Yuko Hijikata

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Yuko Hijikata
University of Tsukuba
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Apr 2018
Mar 2019
Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Teikyo University
Aug 2014
Mar 2018
Lecturer, ESL Programs, Department of Teaching & Learning, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
Apr 2009
Mar 2014
Junior Associate Professor, Management School, Tokyo University of Science
Apr 2008
Mar 2009
Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, UK


Apr 2003
Mar 2008
University of Tsukuba
Apr 1999
Mar 2003
University of Tsukuba

Published Papers

Developing a scoring rubric for L2 summary writing: A hybrid approach combining analytic and holistic assessment
Hiroyuki Yamanishi, Masumi Ono, & Yuko Hijikata
Language Testing in Asia   9(13)    2019   [Refereed]
The relationship between the amount of reading and reading attitudes in a foreign language
Hijikata, Y.
Annual Reports of the Humanities, Utsunomiya Campus, Teikyo University   24 63-74   2018
As different as night and day: The ways Japanese adult working learners in an EOP program learn differently from university students
Hijikata-Someya, Y., & Eckhart, B.
Professional and Academic English   45 31-34   May 2015   [Refereed]
Evaluation by native and non-native English teacher-raters of Japanese students’ summaries
Hijikata-Someya, Y., Ono, M., & Yamanishi, H.
English Language Teaching   8(7) 1-12   2015   [Refereed]
Japanese EFL students’ reading processes for academic papers in English
Hijikata, Y., Nakatani, Y., & Shimizu, M.
Journal of Education and Learning   2 70-83   Jan 2013   [Refereed]

Books etc

The chunking process of Japanese EFL readers focusing on verb bias, L2 reading proficiency, and working memory
Hijikata, Y.
Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG.   2012   

Conference Activities & Talks

The use of implicit causality information in L2 reference processing
Hijikata, Y.
Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP) 2019, Symposium: Bilingualism and Cognition   5 Sep 2019   
Systematic research synthesis on ESP speaking assessments
Hijikata-Someya, Y., & Min, J.
The 2018 American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference   25 Mar 2018   
L2 working memory capacity and L2 reading comprehension: A meta-analysis [Invited]
In’nami, Y., Hijikata-Someya, Y., & Koizumi, R.
J-SLARF (Japan Second Language Acquisition Research Forum)   16 Sep 2017   
Online interpretation of “might” in Japanese
Hijikata-Someya, Y., & Ingram, J.
The 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse in Chicago, Illinois   Aug 2014   
Developing an analytic rating scale for L2 summary writing in the Japanese university context
Ono, M., Yamanishi, H., & Hijikata, Y.
The 2013 Second Language Writing Symposium in Jinan, China   Oct 2013