Masako Hoye earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2008. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese at Wittenberg University for the 2009/2010 academic year. Her doctoral dissertation explored the notion of the Japanese subject in Japanese conversation taking a discourse-functional approach. Her specialty is discourse syntax in Japanese. In addition to the further examination of her dissertation topic, her research goals also include the development of a comprehensive theory concerning the so-called ‘case-marking system’ in Japanese. Before arriving at Wittenberg, she taught Japanese language courses at the University of North Texas as a Lecturer, where she also developed a minor in Japanese. She also taught linguistics courses at the University of Colorado, Boulder, both as a Teaching Assistant and as an Instructor. One of the courses she taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder was an advanced course on Japanese linguistics. She taught at Bucknell University for the 2008/2009 academic year right after earning her Ph.D. There, she taught all levels of Japanese.She truly respects, appreciates, and is fully committed to an education in the liberal arts for all undergraduate students. Tel.:937-513-6103. Office: 208 Hollenbeck Hall.