Education

November 2015 – February 2017

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching, Deakin University, Australia

September 2007 – April 2011

PhD by research, Linguistics and English Language, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Thesis: A Sociolinguistic Investigation of Compliments and Compliment Responses among Young Japanese

Supervisors: Prof Miriam Meyerhoff, Dr Mits Ota

Examiners for my PhD thesis: Prof Janet Holmes, Dr Claire Cowie

April 2005 – March 2007

MA in TESOL and Linguistics, Kumamoto University, Japan

Supervisor: Prof Morio Nishikawa

April 2000 – March 2005

BA in Education and Linguistics, Kumamoto University, Japan

Supervisor: Prof Morio Nishikawa

September 2003 – July 2004

Undergraduate course work in Linguistics, Durham University, United Kingdom

Spring 2002

Intensive English Language Course, Macquarie University, Australia