My principal research interests lie in the childhood among the Baka Pygmy hunter-gatherers in Cameroon, focusing on face-to-face interaction, especially between adults and children. I have been investigating how processes of teaching / learning are conducted in concert with the surrounding environment in everyday activities. My methodology involves ethnographic description and conversation analysis techniques (linguistic anthropology and language socialization).
- Sonoda,K. 2016.‘Give Me the Meat, the Child Said’: Cultural Practice among the Children of the Baka Hunter-Gatherers. Hunter Gatherer Research 2.1:39-62.
- Sonoda,K.2013.‘An Interaction Analysis on Instruction/Learning Supported by Environment: A Case Study of the Baka in Eastern Cameroon’. The 6th Conference on Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans : Testing Evolutionary Models of Learning . 111.
- Sonoda, K. 2015 (oral). Baka’s Ambiguous’ Utterance and Their group Hunting, CHAGS11 (11th Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies), 7 - 11th Sep, the World Museum Vienna, Vienna.
- Sonoda, K.2013.‘Teaching in Face-to-Face Interaction among the Baka of Eastern Cameroon', CHAGS10 (10th Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies), 25th-28th June, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
- Sonoda, K.2013.‘Embodied Teaching in a Hunter-Gatherer Society: A Case Study of the Baka in Eastern Cameroon' Ninth International CORPUS Symposium Bodily Cultivation and Cultural Learning,Taipei National University of the Arts,Taiwan. 24-26th May.
- Sonoda, K.2013.‘The Organization of Instructing / Learning Activities among the Baka Pygmies in Eastern Cameroon: Language, Action, and Environment,' Interational Meeting on Austronesian Languages and Cultures, Kyoto, Japan. 15th Mar.
- Sonoda, K.2011.‘A Comparison of the Social Behaviors of the Baka Pygmy Children and Adults in Cameroon,’ ITP International Symposium “New Horizon of the Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Asian and African Area Studies,” Kyoto, Japan. 2-3th Dec.