- 2015-2017: Research Associate at University of Cambridge. I am working at the EF Education First Research Lab for Applied Language Learning.
- 2016-2017: Associate Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University.
- 2013-2015: Research Fellow at University of Birmingham. I worked for the ESRC-funded project ‘Investigating interdisciplinary research discourse: the case of Global Environmental Change’.
University of Cambridge (UK)
PhD Thesis: “Individual variation and the role of L1 in the L2 development of English grammatical morphemes: Insights from learner corpora”
Supervised by Dora Alexopoulou
MA in Linguistics (TESOL/TEFL)
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan)
MA Thesis: “A corpus-based analysis of English textbooks in Japan and Asian countries: Multidimensional approach”
A paper based on the thesis is available here.
Supervised by Yukio Tono
BA in Foreign Studies (Linguistics Minor)
Sophia University (Japan)
BA Thesis: “Purposes of English education in Japan, their relationships and the implications on future education"
Supervised by Shinichi Izumi
Local public primary school and junior high school in Osaka-sayama, Osaka, Japan
Awards, Scholarships, and Other Qualifications
- The Albert Valdman award for outstanding publication in Studies in Second Language Acquisition for the paper “L1 influence on the acquisition order of English grammatical morphemes: A learner corpus study”.
- A scholarship by the Japan Student Services Organization that covers the tuition fee and living expenses for my PhD study for three years (January 2010 – November 2012)
- Hughes Hall Travel Grant (£250.00; July 2011, October 2011, and September 2012)
- The representative graduate at the graduation ceremony of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies for achieving high academic performance among those who obtained masters’ degrees in 2009
- One of the two debaters in the Japanese national debate team of Japan-US Exchange Debate in 2008, organized by the National Communication Association (US) and Japan Debate Association [our report (in Japanese)]
- Manuscripts for journals and books
- International Journal of Applied Linguistics
- International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
- International Journal of Learner Corpus Research
- Language Learning
- Studies in Second Language Acquisition
- A chapter in Ortega, L., Tyler, A., & Uno, M. (2016). The usage-based study of language learning and multilingualism. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press
- BAAL 2016
- EUROSLA 2014, 2016, 2017
- Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Code-Switching
- Native speaker of Japanese
- Advanced user of English
- Basic competence in Python
- Basic competence in C++