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MIURA Aika

Associate Professor

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  • 1995.10
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    1998.07

    The University of Reading   Department of Linguistics   Graduated

  • 1998.10
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    1999.09

    Lancaster University    

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  • 2012.04
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    2015.03

    Tokyo University of Foreign Studies    Doctoral program (second term)  Accomplished credits for doctoral program

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  • 2015.04
     
     

    Tokyo University of AgricultureFaculty of Agriculture   Associate Professor  

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  • Annotating the functions of learner utterances from a spoken corpus and assigning the degrees of their grammatical accuracy and discoursal acceptability

    Aika Miura

    Annotating the functions of learner utterances from a spoken corpus and assigning the degrees of their grammatical accuracy and discoursal acceptability ( The 4th Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC 2018) )  1   317 - 324   2018.09  [Refereed]

    International Conference ProceedingsResearch paper (international conference proceedings)   Single Work

    The current study presents a multi-layered annotation scheme for classifying the functions of learner utterances and their degrees of grammatical accuracy and discoursal acceptability during shopping role plays from the NICT JLE Corpus. The author investigated the 68, 114, and 66 files and segmented the 870, 1,828, and 1,079 utterances of A1, A2, and B1 learners, respectively. Although 99.4% of B1 learners' utterances had the function of communication for transaction including explaining the background and requesting an action, 59.2% and 55% of A1 and A2 learners' utterances, respectively, had the function of dealing with transaction including expressing their intention to buy an item and expressing or asking about a particular item. It was observed that task differences of given role plays determined the distribution of segments with different functions. The author identified 52.1%, 55.0%, and 66.8% of A1, A2, and B1 learners' utterances as having a high degree of grammatical accuracy and discoursal acceptability, respectively. However, a combined analysis of two annotation schemes indicated that A1 and A2 learners tended to show a high degree of grammatical accuracy and discoursal acceptability only when they repeated a part of the interlocutors' utterances for confirmation.

  • Assessing politeness of requestive speech acts produced by Japanese learners of English in a spoken corpus

    Aika Miura

    Language Value   9 ( 1 ) 184 - 217   2017.07  [Refereed]

    Academic JournalResearch paper (scientific journal)   Single Work

    This study aims to investigate whether it is possible to assess learners' sociopragmatic competence in learner spoken data by examining requests produced by Japanese learners of English. Various pragmalinguistic features of requests in shopping role plays in the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology Japanese Learner English (NICT JLE) Corpus were extracted and the appropriateness of these linguistic features was rated by twenty English language instructors (10 native speakers and 10 Japanese) in terms of their politeness in different shopping situations. A significantly high rate of agreement was only obtained in judging the requests negotiating for a refund or exchange of the purchased item. The Japanese informants showed a relatively lower agreement than the natives especially on requests asking for permission to test an item. The highly rated linguistic features were not frequently used in the corpus. Therefore, annotating the sociopragmatic information in the target corpus seems unrealistic.

  • A Corpus-based Analysis of Interlanguage Pragmatics: A case Study of Requestive Speech Acts Using UAM CorpusTool Version 3.2

    Aika Miura

    Studies in Pragmatics ( Kaitakusha )  18   48 - 59   2017.03  [Refereed]

    Academic JournalResearch paper (scientific journal)   Single Work

  • Identifying Senses of a Polysemous Word “Culture” in the “Agriculture Corpus Ver. 1”

    Aika Miura

    Annual Report of JACET SIG on ESP   18   29 - 33   2016.12  [Refereed]

    Academic JournalResearch paper (scientific journal)   Single Work

  • Compiling Domain-Specific Corpora Using the Sketch Engine

    Aika Miura

    Proceedings of the Joint International Conference of the 8th International Conference on ESP in Asia & the 3rd International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Research in ESP in Japan, Tokyo, August 19, 2016.   1   44 - 51   2016.11  [Refereed]

    International Conference ProceedingsResearch paper (international conference proceedings)   Single Work

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  • Basic Research (C)

    Project Year:  2015.04  -  2019.03   

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