Background

Work

DTAL
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Education

PhD in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
2010-2014
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
Congregation

MA in Linguistics (TESOL/TEFL)
2007-2009
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)
2003-2007
Sophia University (Japan)
BA Thesis: “Purposes of English education in Japan, their relationships and the implications on future education"
Supervised by Shinichi Izumi

MA_Graduation
Prospect High School, Illinois, USA
1999-2002

Local public primary school and junior high school in Osaka-sayama, Osaka, Japan
1990-1999

HighSchool_Graduation

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)]

Reviewing Experience

  • 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
  • Conferences
    • BAAL 2016
    • EUROSLA 2014, 2016, 2017
    • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Code-Switching

Skills

  • Native speaker of Japanese
  • Advanced user of English
  • R
  • Perl
  • Basic competence in Python
  • Basic competence in C++
(last updated: 20 April, 2017)