Santa Clara University

Modern Languages and Literatures department

Seiko Horibe

Department: Modern Languages
Title: Lecturer

Office: Kenna 225-A
Phone: 408-551-3000 x4280


Biographical Information
Seiko Horibe received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Purdue University in 2002. She taught Japanese language and linguistics at Emory University for six years before moving to California. She started teaching Japanese at Santa Clara University in 2009.
Courses Taught
  • Elementary Japanese
  • Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Japanese (Emory University)
  • Language usage in Japanese society (Emory University)
  • Introduction to Japanese linguistics (Emory University)
  • Freshman seminar: Intercultural communication: The US, Japan, and beyond (Emory University)
Research Interests

Second language acquisition, heritage and bilingual language acquisition, foreign language education, Japanese linguistics

Selected Publications
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