(Last updated : 2016-09-28 16:08:50)
  MAHER, John C.
   Tokunin Kyoju (Professor by Special Appointment)
   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
■ Academic Background
1. 1986/07/01
Degree Acquisition
University of Edinburgh, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2. 1982/07/01
Degree Acquisition
University of Michigan, Master of Arts (M.A.)
3. 1976/07/01
Degree Acquisition
University of London, Heythrop College, Master of Theology (M.Th.)
4. 1974/06/01
Degree Acquisition
University of London, Batchelor of Arts (BA Hons.)
■ Professional Background
1. Master's Course, Public Policy and Social Research Program, Graduate School, School of Arts and Sciences
2. Doctoral Course, Ph. D. Program, Graduate School, School of Arts and Sciences
3. 1993~1995 British Council Visiting Professor, Department of Language and Lingustics, De La Salle University, Manila
4. 1992/04~1993/03 Lecturer (PT) in Linguistics, Department of Psychology, University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo
5. 1989/04~ Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Division of International Studies, International Christian University
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■ Present Specialized Fields
Linguistics, Area studies (Key Word:SOCIOLINGUISTICS: Pidgins, Language Death & Revival,MULTILINGUALISM: Ideology, Multiculturalism, Languages of Japan,PHILOSOPHY of LANGUAGE: Freud, Semiotics, Mother Tongue,NAMES: Toponymics, Patronymics, Politics of Names) 
■ Profile
Director, Institute for Educational Research and Service
1999/01-2004/03, 2010/04/01-2013/03/31, 2014/04/01-2016/03/31

Chair, Faculty Meeting
1997-1999, 2004-2006

Chair, Graduate School of Education
2000/04-2002/03/31, 2003/09/1-03/31

Chair, Division of International Studies,
2004/03-2008/03

Director, GS Program, Public Policy and Social Research
2011/04/01-2012/03/31

Councillor, ICU Board of Councillors
2000/05/1-2003/04/30 & 2012/05/1 -2015/04/30

Chair, Faculty Council
2014-
■ Main Course Titles
Language and Society, Multilingualism, Sociolinguistics, Literacy and Society,
■ Books and Articles
1. Book Literacy in Multilingual Societies (Collaboration) 2012
2. Article Nicknames: Identity and Social Management (Single) 2011
3. Article The Media, Multilingualism and Identities (Single) 2011
4. Article Multilingual Awareness in Japan: a survey of young persons' awareness of language diversity  2010
5. Article Language Difficulty and Difficult Languages (Single) 2008
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■ Academic Conference Presentation
1. 2014/09/28 "A Postmodern Theory of the Mother Tongue" (International Symposium on Native Speakerism, Saga University, Japan)
2. 2014/09/07 "Multilingual Japan" (Symposium on Multicultural Kyosei. ICU, Tokyo,)
3. 2014/02/19 "The Everyday Life of Japanese Place-names" (Oxford Brookes University, Oxford)
4. 2014/02/03 “New Paradigms of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Japan" (Birkbeck College, University of London)
5. 2014/01/22 "Sociolinguistics and Toponomy" (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford)
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■ Lectures
1. 2004/11 Multilingual Japan
■ Academic Society Memberships
1. 2000/09~ UNESCO Linguapax
2. 1998/01~ The Japanese Association of the Sociolinguistic Sciences
3. 1990/04~ Linguistics Society of Japan
■ Professional Achievements
● Other note that should be mentioned specially on duty
1. Research focuses on language and society (sociolinguistics), concepts of the mother tongue, globalization, multicultural society, identity, multilingualism, place and personal names, medical languages, literacy and development. Publication in progress includes: A Dictionary of Place-Names in Japan, Very Short Introduction to Multilingualism (Oxford University Press), Humanism and British Football (Chuo Koron).
■ Research Topics, Funded Research, and Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
1.   SOCIOLINGUISTICS: Place names, Political apologies, Pidgins and creoles, Language Death and RevivalMULTILINGUALISM: Ideology, Multiculturalism, Languages of JapanGLOBALISATION AND IDENTITYCool, Metroethnicity, HybridityPHILOSOPHY and LANGUAGE:Freud, Semiotics, The Mother TongueNAMES:Toponomy, Personal Names,  (Key Word : )
■ Social Activities
1. 2014~ Advisor. ICU Soccer League
2. 2010~2012 Advisor. ICU FC (ICU Football Club)
3. 2003~2005 Advisor. ICU Theatre Club.
4. 2003~2006 Mitaka RoundTable for Foreign Residents. Mitaka City Office.
5. 2002~2009 Board Member (Riji). MISHOP (MItaka Hospitality Association)
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■ Exhibitions, Concerts and Athletic Meets
1. 2001~2003 Bilingual Children’s English Theatre (ICU Seabury Chapel and Shin D-Kan)
■ Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research Researcher Number
50216256