2090A Foreign Language Building
707 South Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801
I received my doctorate in East Asian Studies with a specific focus on Discourse and Grammar from the University of Arizona in 2002. I joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003, and am currently an associate professor of Japanese linguistics and pedagogy in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. During the academic year of 2019-2020, I serve as Interim Director of Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies.
My research interests include discourse and grammar, interactional linguistics, historical pragmatics, pedagogical grammar, and teaching Japanese as a foreign language. My research is rooted in a usage-based perspective to language which takes the view that language use shapes language form and meaning.
PhD in East Asian Studies (Discourse and Grammar), University of Arizona
MA in East Asian Studies (Discourse and Grammar), University of Arizona
Exchange: Japan Teacher Training Program, Bryn Mawr College
MA in Teaching: English as a Second Language, Whitworth College
Elementary Japanese I-II (JAPN 201-202)
Intermediate Japanese I-II (JAPN203-204)
Fourth-year Japanese I-II (JAPN440-441)
Teaching Japanese as a Second Language I-II (JAPN460-461)
Colloquium in EALC: From a language learner to a language teacher (EALC 398)
Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (JAPN430)
East Asian Language Pedagogy (EALC560)
Seminar in SLA: Materials Evaluation and Design for Foreign Language Teaching (EALC/LING588)
Additional Campus Affiliations
Interim Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sadler, M. (2010). Subjective and intersubjective uses of Japanese verbs of cognition in conversation. Pragmatics, 20(1), 109-128. https://doi.org/10.1075/prag.20.1.06sad
Sadler, M. (2008). From a spatial to a subjective framework: The semantic and pragmatic change of ni-marked NPs in Japanese discourse. Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 9(1), 94-139. https://doi.org/10.1075/jhp.9.1.06sad
Sadler, M. (2007). Grammar in use across time and space deconstructing the Japanese 'dative subject' construction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Pub.
Sadler, M. (2006). A blurring of categorization: The Japanese connective de in spontaneous conversation. Discourse Studies, 8(2), 303-323. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461445606055425
Sadler, M. (2002). From a pragmatic marker to a direct object marker: The Japanese particle o in written discourse. Studies in Language, 26(2), 243-281. https://doi.org/10.1075/sl.26.2.03sad