Naofumi Tatsumi specializes in Japanese pragmatics and earned his PhD from Purdue University in 2012. His dissertation is entitled, “Compliment responses: Comparing American learners of Japanese, native Japanese speakers, and American native English speakers.”
- Tatsumi, N. (in press). Teaching Japanese popular culture via otaku. Proceedings of the Second Teaching Japan Conference: Between ‘Cool’ and 3-11: Implications for Teaching Japan Today. Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA.
- Tatsumi, N. (2010). American learners’ compliment responses in Japanese. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Central Association of Teachers of Japanese (CATJ 22). Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.