The University of Tokyo Graduate
School of Arts and Sciences

Language and Information Sciences

東京大学大学院総合文化研究科言語情報科学専攻

The University of Tokyo

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Department of Language and Information Sciences

3-8-1, Komaba, Meguroku, Tokyo 153-8902 Japan

TEL: 81-3-5454-6376

FAX: 81-3-5454-4329

USAMI Yo / 宇佐美 洋 (Associate Professor)

Research Interests

My research topic is "evaluation". The word "evaluation" here, however, does not mean the notion such as "the results of tests" or "students' marks given by teachers in classrooms". I am making researches on the questions listed below:

  1. How are the linguistic performances evaluated by individuals? How different are the evaluation processes depending on the individuals? Can we find any universality in the variety of the evaluation processes?
  2. What is the linguistic ability? How differently the ability is interpreted and evaluated by individuals?
  3. How can "the values in evaluation" be described? How can the values in evaluation be changed in the process of individual's experience?