Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Cory Blandford

First Name
Cory
Last Name
Blandford
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Job Title
Visiting Professor
Location
McCone 231
Phone
831.647.3540
Language(s)
日本語
Expertise

Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation of Japanese and English, translation from Japanese to English

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Previous Work

I have over 15 years of experience as an interpreter and translator of Japanese and English, including in-house positions in the automotive, consumer goods, and financial services industries, as well as the public sector. I am certified as a Japanese-to-English translator by the American Translators Association and the UK’s Chartered Institute of Linguists, and have extensive simultaneous and consecutive interpretation experience in fields including investor relations, IT, supply chain/logistics, marketing, and product development. 

Education

MA with Distinction, Conference Interpretation (Japanese and English), Monterey Institute of International Studies

BA with Highest Distinction, East Asian Languages and Literatures (Japanese), Indiana University

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Megumi Matsuoka

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Megumi
Last Name
Matsuoka
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Location
McCone 227
Phone
831.647.3540
Language(s)
日本語

Professor Matsuoka is a freelance conference interpreter and translator. She has been working for many public and private sector clients in conferences on finance, manufacturing, marketing etc. in Japan. She had also worked as an in-house interpreter for major Japanese automotive companies and a theme park operating company in Japan for 6 years before becoming a freelance interpreter.

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Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation of Japanese and English

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M.A. Translation and Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies

B.A. French Language and Studies, Sophia University, Japan

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Miyuki Takeuchi

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Miyuki
Last Name
Takeuchi
Miyuki Takeuchi
Job Title
Adjunct
Location
McCone Cubicle M
Phone
831-647-4185
Language(s)
日本語

I am passionate about knowing how people develop language proficiency. 

I enjoy teaching not only Japanese language but the content areas related to Japan and people there. It is very interesting to discuss various issues in Japan with students from various cultures and countries at MIIS. It enables me to see my own country from broader perspectives. 

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Second language acquisition (I am particularly interested in the pragmatic and grammatical development among learners of Japanese.)

Foreign language pedagogy

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Recent Accomplishments

Completion of my PhD dissertation (2014)

Presentation of my research on the acquisition of subject referential forms among learners of Japanese at SLRF (Second Language Research Forum, 2013) and ASPAC (Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, 2013) conferences.

Previous Work

My career as an instructor of Japanese started at Indiana University, where I obtained MA and PhD degrees. Before the current engagement at MIIS, I taught Japanese at Santa Clara University.

Education

PhD in Linguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington

MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington

BA in English and American at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies

Bibliography

Takeuchi, M. (2014).  Subject referential expressions and encoding of referential status in L2 narrative discourse by L1-English learners of Japanese. Doctoral Dissertation, Indiana University.

Takeuchi, M. (2010).  The Perception of Geminate Stops by L1 English Learners of Japanese.  Indiana University Linguistics Club Working Papers Online, Vol. 10.

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Hideko Russell

First Name
Hideko
Last Name
Russell
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Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Japanese T & I
Location
McCone Building 122
Phone
831.647.4621
Language(s)
日本語

Hideko Russell began her career as a freelance translator and interpreter in Tokyo in 1992. After relocating to Monterey, her focus has been on translation, specializing in non-fiction books, academic papers, business, technical, medical, and educational documents. She has been teaching at MIIS since 2005.

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Translation of Japanese and English

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Education

MA, Translation and Interpretation, English-Japanese, Monterey Institute of International Studies; BA, English Literature, University of Sacred Heart, Japan

Recent Accomplishments

Russell recently participated as a panelist at the "Training Translators during the Translation 'Revolution'" symposium, hosted by Rikkyo University in Tokyo.

She is a member of the Translation and Interpreting Education (TI Edu) Research Group. Russell is currently translating Cuisine and Empire, by Rachel Laudan.

Publications

Bruyneel, Johan. We Might As Well Win (ツール。ド。フランス勝利の礎). Trans. Hideko Russell. Tokyo: Amerikanbukkuandoshinema, 2008.

Heathcote-James, Emma. Seeing Angels: True Contemporary Accounts of Hundreds of Angelic Experiences (天使に会いました: 体験者350人が語ってくれた, 奇跡と感動のストーリー). Trans. Hideko Russell. Tokyo: Hatosuppan, Heisei 20, 2008.

Pollan, Michael. Food Rules: An Eater's Manual (フード。ルール : 人と地球にやさしいシンプルな食習慣64). Trans. Hideko Russell. Tokyo: Toyokeizaishinposha, 2010.

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (雑食動物のジレンマ: ある4つの食事の自然史上). Trans. Hideko Russell. Tokyo: Toyokeizaishinposha, 2009.

Russell, Hideko, and Takeda, Kayoko. “Translation thesis”: Its Aims and Methods (Japanese title: "修士論文としての翻訳:その意義と方法"). Invitation to Translation Studies (翻訳研究への招待) 8 (2012): 23-38.

Maharidge, Dale, and Williamson, Michael S. Someplace Like America. Translated into Japanese by Hideko Russell. September 2013.

Neiwert, David A. Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed A Japanese American Community. Translated into Japanese by Hideko Russell. July 2013.

翻訳「革命」期における翻訳者養成:公開シンポジウムの報告と今後の取り組み (2013)

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Tanya Fumiko Pound

First Name
Tanya
Last Name
Pound
Tanya Pound
Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
McCone Building 108
Phone
831.647.4189
Language(s)
日本語

Professor Pound has an extensive background in psychotherapy, youth housing program administration, and advertising. She has been a full-time Japanese to English technical translator since 1988, specializing in medical and pharmaceutical translation, patents, scientific research articles, instruction manuals, and business articles.

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Translation of Japanese and English

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Education

MA, Child Counseling and Assessment, University of Toronto; BS, Premedicine and Psychology, University of San Francisco

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Naoko Matsuo

First Name
Naoko
Last Name
Matsuo
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Job Title
Assistant Professor/Language Studies Advisor
Location
McCone Building 222
Phone
831.647.3512
Language(s)
日本語

Professor Matsuo taught at Monterey Peninsula College, Robert Louis Stevenson School and Santa Catalina School.

Professor Matsuo taught English in Japan before coming to the U.S., and has been teaching at MIIS since 1992. She has also taught  at Monterey Peninsula College, Robert Louis Stevenson School and Santa Catalina School. She has published articles in Applied Language Learning, co-authored with Dr. Leo van Lier.

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Japanese language and culture, pedagogy, Japanese for business, current issues in Japanese media

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Education

MA, TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies; BA, Linguistics, Nara Women's University, Japan

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