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Susan MEIKI

スーザン 明木   

Lecturer        Office: D402        Email: smmeiki[at]okayama-u.ac.jp


Education
1983 BS – Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University at NYU
2001 MA – TESOL, New York University
2015 PhD – Cross Cultural Cognitive Linguistics, Hiroshima University

Research Interests
Linguistics
Cross Culture Communication
Human Computer Interaction
Pragmatics

Publications

Meiki, S. (2015). Visual  Language Retention (Doctoral dissertation). Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.

Meiki, S. (2013). Visual Language Retention: Cross Cultural Study, Center for English Language Communication Symposium Proceedings, National University of Singapore.

Meiki, S. (2012). Bringing Pragmatics to the Classroom (multiple authors), Do you See What I See? Road Signs across Cultures, JALT Pragmatics SIG.

Meiki, S. (2011). Student Created Podcasts: Theories, Opinions and Implementation. Hiroshima Shudo University, Humanities Research Journal, 10.

Meiki, S. (2010). Topic Based Syllabus for a Japanese University Cross Cultural Communication Course. Intercultural Communication Studies International Journal, 19(1).

Meiki, S. (2009). Speaking of Speech, Contributing Author, Macmillan Language House Ltd. Tokyo Publishing.

Meiki, S. (2007). Developing a guide to evaluate junior high school English textbooks based on communicative language principles, Hiroshima Jogakuin University English Journal, 15.

Presentations

2016 January,  Japan Studies Conference, Honolulu, HA USA. Presented a paper titled,  “A Comparison of Ibuse’s Black Rain: Film, Novel, Facts, and Actual Places”. 

July 2014, International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies 20th International Conference, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island, USA, Presented a paper titled, “ One the Road to Power Point Design” Presents on the second phase of my PhD studies pertaining to font style influence on retention based on a cross-cultural study from students in Japan and the USA.

March 2014 New York State TESOL Winter Conference, New York, New York, USA, Co- presented a paper titled, “Guiding the Autonomous Mind in a Social Learning Space” This presentation explained the positive influence on student motivation and autonomous learning of students using visits to the Okayama University Language Café (L-Café) as required homework for an intermediate level speaking course.

May 2013, Center For English Language Communication Symposium, National University of Singapore. “Visual Language Retention: A Cross Cultural Comparison”. Presented research results which included a cross cultural analysis from my ongoing PhD research in Japan and America. This study compared retention rates for varying visual cues of a basic presentation and compared these results to prove a perception difference across cultures.

October 2012, Asian Conference on Education, Osaka Japan, “Visual Language Retention: A Cross Cultural Comparison”. Presented research results whichincluded a cross cultural analysis from my ongoing PhD research in Japan and America. This study compared retention rates for varying visual cues of a basic presentation and compared these results to prove a perception difference across cultures.

June 2012, JALT 2012 Pan-Sig, Hiroshima University, Japan. “Visual Language Retention”、 Presented research results from my ongoing PhD studies which compared retention rates for varying visual cues of a basic presentation in Japan.

October 2011 SEITAR Japan Conference, Japan, Presented a short paper entitled, ”Enhancing a Required English Nursing Textbook with Cross Cultural Activities”

Community Service
Director General Hiroshima International School