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Takumi EGUCHI Last modified date:2019.05.24





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Academic Degree
Master of Arts
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
No
Field of Specialization
English Linguistics
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
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Outline Activities
The research field of my major is semantics and pragmatics in English. Specifically, my interest lies in the issue of multiple specification and resultative constructions. One of my major works, "Coordination of Path Phrases in English" was published in English Linguistics 19.2, the journal of the English Linguistic Society of Japan. The article "On Multiple Specification and Coordination" appeared in The Mechanism of Language, a festschrift for Professor Seisaku Kawakami on the occasion of his retirement from Osaka University.  In 2011, a collection of my major articles was published under the title of "Analysis of English and Japanese--Harmony Achieved by the Interaction of Meaning and Form--." In October 2011,
I organized the symposium entitled "Current Stream in Resultative Constructions Research and its Prospects" in the 64th Kyushu Chapter conference of the English Literary Society of Japan.
Regarding language education, I am responsible for the teaching of academic English as Language & Culture Basic course to undergraduate students on Ito campus.
I was also responsible for the editing of "A Passage to English", 5th edition, the textbook for English I course, as editor-in-chief. For this achievement, I was awarded the Kyushu University General Education Award. 
In 2013 and 2015 academic year, I served English department representative of the faculty education board, taking charge of affairs related to English language education at kyushu University. Related to this, I was also a member of English curriculum development committee in 2013-2015.
In 2015, I was responsible for planning and organizing the series of lectures open to the public, "Aspects of Language", sponsored by the faculty. In 2016-2017, I am a member of accounting committee and research promoting committee, taking care of financial matters in the English department and serving the editor of the in-house journal, etc.
Research
Research Interests
  • co-occurrence of change-of state and change-of-location expressions
    keyword : change-of-state expression, change-of-location expression, unique path constraint
    2018.04.
  • Errors in Students' English Writing
    keyword : English writing, Japanese students, aspect, progressive, perfect, non-definite world, negative polarity items, subjunctive mood, particle with spatial meaning
    2014.04.
  • Resultative Constructions in English
    keyword : integrity of the two subevents involved, aspect, telicity, resultative predicate, delimiter
    2003.04 Resultative Constructions in English vary in terms of the degree of integrity of the two subevents--causing and resultative ones. In more basic constructions, the causing relation is direct and easily observable due to its being lexically guaranteed. In other legitimate constructions, however, the relation only holds in cognitive-pragmatic terms. The major aim of the present sutudy is to investigate those factors which guarantee the integrity of the two subevents..
Academic Activities
Books
1. Analysis of English and Japanese--Harmony Achieved by the Interaction of Meaning and Form.
Papers
1. Aspects of the Resultative Construction.
2. Coordinate Constructions with Pragmatic Parallelism Shared by Conjuncts.
3. Takumi EGUCHI, Coordination of Path Phrases in English, English Linguistics (English Linguistic Society of Japan), Vol.19 No.2 pp.142-160, 2002.11.
Presentations
1. symposium entitled "Current Stream of Resultative Constructions Research and its Prospects" in Kyushu Chapter conference of the English Literary Society of Japan held in Oita University.
Membership in Academic Society
  • English Linguistic Society of Japan
  • English Literary Society of Japan
  • Linguistic Society of Japan
  • Fukuoka English Linguistic Circle
Educational
Educational Activities
I was responsible for teaching subjects of my major field, English linguistics, to the students of English Literature Department for four years. The subjcts dealt with were informational structure, tense, modality, functional syntax, modality, and expressions of space and motion.
As mentioned elsewhere, however, my current responsibility is to teach English as a foreign language to the 1st- and 2nd-year students.
As editor-in-chief, I worked on the project of editing "A Passage to English" 5th edition, a textbook for English I course at Kyushu University. I have also been involved in developing on-line English teaching materials.
In 2013 academic year, I served vice-chair and English department representative of the faculty education board. In 2015, I served again the above-mentioned departmental representative of the faculty education board.
Other Educational Activities
  • 2015.04, Serve as the English department representative of the faculty education board and an English division member of the primary education, contributing to the management of QLEAP, a new academic English curriculum which started in 2014 and also establishing the class schedule for 2016..
  • 2014.04,  Serve a member of the English education committee as part of primary education at Kyushu University, checking how the the new academic English curriculum is being enforced as well as considering the way to conduct English 2, 3, and seminar courses. .
  • 2013.04, Serve as the English department representative of the faculty education board and a member of the new curriculum planning committee, English division, establishing new English courses starting in 2014 and the class schedule for 2014 and 2015..
  • 2012.08, As a member of the project team for completing the vocabulary book for low-degree students, a project adopted as EEP(Enhanced Education Program) for this school year, we are involved in making the book with its publication in February 2014 as a goal. .
  • 2009.03, Compile A Passage to English, 5th edition, 3rd printing and the teaching manual and the test questions for 2009 academic year English I course .
  • 2008.03, Awarded the Kyushu University General Education Award for compiling the English I course textbook, A passage to English, 5th edition..
  • 2008.03, Compile A Passage to English, 5th edition, 2nd printing with some alterations to the 5th edition, and also the teaching manual and the test questions for 2008 academic year English I course..
  • 2007.10, As part of the endeavors of developing the university's own teaching materials, I am involved in making English grammar questions for the on-line teaching materials..
  • 2007.03, publish a common textbook for the English I course, "A Passage to English, 5th edition" as a editor-in-chief.
  • 2007.03, Compile a teaching manual and test questions for the English I course for the 2007 academic year.
  • 2006.04, As a member of the new curriculum administration committee, my responsibility is to ensure that the new curriculum is being administered as initially planned, and to discuss issues regarding the newly-established courses..
  • 2005.04, serve as chair of the editing board of the English departmental textbook "A Passage to English," 4th and 5th edition.
  • 2004.04, serve as a faculty committee member of the innovation of education, being involved in the planning of new curriculum starting 2006 school year.
  • 2002.04, in charge of educational matters as a English department representative of the educational affairs committee.
  • 2000.10, contribute an article "English usage susceptible to errors in translation and composition" to the departmental textbook "A Passage to Engllish".
  • 1998.04, involved in planning the new curriculum as a committee member of the innovation of education.
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
Serve as Coordinator for Genbun Open Lectures for 2015.