Kimberly Jones

Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs, College of Humanities
Professor, Department of East Asian Studies
Professor, Second Language Acquisition

Modern Languages Building, Room 345

Kimberly Jones (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Humanities and a Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. She directed the University of Arizona Japanese language program for many years and has also served as department head of East Asian Studies. A sociolinguist, she is particularly interested in how language pedagogy can be informed by the analysis of naturally occurring talk, and in children's language acquisition, attrition, and code-switching. Nationally, she has served on the board of the Association of Teachers of Japanese and as Language and Linguistics Editor of Japanese Language and Literature, and is currently a co-chair of the College Board’s Development Committee for the Advanced Placement Japanese Language and Culture examination.

Interests: sociolinguistics; pragmatics; discourse analysis; gender and language use; second language pedagogy; child language acquisition and attrition; code-switching; discourses of childrearing; early childhood and elementary education in Japan