(Last updated : 2020-05-05 16:26:41)

   Visiting Associate Professor

   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
■ #Professional Background
1. Rikkyo University
2. 2013/04~2017/03 Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Graduate School of Intercultural Communication Field of Study: Intercultural Communication, RIKKYO UNIVERSITY
■ #Present Specialized Fields
Japanese education, Sociolinguistics, Language education, Japanese studies (Key Word:Sociolinguistics,Applied Linguistics,Bilingual Education,Multilingualism,Intercultural Communication,Japanese Language Education) 
■ Profile
In the field of Sociolinguistics, I have been researching on Bilingual Education and Multilingualism in Japan; the process of how an individual person acquires plural languages and cultures, and the relations between those multilingual individuals and society. Specifically, under the theme of multicultural 'Kyosei(co-existence)', I had conducted extensive and longitudinal fieldwork in Shinjuku ward in Tokyo and from 2012 I started to investigate on an endangered language of Japan, Miyakoan (Myakufutsu) in Miyako city of Okinawa prefecture and I am interested in the language revitalization of Myakufutsu. In the discipline of sociolinguistics, I will compare these central (Shinjuku ward in Tokyo) and peripheral (Miyakojima city in Okinawa prefecture) language variations in Japan.
■ #Main Course Titles
'Language and Society' 'Language and Social Policy' 'Language Variation' 'Language and Gender'
■ #Academic Conference Presentation
1. 2012/11/10 Becoming Korean/Japanese bilingual through interaction ---The ethnographic casestudy of Young Jae, a school age sojourner in Shinjuku (第13回韓国国際理解教育学会大会・京仁教育大学校(韓国、インチョン市))
2. 2012/09/07 The Story of Young Jae:a Sociolinguistic Study ofa Korean School Age Sojourner in Tokyo (45th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics)
3. 2010/09/06 Bilingual children-to- be in Shinjuku ―――A study of an early Japanese language program for JSL children. (Sociolinguistics Symposium 18)
■ #Websites
   Live Multilingually
   Miyako Island Folklore Journey
■ #Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research Researcher Number