, Japan Studies Doctoraal programme, graduated March 2010
  9. Hoek, Jeroen: Breaking up the Kanji – A Conceptual Electronic Dictionary Design Based upon the Cognitive Sub-Character Reality of Chinese Characters, Leiden University, Japan Studies MA programme, graduated Sep 2009
  10. Repina, Ksenia: Verbal Expression of Emotions by Native and Non-Native Speakers of Japanese – A Case Study, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Linguistics MA programme, graduated Aug 2008

BA thesis supervision: 

  1. Dubiel, Marika: Do we belong to the Japanese society? – The case of Japanese deaf community, its language and identity, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2013
  2. Es van, Nina: A case study of the manga Heat: 'role language' (yakuwarigo) and translation, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2013
  3. Mourik van, Joost: Constructing identity in a foreign language: How do Dutch students of Japanese as a second language refer to themselves in Japanese?, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2013 with Cum Laude
  4. Loh, Carmen: Policies, experiences and effects of Japanese language learning in colonized Taiwan, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2013
  5. Sikkema, Eline: Magazines and Language: The indexation of gender and intimacy in the language of women’s fashion magazines in Japan, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2013 with Cum Laude
  6. Geest van der, Dennis: English in English: Japanese government policy in English education and practical implementation, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2013
  7. Bloem, Willeke: Pragmatics in L2 Japanese teaching materials, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2012
  8. Brink van den, Lucia: The introduction of sentence final particles in Japanese textbooks and their frequency in examples, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2012
  9. Dang, Kim: Dutch-Japanese Bilingual Identity Development in the Netherlands: Young Adults’
 Linguistic Habits and Feelings, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2012
  10. Hover, Charley: Waf Waf vs Wan Wan - Japanese and Dutch Words of Sounds, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2012
  11. Jaspers, Rens: Laughing without sound - Functions and backgrounds of written laughter in online discourse, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2012
  12. Reitsma, Jelmer: Revitalizing Ryukyuan Languages: Developing a Specific Method - A Comparative Study with Frisian, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2012
  13. Sulman, Piet: Translating Japanese Onomatopoeia: Identifying Translation Strategies in the Dutch Norwegian Wood, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2012
  14. Tevel, Anne: Attitudes of Dutch learners of Japanese towards gender language, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2012
  15. Tönnissen, Maikel: Re-evaluating okama and onabe: gay labelling terms today, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2012
  16. Drift van der, Carola: Speaking like a man? Language use of the otokoyaku of the Takarazuka Revue, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2011
  17. Graveman, Kevin: Translating the kogal role language – A case study of the anime Super Gals!, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2011
  18. Oude Alink, Lara: The new Jōyō Kanji List: Politics and Ideologies, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2011
  19. Reitsma, Marlies: Saving the Little Ones – Endangered Indigenous Minority Languages in Japan and the Netherlands, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2011
  20. Smits, Christian: The Future of Limburgish and Kansai dialect: Dying Dialects or Rising Stars?, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2011
  21. Vroonhoven van, Lieke: Western loanwords in advertisements in a Japanese women’s magazine, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2011
  22. Ulmer, Vincent: Blueprint for Simple Translation Tool, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2011
  23. Wong, Ho-Ling: The ‘Wright’ way of translating role language in video games, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2011 with Cum Laude
  24. Pol van der, Esther: Queer Kotoba - Language and Homosexual Identities, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated March 2011
  25. Hanswijk, Rolf: Self-image of the Dialect in Mogi: A Case Study on Language Attitude in Nagasaki, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2010
  26. Helwerda, Daphne: Processing Kanji in the Japanese Script: How Do Students Without a Background in Chinese Characters Process Kanji? Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2010
  27. Toet, Ruud: Uniformity in the Japanese Passive, Leiden University, Japan Studies BA programme, graduated Sep 2009

In addition: 2nd reader of numerous MA and BA theses in Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies and Linguistics, Leiden University.

Latest publications

  1. Don dokko dooon! Taikojen kumua

    ランシサルミ, . Jul 2018 In : Kokoro : Suomalais-japanilainen yhdistys ry:n jäsenlehti. 2/2018, p. 7-9 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

  2. Eiichin taiko-opissa

    ランシサルミ, . Jun 2018 In : Tomo. 2/2018, p. 6-7 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

  3. Accepted/In press

    Japanin ja suomen kielen osaajat nyt ja tulevaisuudessa

    ランシサルミ, . 2018 (Accepted/In press) Työnimi: Interaction, Influence and Entanglement - 100 years of Finnish-Japanese Relations and Beyond. 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Member of Scientific Committee: Globalising Sociolinguistics (GloSoc2) “Communicating in the city”, Leiden University, The Netherlands

    Länsisalmi, R. (Scientific Committee Member)
    13 Dec 201815 Dec 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. Tokyo Field Research Summer Course, University of Tokyo

    Länsisalmi, R. (Teacher)
    14 Aug 201824 Aug 2018

    Activity: OtherTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

  3. Participation cancelled: International Congress of Linguistics 20: 2-day Workshop: Linguistics for legal purposes (convenor John Baugh, Washington University)02/07/2018 → 06/07/2018Cape Town, Etelä-Afrikka

    Länsisalmi, R. (Speaker: Presenter)
    2 Jul 20186 Jul 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Education

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