研究者詳細

教職員基本情報
氏名
Name
KUMAI William N. ( クマイ ウィリアム ナオキ , KUMAI William Naoki )
所属
Organization
外国語教育センター外国語教育センター
職名
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教授
専攻分野
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Chaos and Complexity Theory, TESOL, computer programming

学会活動
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American Physics Society
Phi Beta Kappa
Japan Association for Language Teaching

著書・学術論文数
No. of books/academic articles
総数 total number (42)
著書数 books (0)
学術論文数 articles (42)

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Univ.
卒業年月(日)
Date of Graduation
卒業区分
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University of California, Berkeley理学部物理学 1981年05月  卒業 
University of California, Berkeley理学部応用数学 1981年05月  卒業 
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San Francisco State University言語教育研究科TEFL 修士課程  1991年01月  修了 
University of California, Davis工学系研究科応用工学 修士課程  1984年05月  修了 
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修士 Master of Arts in TEFL    San Francisco State University  1990年12月 
修士 Master of Science in Applied Engineering    University of California, Davis  1984年05月 
学士 A.B. in Physics    University of California, Berkeley  1981年05月 
学士 A.B. in Applied Mathematics    University of California, Berkeley  1981年05月 
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研究経歴
長期研究/短期研究
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研究課題名
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長期研究  Chaos and Complexity Theory 

概要(Abstract) Application of chaos and complexity theory to language teaching with homogeneous L1 populations in order to find conditions of emergent sustained L2 language communities. 

短期研究  Motivation 

概要(Abstract) Exploring ways to motivate L1 homogeneous student populations to learn L2. 

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2018  A Complex Adaptive Systems Analysis of Krashen's SLA Theory   単著   
アカデミア 文学・語学編  , 南山大学  , 105号  , pp. 41-54  , 2019/01   

概要(Abstract) Krashen's second language acquisition theory (Krashen, 1982) has five hypotheses: the acquisition-learning hypothesis, the natural order hypothesis, the monitor hypothesis, the input hypothesis, and the affective filter hypothesis. This paper analyzes each of these hypotheses through the perspective of complex adaptive systems (CAS) theory. All hypotheses are found to be amenable to this type of analysis. Key to this analysis are the concepts of fitness landscape, interconnected networks, and edge of chaos. 

備考(Remarks)  

2017  Audiolingual Method vs. Communicative Language Teaching from the Perspective of Complexity Theory  未設定   
南山大学短期大学部紀要 終利号  , 南山大学短期大学部  , 39号  , pp. 131-146  , 2018/03/19   

概要(Abstract) Complexity theory is used to analyze both the Audiolingual Method and Communicative Language Teaching. Communicative Language Teaching is a better fit to complex adaptive systems. 

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2016  Unmotivated Students and the Prisoner's Dilemma in English Conversation Classes  単著   
アカデミア 文学・語学編  , 南山大学  , 101号  , pp. 157-168  , 2017/01   

概要(Abstract) The Prisoner's Dilemma from game theory is shown to be a useful analytical tool when analyzing and improving English conversation classes with unmotivated students.  

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2015  Comparing the FFCF Model (1999) with Larsen-Freeman and Cameron (2008): Updating Edge of Chaos Heuristics Framework, Freedom, Comparative Encounters, and Feedback  単著   
アカデミア 文学・語学編   , 南山大学  , 第99号  , pp. 163-172  , 2016/01   

概要(Abstract) This paper compares the Framework-Freedom-Comparative encounters-Feedback sensitivity method of activity design, or FFCF, first proposed in 1999, with an overview of complex systems and applied linguistics published nearly a decade later in 2008 by Larsen-Freeman and Cameron, or LFC. 

備考(Remarks)  

2014  An Analysis of Student Profile Answers and Institutional TOEIC Scores  単著   
アカデミア 文学・語学編  , 南山大学  , 第97号  , pp. 187-205  , 2015/01   

概要(Abstract) Analyze how TOEIC scores correlate with junior college student profile answers to a survey given at the same time (on topics such as study time, college entrance method, and future plans). 

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2013  A Complex Adaptive Systems Perspective of Long's Interaction Hypothesis  単著   
アカデミア 文学・語学編  , 南山大学  , 95号  , pp. 171-178  , 2014/01   

概要(Abstract) 言語獲得理論の「Long's Interaction Hypothesis」を複雑論で分析しました。例え、Longの「foreigner talk」(ネーティブは外国人に母国語を話す時に)は複雑論の「fitness landscape」の特性あります。
 

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2012  Contextual Dynamics and Small Group Language Activities  単著   
Academia  , Nanzan University  , 93  , 161-170  , 2013/01   

概要(Abstract) Explores contextual dynamics of language activities via theory of Arrow, et al.  

備考(Remarks)  

2011  Global Dynamics and Small Group Language Practice Activities  単著   
Academia  , Nanzan University  , 91  , pp. 181-191  , 2012/01   

概要(Abstract) Explores global dynamics of language activities via theory of Arrow, et al. 

備考(Remarks)  

2011  An Introduction to Oral Interpretation and Its Relation to Nanzan Junior College  共著   
Academia  , Nanzan University  , 91  , pp. 39-63  , 2012/01   

概要(Abstract) Theory and practice of oral interpretation and its relationship with the curriculum of Nanzan Junior College. 

備考(Remarks)  

2010  Local Dynamics and Small Group Language Activities  単著   
Journal  , Nanzan Junior College  , 38  , pp. 41-52  , 2010/12   

概要(Abstract) Explores local dynamics of language activities via theory of Arrow, et al. 

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2010  Two Paradigms in Language Teaching: Cognitive vs. Sociocultural  単独  2010/07/03 
Nanzan Junior College Foreign Language Research Center  , Nanzan Junior College   

概要(Abstract) Comparing cognitive theories with sociocultural theories in language teaching; sociocultural theories are based on Vygotsky. 

備考(Remarks) Nanzan Junior College 

2006  Aspects of Being Japanese American  単独  2006/05/13 
Nanzan Junior College Foreign Language Research Center  , Nanzan Junior College   

概要(Abstract) History of Japanese Americans along with personal experiences. 

備考(Remarks) Nanzan Junior College 

2000  Taming the Wild Fitness Landscape  共同  2000/11/05 
26th JALT National Conference  , JALT   

概要(Abstract) Fitness landscape explanation and application to language learning and teaching. 

備考(Remarks) Shizuoka City Granship, Shizuoka 

1999  Harnessing Group Dynamics in the L2 Classroom: Toward a Complex Adaptive Systems Theory of Language Learning  単独  1999/04/10 
Nanzan Junior College Foreign Language Research Center  , Nanzan Junior College   

概要(Abstract) Theory of complex adaptive systems, and its application to the analysis of group activities in the classroom. Four example activities are presented: Borrowing Competition, Fishbowl, Guided Conversation Test, and Human Tape Recorders. 

備考(Remarks) Nanzan Junior College 

1998  The Language Classroom on a Complex Systems Matrix  共同  1998/11/23 
24th JALT National Conference  , JALT   

概要(Abstract) Complex systems exhibit only a few fundamental types of behavior: a matrix was presented as a way to classify classroom activities. 

備考(Remarks) Sonic City, Omiya 

1997  Learning at the Edge of Chaos: Complexity in EFL  共同  1997/10/12 
23rd JALT National Conference  , JALT   

概要(Abstract) Outline of complexity theory and its possible applications to language learning: a videotape of the Fisthbowl activity is used to exemplify the ideas. 

備考(Remarks) Act City, Hamamatsu 

1997  The Teaching of Comparative Cultures  単独  1997/01 
JALT Toyohashi Regional Chapter Meeting  , JALT   

概要(Abstract) Method and theory of teaching a comparative cultures class to learners of English. 

備考(Remarks) 高師家庭館、豊橋市 

1995  Computer-Aided Writing: The Good and the Bad  単独  1995/07/23-24 
35th LLA National Conference  , LLA   

概要(Abstract) The merits and demerits in using computers when teaching English composition. 

備考(Remarks) Chukyo University 

1995  Authoring and HyperCard Keyword Lecture  単独  1995/07/23-24 
35th LLA National Conference  , LLA   

概要(Abstract) How authoring software, especially HyperCard, can help teachers create their own CALL software. 

備考(Remarks) Chukyo University 

1995  CALL/CAI/CAL Keyword Lecture  単独  1995/07/23-24 
35th LLA National Conference  , LLA   

概要(Abstract) Differences and similarities contained with CALL, CAI, and CAL, and how these approaches color teaching styles. 

備考(Remarks) Chukyo University  

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2018  Communication Skills 

Designed a reading/speaking course around Reader's Digest (reading magazine for native speakers). 

2018/9/17~2019/1/24 
2017  GLS 英語IVオーラルコミュニケーション 

Helped design interclass debate. 

2017/ Q4 
2016  Discussion in English P4 

Almost every week students were introduced to eight English song lyrics and discussed them in groups (along with a weekly English article related to Core subjects chosen by student groups). Each song had eight discussion questions that students answered and summarized on paper. 

2013/4/1~2017/3/31 
2018  Interaction in English 

Redesigned course for lower level junior college students. 

2018/04/09~2018/05/30 
2016  Presentation in English S5, other classes, Betania 

Created a worksheet for English pronunciation practice. Students are introduced to the English sound system (vowels & consonants) along with the associated IPA symbols. The final exercise on the worksheet is a minimal pair activity where students can try their pronunciation and listening skills 

2013/4/1~2017/3/31 
2016  Writing in English, Academic Skills 

Created a twenty-five point checklist for writing an essay, such as thesis statement and topic sentence. By completing each point on the checklist, students will be able to complete a standard five-paragraph essay in English. 

2014/4/1~2017/3/31 
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2017  第11回東海北陸地区高等専門学校英語プレゼンテーションコンテスト  2017/11/11 

活動内容等(Content of Activities) 審査委員 

2016  第30回愛知県中学生英語弁論大会(光ヶ丘女子高等学校)  2016年10月29日 

活動内容等(Content of Activities) 審査委員長 

2014  第28回愛知県中学生英語弁論大会(光ヶ丘女子高等学校)  2014年10月25日 

活動内容等(Content of Activities) 審査委員長 

1998  Public Lecture: Culture Is a Tree: Leaves, Trunks, and Roots   1998/11/28  

活動内容等(Content of Activities) Aspects of culture and internationalization are important for cross-cultural understanding.

名古屋聖霊短期大学  

1996  Public Lecture: Language Alive: Beyond Words, Sentences, and Grammar  1996/07  

活動内容等(Content of Activities) Language is often learned without context; oral interpretation is a way to provide that context.

瀬戸市中央公民館  

1993  Public Lecture: Teaching English in Japan   1993/08  

活動内容等(Content of Activities) Current conditions of teaching English in Japan, especially at the tertiary education level.

Held at San Francisco State University, sponsored by the M.A. TEFL program. 

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