Publications

Yoshimura, Y. (2019). Extensive reading class using a telepresence robot in the blended learning environment: Innovation in distance learning [ロボットを使ったブレンド型多読授業:遠隔授業におけるイノベーション]. Proceedings of the 24th Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum (pp.309-318). [ pdf ]

Yoshimura, Y. (2018). Self-assessment in extensive reading: Correlation between self-assessment and the objective test [多読における自己評価アセスメント-自己評価と客観テストの相関関係-]. 2018 Canadian Association of Japanese Language Education Annual Conference Proceedings (pp.372-381). [ pdf ]

Yoshimura, Y. & Kobayashi, H. (2018). The power of p-books in extensive reading in Japanese. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Extensive Reading (pp.12-22). [ pdf ]

Yoshimura, Y., & Kobayashi, A. (2018). Book creating project in extensive reading: Self expression reflected in their output. [多読における自作本作成プロジェクトの実践: アウトプットに映し出される自己表現の形]. Proceedings of the 27th Japanese Language Teaching Association in Honor of Professor Fumiko Koide (pp.38-39).

Yoshimura, Y. & Kobayashi, H. (2018). Implementing different styles of extensive reading classes with conscious attention to autonomous learning: Independent study, in-class instruction, and blended learning [自律学習を意識した個別指導型・クラス内指導型・ブレンド型多読クラスの実践]. Japanese Language Teaching. Japanese Language Teaching Association in Honor of Professor Fumiko Koide, 26, 5-20. [ pdf ] [ abstract in English]

Yoshimura, Y., & Domier, S. (2017). From graded readers to Manga: An analysis of which books are popular in extensive reading [多読における人気本の分析: レベル別多読ライブラリーから漫画まで]. Proceedings of the 23rd Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum (pp.222-233). Princeton, New Jersey. [ pdf ]

Yoshimura, Y., & Takahashi, A. (2016). Promoting autonomous learning in Japanese extensive reading class [日本語多読授業による自律学習の促進]. Proceedings of the 25th Japanese Language Teaching Association in Honor of Professor Fumiko Koide (pp.42-43).

Yoshimura, Y., & MacWhinney, B. (2010). The use of pronominal case in English sentence interpretation. Applied Psycholinguistics, 31, 551-569.

Yoshimura, Y., & MacWhinney, B. (2010). Honorifics as a socio-cultural verb agreement cue in Japanese. Applied Psycholinguistics, 31, 619-633

Yoshimura, Y., & MacWhinney, B (2007). The effect of oral repetition in L2 speech fluency: System for an experimental tool and a language tutor. Proceedings of the SLaTE Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education. International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) ISBN: 13: 978-0-615-16568-4.

Yoshimura, Y., & MacWhinney, B. (2004). Honorifics in Japanese sentence interpretation: Cues to the missing actor. Proceedings of the Twenty Sixth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp.1542-1547).

Yoshimura, Y. (2002). The role of working memory in language aptitude. In Bonch-Bruevich, X., Crawford, W. J., Hellermann, J., Higgins, C., and Nguyen, H. (Eds.), The Past, Present, and Future of Second Language Research: Selected Proceedings of the 2000 Second Language Research Forum (pp.144-163). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

 

Conference Presentations

Yoshimura, Y. (2019, August). The Robot Teacher Came to the Reading Class: Prospects of Using a Mobile Robot in Language Instruction. Paper will be presented at the International Conference on Foreign Language Education and Technology VII. Tokyo, Japan.

Yoshimura, Y. (2019, August). Does Extensive Reading Enhance Oral Reading Fluency? Paper will be presented at the 5th World Congress on Extensive Reading. Taichung, Taiwan.

Yoshimura, Y. (2019, March). Integrating Bibliobattle-like Book Review Micro Presentations and Kahoot Gaming in Extensive Reading. Paper presented at American Association of Teachers of Japanese 2019 Annual Spring Conference. Denver, CO.

Yoshimura, Y. (2018, August). Self-assessment in extensive reading: Correlation between self-assessment and the objective test. Paper presented at Canadian Association of Japanese Language Education 2018 Annual Conference. Huron, Ontario, Canada.

Yoshimura, Y. & Kobayashi, H. (2018, June). Book creating project in extensive reading: Self expression reflected in their output. [Tadoku ni okeru jisakubon purojekuto no jissen: output ni utsushi dasareru jiko hyougen no katachi]. Poster presented at 27th Koide Kinen Japanese Language Pedagogy Association. Tokyo, Japan.

Yoshimura, Y. (2018, May). Using a mobile robot in extensive reading class with a blended learning environment: Innovation in distance learning. Paper presented at the 24th Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum. Princeton, NJ.

Yoshimura, Y., Domier, S., & Kobayashi, H. (2018, March). Implementing a students’ book writing project and traditional stitch-bound book binding workshop in extensive reading: From input to output, what is old is new again. Paper presented at 2018 American Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Spring Conference, Washington D.C.

Yoshimura, Y., & Kobayashi, H. (2017, August). The power of p-books in extensive reading in Japanese. Paper presented at 4th World Congress on Extensive Reading. Tokyo, Japan.

Yoshimura, Y., & Domier, S. (2017, May). From graded readers to Manga: An analysis of which books are popular in extensive reading. [Tadoku ni okeru ninkibon no bunseki: Level betsu Tadoku library kara manga made]. Paper presented at the 23rd Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum. Princeton, New Jersey.

Yoshimura, Y., Domier, S., & Kobayashi, H. (2017, March). Hybridizing an extensive reading in Japanese course: Moving from individual to online spaces. Paper presented at 2017 American Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Spring Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Yoshimura, Y., Domier, S., & Takahashi, A. (2016, November). Expanding a Japanese extensive reading course to an online environment. Paper presented at ACTFL 2016 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, Boston.

Ito.K., & Yoshimura, Y. (2016, September). Recast and elicitation: The effectiveness of corrective feedback on Japanese language learners. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum 2016, Columbia University, New York.

Yoshimura, Y., & Takahashi, A. (2016, June). Nihongo tadoku jugyo niyoru jiritsu gakushu no sokushin. [Promoting autonomous learning in Japanese extensive reading class]. Poster presented at the 25th Japanese Language Teaching Association in Honor of Professor Fumiko Koide. Tokyo, Japan.

Yoshimura, Y., & Shiomi, Y. (2016, May). Learning Kanji online using Skritter. [Skritter o tsukatta online jo deno Kanji gakushu no houkoku]. Paper presented at 30th Annual Conference of the Japanese Language Teachers Association of the Northeastern Region, Wellesley College, Boston.

Yoshimura, Y., Domier, S., & Johnson, A. (2015, August). Incorporating effective extensive reading into Japanese language education programs: Developing a credit-bearing course for Tadoku. Paper presented at 29th Annual Conference of the Japanese Language Teachers Association of the Northeastern Region, Tufts University, Boston.

Yoshimura, Y. (2009, October). The effect of oral repetition in sentence production: Cross-linguistic Study by Chinese, English and Korean Learners. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum, Michigan State University, Michigan.

Yoshimura, Y., & MacWhinney, B (2008, March). The role of lexical access in second language sentence production. Paper presented at Annual Conference of American Association of Applied Linguistics, Washington DC.

Yoshimura, Y., & MacWhinney, B. (2007, Oct). The effect of oral repetition in L2 speech fluency: System for an experimental tool and a language tutor. Paper presented at Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE), organized by a special interest group from International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), Farmington, Pennsylvania.

Yoshimura, Y. & MacWhinney, B. (2005, July). The role of automaticity: Development of oral fluency. Paper presented at The 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Hosted by the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Madison, Wisconsin.

Yoshimura, Y. (2005, March). The role of language input in the acquisition of Japanese sentence comprehension strategy. Paper presented at The Association of Teachers of Japanese. Chicago.

Yoshimura, Y. & MacWhinney, B. (2004, October). Computing cue validity to explain cue transfer. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum, Pennsylvania State University, State College.

Yoshimura, Y. & MacWhinney, B. (2004, August). Honorifics in Japanese sentence interpretation: Clues to the missing actor. Poster presented at 26th Annual Meeting of the Cocnitive Science Society, Chicago, Illinois.

Yoshimura, Y., Mitsui, A., Hamada, M., & Takano-Hayes, S. (2004, June). Evaluating web-based instruction and b-board use for Elementary Japanese course. Paper presented at Annual Symposium of Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Yoshimura, Y., & MacWhinney, B. (2004, May). Case-marking Cues in English and Japanese Sentence Interpretation. Paper presented at Annual Conference of American Association of Applied Linguistics, Portland, Oregon.

Yoshimura, Y., & MacWhinney, B. (2003, October). The use of honorific verbs as cues to sentence comprehension. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum, University of Arizona, Tucson.

Yoshimura, Y., & MacWhinney, B. (2003, October). The use of pronominal case information in sentence interpretation. Poster presented at 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, MA.

 

Invited Talks

Yoshimura, Y. (2017, March). Teaching a blended course on Japanese extensive reading in the U.S. and its assessment. Paper presented at the International Symposium of Language Education in the Age of Multi-layered Language Environments. Hokkaido University, Japan.

Yoshimura, Y. (2016, November). How to create a video conferencing environment in the library. Paper given at the Five-College Pedagogy Seminar. Amherst, Massachusetts.

Yoshimura, Y. (2009, October). Cross-linguistic analysis of Japanese sentence fluency: transfer and practice. Paper given in the Five College Japan Lecture Series, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Yoshimura, Y. (2008, January). The effect of oral practice in increasing fluency in sentence production. Paper given at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.