Natsuko Shintani

List of John Benjamins publications for which Natsuko Shintani plays a role.



Subjects Applied linguistics | Language acquisition | Language teaching


Roever, Carsten, Natsuko Shintani, Yan Zhu and Rod Ellis 2023 Chapter 6. Proficiency effects on L2 pragmaticsL2 Pragmatics in Action: Teachers, learners and the teaching-learning interaction process, Martínez-Flor, Alicia, Ariadna Sánchez-Hernández and Júlia Barón (eds.), pp. 145–167 | Chapter
Proficiency is a widely used concept in second language (L2) pragmatics where it is commonly viewed as lexico-grammatical knowledge, and can be measured by means of standardised or researcher-designed tests, or estimated on the basis of levels in a language program. It is a common grouping… read more
Providing written corrective feedback in computer-mediated communication (CMC) environments has increasingly attracted the interest of both researchers and practitioners. In this chapter we reflect on our study, Shintani & Aubrey (2016), which examined the comparative effects of synchronous and… read more
This study investigated the pragmatic competence of 50 Japanese English major students, divided into two groups, one of which participated in a study abroad (SA) program and the other stayed at home (AH) taking regular university classes. Two tests were used to measure two aspects of the… read more
This article reports on an elementary school teacher’s research project that evaluated a new teaching practice for Japanese elementary school students. The project was conducted in two fifth-grade classes comprising a total of 59 students. The teacher-researcher designed a computer-mediated… read more
This chapter reports a classroom-based experimental study focusing on the effects of providing metalinguistic explanation (ME) before asking learners to perform a practice activity involving story reconstruction on their acquisition of a grammatical structure. The task required learners to… read more
Shintani, Natsuko 2018 Chapter 7. Researching TBLT for young, beginner learners in JapanTBLT as a Researched Pedagogy, Samuda, Virginia, Kris Van den Branden and Martin Bygate (eds.), pp. 199–212 | Chapter
This chapter addresses a personal account of how I came to carry out research into TBLT within, and as a response to, my own teaching context. I started my career as an English teacher in a large private language institution. Due to my dissatisfaction with the effectiveness of the teaching methods… read more
This chapter examines task repetition from a sociocultural perspective. I will report a study examining how the dynamics of teacher-student interaction change when the same task is repeated over time. I draw on sociocultural theory by viewing task repetition as one way of dynamically mediating… read more