English CV

  • Name:

    • Yuichiro KOBAYASHI
  • Affiliation:

    • Department of Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences, College of Industrial Technology, Nihon University
  • Research interests:

  • Education:

    • March 2012
      • Ph.D (Language and Culture)
      • Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University
    • March 2004
      • M.A. (English)
      • Graduate School of Humanities (Department of English), Hosei University
    • March 2002
  • Professional experience:

  • Papers (selected):

    1. Masumi Narita, Yuichiro Kobayashi & Mariko Abe (in press). Recurrent multiword combinations in L1 and L2 argumentative essays. Asian EFL Journal, 20(?), ??-??.  forthcoming!!
    2. Yuichiro Kobayashi (2017). Developmental patterns of metadiscourse in second language writing. Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 21(2), 41-54. *refereed Link
    3. Yuichiro Kobayashi, Misaki Amagasa, & Takafumi Suzuki (2017). Investigating the chronological variation of popular song lyrics through lexical indices. Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities, 2(1), 90-107. *refereed Link
    4. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Mariko Abe (2016). A corpus-based approach to the register awareness of Asian learners of English. Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 20(2), 1-17. *refereed Link
    5. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Mariko Abe (2016). Automated scoring of L2 spoken English with random forests. Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 20(1), 55-73. *refereed Link
    6. Yuichiro Kobayashi (2016). Investigating metadiscourse markers in Asian Englishes: A corpus-based approach. Language in Focus: International Journal of Studies in Applied Linguistics and ELT, 2(1), 19-35. *refereed Link
    7. Yuichiro Kobayashi (2016). Heat map with hierarchical clustering: Multivariate visualization method for corpus-based language studies. NINJAL Research Papers, 11, 25-36. *refereed Link
    8. Kiyomi Chujo, Yuichiro Kobayashi, Atsushi Mizumoto, & Kathryn Oghigian (2016). Exploring the effectiveness of combined web-based corpus tools for beginner EFL DDL. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 4(4), 262-274. *refereed Link
    9. Yuichiro Kobayashi (2014). Computer-aided error analysis of L2 spoken English: A data mining approach. Proceedings of the Conference on Language and Technology 2014 (pp. 127-134). *refereed PDF
    10. Yuichiro Kobayashi (2014). Exploring error patterns in L2 spoken English with data mining techniques. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 97-98. *refereed PDF
    11. Yasutake Ishii, Satoru Uchida, Kyoko Hayashi & Yuichiro Kobayashi (2014). An analysis of three collocations dictionaries for learners of English. Lexicon, 44, 24-53. *refereed
    12. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Mariko Abe (2014). A machine learning approach to the effects of writing task prompts. Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World, 2, 163-175. *refereed PDF
    13. Yuichiro Kobayashi (2013). Analyzing developmental patterns of vocabulary used by Japanese EFL learners: A comparison of spoken and written learner corpora. In S. Granger, G. Gilquin, & F. Meunier  (Eds), Twenty years of learner corpus research: Looking back, moving ahead (pp. 277-287). Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses universitaires de Louvain. *refereed Link
    14. Mariko Abe, Yuichiro Kobayashi & Masumi Narita (2013). Using multivariate statistical techniques to analyze the writing of East Asian learners of English. Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World, 1, 55-65. *refereed
    15. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Kenji Kitao (2010). Comparing graded readers and authorized English language textbooks in junior and senior high schools: From the viewpoint of vocabulary and readability. Journal of Culture and Information Science, 5, 1-14. *refereed PDF
    16. Yuichiro Kobayashi (2009). Profiling metadiscourse markers in native and non-native English. Lexicon, 39, 1-17. *refereed
  • Presentations (selected):

    1. Yuichiro Kobayashi, Yusuke Kondo & Mariko Abe (17-19th September, 2018). Predicting EFL learners’ oral proficiency levels in monologue tasks. Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference 2018 (at Sunport Hall Takamatsu, Japan) *refereed forthcoming!!
    2. Yusuke Kondo, Mariko Abe, Yutaka Ishii, & Yuichiro Kobayashi (21st August, 2018). The relationship between word error rate in automatic speech recognition and proficiency of L2 speech. Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL) 2018 (at Juntendo University, Japan) *refereed forthcoming!!
    3. Mariko Abe, Yusuke Kondo, Yuichiro Kobayashi, Akira Murakami & Yasuhiro Fujiwara (20th July, 2018). Initial findings from a longitudinal learner corpus: A year-long development of L2 speaking performance. Teaching and Learning Corpora 2018 (at the University of Cambridge, UK) *refereed
    4. Kiyomi Chujo, Atsushi Mizumoto, Yuichiro Kobayashi, Akira Hamada & Kathryn Oghigian (19th July, 2018). Evaluating the appropriateness of the sentence corpus of remedial English to benefit beginner level EFL students. Teaching and Learning Corpora 2018 (at the University of Cambridge, UK) *refereed
    5. Mariko Abe, Yusuke Kondo & Yuichiro Kobayashi (11th July 2018). Constructing a longitudinal learner corpus. The 12th International Free Linguistics Conference (University of Malaya, Malaysia) *refereed
    6. Mariko Abe, Yasuhiro Fujiwara & Yuichiro Kobayashi (5th October, 2017). Tracking L2 language development through construction of a longitudinal spoken learner corpus. Learner Corpus Research 2017 (at EURAC Research, Italy) *refereed
    7. Yuichiro Kobayashi (10th August, 2017). Automated speech scoring: A text classification approach. Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies 2017 (at Tokai University, Japan) *refereed
    8. Yuichiro Kobayashi (26th July, 2017). Developmental patterns of metadiscourse in second language writing. Corpus Linguistics 2017 (at the University of Birmingham, UK) *refereed
    9. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Akira Murakami (2nd March, 2017). Variation across L2 speech and writing: A multidimensional study. Language in Focus 2017 (at Kaya Artemis Resort, Cyprus) *refereed
    10. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Akira Murakami (23rd October, 2016). Contrastive analysis of L2 speech and writing: A multi-dimensional approach. Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference 2016 (at Beihang University, China) *refereed
    11. Yuichiro Kobayashi, Misaki Amagasa, & Takafumi Suzuki (26th August, 2016). Investigating the chronological variation of lyrics of popular songs through lexical indices. International Quantitative Linguistics Conference 2016 (at Europäische Rechts Akademie, Germany) *refereed
    12. Mariko Abe & Yuichiro Kobayashi (10th March, 2016). Grammatical, morphological, and lexical errors between careful and vernacular styles. Language in Focus 2016 (at Kaya Ramada Plaza, Turkey) *refereed
    13. Yuichiro Kobayashi (5th December, 2015). Comparing native and non-native English through significance tests and effects sizes. Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL) 2015 (at Korea University, Korea) *refereed
    14. Yuichiro Kobayashi (19th November, 2015). Investigating metadiscourse markers in Asian Englishes: A corpus-based approach. Symposium on Second Language Writing 2015 (at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand) *refereed
    15. Masumi Narita, Mariko Abe, & Yuichiro Kobayashi (21st July, 2015). Effects of a writing prompt on L2 learners' essays. Corpus Linguistics 2015 (at Lancaster University, UK) *refereed
    16. Mariko Abe, Yuichiro Kobayashi & Masumi Narita (31st October, 2015). Distinctive and shared linguistic aspects of L2 written production by East Asian learners of English. Second International Symposium on EFL Writing in East Asia (at the University of Tokyo, Japan)
    17. Tomoko Okazaki & Yuichiro Kobayashi (4th October, 2015). A statistical analysis of conjunctions in Early Middle Japanese with a focus on deictic expressions. International Symposium on the Japanese Diachronic Corpora (at National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Japan) *invited
    18. Masumi Narita, Mariko Abe, & Yuichiro Kobayashi (21st July, 2015). Effects of a writing prompt on L2 learners' essays. Corpus Linguistics 2015 (at Lancaster University, UK) *refereed
    19. Yuichiro Kobayashi (6th March, 2015). A corpus-based contrastive analysis of L2 metadiscourse. Language in Focus 2015 (at Lykia Lodge Kapadokya, Turkey) *refereed
    20. Yuichiro Kobayashi (14th November, 2014). Computer-aided error analysis of L2 spoken English: A data mining approach. 5th Conference on Language and Technology (at DHA Suffa University, Pakistan) *refereed
    21. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Mariko Abe (27th September, 2014). The similarity and difference between human scoring and automated scoring. Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (ALAK) 2014 (at Sangmyung University, Korea) *refereed
    22. Yuichiro Kobayashi (17th August, 2014). Exploring error patterns in L2 spoken English with data mining techniques. Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL) 2014 (at Waseda University, Japan) *refereed
    23. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Mariko Abe (22nd July, 2014). How do L1 and proficiency level influence L2 written production? Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC) 11 (at the Lancaster University, UK) *refereed
    24. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Mariko Abe (31st May, 2014). A machine learning approach to the effects of writing task prompts. Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World (LCSAW) 2014 (at Kobe University, Japan)  *refereed
    25. Yuichiro Kobayashi, Shosaku Tanaka, Yoichi Tomiura, Yoshinori Miyazaki, & Michio Tokumi (19th March, 2014).  Identifying discipline-specific expressions based on institutional repository. Digital Humanities Australasia 2014 (at the University of Western Australia, Australia) *refereed
    26. Mariko Abe & Yuichiro Kobayashi (19th March, 2014).  Profiling developmental patterns of learner language. Digital Humanities Australasia 2014 (at the University of Western Australia, Australia) *refereed
    27. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Mariko Abe (7th March, 2014). Automated scoring of L2 spoken English with random forests. Second Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC 2014)  (at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) *refereed
    28. Mariko Abe, Yuichiro Kobayashi, & Masumi Narita (28th September, 2013). Linguistic features discriminating between native English speakers and East Asian learner groups with different proficiency levels. Learner Corpus Research 2013 (at Solstrand Hotel & Bad, Norway) *refereed
    29. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Toshiyuki Kanamaru (25th July, 2013). Identification of linguistic features for predicting L2 proficiency levels using Coh-Metrix and machine learning. Corpus Linguistics 2013 (at Lancaster University, UK) *refereed
    30. Mariko Abe, Yuichiro Kobayashi, & Masumi Narita (23rd March, 2013). Using multivariate statistical techniques to analyze writing of East Asian learners. Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World (LCSAW) 2013 (at Kobe University, Japan) *invited
    31. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Toshiyuki Kanamaru (14th March, 2013). Predicting the proficiency levels of language learners using random forests. 5th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC 2013) (at the University of Alicante, Spain) *refereed
    32. Yuichiro Kobayashi (10th December, 2012). A multivariate approach to metadiscourse markers in native and non-native English. Korean Association for Corpus Linguistics 2012 (at Pusan National University, Korea) *refereed
    33. Yuichiro Kobayashi & Shosaku Tanaka (14th July, 2012). Syntax and discourse in good and poor scientific articles. Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC) 10 (at the University of Warsaw, Poland) *refereed
    34. Yuichiro Kobayashi (15th September, 2011). Analyzing developmental patterns of vocabulary used by Japanese EFL learners: A comparison of spoken and written learner corpora. Learner Corpus Research 2011 (at the Mercure Hotel in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) *refereed
    35. Tomoji Tabata, Harold Short, Gerhard Brey, Maki Miyake, Yuichiro Kobayashi, Miguel Vieira, & Matteo Romanello (13th September, 2011). Statistical text-mining on English Woman’s Journal. Osaka Symposium on Digital Humanities 2011 (at Osaka University, Japan) *refereed
    36. Yuichiro Kobayashi (21st July, 2011). A corpus-based approach to the unnaturalness of non-native metadiscourse. Corpus Linguistics 2011 (at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, UK) *refereed
    37. Yuichiro Kobayashi (2nd June, 2011). A multivariate approach to the word-class distribution in L2 spoken English. ICAME 32 (at Clarion Royal Christiania Hotel, Norway) *refereed
    38. Yuichiro Kobayashi (23rd September, 2010). Authorship attribution of Japanese texts using supervised and unsupervised classifications. Collaborative Research Workshop: New Methods in Textual Analysis and Text Mining (at King's College London, UK)
    39. Yuichiro Kobayashi (21st March, 2010). Investigating stylistic variation in Japanese novelists through multivariate analysis of punctuation use. 2010 Osaka Workshop on Digital Humanities (at Osaka University, Japan) *invited
    40. Yuichiro Kobayashi (29th March, 2009). Classifying language data: An introduction to Japanese text mining. 2009 Tokyo Workshop on Digital Humanities (at the University of Tokyo, Japan) *invited
  • Contact:

   kobayashi0721[at]gmail.com