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Kazuko Miyake

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Department of Japanese Literature and Culture
Course of Japanese Literature and Culture
Institute of Human Sciences
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Researcher Profile and Settings

Education

  •  - 1992 , University of Tsukuba, Graduate School, Division of Area Studies

Degree

  • Masters of International Studies, University of Tsukuba

Association Memberships

  • The UNITED ASSOCIATIONS OF LANGUAGE STUDIES
  • THE SOCIETY FOR JAPANESE LINGUISTICS
  • European Association of Japanese Studies
  • Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Europe
  • The British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
  • International Pragmatics Association
  • JAPANESE ASSOCIATION OF THE SOCIOLINGUISTIC SCIENCES

Academic & Professional Experience

  •   2005  - 現在, Toyo University Graduate School, Japanese Literature and Culture, Professor
  •   2004  - 現在, Toyo University, Faculty of Letters, Professor
  •   2000  - 2003 , Toyo University, Faculty of Letters, Associate Professor
  •   1996  - 2000 , Toyo University Junior College, Department of Japanese Literature, Associate Professor
  •   1993  - 1996 , Toyo University Junior College, Department of Japanese Literature, Lecturer
  •   1992  - 1995 , University of Tsukuba, International Student Center, Visiting lecturer
  •   1982  - 1986 , Backingham University, Visiting Lecturer
  •   1982  - 1986 , University of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Visiting Librarian
  •   1982  - 1986 , University of Buckingham, Visiting Lecturer
  •   1982  - 1986 , University of Oxford, Bodley Library, Academic Cataloguer
  •   1992  - 1995 , Tsukuba University, Visiting Lecturer
  •   1993  - 1996 , Toyo University Junior College, Assistant Professor
  •   1996  - 2000 , Toyo University Junior College, Associate professor
  •   2000  - 2003 , Toyo University, School of Literature, Associate Professor
  •   2004 , -   Toyo University, School of Literature, Professor

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Linguistics, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics
  • Linguistics, Japanese language education
  • Linguistics, Foreign language education
  • Linguistics, Japanese linguistics

Research Interests

    mobile media, Pragmatics, Media, Diaspora, Honorifics, Politeness, Sociolinguistics, Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, Japanese Language

Published Papers

  • Analysis of the Discourse Teatures of Requests in LINE Communication, 1, MIYAKE Kazuko, Bungakuronso, 93, 31 - 49, 03
  • Politeness in Mobile Media Communication, MIYAKE Kazuko, 279 - 296, 06 , Refereed, Invited
  • Writing Style in Computer Mediated Communication, MIYAKE Kazuko, 183 - 198, 03 , Refereed
  • Japanese Learners' Monitoring in Role Playing Activities, MIYAKE Kazuko, Japanese Literature and Culture, (13) 1 - 16, 02
  • Linguistic Life of Japanese Diaspora in the UK, (88) 45 - 63, 02
  • Rise and Fall of Graphic Signs in Mobile Media, MIYAKE Kazuko, Japanese Linguistics, 32, (7) 72 - 79 , 06 , Invited
  • Politeness in Computer Mediated Communication, MIYAKE Kazuko, Refereed
  • Japanese Linguistic Studies as 'Human Studies', MIYAKE Kazuko, pp.147-162 冨山房インターナショナル, 4, 147 - 162, Refereed, Invited
  • Media Language Studies and their Implications for Japanese Language Teaching, (150) 19 - 33, 12
  • Unexpected laughter in role-playing tests, (85) 134 - 116, 02
  • Responses to apologies in texting: an integrated coding system for analysis of Japanese and English text messages, (83) 194 - 176, 02

Misc

  • On Foreign Language Learning from Childhood, 2,33-36,   1992
  • We Have Met the Teacher, and He Is Us, The English Journal, 3,140-144,   1988
  • Formulaic Apologies in Expressing Gratitude in Japanese, Journal of Japanese Language Teaching, 8,19-38,   1993
  • A Step Towards Learner Autonomy : Ateutative application of SAPL to Japanese, Journal of Japanese Language Teaching, 8,243-260,   1993
  • Thanks and Apologies : Contrasting Emphasis in Japanese and English Speech, The Studies, 25,203-214,   1993
  • Japanese Linguistic Behavior and the Concept of ┣DBUchi(/)-┫DB, ┣DBSoto(/)-┫DB, ┣DBYoso(/)-┫DB., Japanese Language Education Methods, 1,6-7,   1993
  • Formulaic Apologies in Non-apologetie Situations, Journal of Japanese Language Teaching, (82) 134 - 146,   1994
  • Patterns of Japanese Linguistic behaviour : ┣DBuchi(/)-┫DB, ┣DBsoto(/)-┫DB and ┣DByoso(/)-┫DB as a conceptual framework, Journal of Japanese Language Teaching, (9) 29 - 39,   1994
  • The Role of Socio Linguistics in Japanese Language Teaching, (9) 41 - 49,   1994
  • Speakers' Perspectives in Thanks and Apologies, Japanese Language Education Metheds, (2) 20 - 21,   1994
  • Difficulties Inherent in Contrastive Studies of Language Behaviour -A Critical Examination of the Bulge Theory-, The Studies, (27) 196 - 204,   1995
  • The Experience Japan Program : a Profile of the Program for Short-term Exchange Students, The Studies, (26) 193 - 200,   1994
  • The directive function of Japanese adjectives from a pragmatic perspective.,   1996
  • Cross-cultural Understanding for Overseas Students, II,   1997
  • Japanese and English discourse style in Sports broadcasting, The Studies, (29) 140 - 149,   1997
  • The Function of "Hai" in Japanese Interactional Discourse, The Studies, (30) 13 - 25,   1998
  • Accounts of Efforts and Achievements in Japanese Bilingual Education, The Japanese Journal of Language in Society, 2, (2) 78 - 82,   2000
  • Global Education for International Understanding, 21,   1989
  • Thanks and Apologies : A Cross-Cultural Investigation., 19th International Conference on Language Teaching/Learning,   1992
  • Japanese Sense of Self and Their Use of Language, 21st International Conference on Language Teaching/Learning,   1994
  • What's Behind Media Discourse? : A Sociolinguistic Investigation of the Style of Japanese Sports Broadcasts., 12th World Congress of Applied Linguistics(AILA'99), Tokyo,   1999

Books etc

  • An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics, revised editon
    MIYAKE Kazuko
    Joint Work  2018 03
  • Learners’ Writing Clinic
    MIYAKE Kazuko
    Joint WorkAll pagesTsurumi shoten  1999
  • Natural Writing Book
    MIYAKE Kazuko
    Joint WorkAll pagesTsurumi shoten  1995
  • Mastering Japanese by Ear
    Bonjinsha  1995
  • Masterning Japanese by Ear : Teacher's Manual
    Bonjinsha  1995
  • A Dictionary of Technical Terms of English Linguistics
      1999
  • Learners' Writing Clinic
      1999
  • Amrican and British Linguistic Behaviour in Thanks and Apologies
      1992

Conference Activities & Talks

  • What made Japanese Female Expatriates Retain and Recreate their Sense of Japanese Identity? , MIYAKE Kazuko, The Sociolinguistics of Globalization Conference,   2015 06 05
  • Hairyo-gengo-kodo: A Japanese communicational style, MIYAKE Kazuko, 13th International Conference of EAJS,   2011 08 24
  • How to communicate one’s discontent in Japanese: Avoiding rudeness in a culture of sasshi, MIYAKE Kazuko, Linguistic Impoliteness And Rudeness II,   2009 06 30

Works

  • Japan in the 21st Century

Research Grants & Projects

  • The Variety of Politeness in Japanese Language, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B)), Hisashi NODA
  • Sofeware to Support the Development of a Parallel, Learner Corpus of Mobile Phone Messages, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C)), Kevin L. MARK, The conventional approach to learner corpus building is to conceive of it as being helpful to but separate from the teaching process. The main achievement of this research project was to be able to show a model of how the processes of creating a parallel learner corpus can be integrated with teaching. In other words, the corpus building technique of this study can also be called a teaching technique. The study showed how the model is applicable to other projects, in particular projects that make use of students' active participation and creativity. The systematic integration of learner corpus research and practical teaching has implications for wide-scale curriculum development, including new ways of using CALL. In addition, parallel to the main project, CALL materials were developed for use on mobile phones.
  • A contrastive politeness research on German - Japanese - English. With a look at a social psychological approach, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C)), Manabu WATANABE, Inspired by the perspective of social psychology and from the standpoint of constrastive linguistics, our project conducted research into politenesswhich focused on a discourse analysis dealing with German, Japanese and English texts including those in computer mediated communication. We were engaged in analyzing the problems of intercultural understanding and discussed also the problem of multimodality and interaction. Thus, we could clarify differences in understandings of concept “politeness” and show the importance of a comparative study which looks at questions of intercultural communication. Now the project increased awareness of recent and current challenges in this research field.
  • The Influence of Mobile Phone Use by the Young Generation on their Linguistic Performance and Interactional Relationships, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C)), Kazuko MIYAKE, The final goal of this research is to propose directions to realize richer communication in the new media age. This research investigated young people's use of mobile phone messaging function. The young generation's extensive use of mobile phone messaging function has been a frequent topic of articles in mass journalism. Almost all of mobile phones in Japan are connected to internet, so the mobile phones are more or less like a mobile micro computer, unlike their counterpart in other advanced countries where text messaging is still most common. Investigating young people's mobile phone messaging will reveal how communication and language use is changing in the 21^ century, and will show us perspective in the future.Longitudinal investigation was made on mobile phone messages collected over the period of 3 years from 2003-2005 to find out characteristics of this particular communication. Questionnaire surveys were conducted in order to elicit regional differences.1.How gender differences appear in their use and linguistic behavior2.How interactional relationships and consciousness reflect the language expressions3.What kind of linguistic devices are used to express the users' emotional states.4.How spoken and written elements are observed.5.What kind of unconventional linguistic elements are suggestive of the users' inclination towards deviation.6.What kind of linguistic changes could this non face-to-face communication lead to.7.How dialects are treated in their messages.The investigation reveals the language use and behavior of mobile phone messages is that of hybrid ; both spoken and written devices are used to make the communication lively, at the same time, the media characteristics is made use of to create distance, which could lead to unstable relationships.
  • The influence of viewers' frame on their appreciation of sports broadcasts : a sociolinguistic investigation, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C)), Kazuko MIYAKE, A Japanese TV broadcast of the Atlanta Olympics women's marathon competition attracted strong criticism in a number of popular magazines and newspapers. The criticism focused mainly on the verbal style of the program's presenter and the commentator. Hypothesizing that this criticism reflects norms and expectations shared by the speech community members, we conducted an investigation into what elements of the broadcast upset the public. The TV broadcast of the women's marathon was compared with a radio broadcast of the same event and also with a TV broadcast of the men's marathon, in order to determine the expected characteristic style and possible deviations in sports broadcasts. The investigation includes phonological analysis of the presenters' rhythmic patterns, interactional analysis between the presenter and the commentator including numbers of utterances, turns, and modes, as well as backchanneling in connection with what has been mentioned and commentated on. The roles or positions the presenter and commentator have in relation to each other and the audience are also analyzed.In addition, a quantitative analysis is made of responses to a questionnaire in which respondents were asked to view and comment on the women's TV program.On the basis of our analysis from these multiple perspectives, we made a tentative proposal of the factors, which determine the public's preferred style of sports broadcasts.
  • Curriculum Development of Japanese for Academic Purposes : Integrated and Collaborative Approaches, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B)), Yayoi OSHIMA, This research aimed to build a model of the curriculum to develop language ability which supports students' academic success in the university.Members of this research group published several papers and made presentations in academic conferences such as The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Liberal and General Education Society of Japan, The Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences, and so on. There are research papers about the class to elicit student's interests and improve their usage of Japanese language in linguistic research settings, the class in which students join peer response activities through their essay writing processes, the class to develop ability of oral presentation through making outlines, the class to support students' academic writings through e-learning system, the team-taught course by two teachers from different majors for academic writing, and so on.In this research project, we also have discussed the interaction processes of students during peer response activities and group conversations during making collaborative research papers. Thus, these researches have pointed out effectiveness of collaborative and integrated approaches on language courses of academic setting in universities. The report also has shown the models of the curriculum to develop language ability and students' study skills in the university.
  • Research about the Influences of the ‘Examinations for Japanese University Admission' on the Japanese Language Teaching, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A)), Masami KAFOKURA, Most of the research results of the members of this project are recorded on the interim report (October,2003) and the result report (March,2005) except for the some published writings. The following is the outline of the results for these three years, based on the research objectives of the project.1.Analysis and Alternative Proposals about the Test Questions of ‘Japanese' in the ‘Examinations for Japanese University Admission'Critical analysis and correction proposals about the whole syllabus and each section of this test, ‘Reading Comprehension', ‘Listening and Reading Comprehension', and ‘Practical Exercises for Writing' have been done. Our alternative proposals are embodied in the two exercise books for the Examinations (published by the Japan Times).2.Development of the syllabuses and teaching methods for the ‘Academic Japanese' classesWe started from the fundamental question, ‘What is the "Academic Japanese"?' and are still discussing it. On the other hand, we have presented the syllabuses and teaching methods of the Academic Japanese in our classes at the different levels and courses.3.Cooperation between the University Japanese classes and the Preliminary Japanese classes and between domestic universities and overseas onesWe have forwarded the cooperative researches between various universities and graduate schools and between university Japanese classes and Preliminary Japanese classes in this project. Moreover, joint research has been done about the training of the academic language proficiency with the counterparts in Korea, China, and Australia.
  • Japanese Interactional Communication
  • The Japanese discourse features that learners find difficult to acquire
  • Metalinguistic features of Sports broadcasting
  • Material Development and Teaching Improvement for Academic Literacy required of University Students in Japan