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Dr. Chisa Matsukawa

Dr. Chisa Matsukawa

Lecturer in Japanese

School of Language and Global Studies

Adelphi Building, AB129

+44 (0) 1772 89 4135

cmatsukawa@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Languages and International Studies

Chisa Matsukawa has been at UCLan since September 2017. Prior to this time, she worked in English language teaching in Japan, and also worked for a Japanese Saturday state school in the UK as a Japanese teacher while she was undertaking PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of Bristol (awarded in 2017). Chisa is a research-active member of the School, primarily focusing on cross-cultural pragmatics and politeness in English and Japanese. Her current job title is Professional Tutor in Japanese Studies.

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Chisa’s PhD study explored the inviter’s use of interactional strategies as a manifestation of politeness in invitation-refusal symmetrical and asymmetrical situations in British English and Japanese from a pragmatic-discursive approach. Chisa has been developing her PhD project for publication, and some of the papers have been presented in international conferences, namely as BAAL and LPRG. Chisa’s research interests include Cross-cultural, Interlanguage and Intercultural Pragmatics.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Bristol, 2017
  • MA in English Language Teaching, University of Reading, 2011
  • BA in English Literature, Sugiyama Jyogakuen University, Japan, 1993

Research Groups

  • Modern Languages and Linguistics Research Group (UCLan)

Publications

Matsukawa, C. (2016). Politeness in English and Japanese: A contrastive study of invitation sequences from a pragmatic-discursive approach. Unpublished PhD thesis. University of Bristol.

… Matsukawa, C. (under review). Invitations as collaborative work?: A contrastive politeness research in British English and Japanese from a pragmatic-discursive approach. Journal of Pragmatics.

…… Matsukawa, C. (2012b). Encouraging Japanese students to interact with their classmates in English: A report of a participatory action research. In K. Sato (Ed.), Focus-on-form instruction: Ideas for language teachers of English III (pp. 29-40) [Fookasu on foomu de dekiru: Atrashii eibunpo shido aidea waaku chugaku 3 nen]. Tokyo: Meijitosho.

… Matsukawa, C. (2012a). Tasks. In K. Sato (Ed.), Focus-on-form instruction: Ideas for language teachers of English II [Fookasu on foomu de dekiru: Atrashii eibunpo shido aidea waaku chugaku 2 nen] (p. 69-70; p.99-100; p.101-102; p.110-111; p.118-119). Tokyo: Meijitosho.

Memberships

Linguistic Politeness Research Group (UK) and British Association for Applied Linguistics (UK)

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Japanese Language 1
  • Japanese Studies Language 2A and 2B
  • Japanese Language and Society 3
  • Beginners’ Japanese Language and Culture

Research groups

  • Modern Languages and Linguistics Research Group (UCLan)

Conferences

  • 8/ 2017 - 50th British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Annual Meeting 2017 at the University of Leeds;
  • 7/ 2017 - 10th International Symposium on Politeness at York St John University.