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When Applied Linguistics Meets Japanese Studies

When Applied Linguistics Meets Japanese Studies Seminar, organised by Dr Chisa Matsukawa.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2024
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (BST)
Hybrid at ABLT 1 and Via Microsoft Teams

Register here: Webinar registration | Microsoft Teams

Universidad Andres Bello, Chile
Associate professor at Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile. He was
awarded a doctoral degree in TESOL and Applied Linguistics at the University of
Bristol, UK. He has published internationally in several areas addressing applied
linguistics, such as vocabulary acquisition, Google Translate, and online learning
This presentation will report on a recently published study that assessed the
effect of interest in text topics on English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
vocabulary learning. Topic interest – defined as the feelings associated with a
certain topic and significance attributed to that topic by an individual – has
been found to increase the amount of information retained and facilitate
emotional engagement with a text, but little attention has been given to its
effect on EFL vocabulary learning.

University of Central Lancashire
Lecturer in Japanese at the University of Central Lancashire. She received her
PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of Bristol. She offers courses in
Japanese, Intercultural Pragmatics and translation. Her research interests
include Cross-Cultural Pragmatics, Intercultural Pragmatics and linguistic
This study offers a cross-cultural pragmatics perspective on invitations. It
explores invitation sequences in a symmetrical invitation-refusal situation,
performed by 20 female native speakers of British English and 20 female native
speakers of Japanese, from a discursive approach using role plays.