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Name HATA Kazuki
Official Title Associate Professor
Affiliation Foreign Language Centre, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Profile Kazuki Hata PhD is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo City University, Japan. He received a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in 2013 and a doctoral degree from Newcastle University (UK) in 2018. His work has been situated in the areas of Pragmatics, Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics in particular, dealing with the ‘systematicity’ of social interaction based on empirical findings from audio or video recordings of interaction. His current research centres on the (in)appositeness of language choice in language learning environment through a reciprocal exchange of intersubjectivity by exploring the specific deployment of codeswitching. In association with a conversation-analytic approach, his interests also lie in linguistic analyses of conversation phenomena, illustrating some language forms (e.g. turn-final conjunctions or particle) formatted in ways incongruent with traditional notions of grammar.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. Conversation Analysis

    Conversation Analysis

  2. Pragmatics


  3. Interactional Linguistics

    Interactional Linguistics

Representative Papers
  1. Which medium before or after possible action completion: One signature of intersubjectivity in foreign language classroom. Journal of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Tokyo City University), 14, 83-104. 2021.
  2. Expansion-relevant final but for preference organisation. International Review of Pragmatics, 12(2), 295-321. 2020.
  3. Pre-resuming recognition prompt: A collaborative establishment of resuming storytelling in Japanese telephone conversation. Studies in Pragmatics (S/P), 21, 100-117. 2020.
  4. Contrast-terminal: The sequential placement of trailoff but in extensive courses of action. Journal of Pragmatics, 101(3), 138-154. 2016.
  5. On the importance of the multimodal approach to discourse markers: A pragmatic view. International Review of Pragmatics, 8(1), 36 - 54. 2016
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Research Grants/Projects including subsidies, donations, grants, etc.
Recruitment of research assistant(s) No
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) (1) American Association for Applied Linguistics (member)
(2) Japanese Association for Pragmatics (member)
(3) Japanese Association for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (member)
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Seminar (Pragmatics), Communication Skills, Reading & Writing, Academic English (3), Test Taking Skills (3)
Education Field (Graduate level) N/A