ALLEN David


Position

Associate Professor

Affiliation

Faculty of Core Research Humanities Division

Headquarters for Campus Educational System Reform Center for Foreign Language Education

Faculty

Languages and Culture

Education Organization (Master's Program)

English and French Languages, Literatures and Cultures

URL

写真a

Research Keywords 【 display / non-display

  • applied linguistics, psycholinguistics, bilingualism, SLA, second language writing, corpus linguistics, language testing, language teacher training

Research Pursuits 【 display / non-display

  • My research has focused on a variety of areas related to language learning and teaching. I am particularly interested in bilingual lexical processing, that is, how language users recognise and produce words in different languages and the influence that one language has upon another. I am also very interested in usage-based approaches to language acquisition, including connectionism. I am also very keen to research aspects of language teaching methodology, such as peer feedback, and I am very interested in language testing, particularly in washback, that is, the influence that tests have upon teaching and learning.

Educational Pursuits 【 display / non-display

  • I teach 12 classes per academic year, including graduate courses in Second Language Acquisition, Language Teaching Methodology for upper level students, English Phonetics for sophomores, IELTS and TOEFL preparation courses, as well as English composition, presentation and other language classes.

Future Research Plans, Research Prospects, and Joint Research Potential 【 display / non-display

  • I have broad-ranging interests in language learning and teaching and will continue to research various issues. I will continue conducting behavioural experiments into cognitive processing and use various advanced statistics. I will also expand my work in language testing as this is a crucial aspect of language education in Japan, and one which demands greater academic attention. I am also still very interested in peer feedback and second language writing and wish to develop my research in this area using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Academic 【 display / non-display

  • University of Nottingham, School of English, Psycholinguistics, Graduate School(Doctor's Course), 2013/10, Graduated, UNITED KINGDOM

  • Cambridge ESOL, English language teaching qualification , Other, 2008/07, Unfinished, UNITED KINGDOM

  • University of Sheffield, School of English, Applied Linguistics, Graduate School(Master's Course), 2007/11, Graduated, UNITED KINGDOM

  • Cambridge ESOL, English language teaching qualification, Other, 2005/03, Graduated, UNITED KINGDOM

  • University of Gloucestershire, School of Psychology, Psychology, University, 2001/07, Graduated, UNITED KINGDOM

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2013/10

  • Delta (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults), 2008/07

  • Master of Arts, 2007/11

  • CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) , 2005/03

  • Bachelor of Science, 2001/07

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • Headquarters for Campus Educational System Reform Center for Foreign Language Education, Associate Professor

  • Faculty of Core Research Humanities Division, Associate Professor

  • Headquarters for Campus Educational System Reform Center for Foreign Language Education, Associate Professor

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity, Lecturer, 2016.04 - 2018.09

  • University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Language and Information Sciences Master's Program, Lecturer, 2017.04 - 2018.03

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Active English for Science: 英語で科学するーレポート、論文プレゼンテーション

    東京大学出版社2012.10, ALLEN David, GLUZMAN Yelena, 東京大学教養学部ALESSプログラム, Textbook

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • The impact of cognate strategy training on guessing accuracy for unknown visually-presented words: The case of Japanese learners of English

    Language Teaching Research , 2022.07, ALLEN David, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author

  • A Review of Washback Research In Japan

    Japan Language Testing Association Journal, vol.24(p.3 - 22), 2022.04, ALLEN David, TAHARA Tatsuro, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Capital Author

  • ‘Did You See That?’—The Role of Repetition and Enhancement on Lexical Bundle Processing in English Learning Materials

    Applied Linguistics, 2021.10, NORTHBROOK Julian, ALLEN David, CONKLIN Kathy, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Coauthor

  • Investigating cross-linguistic similarity ratings: A Rasch analysis

    Shiken: A Journal of Language testing and Evaluation in Japan , vol.25(1)(p.22 - 38), 2021.06, ALLEN David, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Capital Author

  • Voices in the field: An interview with Nick Saville

    Shiken: A Journal of Language testing and Evaluation in Japan , vol.25(1)(p.1 - 71), 2021.06, ALLEN David, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Single Author

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • English Private Tutoring and Washback from University Entrance Exams

    ALLEN, David, Domestic, 2022.07, JALT 2022 PanSIG Conference, JALT, Not Invited, Main Speaker

  • A review of washback research in Japan

    ALLEN, David, TAHARA Tatsuro, International, 2021.12, British Council New Directions in Language Assessment 2022, Not Invited, Main Speaker

  • Reflections on using Japanese loanwords for guessing English word meaning

    ALLEN, David, Domestic, 2021.11, JALT 2021 Annual Conference, Not Invited, Main Speaker

  • The use of four-skills English exams for university entrance admission in Japan

    ALLEN, David, Domestic, 2021.05, JALT 2021 PanSIG Conference, JALT, Not Invited, Main Speaker

  • Loanwords and Word Guessing: The Impact of a Training Intervention

    ALLEN, David, Domestic, 2021.05, JALT 2021 PanSIG Conference, JALT, Not Invited, Main Speaker

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Work 【 display / non-display

  • An Introduction to Peer Review. Audience-Centered Presentations [DVD]

    2009.09, Other

    MIDDLETON Guy, ALLEN David, SHIBATA Tomoyo, 東京大学教養学部ALESSプログラム

Prize for Research Activities 【 display / non-display

  • JLTA Best Paper Award

    Japan Language Testing Association, ALLEN, David, 2022.05, Domestic