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Ryukoku University
Faculty of Policy Science Department of Policy Science
Job title
Ph.D. in Linguistics(Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)

Research Areas



School of Comparative Culture, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Graduate School of Nara Women's University
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington

Awards & Honors

JACET Award for Distinguished Research ◦JACET = Japan Association for College English Teachers

Published Papers

An empirical Study on Narratives from a Sociolinguistic Perspective
20 161-172   Sep 2018
Practical Educational Program in collaboration with local business enterprises
Kazuyo MURATA et al.
6(1・2合併号) 63-76   Mar 2017
An Empirical Study on Small Talk from a Sociolinguistic Perspective
18 35-44   Jun 2016
Kazuyo MURATA et al.
4(2) 187-193   Jan 2015
Journal of Pragmatics   60 251-265   Jan 2014   [Refereed]

Books etc

Exploring ‘Hanashiai’ from Various Perspectives
Kazuyo Murata (Part:Editor)
HItuji Shobo, Tokyo   Sep 2018   ISBN:4894769298
Japanese at Work: Politeness, Power, and Personae in Japanese Workplace Discourse
Kazuyo MURATA (Part:Contributor, Humor and Laughter in Japanese Business Meetings (Chapter 7))
Palgrave Macmillan   Mar 2018   ISBN:978-3-319-63548-4
Kazuyo MURATA (Part:Editor)
HItuji Shobo, Tokyo   Apr 2017   ISBN:4894768496
Feb 2016   ISBN:978-4-89476-786-7

Conference Activities & Talks

Effectiveness of Glocal Human Resources Development Program : From the Viewpoint of Intercultural Business CommunicationAn empirical study of humor in Japanese business meetings
14 Oct 2018   
The 4th International conference: Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice   Sep 2014   
Paper presented in the symposium entitled as “Communication programmes for collaborative policy making: the Kyoto challenge in tertiary and vocational education and training”
University of Geneva, 10-12 September 2014, Geneva, Switzerland (10th o...
The Association for Business Communication's 12th Asia-Pacific Conference   Mar 2013   Doshisha University, Kyoto
March, 14th, 2013
13th Language and Society Conference, New Zealand   Nov 2012   
University of Auckland, November, 29th, 2012
The 19th Sociolinguistics Symposium   Aug 2012   
Paper presented in the multi-paper sessions entitled as “Linguistic Identity Construction in the Japanese Workplace” Freie Universität Berlin in Germany from August 21-24. (August 23, 2012)

Research Grants & Projects

Intercultural Understandings and Multiculturalism - Micro and Macro Approaches to Aging Societies
The Socio-cultural Research Institute, Ryukoku University: Designated Research fund
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Kazuyo MURATA
An interactional sociolinguistic analysis of narratives from U/I turns: Welfare-linguistic approach
The Socio-cultural Research Institute of Ryukoku University: One-year basis individual research fund
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): Kazuyo Murata
Japanese workplace discourse study from sociolinguistic perspectives: a new step toward globalisation
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2019
On global human resources
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2018
An empirical cross-cultural study on listenership from a sociolinguistic perspective
The Socio-cultural Research Instituteo of Ryukoku University: One-year basis individual research fund
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Kazuyo Murata