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BA in International Studies

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Ami Sato

Assistant Professor

Ami Sato

Biography

Ami Sato is an Assistant Professor in Faculty of International Studies at NUCB. She obtained B.A. and M.A. in Commerce from Otaru University of Commerce (Japan), and M.A. in Discourse Studies at Lancaster University (UK). She completed her Ph.D. in Linguistics at Lancaster University in 2018. Her main research interests include Im/Politeness, Discourse Analysis, and Computer Mediated Communication. She is doing research on language use in interpersonal interactions from the perspective of rapport management. She is also interested in the use of audio-visual media in teaching English.

Research Interests

Social pragmatics, Discourse analysis, Computer-mediated communication

Final Education

Ph.D., Lancaster University

Academic Papers

  • Ami Sato (2019) Using I don't know for rapport management in informal language learning online. Research Bulletin of English Teaching (15)
  • Ami Sato (2018) Harmony through disharmony in online communication: an investigation of rapport management in discussion forums from a perspective of situated learning. Lancaster University

Grants

  • (2019) The Compilation and Expansion of English Speech-acts Corpora and Their Application in English Language Teaching and International Exchanges. Japan society for the promotion of science Co-researcher
  • (2018) The Compilation and Expansion of English Speech-acts Corpora and Their Application in English Language Teaching and International Exchanges. Japan society for the promotion of science Co-researcher