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Riichi YOSHIMURA Last modified date:2020.06.26



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Academic Degree
Master of Arts
Field of Specialization
(Generative) Linguistics/Intercultural (Cross-cultural) Communication Studies
Outline Activities
[Research Interests]
My primary research interests lie in investigating the interface between Syntax and Discourse. I am currently engaged in the project; how information structures are mapped on Syntax and how they induce Syntactic Island Effects. In particular, I have explored in the inner structures of various kinds of adverbial clauses in English and Japanese and the connection with their main clauses. In addition to the theoretical perspective of linguistics, I am also interested in practical studies on Interpretation and Translation between English and Japanese. Based on the linguistic and literary theories of Interpretation and Translation, I work on research projects; how they can be incorporated into ELT Methodology and how they contribute to Language Development.

[Teaching]
- Academic English
- Comparative Studies of Language, Culture, Media and Communication
- Methodology of Presentation

[Professional and Outreach Activities]
I have served as a judge at Student Interpretation Contest held in Fukuoka and Yamaguchi and given a lecture on the relationship of Interpretation and Linguistics. Also, I gave a lecture and demonstration on how to teach English to elementary school students in Japan for elementary school teachers.
Research
Research Interests
  • Syntax of Adverbial Clauses: A Cross-linguistic Study
    keyword : Generative Grammar, Syntax, Cartography, Phase Theory, Main Clause Phenomena, Syntactic Island Effects, Adverbial Clauses
    2013.04.
  • Neural Machine Translation and Roles of Interpreters in the Global Age
    keyword : Interpretation, Machine Translation, Neural Network, AI
    2019.04.
  • A Study on Teaching Materials and Methods in Japanese Elementary Schools
    keyword : English Education in Japanese Elementary Schools, Foreign Language Activities, Methodology of Teaching English
    2014.04~2017.12.
  • A Study of Expressions of Negation in Interpreter Education
    keyword : Interpreting Studies, Negation, Scope Ambiguity of Negative Expressions, Scale of Negation
    2014.10~2015.12.
Current and Past Project
  • An Empirical Study of Syntactic Structures of Adjunct Clauses
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Society of English Studies
  • The Japan Association of Comparative Culture
  • The English Linguistic Society of Japan
  • The Linguistic Society of Japan
  • The English Literary Society of Japan
  • Linguistics Association of Great Britain
  • Fukuoka Linguistic Circle
  • The Japan Association for Global Competency Education
Educational
Educational Activities
[For Undergraduates]
- Academic English
- Professional English
- Comparative Studies of Language, Culture, Media and Communication
- Management of Cultural and Historical Facilities

[For Graduates]
- Methodology of Presentation
- Comparative Studies of Language, Culture, Media and Communication
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
I served as a judge at Student Interpretation Contest held in Fukuoka and Yamaguchi and gave a lecture on the relationship of Interpretation and Linguistics. I also gave a lecture and demonstration on how to teach English to elementary school students in Japan for elementary school teachers..