ROBINSON, Peter Jake

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ROBINSON, Peter Jake
Aoyama Gakuin University
College of Literature Department of English
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Academic & Professional Experience

Aug 1985
Jun 1987
University of Bahrain, Bahrain Lecturer
Jun 1987
Sep 1988
University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A. Dept of General Linguistics Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
Aug 1989
Jun 1993
University of Hawai`i at Manoa, U.S.A. Dept of ESL Graduate Teaching Assistant
Jul 1994
Mar 1995
University of Queensland, Center for Language Teaching and Research, Australia. Lecturer in Applied Linguistics
Mar 1995
Aug 1995
SEAMEO (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation) Regional Language Centre, Singapore. Visiting Teaching Fellow

Awards & Honors

Oct 2013
青山学院学術褒賞 (Aoyama Gakuin Academic Achievement Award)

Published Papers

`Theory, empiricism and practice: Commentary on TBLT in ARAL 2016`.
M. Bygate, S. Gass, A. Mackey & R.Oliver, Peter Robinson
Annual Review of Applied Linguistics   37    2017   [Refereed][Invited]
"Abilities and aptitudes for second language task performance"
JACET-Kanto Journal   9 5-16   2013   [Refereed][Invited]
"Task-based language learning research: A review of issues"
Language Learning   61((S1)) 1-36   Apr 2011   [Refereed]
"Implicit Artificial Grammar and incidental natural second language learning―How comparable are they?"
Language Learning   60((S2)) 245-263   Sep 2010   [Refereed][Invited]
"Second language acquisition research and teaching 12: SLA research and pedagogy—looking back and looking forward"
Eigo Kyoiku (The English Teacher`s Magazine)   58(13) 48-49   Mar 2010   [Refereed][Invited]


"Aptitude in second language acquisition". In The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (Carol Chapelle, Ed.). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
   2019   [Refereed][Invited]
"Second language acquisition research and syllabus design: The Cognition Hypothesis as an SLA theory-driven proposal for task sequencing". In Issues in SLA Research: Curriculum and Syllabus Design (Mitra Zeratpishe, Akram Faravani, Hamid Reza Kargoz
   2019   [Refereed][Invited]
"Task-based language learning: Cognitive underpinnings". In The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (Carol Chapelle, Ed.). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
   2019   [Refereed][Invited]
"Series editor`s preface: Connectionism and Second Language Acquisition". In Connectionism and Second Language Acquisition, by Yasuhiro Shirai. London/New York: Routledge.
xvii(xviii)    2018
"Series editor`s preface: Metalinguistic Awareness and Second Language Acquisition". In Metalinguistic Awareness and Second Language Acquisition, by Karen Roehr-Brackin. London/New York: Routledge.
xi-xii   2018

Books etc

The Cognition Hypothesis of Task-based Language Learning. New York/Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Cambridge University Press.   2020   
Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (Chinese edition, paperback)
Peter Robinson, Nick Ellis (Part:Joint Work)
World Book Publishing Company/Taylor & Francis   Mar 2016   
Task Sequencing and Instructed Second Language Learning (Paperback edition)
Baralt, Melissa, Gilabert, Roger & Peter Robinson (Part:Joint Work)
London: Bloomsbury Academic Publishing.   Jan 2016   
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition (Paperback edition)
London/New York: Routledge.   Jan 2015   
Task Sequencing and Instructed Second Language Learning
Melissa Baralt, Roger Gilabert & Peter Robinson (Part:Joint Work)
London: Bloomsbury Academic Publishing.   Aug 2014   

Conference Activities & Talks

An introduction to research and theory in task sequencing for instructed language learning [Invited]
Paper presented in the invited symposium on `Psycholinguistic rationales for task sequencing` at the AILA World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Brisbane, Australia.   Sep 2014   
Comments on the symposium: The need for situationally and developmentally sensitive aptitude tests [Invited]
Invited discussant paper presented in the symposium on `Reevaluating the construct of language learning aptitude` convened by Shaofeng Li and Natsuko Shintani, AILA World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Brisbane Australia   Sep 2014   
Aptitude for language learning: Theory, research and instruction [Invited]
Keynote speaker: Annual JACET Conference, Kanto Chapter.   10 Jun 2012   
Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
Researching the Cognition Hypothesis of language learning and performance [Invited]
Invited public lecture, Kitakyushu University, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Kitakyushu, Japan.   15 Dec 2011   
Task demands, task sequencing, speech production and second language learning [Invited]
Invited public lecture, Kansai University, Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research, Osaka, Japan (単独)   3 Dec 2011   


“Reading strategies for second language learners”
ゲストスピーカー   The Others   Apr 2000

Research Grants & Projects

Second language acquisition in instructed settings; attention, awareness, and implicit versus explicit language learning (my Fundamental Similarity Hypothesis); task complexity, sequencing and second language production and development (my Cognition Hypo
Project Year:  - Today

Social Contribution

External consultant, QS World University Rankings, QSIU.
[Others]  Apr 2018 - Today
Elements in SLA, book series editorial advisory board member, Cambridge University Press.
[Others]  Mar 2018 - Today
Associate Member (continuing), Visiting Professor, Centre for Applied Research in Language Sciences and Education (CARILSE), University of Portsmouth, U.K.
[Others]  2018 - Today
External M.Phil dissertation examiner for the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of English and Applied Linguistics.
[Others]  Jun 2017
Member of the scientific committee for the 2017 International Symposium on Bilingualism, Dublin, Ireland.
[]  2017 - 2018