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Yukio Tono's CV

Biodata

  • Dr. Yukio Tono
  • y.tono@tufs.ac.jp

EDUCATION

  • Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    • Ph.D. in Corpus Linguistics 2002
    • Dissertation: “The Role of Learner Corpora in Second Language Acquisition Research and Foreign Language Learning: The Multiple Comparison Approach”
  • Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, JAPAN
    • M.Ed. in TEFL 1986
    • Thesis: “Exploring cognitive processes of idiom look-up operations”
  • Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, JAPAN
    • B.Ed. in TEFL 1984
    • Thesis: “On the Dictionary User’s Reference Skills”(Reviewed in LEXICOGRAPHICA in 1985)

Research Interest:

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Corpus-Based Second Language Acquisition
  • L2 Dictionary user research
  • L2 vocabulary acquisition
  • L2 lexicography
  • Applications of corpora for language learning & teaching

AWARDS

  • JAECS Award for Distinguished Scholar
    • Awarded in 2014
    • Major contributions in the field of learner corpus research
  • JACET Award for Distinguished Scholar
    • JACET = Japan Association for College English Teachers
    • JACET Award is one of the most prestigious awards for university English teachers to show excellence in research. 2003

ADMINISTRATIVE/TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, TOKYO
    • 2015 - Present
    • Professor, Advanced Research Unit, Graduate School of Global Studies
    • 2009 - Present
    • Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies
    • 2007 - Present
    • Associate Professor, Graduate School of Area and Cultural Studies
  • Meikai University, Urayasu, CHIBA
    • 2006 - 2007
    • Head of the English department, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures
  • Meikai University, Urayasu, CHIBA
    • 2005 - 2007
    • Professor, Graduate School of Applied Linguistics
    • Taught both postgraduate and undergraduate programs. Supervised 20+ MA students in 2002-2005.
  • Meikai University, Urayasu, CHIBA
    • 2001 - 2004
    • Associate Professor, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures
    • Design and administer undergraduate programs. Supervised MA students.
  • Tokyo Gakugei University, Musashikoganei, TOKYO
    • 1990 - 1998
    • Assistant Professor, Department of English
    • Taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in TEFL; Supervised M.Ed and B.Ed students.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Rarejob
    • Supervisor of the Business speaking test, 2019-Present
    • Supervisor of the CEFR-J based online speaking program, 2017-2018
  • Z-kai Solutions.
    • Advisor of the project of CBT speaking test in collaboration with EduLab?, 2019-Present
    • Advisor of the CAN-DO based English tests LIPHARE, 2017-2019
    • Advisor of the CEFR-J based learning program ASTERIA, 2017-2019
  • Sinewave.
    • Technical Advisor, 2019-Present
  • NHK Educational
    • Supervisor for the NHK English Database, 2010-Present
  • Shogakukan, INC & NetAdvance?
    • Advisor, Shogakukan Corpus Network, 1999-Present
  • Nihon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)
  • Instructor, KisoEigo? 3 (2016 - Present)
  • Instructor, Corpus 100 de Eikaiwa (2009-2010)
  • Instructor, 100-go de Start Eikaiwa (2003-2006)
    • Designed the corpus-based English language teaching syllabus for a 10-minute English-conversation program, titled “100-Go De START Eikaiwa” (Let’s Start Learning English with the most basic 100 words). Also appeared on screen for commenting today’s points.
  • MEXT
    • Committee member, the Revision of the Course of Study (primary & secondary)
      • 学習指導要領改訂委員会(小・中・高)2016-2018
    • Committee member, the English Language Teaching Reform Committee, 2015-2016
      • 中央教育審議会専門部会(英語)
  • NTT & NTT Learning Systems
    • Supervisor for Education Forum x ICT, 2010-2013
  • Pearson Education
    • Technical Advisory Group, Global Scale of English, 2012 - 2018

ACADEMIC SERVICES

  • President:
    • Japan Association for English Corpus Studies, 2016 - Present
    • Asian Association for Lexicography (ASIALEX), 2011-2013
  • Editor-in-chief:
    • LEXICOGRAPHY: Journal of ASIALEX (Springer) 2014 - 2017
  • Editorial board:
    • Editorial advisory board, International Journal of Lexicography (Oxford University Press) 2010 - Present
    • Advisory board, English Teaching & Learning (Springer) 2017 - Present
    • Advisory board, Studies in Corpus Linguistics (John Benjamins) 2016-Present
    • Editorial advisory board, Corpora (Edinburgh University Press) 2009 - Present
    • Editorial advisory board, The Dictionary (Polimetrica Publisher, Italy) 2007 - Present
    • Advisory board, Taiwan Journal of TESOL (NCCU) 2013 - Present
    • Editorial advisory board, International Journal of Learner Corpus Research (John Benjamins) 2014 - 2016
  • Executive board:
    • Iwasaki Linguistic Circle, 2015? - Present
    • Asian Association for Lexicography (ASIALEX) 2009 - 2019
  • Reviewer:
    • Applied Linguistics (OUP)
    • Modern Language Journal (Wiley)
    • International Journal of Lexicography (OUP)
    • International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (JB)
    • International Journal of Learner Corpus Research (JB)
    • Corpora (EUP)
    • Language Resource and Evaluation (Springer)
    • English for Specific Purposes (Elsevier)
    • Discourse, Context and Media (Elsevier)
  • President, Japanese Association for English Corpus Studies (JAECS) (2016-Present)
  • Scientific commission (Lexicology and Lexicography), AILA

Before 2010

  • Advisor, Urayasu-city Gateway to English Language Program (ELT at elementary school)
  • Advisor, Super English Learning High School (SEL-Hi) program, Showa Women’s University High School
  • Advisor, Super English Learning High School (SEL-Hi) program, Yamato-Nishi High School

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS (ENGLISH ONLY)

BOOKS

  • Tono, Y., Kawaguchi, Y. & Minegishi, M. (eds.) (2012) Developmental and Crosslinguistic Perspectives in Learner Corpus Research. TUFS Studies in Linguistics Vol.4 Amsterdam: John Benjamin.
  • Tono,Y., Yamazaki, M. & Maekawa, K. (2006) A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese. London: Routledge.
  • Ishikawa, S., Minamide, K., Murata, M., and Tono, Y. (eds.) (2006) English Lexicography in Japan. Tokyo: Taishukan Publishing Co.
  • MeEnery?, T., Xiao, R. and Tono, Y. (2005) Corpus-Based Language Studies: An Advanced Resource Book. London: Routledge.
  • Murata, M., Yamada, S. and Tono, Y. (eds.) Dictionaries and Language Learning: How can Dictionaries Help Human & Machine Learning? Papers submitted to the Third ASIALEX Biennial International Conference. Meikai University, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, August 27-29, 2003. Urayasu: The Asian Association for Lexicography.
  • Tono, Y. Research on Dictionary Use in the Context of Foreign Language Learning. (LEXICOGRAPHICA Series Maior 106) Tu"bingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. 2001. (*JACET award)

PAPERS

  • Coming Full Circle --- From CEFR to CEFR-J and back. CEFR Journal, 1, pp.5-17. 2019.
  • Commentary on Four Studies for JALT Vocabulary SIG. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction, 8 (1), March 2019, pp.39-52. 2019.
  • Corpus approaches to L2 learner profiling research. In Leung, Y-N., Katchen, J., Hwang S., & Chen, Y. (eds.) Reconceptualizing English Language Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: A Special Monograph in Memory of Professor Kai-Chong Cheung, pp. 392-409. 2018.
  • Developing multilingual language learning resources using the CEFR-J. Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference, (Edited by Y. Tono and H. Isahara), pp. 445-452. 2018.
  • Investigating Japanese EFL learners' overuse/underuse of English grammar categories and their relevance to CEFR levels (with Yasutake Ishii). Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference, (Edited by Y. Tono and H. Isahara), pp. 160-165. 2018.
  • The CEFR-J and its Impact on English Language Teaching in Japan. JACET International Convention Selected Papers, Volume 4, pp. 31-52. JACET. 2017.
  • What is missing in learner corpus design? Spanish Learner Corpus Research: Current trends and future perspectives (Ed. by Margarita Alonso-Ramos), Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 78, pp. 33-52. John Benjamins. 2016.
  • An update on the CEFR-J project and its impact on English language education in Japan. (with Negishi, Masashi). Studies in Language Testing 44, pp.113-133. Cambridge University Press) 2016.
  • Interview with Yukio Tono (Marcus Callies and Magali Paquot). International Journal of Learner Corpus Research 1:1, pp.160-171. 2015.
  • Focus on learner writing at the beginning and intermediate stages. (Yukio Tono and María Belén Díez-Bedmar). International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 19:2, pp.163-177. 2014.
  • Criterial feature extraction using parallel corpora and machine learning. Díaz-Negrillo, Ana, Nicolas Ballier and Paul Thompson (eds.) Automatic Treatment and Analysis of Learner Corpus Data. [SCL 59] Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2013.
  • The effects of using corpora on revision tasks in L2 writing with coded error feedback (Yukio Tono, Yoshiho Satake and Aika Miura). ReCALL (February 2014: DOI: 10.1017/S095834401400007X)
  • Automatic extraction of L2 criterial lexico-grammatical features across pseudo-longitudinal learner corpora: Using edit distance and variability-based neighbour clustering. Camilla Bardel, Christina Lindqvist & Batia Laufer (eds), L2 Vocabulary Acquisition: Knowledge and Use: New perspectives on assessment and corpus analysis (pp.149-176). EuroSLA monographs. EuroSLA. 2013.
  • A progress report on the development of the CEFR-J (with Masashi Negishi and Tomoko Takada) Evelina D. Galaczi & Cyril J. Weir (eds.) Exploring language frameworks, Proceedings of the ALTE Krakow Conference, July 2013, pp. 135-163. 2013.
  • Lexicography across languages. Carol A. Chapelle (ed). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0700. Blackwell. 2012.
  • A validation study of the CEFR levels of phrasal verbs in the English Vocabulary Profile. (Negishi, M., Tono, Y., & Fujita, Y.) English Profile Journal, doi:10.1017/S2041536212000037. 2012.
  • Developing corpus-based word lists for English language learning and teaching: A critical appraisal of the English Vocabulary Profile. James Thomas & Alex Boulton (eds). Input, Process and Product: Developments in Teaching and Language Corpora, pp.314-328. Brno: Masaryk University Press. 2012.
  • International Corpus of Crosslinguistic Interlanguage: Project Overview and a Case Study on the Acquisition of New Verb Co-occurrence Patterns Yukio Tono, et al. (eds.)Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS ) Studies in Linguistics 4, Developmental and Crosslinguistic Perspectives in Learner Corpus Research, pp.27-46, John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2012.
  • TaLC in action: recent innovations in corpus-based English language teaching in Japan. Ana Frankenberg-Garcia, Lynne Flowerdew, and Guy Aston (eds) New Trends in Corpora and Language Learning, pp. 3-25. London: Continuum. 2011.
  • Application Of Eye-Tracking In EFL Learners' Dictionary Look-Up Process Research International Journal of Lexicography 24 (1): 124-153. doi: 10.1093/ijl/ecq043. 2011.
  • Corpus-Based Research and Its Implications for Second Language Acquisition and English Language Teaching Tien-en Kao and Yaofu Lin(eds.) A New Look at Language Teaching and Testing: English as Subject and Vehicle. The Language Training and Testing Center, pp.155-173. 2010.
  • Learner Corpus Research: Some Recent Trends Weir, G.and Ishikawa, S. (eds.) Corpus, ICT, and Language Education. University of Strathclyde Publishing, pp.7-17. 2010.
  • A Critical Review of the Theory of Lexicographical Functions. LEXICON, No.40: 1-26. 2010.
  • The potential of learner corpora for pedagogical lexicography. Ooi, V., Pakir, A., Talib, I., and Tan, P. (eds.) Perspectives in Lexicography: Asia and beyond K DICTIONARIES LTD pp.105-115. 2009.
  • The Role of Corpus Linguistics in Redefining SLA Hankook Munhwasa Current Issues in Linguistic Interfaces (Volume 2) pp.499-513.
  • Pocket Electronic Dictionaries in Japan: User Perspectives. Henning Bergenholtz, Sandra Nielsen, Sven Tarp (eds.) Lexicography at a Crossroads: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Today, Lexicographical Tools Tomorrow. Peter Lang Pub Inc, pp.33-67. 2009.
  • Integrating Learner Corpus Analysis into a Probabilistic Model of Second Langudage Acquisition Paul Baker (ed.) Contemporary Corpus Linguistics Continuum Intl. Pub Group (Sd) pp.185-203. 2009.
  • Variability and Invariability in Learner Language: A Corpus-based Approach. John Benjamins Pub Co. Yuji Kawaguchi, Makoto Minegishi, Jacques Durand (eds.) Corpus Analysis and Variation in Linguistics, pp.67-82. 2009.
  • Corpus-based research and its Implications for Second Language Acquisition and English Language Testing. The Language Training & Testing Center, Taipei2009 LTTC International Conference on English Language Teaching and Testing pp.46-61, 2009.
  • The Roles of Oral L2 Learner Corpora in Language Teaching: the Case of the NICT JLE Corpus Mari Carmen Campoy, Maria Jose Luzon (eds.) Spoken Corpora in Applied Linguistics Peter Lang Pub Inc pp.163-179. 2007.
  • Corpora and Language Education Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Korean Language, Literature, and Culture, pp.178-226, 2007.
  • English Bilingual Lexicography in Japan: Meetings Serious Challenge Ishikawa, Minamide, Murata & Tono (eds.) English Lexicography in Japan. Tokyo: Taishukan Shoten, pp.18-25. 2006.
  • Noguchi, J., T. Orr, & Y. Tono (2006) Using a dedicated corpus to identify features of professional English usage: What do “we” do in science journal articles? In Andrew Wilson, Dawn Archer and Paul Rayson (eds.) (2006) Corpus Linguistics Around the World. Amsterdam/New York, NY: Rodopi, pp.155-166.
  • Exploring the potential of learner corpora for pedagogical lexicography. In Ooi, V. et al. (eds.) (2005) Words in Asian Cultural Contexts: Proceedings of the 4th Asialex Conference, pp.315-321.
  • Japanese lexicography. In K.Brown (ed.) (2005) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Vol.6, pp.105-109. Elsevier.
  • Corpus-Based SLA Research: State of the Art of Learner Corpus Studies. In Minami, M., Kobayashi, H., Nakayama, M. & Sirai, H. (eds.) (2005) Studies in Language Sciences (4): 45-77. Tokyo: Kuroshio Publishers.
  • Multiple comparisons of IL, L1 and TL corpora: the case of L2 acquisition of verb subcategorization patterns by Japanese learners of English. In Guy Aston, S. Bernardini, & Dominic Stewart (eds.)(2004) Corpora and Language Learners. John Benjamins, pp. 45-66.
  • Research on the use of electronic dictionaries for language learning: methodological considerations. In M.Carmen Campoy & Pilar Safont (eds.) (2004). Computer-Mediated Lexicography in the Foreign Language Learning Context, Universitat Jaume-I, pp. 13-28.
  • Nakamura, T. and Tono, Y. (2003) Lexical profiling using the Shogakukan Language Toolbox. In Murata, Yamada & Tono (eds.) Dictionaries and Language Learning: How can Dictionaries Help Human & Machine Learning?, pp. 170-176. Asialex 2003 Proceedings.
  • What corpora can do for English Language Teaching. English Corpus Studies 10 (2003), 249-265.
  • Noguchi, J., Orr, T. & Tono, Y. (2003) Using a dedicated corpus to identify features of professional English usage: What do “we” do in science journal articles? In: Dawn Archer, Paul Rayson, Andrew Wilson, and Tony McEnery? (eds.) Proceedings of the Corpus Linguistics 2003 Conference. UCREL technical papers Volume 16. Special issue.
  • Nakamura, T. and Tono, Y. A lexicographer's workbench for new word selection & identification: web-server-based automatic identification of neologism candidates and the client editing system. Studies in Lexicography 11 (1), 127-138. 2002.
  • Tono, Y., Kaneko, T., Isahara, H., Saiga, T. and Izumi, E., The Standard Speaking Test Corpus. Studies in Lexicography 11 (2), 7-18. 2002.
  • Review of Pedagogical Lexicography Today by Dolezal & McCreary?, Language 77 (4). 2002.
  • Tono, Y., H. Iwasaki, T. Nakamura, M. Suzuki and E. Egawa, Shogakukan Corpus Query System in Collaboration with the American National Corpus Project. Lee, S. (ed.) ASIALEX 2001 Proceedings: Asian Bilingualism and the Dictionary. The Second Asialex International Congress, August 8-10, 2001, Yonsei University, Korea, pp. 231-235.
  • Tono, Y., Kaneko, T., Isahara, H., Saiga, T. and Izumi, E., The Standard Speaking Test Corpus: a 1 million-word spoken corpus of Japanese learners of English and its implications for L2 lexicography. Lee, S. (ed.) ASIALEX 2001 Proceedings: Asian Bilingualism and the Dictionary. The Second Asialex International Congress, August 8-10, 2001, Yonsei University, Korea, pp. 257-262.
  • Nakamura, T. and Tono, Y. A lexicographer's workbench for new word selection & identification. Lee, S. (ed.) ASIALEX 2001 Proceedings: Asian Bilingualism and the Dictionary. The Second Asialex International Congress, August 8-10, 2001, Yonsei University, Korea, pp. 156-161.
  • On the effects of different types of electronic dictionary interfaces on L2 learners' reference behaviour in productive/ receptive tasks. In Heid, U., Evert, S., Lehmann, E. and Rohrer, C. (eds.) (2000) Proceedings of the 9th EURALEX International Congress, EURALEX 2000. Stuttgart: Institut fur Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung, Universitat Stuttgart, pp. 855-862.
  • A computer learner corpus-based analysis of the acquisition order of English grammatical morphemes. In Burnard, L. and McEnery?, T. (eds.) (2000) Rethinking Language Pedagogy from a Corpus Perspective: Papers from the third international conference on Teaching and Language Corpora. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp. 123-132.
  • A corpus-based analysis of interlanguage development: Analysing part-of-speech tag sequences of EFL learner corpora. In Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B. and Melia, J.P. (eds.) (2000) PALC'99: Practical Applications in Language Corpora. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp.323-340.
  • Developmental patterns of Japanese EFL learners' POS tag trigrams. Japanese Society for Language Sciences: First Conference Handbook, pp. 13-16. 1999.
  • Tono, Y. and Aoki, M. (1998) Developing the optimal learning list of irregular verbs based on the native and learner corpora. In: First International Symposium on Computer Learner Corpora, Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Teaching: Symposium Proceedings (14-16 December, 1998. The Chinese University of Hong Kong), pp. 113-118.
  • Interacting with the users: research findings in EFL dictionary user studies. In McArthur??, T. and Kernerman, I. (eds.) (1998) Lexicography in Asia: selected papers form the Dictionaries in Asia Conference, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1997 and other papers. Jerusalem: Password Publishers Ltd, pp.97-118.
  • Learner Corpora and SLA: morpheme acquisition order revisited. TALC98 Proceedings, 1998.
  • Guide Word or Signpost?: an experimental study on the effect of meaning access indexes in EFL learners' dictionaries. English Studies, 28: 55-77. 1997.
  • Using Learner Corpora for L2 Lexicography. LEXIKOS 6 (AFRILEX SERIES 6) (1996), Stellenbosch: Universiteit van Stellenbosch.
  • TONO, Yukio & KANATANI, Ken (1996) EFL Learners’ Proficiency and Roles of Feedback: Towards the Most Appropriate Feedback for EFL Writing. Annual Review of English Language Education in Japan, 6, pp.1-11.
  • The Effect of Menus on EFL Learners' Look-up Processes. LEXIKOS 2 (AFRILEX SERIES 2) (1992), 229-253. Stellenbosch: Universiteit van Stellenbosch.
  • Can a Dictionary Help One Read Better? On the Relationship between E.F.L. Learners' Dictionary Reference Skills and Reading Comprehension. Gregory James (ed.) (1989) Lexicographers and Their Works. (Exeter Linguistic Studies Vol.14, Ed. Gregory James), pp.192-200.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Association for Natural Language Processing (ANLP)
  • Japan Association for English Corpus Studies (JAECS)
  • Japan Association for College English Teachers (JACET)
  • Japan Association for Language Teachers (JALT)
  • Asian Association for Lexicography (ASIALEX)
  • European Association for Lexicography (EURALEX)

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