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Research Projects

Understanding Intercultural Development (2019〜2023) 

This MEXT supported project investigates English language majors' development of intercultural skills, attitudes and behaviours throughout their studies (including study abroad). 

Business Conversation
Sociopragmatic Accounts of Small Hospitality Establishments in Japan (2024~)

In this collaborative project, researchers are investigating the various pragmatic and sociolinguistic elements of small hospitality establishments (such as izakayas, neighbourhood bars, yatais) in Japan.

Red Lanterns
Pragmatic and Sociolinguistic Analysis of Izakayas (2019~)

In this collaborative project, we are investigating the social, cultural and linguistic practices found specifically in izakayas. 

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