Faculty Members

Faculty supervisors are marked with an asterisk (*).

(Alphabetical order / Incumbent, 2019)


Position Name Area and Subject Research Theme(s)
Associate Professor Masakazu Ejiri British and American Culture American Cultural Landscape
*Professor Peter Bartlett Gobel Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language Motivation and Affect in Language Learning
*Professor Makimi Kano Corpus Linguistics Corpus-based Analyses of Vocabulary, Usage, and Meaning, Assimilation Process of Loanwords, Metaphor Study
*Professor Kazuhiko Namba Applied Linguistics, Bilingualism Linguistic Analyses of Code-switching in English-Japanese Bilinguals
Professor Masae Suzuki English Communication・English Literature, Comparative Literature Comparative Theatre Studies focusing on Reception of Shakespeare in Asia, Irish Theatre, Okinawan Theatre and Adaptation of Noh
*Professor Takaaki Suzuki Psycholinguistics,
Language Acquisition
First Language Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition, Language Processing
*Professor Mari Takahashi Linguistics, English Linguistics Grammatical theory of natural language, Syntax, Morphology, Comparison of English and Japanese
Associate Professor Izumi Takiguchi Linguistics Second Language Speech Perception and Production
*Professor Ryusuke Yamato English Education Studies Factors Affecting Individual Performance in Language Learning, Learning Strategies and Self-directed Learning


Position Name Area and Subject Research Theme(s)
*Professor Kaori Hatakeyama Chinese Culture, Comparative Culture The Comparative Study of Japan and China in Terms of Reception of Foreign Cultures
Associate Professor Masahiro Ikeda East Asian History History of Books Among East Asian Nations
Professor Hiroko Kume Chinese philosophy Historical development of interpretations of Confucian scriptures
*Professor Chieko Nakagawa Chinese Linguistics Chinese Lexicology, Chinese Grammatical Theory, Formation and Linguistic Contacts of Mandarin Chinese
*Professor Mitsuyo Seki Chinese language studies Translation and interpreting theories and their application to Chinese language learning


Position Name Area and Subject Research Theme(s)
*Professor Masahiro Aoki Russian The Use of Cases in Russian
Professor Morio Hamada Japanese Language, English Language Contrastive linguistics, comparative and contrastive study of Japanese and English, error analysis, second language education theory
*Professor Toru Hiratsuka French, Linguistics Cognitive Linguistics Studies Focused Primarily on French
*Associate Professor Toshiyuki Imanishi Modern Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Language Education Syntax and Semantics of Modern Japanese Language, Developing Textbook of Japanese Language Education, Japanese Language Education in the Multicultural Symbiotic Societies
Professor Shigeki Kaji General linguistics African language studies, research on multilingualism, research on oral literature such as proverbs, personal names, etc.
*Professor Mitsushi Kitajo Russian The study of Russian language from the point of view of text linguistics
*Professor Mitsuru Kobayashi Italian, Italian Literature Galileo Galilei as seen from the Perspective of Italian Linguistic and Literary History
*Professor Terumasa Oshiro Linguistics Comparative Study of Indo-European Anatolian Languages
*Professor Norio Shima German language, Linguistics Research in German grammer, syntactic constructions in German Based on semantics and functional typology, and contrastive analysis of German, Japanese and English languages
Professor Park Jin Wan History of Korean language, history of Japanese language, contrastive linguistics Korean language education history in Japan, Japanese language education history in Korea
Professor Kazuhiko Yasuda Linguistics(Bahasa Indonesia) Indonesian Grammar, Syntax, Functional Grammar