日本語
Sophia University 
Faculty of Foreign Studies 
Department of English Studies 

Professor 
Sakamoto Mitsuyo 

Work experience
University of Western Ontario  Assistant Professor  2001/07/01-2004/06/30 
Sophia University  Associate Professor  2006/04/01-2012/03/31 
Universidade de Sao Paulo  Visiting Scholar  2007/08/01-2007/09/30 
University of Toronto  Visiting Scholar  2012/04/01-2013/03/31 

Academic background
University of Toronto  Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science (Humanities)  Arts & Sciences  1990/06/11  Graduated  Canada 
University of Toronto  Faculty of Education  Educaion  1995/06/16  Graduated  Canada 
University of Toronto  Graduate School, Division of Education  Education  Doctor prophase  1994/06/06  Completed  Canada 
University of Toronto  Graduate School, Division of Education  Education  Doctor later  2000/11/23  Completed  Canada 

Academic degrees
Bachelor of Arts  University of Toronto  1990/06/11 
Master of Education  University of Toronto  1994/06/06 
Bachelor of Education  University of Toronto  1995/06/16 
Doctor of Philosophy  University of Toronto  2000/11/23 

Licenses and qualifications
Ontario Teaching License (Intermediate/Junior)  1995/06/30 
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Current state of research and teaching activities
Language acquisition, maintenance and attrition.
Second and third language acquisition (specifically, L1 role in SLA and L1 & L2 roles in TLA).
Foreign language pedagogy.
Sociocultural theory and SLA.
Qualitative research.
Multiculturalism and multicultural education (specifically, minority groups in Japan, with focus on Chinese and Brazilians). 

Research keywords
language maintenance 
vocabulary acquisition 
bilingualism 
Heritage language education 
Multiculturalism 

Subject of research
Bilingualism and bilingual education Foreign language pedagogy Language loss and maintenance Language transfer Minority and Multicultural education Qualitative research Second and third language 
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Proposed theme of joint or funded research
Heritage language education, bilingualism, translanguaging, sociocultural theory, critical applied linguistics  Joint research with other research organizations such as universities. 
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Research Projects (Competitive Research Funds)
海外日本語継承語(JHL)コーパスの開発と日本語・日本語教育研究への応用  Science research expense  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)  Kaken  2020/04/01-2024/03/31 
Multicultural Education for the Majority: Multiple perspectives (Project number: 16K04622)  Science research expense  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research  2016/04/01-2020/03/31 
Towards the internationalization of graduate education: Nurturing graduate students through mentorship (Grant number: 23520702)  Science research expense  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)  2011/04/01-2016/03/31 
Nurturing young Japanese researchers through North American model of TESOL program: Possibilities and challenges(Grant No: 19520506)  Science research expense  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)  2007/04/01-2010/03/31 
Non-Japanese residents in Hadano and vicinity: Educational environments for immigrant children and its effects on Japanese students  2009-2012 
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Bibliography
Heritage language education connecting generations: From the Japanese perspective  Kimi Kondo Brown, Mitsuyo Sakamoto, Tomomi Nishikawa  Kuroshio  2019/08/23 
From Applied Linguistics to English Teaching: The Past, Present and Future of the Graduate TESOL Programme at Sophia University  Sophia University Press  2017/05 
Ensino de lingua japonesa na era do plurilinguismo e pluriculturalismo "Superdiversity among Nikkei Brazilian communities: Newcomer/Oldcomers' Japanese cultural and linguistic maintenance"  Edited by Hiroyuki Honda & Makiko Matsuda, by Mitsuyo Sakamoto  Bonjinsha  2016/10/10 
Culturally diverse children and education in Japan : between languages and cultures  (ed.by)Sachie Miyazaki  Sophia University Press  2014/01/06 
宮崎幸江(編)『日本に住む多文化の子どもと教育:ことばと文化のはざまで生きる』第1部第2章 「日本に住む多文化家庭のバイリンガリズム」  SAKAMOTO MITSUYO, Sachie Miyazaki  上智大学出版  2014/01/06 
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Papers
トランスランゲージングの遂行性: 国際的なトークショーのディスコース分析を通して  猿橋順子&坂本光代  青山国際政経論集  青山学院大学国際政治経済学部  2021/03 
Addressing Translanguaging in CLIL: A Japanese Ethnographic Study  Corey Fegan & Mitsuyo Sakamoto  Language Teaching  Cambridge University Press  2020 
Applying translanguaging concepts in language education in Japan: A discussion on perspectives behind recent case studies  Mitsuyo Sakamoto & Junko Saruhashi  Sophia Linguistica  Sophia Linguistic Institute for International Communication  2020/12 
Review of "Japanese Language and Soft Power in Asia" (2017)  Mitsuyo Sakamoto  newbooks.asia (https://newbooks.asia/review/japanese-soft-power)  International Institute for Asian Studies  2019/10/28 
Multicultural Children and Pedagogy  Mitsuyo Sakamoto  『時報・市町村教委』  全国市町村教育委員会連合会  2019/03 
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Research presentations
Heightening intercultural awareness: Identity formation process of a Japanese college student  Language Policy & Planning 2020 (LPP2020)(Cancelled)  2020/08 
How does academic English writing progress? Tracing the developmental pattern made by a Japanese college student  International Conference on Sociolinguistics (ICS3)(Cancelled)  2020/08 
Challenging English imperialism and promoting multiculturalism in Japan  Sociolinguistics Symposium 23 (SS23)(Conference cancelled)  2020/06/18 
Addressing Translanguaging in CLIL: A Japanese Ethnographic Study  American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)(Conference cancelled)  2020/03/29 
Language Choice by Heritage Language User in Family, at School & in the Community  Issues and Trends in Heritage Language Education & Research for Bilinguals  2019/10/05 
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Teaching achievements
Thesis writing/APA workshop  2008/05/19-2008/05/19 
Use of online SNS in English writing  2008/04-Present 
Workshop on how to write conference proposals  2007/12/21-2007/12/21 
Implementation of Graduate Teacher Researcher Assistantship (GTRA)  2007/10-2011/03 
Visitng Professorship, Center for Japanese Studies, University of Sao Paulo  2007/08/01-2007/09/15 
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Textbooks and teaching materials
Polestar English Communication 3  2015/01 
Polestar English Communication 2  2014/01 
Polestar English Communication 1  2013/01 
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Social activities
Bilingualism and Bilingual Education  2019/11/09-2019/11/09 
Bilingualism and Bilingual Education  2019/10/26-2019/10/26 
"Bilingual Education and Multiculturalism" Sophia Festival  2018/11/03-2018/11/03 
Sophia University Lunch Time Gathering  2018/10/23-2018/10/23 
Judge, H.I.H. Prince Takamado Trophy. All Japan Inter-Middle School English Oratorical Contest. Japan National Student Association (JNSA) Fund  2013/11-2017/11 
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Memberships of academic societies
Asia TEFL  2008/01-Present 
International Society for Language Studies (ISLS)  2006-Present 
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)  2006-Present 
American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)  2006-Present 
JACES (Japanese Association of Canadian Education Studies)  2001-Present 
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