Hanako HOSAKA

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Name
Hanako HOSAKA
URL
http://www.hum.u-tokai.ac.jp/eng/
Affiliation
Tokai University
Section
Dept. of English, Faculty of Letters
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
MA(Kobe University)

Profile

I am applied linguist and practitioner of my research in teaching at university. My research fields cover interdisciplinary studies in speech sounds and applied linguistics, with focus on language acquisition and education.
1) I have been studying phonetic/phonological characteristics of L2 speech. My interest lies in Discourse Intonation, which include meanings and functions of speech sounds in context.
2) I have been interested in phonetic/phonological characteristics of both English and Japanese in the comparative linguistics approach.
3) Also I have been researching interdisciplinary issues in foreign language education, and characteristics of Japanese learners of English and of English-speaking learners of Japanese.
4) I have been practicing and researching interactive teaching by linking theory and practice.
5) I have been pursuing the possibility of teaching the 'English' way of thinking, including critical thinking and logical thinking. It is important for students to realise that there are various ways of thinking asides from their own, and to reassess their own ideas through different viewpoints.
6) Recently I have been observing a case of L1 bilingual acquisition focusing on the sound aspect.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2013
 - 
Today
Associate Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Tokai University
 
Apr 2007
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Mar 2013
Junior Associate Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Tokai University
 
Apr 2005
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Mar 2010
Part-time lecturer, CELESE, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
 
Apr 2003
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Mar 2007
Lecturer, Department of English, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Dokkyo University
 
Apr 2002
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Mar 2003
Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Osaka University of Foreign Languages
 

Published Papers

 
Teaching Lower-level English Learners: 'False' Beginners vs. 'Absolute' Beginners
Hanako HOSAKA
The Bulletin of the School of Letters, Tokai University   (97) 39-51   Sep 2012   [Refereed]
Hanako Hosaka
The Reports of the Research Institute of Education, Tokai University   19 1-12   2011
Bibliography for Studies, Education, and Learning on Sounds (As of October, 2010)
Hanako Hosaka
MANAVI M.A.P. Material Collection for the 1st corraborative seminar between English linguistics and English Language Education   24-28   Oct 2010   [Invited]
Collection of Websites for Studies, Education, and Learning on Sounds (As of October, 2010)
Hanako Hosaka
MANAVI M.A.P. Material Collection for the 1st corraborative seminar between English linguistics and English Language Education   20-24   Oct 2010   [Invited]
Teaching English to absolute beginners in the EFL context.
Hanako Hosaka
The 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education Proceedings CD-Rom.      2005
Hanako Hosaka
Dokkyo University Studies in English   (60) 197-210   Dec 2004
Hanako Hosaka
Dokkyo University Studies in English   (59) 1-15   Mar 2004
Prosody of language learners' speech: in English and Japanese.
Hanako Hosaka
AILA '99 Tokyo Proceedings CD-ROM. By Organizing Committee of the 12th World Congress of International Association of Applied Linguistics.      2000
Hosaka Hanako
ARELE : annual review of English language education in Japan   9 107-116   Aug 1998   [Refereed]
What makes English intonation by Japanese EFL learners unnatural, sometimes even at an advanced level? Three factors should be considered: English as their L2, Japanese as their L1, and their learning environment. Intonation in each language is sy...
Hanako Hosaka
Kobe Studies in English. Kobe Eibei Gakkai, Kobe University, Japan   (10) 235-266   1996
Intonation transfer and foreign accentedness: comprehensibility in interlanguage.
Hanako Hosaka
Unpublished MA dissertation, Kobe University, Japan.      1996
A historical study of affirmative and negative particles in English: from the viewpoint of grammaticalization.
Hanako Hosaka
Kobe Studies in English. Kobe Eibei Gakkai, Kobe University, Japan   (9) 79-103   1995

Misc

 
Introducing the ‘English’ way of thinking in class.
Hanako HOSAKA
IATEFL Voices Newsletter   (222) 10   Sep 2011   [Refereed]
Momo-taro: the Peach Boy.
Hanako Hosaka
In Watts, Eleanor and Paran, Amos, eds. Storytelling in ELT. by IATEFL.   47-48   2003   [Refereed]
An introduction of my current research.
Hanako Hosaka
Discourse Intonation Newsletter. by EISU, the University of Birmingham, UK.   1(1) 3   2000   [Invited]
Foreign accent and language learners.
Hanako Hosaka
KCELS Newsletter. by Kobe College English Language Society (KCELS), Kobe College, Japan.   (15) 2   2000   [Invited]

Teaching Experience

 
 

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Connecting the 'English' way of thinking and practice in and out of classroom
The Asian Conference on Language Learning (ACLL2011)   Jun 2011   
Possibility of teaching the 'English' way of thinking
The 36th Annual Conference of the Japan Society of English Language Education   Aug 2010   
Teaching Theory and Practice of English Sounds Simultaneously
The 8th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education   Jan 2010   
Teaching English sounds and phonetics/phonology revisited
The 35th Annual Conference of the Japan Society of English Language Education   Aug 2009   
Opening the Listening Ears
First International Conference on English Language Teaching and Learning (ICELTL1) (at University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)   Sep 2008   

Awards & Honors

 
Nov 2012
Printed as language professor, Marquis Who's Who in the World 2013
 
Nov 2011
Printed as language professor, Marquis Who's Who in the World 2012
 
Nov 2010
Printed as language professor, Marquis Who's Who in the World 2011
 
Nov 2009
Printed as language educator, Marquis Who's Who in the World 2010
 

Works

 
Series on Language -- in the 'Cosmos with wisdom' broadcasting program
Hanako HOSAKA   Feb 2013
The 24th broadcast of a cable TV network program run by the Department of Media Studies, Tokai University. The 2012/2013 series was talks on 'Language' by 6 lecturers from the Faculty of Letters.
I talked about how interesting 'language' is, conce...
MANAVI M.A.P. the 1st corraborative seminar between English linguistics and English Language Education -- Talk 'Fun Teaching English Sounds: Corraboration between Theory and Practice'
2010
Workshop for teaching license renewal 'World of Language', Tokai University -- 'Language and Sounds' (1st period)
2009
Dokkyo ELT Symposium 2006 -- Professional and Organizational Development: Dynamic Teacher Communities Session Moderator
2006
Fund for Attending International Conferences by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2005

Research Grants & Projects

 
Issues on standard and deviation in language
Project Year: 2007   
Teaching and acquisition of the sound aspects in language
Project Year: 2001   
The characteristics of L2 speech
Project Year: 1994   

Education

 
 
   
 
English (Applied Linguistics), Graduate School, Division of Humanities, The University of Birmingham
 
 
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2001
Studies in language and culture, Graduate School, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kobe University
 
 
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1996
English linguistics, Graduate School, Division of Letters, Kobe University
 
 
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1994
Department of English, English linguistics, Faculty of Literature, Kobe College
 

Committee Memberships

 
Apr 2012
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Today
Kantokoshinetsu Association of Teachers of English  Member of Steering Committee & Head of Conference Committee