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About myself
Courses Taught
Major Publications
Photos of TESOL '98 Crit Ped/ OISE Gang 
in Seattle
Photos of Cara, Jasper and Punkin
Photos of Lake District, Summer 1999
Photos of the High Sierra, Summer 2001
Photos of TESOL 2001
in St. Louis
Photos of AAAL/TESOL 2002 in Salt Lake
Photos of Sequoia National Park,
Summer 2002
Photos of AILA 2002 
in Singapore
Photos of TESOL 2003 Baltimore
Photos of LED 2003 in New Zealand
Photos of Active New Zealand Trip 2003
Photos of TESOL 2004 Long Beach
Photos of
AAAL 2004 in Portland, Oregon

Photos of literacy education conference 2004 Athens, Greece
Photos of Ansel Adams Wilderness, Summmer 2004
Photos of TESOL 2005
San Antonio

Photos of AERA and ISLS 2005, Montreal
Photos of AILA 2005 
in Madison, Wisconsin
Photos of Cottonwood  Creek and White Mountains, Summer 2005
Photos of TESOL 2005
Tampa
Photos of AAAL 2006
Montréal
Photos of Bear Creek, Summer 2006
Photos of TESOL 2007
Seattle

Photos of AAAL/TESOL 2008
Washington DC/New York
Photos of SLRF 2008
Honolulu

Photos of AAAL/TESOL 2009
Denver
Photos of IPrA 2009
Melbourne

Photos of AAAL 2010
Atlanta

Photos of TESOL 2010
Boston

Photos of TESOL 2011
New Orleans
Photos of AAAL 2011
Chicago
Photos of ACLA 2011
Fredericton
Photos of AILA 2011
Beijing

Photos of AAAL 2012
Boston

Photos of AAAL/TESOL 2013
Dallas
Photos of ISLS 2013
San Juan
Photos of AAAL/TESOL 2014
Portland
Photos of AILA 2014
Brisbane

Photos of AAAL/TESOL 2015
Toronto
Photos of ISLS 2015
Albuquerque
Photos of ETA-ROC 2015  Taipei
Photos of SSLW 2015
Auckland, NZ

Photos of LED 2015
Auckland, NZ
Photos of AATJ/AAS 2016
Seattle, WA

Photos of TESOL/AAAL 2016
Baltimore, MD and Orlando, FL
Photos of CELC 2016
Singapore

Photos of CCCC AAAL TESOL 2017
Portland & Seattle





About myself:


Courses Taught:

    JAPN305  Advanced Japanese
    JAPN306  Topics in Japanese Society and Culture
       Students' Culture Projects: Spring 2006
    JAPN119  Structures of Japanese
    EDUC 83  Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages
    EDUC629  Language Minority Students: Issues for Practitioners
    EDUC678 Culture and Politics in Second Language Education

    LLED577 Culture and Politics in Second Language Education

Major Publications:

Books

Kubota, R., & Lin, A. (Eds.) (2009). Race, culture, and identity in second language education: Exploring critically engaged practice. New York: Routledge.

 

Kubota, R., & Sun, Y. (Eds.) (2012). Demystifying career paths after graduate school: A guide for second language professionals in higher education. Charlotte: NC: Information Age Publishing.


久保田竜子 (2015) 『グローバル化社会と言語教育:クリティカルな視点から』くろしお出版

久保田竜子(2015)『英語教育と文化・人種・ジェンダー』くろしお出版

 

Refereed Journal Articles

Kubota, R., & Miller, E. R. (2017).  Reexamining and reenvisioning criticality in language studies: Theories and praxis. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies.

Kubota, R. (2016). The social imaginary of study abroad: Complexities and contradictions. Language Teaching Journal, 44, 347-357.


Kubota, R. (2016). The multi/plural turn, postcolonial theory, and neoliberal multiculturalism: Complicities and implications for applied linguistics. Applied Linguistics, 37, 474-494.


久保田竜子 (2015) 「アジアにおける日系企業駐在員の言語選択ー英 語能力至上主義への疑問ー」『ことばと社会』(081-106頁)


Kubota, R. (2015). Neoliberal paradoxes of language learning: Xenophobia and international communication. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. doi: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01434632.2015.1071825

Heng Hartse, J., & Kubota, R. (2014). Pluralizing English? Variation in high-stakes academic texts and challenges of copyediting. Journal of Second Language Writing, 24, 71-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jslw.2014.04.001

Kubota, R. (2014). Race and language learning in multicultural Canada: Towards critical antiracism. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2014.892497

Kubota, R. (2013). 'Language is only a tool': Japanese expatriates working in China and implications for language teaching. Multilingual Education. doi:10.1186/2191-5059-3-4 Available from http://www.multilingual-education.com/content/3/1/4


Kubota, R. (2013). Dislimiting second language writing. Journal of Second Language Writing.


Kubota, R. (2012). Memories of war: Exploring Victim-Victimizer Perspectives in Critical CBI in Japanese. L2 Journal, 4, 37-57. Available from http://escholarship.org/uc/item/2c88h039

 

Kubota, R. (2011). Questioning linguistic instrumentalism: English, neoliberalism, and language tests in Japan. Linguistics and Education, 22, 248-260. doi:10.1016/j.linged.2011.02.002

 

Kubota, R. (2011). Nihongo, nihonbunka no kuritikaru na shido: Riron kara jissen e [Critical instruction of Japanese language and culture: From theory to practice. BATJ Journal, 12, 25-36.

 

Kubota, R. (2011). Learning a foreign language as leisure and consumption: Enjoyment, desire, and the business of eikaiwa. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 14, 473-488.

 

Kubota, R., & McKay, S. (2009). Globalization and language learning in rural Japan: The role of English in the local linguistic ecology. TESOL Quarterly, 43, 593-619.

 

Kubota, R. (2009). Internationalization of universities: Paradoxes and responsibilities. The Modern Language Journal, 93, 612-616.

 

Kubota, R., & Catlett, S. (2008). Spanish only for foreign language at the elementary school (FLES): Competing discourses in local language policy. Foreign Language Annals, 41, 102-118.


Kubota, R., & Austin, T. (2007). Critical approaches to world language education in the United States: An introduction. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 5 (2&3), 73-83.

 

Shi, L., & Kubota, R. (2007). Patterns of rhetorical organizations in Canadian and American language arts textbooks: An exploratory study. English for Specific Purposes, 26 (2), 180-202.

 

Kubota, R., & Lin, A. (2006). Race and TESOL: Concepts, research, and future directions. TESOL Quarterly, 40 (3), 471-493.

 

Kubota, R., & Lehner, A. (2005). Response to Ulla Connor's comments on "Toward critical contrastive rhetoric."  Journal of Second Language Writing, 14, (2), 137-143.

 

Kubota, R., & Shi, L. (2005). Instruction and reading samples for opinion and argumentative writing in L1 junior high school textbooks in China and Japan. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 15 (1), 97-127.

 

Lin, A., Grant, R., Kubota, R., Motha, S., Sachs, G. T., Vandrick, S., and Wong, S. (2004). Women faculty of color in TESOL: Theorizing our lived experiences. TESOL Quarterly, 38 (3), 487-504.

 

Kubota, R., & Lehner, A. (2004). Toward critical contrastive rhetoric. Journal of Second Language Writing, 13. 7-27.

 

Kubota, R. (2004). The Politics of cultural difference in second language education. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 1 (1), 21-39.

 

Kubota, R. (2003). Unfinished knowledge: The story of Barbara.  College ESL, 10 (1 & 2), 11-21. (Reprinted in H. Luria, D. M. Seymour, & T. Smoke (Eds.) (2005), Language and linguistics in context: Readings and applications for teachers (pp. 107-113). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.)

 

Kubota, R., Austin, T., & Saito-Abbott, Y. (2003). Diversity and inclusion of sociopolitical issues in foreign language classrooms: An exploratory survey. Foreign Language Annals, 36 (1), 12-24.

 

Kubota, R. (2003). Critical teaching of Japanese culture. Japanese Language and Literature, 37, 67-87.

 

Kubota, R. (2003). New approaches to race, class, and gender in second language writing. Journal of Second Language Writing, 12 (1), 31-47.

            (Reprinted in L. Wei (Ed.) (2011), The Routledge applied linguistics reader (pp. 262-274). London: Routledge.)

 

Kubota, R. (2002). Commentary on Japanese fragments: An exploration in cultural perception and duality (A response to Adrian Holliday's article, "Japanese fragments: An exploration in cultural perception and duality"). Asia Pacific Journal of Language Education, 5 (1), 37-41.

 

Kubota, R. (2002). The author responds: (Un)Raveling racism in a nice field like TESOL. TESOL Quarterly 36, (1), 84-92.

 

Kubota, R. (2001). Discursive construction of the images of U.S. classrooms. TESOL Quarterly 35 (1), 9-38.

 

Kubota, R. (2001). Learning linguistic diversity from World Englishes. Social Studies, 92 (2), 69-72.

 

Kubota, R (2001).  Teaching World Englishes to native speakers of English: A pilot project in a high school class.  World Englishes, 20 (1), 47-64.

 

Kubota, R., Gardner, K., Patten, M., Thatcher-Fettig, C., and Yoshida, M. (2000). Mainstream peers try on English Language Learners' shoes: A shock language experience.  TESOL Journal, 9 (4), 12-16.

 

Kubota, R. & Ward, L. (2000).  Exploring linguistic diversity through World Englishes.  English Journal, 89 (6), 80-86.

 

Kubota, R. (1999).  Author responds (to Dwight Atkinson's and Craig Sower's comments on "Japanese culture constructed by discourses:  Implications for applied linguistic research and English language teaching").  TESOL Quarterly, 33 (4), 749-758.

 

Kubota, R. (1999).  Learning Japanese via satellite in an American high school:  A case study.  Foreign Language Annals, 32 (3), 329-347.

 

Kubota, R.  (1999). Word processing and WWW projects in a college Japanese language class.  Foreign Language Annals, 32 (2), 205-217.

 

Kubota, R. & Bardsley, J. (1999). Introducing computer technologies to Asian language programs. Education about Asia, 4 (1), 42-46.

 

Kubota, R. (1999).  Japanese culture constructed by discourses: Implications for applied linguistic research and English language teaching.  TESOL Quarterly, 33 (1), 9-35.

 

Kubota, R. (1998). Ideologies of English in Japan.  World Englishes, 17 (3), 295-306.

 

Kubota, R. (1998). An investigation of Japanese and English L1 essay organization: Differences and similarities.  The Canadian Modern Language Review, 54 (4), 475-507. 

(Reprinted in Asia Pacific Journal of Language Education, 1 (2), 23-56.)

 

Kubota, R. (1998). Voices from the margin:  Second/Foreign language teaching approaches from minority perspectives.  The Canadian Modern Language Review, 54 (3), 394-412.

 

Kubota, R. (1998).  An investigation of L1-L2 transfer in writing among Japanese university students: Implications for contrastive rhetoric.  Journal of Second Language Writing, 7 (1), 69-100.

 

Kubota, R. (1997). Reevaluation of the uniqueness of Japanese written discourse:  Implications for contrastive rhetoric.  Written Communication.14, (4), 460-480.

 

Kubota, R.  (1996).  Critical pedagogy and critical literacy in teaching Japanese (in Japanese).  Japanese-Language Education around the Globe, Vol.6 (pp. 35-48).  The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute.

 

Kubota, R. and Heining-Boynton, A. (1996). "Against all odds": Creating a K-12 Japanese language teacher certification program. Dimension '96, 33-47.

           

Kubota, R. (1989).  Analysis of English learning problems experienced by Japanese students in the U.S. and suggestions for global bilingual assessment (In Japanese).  Bulletin of the Center for Education of Children Overseas. No.5: 1-25. Tokyo: Gakugei University.

 

Special Issues Edited for Refereed Journals

Kubota, R., & Miller, E. R. (2017). Special Issue: Reexamining and reenvisioning criticality in language studies. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies.

Kubota, R. (2014). Special Issue: Race and language learning in multicultural Canada. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.

 

Kim, S. & Kubota, R. (Eds.) (2012). Special Issue: Supporting nonnative-English-speaking instructors to maximize student learning in their courses. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching.

 

Kubota, R., & Austin, T. (Eds.) (2007). Special issue: "Critical perspectives on world language education in the U.S." for Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 4 (2-3).

 

Kubota, R., & Lin, A. (Eds.) (2006). Special topic issue: "Race and TESOL" for TESOL Quarterly, 40 (3).

 

Kubota, R. (Ed.) (2003). Special issue: "Sociocultural Issues in Teaching Japanese: Critical Approaches" for Japanese Language and Literature, 37.

 

Book Chapters

Kubota, R. (2017). Studying up, down, or across?: Selecting who to research. In McKinley, J., & Rose, H. (Eds.), Doing research in applied linguistics: Realities, dilemmas, and solutions (pp. 17-26). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Kubota, R., & Okuda, T. (2016). Critical language teacher identity. In G. Barkhuizen (Ed.), Reflections on language teacher identity research (pp. 210-214). Routledge.

Kubota, R., & Okuda, T. (2016). Confronting language myths, linguicism and racism in English language teaching in Japan. In P. Bunce, V. Rapatahana, R. Phillipson & T. R. F. Tupas (Eds.), Why English? Confronting the Hydra (pp. 159-176). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.


Kubota, R. (2016). Critical content-based instruction in the world language classroom: Critical issues for implementation. L. Cammarata (Ed.), Content-based foreign language teaching: Curriculum and pedagogy for developing advanced thinking and literacy skills (pp. 192-211). New York: Routledge.

Kubota, R. (2016). Paradoxes of Learning English in Multilingual Japan:Envisioning Education for Border-Crossing Communication. In I. Nakane & E. Otsuji (Eds.), Languages and identities in a transitional Japan: From internationalization to globalization (pp. 59-77). Routledge.


Kubota, R. (2015). Inequalities of Englishes, English speakers, and languages: A critical perspective of pluralist approaches to English. T. R. F. Tupas (Ed.), Unequal Englishes (pp. 21-41). Palgrave.


Kubota, R. (2014). Nihongo kyôiku ni okeru bunka [Culture in Japanese language education] In Y. Tohsaku (Ed.), America ni okeru nihongo kyôiku [Teaching Japanese language in the United States]. Available from http://www.aatj.org/resources/publications/book/Culture_Kubota.pdf


Kubota, R. (2013). Critical explorations of multiculturalism and race: Language teachers reflecting on public events in the news. In C. J. Figueredo & M. R. Mastrella-de-Andrade (Eds.), Ensino de línguas na contemporadeidade: Práticas de construção de identidades [Identity practices in language learning and teaching contexts] (pp. 129-149). Campinas, Brazil: Pontes Editora.


Kubota, R., & Fujimoto, D. (2013). Racialized native-speakers: Voices of Japanese American English language professionals. In S. A. Houghton & D. J. Rivers (Eds.), The native-speaker English language teacher: From exclusion to inclusion (pp. 196-206). Multilingual Matters.

 

Miller, E., & Kubota, R. (2013). Second Language Learning and Identity Construction. J Herschensohn & M. Young-Sholten (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition (pp. 230-250). Cambridge University Press.

 

Kubota, R., & Chiang, L. (2012). Gender and race in ESP research. In B. Paltridge & S. Starfield (Eds.), The handbook of English for specific purposes (pp. 481-499). Blackwell.

 

Kubota, R. (2012). The politics of EIL: Toward border-crossing communication in and beyond English. In A. Matsuda (Ed.), Principles and practices of teaching English as an international language (pp.55-69). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

 

Kubota, R. (2012). Critical approaches to intercultural discourse and communication. In C. B. Paulton, S. F. Kiesling, & E. S. Rangel (Eds.), The handbook of intercultural discourse and communication (pp. 90-109). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Kubota, R. (2011). Immigration, diversity, and language education in Japan: Toward a glocal approach to teaching English. In P. Seargeant (Ed.), English in Japan in the era of globalization (pp. 101-124). Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Lin, A., & Kubota, R. (2011). Discourse and race. In K. Hyland & B. Paltridge (Eds.), The Continuum companion to discourse analysis (pp. 277-290). Continuum.

 

Kubota, R. (2011). The politics of school curriculum and assessment in Japan. In Y. Zhao et al. (Ed.), Handbook of Asian education: A cultural perspective (pp. 214-230), New York: Routledge.

 

Kubota, R. (2010). Cross-cultural perspectives on writing: Contrastive rhetoric. In N. H. Hornberger & S. L. McKay (Eds.), Sociolinguistics and language education (pp. 265-289). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

 

Kubota, R. (2010). Critical multicultural education and second/foreign language teaching. In S. May & C. Sleeter (Eds.), Critical multiculturalism: From theory to practice (pp. 99-112). New York: Routledge.

 

Kubota, R. (2010). Critical approaches to theory in second language writing: A case of critical contrastive rhetoric. In T. Silva & P. K. Matsuda (Eds.), Practicing theory in second language writing (pp. 191-208). West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press.

 

Kubota, R. (2009). Does indirectness really symbolize Japanese written texts? Internationalization and literacy education in Japan. In D. Koutsogiannis & M. Arapopoulou (Eds.), Literacy, new technologies & education: Aspects of the local and the global (pp. 117-137). ZITI Publications.

 

Kubota, R. (2009). Rethinking the superiority of the native speaker: Toward a relational understanding of power. In Neriko, M. Dorr (Ed.),"Native speakers" revisited: Multilingualism, standardization, and diversity in language education (pp. 233-247). Mouton de Gruyter.

 

Kubota, R. (2009). Spiritual dimensions in language teaching: A personal reflection. In M. S. Wong & S. Canagarajah (Eds.), Christian and critical English language educators in dialogue: Pedagogical and ethical dilemmas (pp. 225-234). New York: Routledge.

 

Kubota, R., & Lin, A. (2009). Race, culture, and identities in second language education: Introduction to research and practice. In R. Kubota & A. Lin (Eds.), Race, culture, and identity in second language education: Exploring critically engaged practice (pp. 1-22). New York: Routledge.

 

Kubota, R. (2008). Kotoba to bunka no hyojunka ni tsuite no ikko [On standardization of language and culture]. In S. Sato & N. Doerr (Ed.), Bunka, kotoba, kyoiku: Nihongo/Nihon no kyoiku no "hyojun" o koete [Culture, language, and education: Behond the norm of education of Japanese/Japan] (pp. 14-30). Tokyo: Akashi Shoten.

 

Kubota, R. (2008). Nihon bunka o hihan teki ni oshieru [Critical teaching of Japanese culture]. In S. Sato & N. Doerr (Ed.), Bunka, kotoba, kyoiku: Nihongo/Nihon no kyoiku no "hyojun" o koete [Culture, language, and education: Behond the norm of education of Japanese/Japan] (pp. 151-173). Tokyo: Akashi Shoten.

 

Kubota, R. (2008). Critical approaches to teaching Japanese and culture. In J. Mori & A. S. Ohta (Eds.), Japanese applied linguistics: Discourse and social perspectives (pp. 327-352). Continuum.

 

Shin, H., & Kubota, R. (2008). Postcolonialism and globalization in language education. In B. Spolsky & F. M. Hult (Eds.), The handbook of educational linguistics (pp. 206-219). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

 

Kubota, R., & Abels, K. (2006). Improving institutional ESL/EAP support for international students: Seeking the promised land. In P. K. Matsuda, C. Ortmeier-Hooper, & X. You (Eds.), Politics of second language writing: In search of the promised land (pp. 75-93). West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press.

 

Kubota, R. (2006). Teaching second languages for national security purposes: A case of post 9/11 U.S. In J. Edge (Ed.), (Re-)Locating TESOL in an age of empire (pp. 119-138). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Lin, A., Kubota, R., Motha, S., Wang, W., and Wong, S. (2006). Theorizing experiences of Asian women faculty in second- and foreign-language teacher education. In G. Li & G. Beckett (Eds.), "Strangers" of the Academy Asian Women Scholars in Higher Education (pp. 56-82). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

 

Kubota, R. (2005). Second language teaching for multilingualism and multiculturalism: Politics, challenges, and possibilities. In R. Hoosain & F. Salili (Eds.), Language and multicultural education (pp. 31-55). Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.

 

Amin, N., & Kubota, R. (2004). Native speaker discourses: Power and resistance in postcolonial teaching of English to speakers of other languages. In P. Ninnes & S. Mehta (Eds.), Re-Imagining comparative education: Postfoundational ideas and applications for critical times (pp. 107-127). New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

 

Kubota, R. (2004). Critical multiculturalism and second language education. In B. Norton & K. Toohey (Eds.), Critical pedagogies and language learning (pp. 30-52). Cambridge University Press.

 

Kubota, R. (2003). Critical approaches to culture and pedagogy in foreign language contexts. In J. Sharkey & K. E. Johnson (Eds.), The TESOL Quarterly dialogues: Rethinking issues of language, culture and power (pp. 114-121). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

 

Kubota, R. (2003). Striving for Original Voice in Publication?: A Critical Reflection. In C. Casanave and S. Vandrick (Eds.). Writing for scholarly publication: Behind the scenes in language education (pp. 61-69). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Kubota, R. (2003). America shoto chuto gaikokugo kyoin yosei puroguramu no kokka kijun to nihongo kyoiku: NCATE Standards [National standards for primary and secondary foreign language education in the United States: NCATE Standards]. In Y. Tohsaku (Ed.), Nihongo kyoshi no senmon noryoku kaihatsu: America no genjo to nihon e no teigen [Professional developing for Japanese language teachers: American situations and implications for Japan] ( pp. 77-85). Nihongo Kyoiku Gakkai.

 

Kubota, R. (2003). Nani o input, output, interaction suru no ka [What do we communication through input, output, and interaction?] (pp. 27-33). In T. Watanabe (Ed.), Eigo ga tsukaeru nihonjin no ikusei: MERRIER Approach no susume [Educating Japanese people who can use English: Promoting the MERRIER Approach]. Tokyo: Sanseido.

 

Kubota, R.  (2002). Japanese identities in written communication:  Politics and discourses.  In R. T. Donahue (Ed.), Exploring Japaneseness: On Japanese enactments of culture and consciousness (pp. 293-315). Westport, CT: Ablex.

 

Kubota, R. (2002).  Marginality as an asset: Toward a counter-hegemonic pedagogy for diversity.  In L. Vargas (Ed.), Women faculty of color in the white college classroom (pp. 293-307). Peter Lang.

 

Kubota, R. (2002). Impact of globalization on language teaching in Japan.  In D. Block and D. Cameron (Eds.), Globalization and language teaching (pp. 13-28). London, UK: Routledge.

 

Kubota, R. (2001).  My experience of learning to read and write in Japanese as L1 and English as L2. U. Connor and D. Belcher (Eds.), Reflections on Multiliterate Lives (pp. 96-109). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

 

Encyclopedia Entries

Kubota, R. (2016).Globalization and language education in Japan. In N. Van Deusen-Scholl & S. May (Eds.), Second and foreign language education. Encyclopedia of language and education (pp. 1-13). Springer.

Kubota, R. (2013). Multiculturalism and second language learning. C. Chapelle (Ed.), Encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Wiley.

 

Kubota, R. (2013). Critical race theory and qualitative research. C. Chapelle (Ed.), Encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Wiley.

 

Kubota, R. (2013). Language and education for returnees. C. Chapelle (Ed.), Encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Wiley.

 

Book Reviews

Kubota, R. (2005). Onna rashiku (Like a woman): The diary of a language learner in Japan. By Karen Ogulnick. Albany, NY: State University of Now York Press, 1998. 154 pp. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 4 (4), 321-325.

            (Reprinted in Education Review: A Journal of Book Reviews. Online at http://edrev.asu.edu/reviews/rev357.htm)

 

Kubota, R. (2002). Turn-taking in English and Japanese: Projectability in grammar, intonation, and semantics, by Hiroko Furo. New York & London: Routledge, 2001. 247 pp. The Canadian Modern Language Review, 59 (2), 310-312.

 

Kubota, R. (2000).  Principles of Japanese discourse: A handbook, by Senko K. Maynard.  Cambridge University Press, 1998, 309 pp.  The Canadian Modern Language Review, 56 (4), 704-706.

 

Kubota, R. (1999).  English and the discourses of colonialism, by Alastair Pennycook.  Routledge, 1998, 239 pp.  TESOL Quarterly, 33 (4), 771-773.

 

Kubota, R. (1998).  Cross-cultural aspects of second-language writing, by Ulla Connor.  Cambridge University Press, 1996, 201 pp.  The Canadian Modern Language Review, 54 (2), 293-296.

 

Papers for Conference Proceedings

Kubota, R. (2016). A critical examination of common beliefs about language teaching: From research insights to professional engagement. Epoch making in English language teaching and learning (pp. 348-365). Taipei: English Teachers' Association--Republic of China (ETA-ROC).


Kubota, R. (2015). Questioning language myths in English language teaching: Toward border-crossing communication. Selected papers from the twenty-fourth international symposium on English teaching (pp. 44-57). Taipei: English Teachers' Association--Republic of China (ETA-ROC).

Kubota, R. (2010). Toward critically engaged methodology. Selected papers from the nineteenth international symposium on English teaching (pp. 44-56). Taipei: English Teachers' Association-Republic of China (ETA-ROC).

 

Kubota, R. (2009). Does Indirectness really symbolize Japanese written texts?: Internationalization and literacy education in Japan. In D. Koutsogiannis & M. Arapopoulou (Eds.), Literacy, new technologies and education: Aspects of the local and the global (pp. 115-137). Thessaloniki, Greece: ZITI Publications.

 

Kubota, R. (2007). Critical approaches to culture in English language teaching. In B. Beaven (Ed.), IATEFL 2006 Harrogate Conference Selections (pp. 213-223). Canterbury, UK: International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).

 

Kubota, R. (2006). Written communication in English in a globalized Era: How and what to communicate. Building an innovative university for the globalized world, Akita International University International Conference (pp. 86-91).

 

Kubota, R. (2004) (Compiled). Southeast Association of Teachers of Japanese: Proceedings for the Nineteenth Annual Conference.

 

Kubota, R. (2003) (Compiled). Southeast Association of Teachers of Japanese: Proceedings for the Eighteenth Annual Conference.

 

Kubota, R. (1998).  UNC-CH Asian Language Technology Project: Japanese class pilot projects.  Southeast Association of Teachers of Japanese: Proceedings for the Thirteenth Annual Conference (pp. 106-111).

 

Kubota, R. (1998) (Ed.).  Southeast Association of Teachers of Japanese:  Proceedings for the Thirteenth Annual Conference.

 

Kubota, R. (1997).   Pair-work using note cards: Maximizing the time for practice.  Proceedings for 1997 Southeast Association of Teachers of Japanese Meeting (pp. 34-37).

 

Kubota, R. (1996).  Content-based teaching on Japanese culture and society.  In S. Makino (Ed.): The Fourth Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Workshop Proceedings (pp.103-124).

 

Kubota, R. (1995).  A case of dyslexic learner of Japanese as a foreign language.  Proceedings for 1995 Association of Teachers of Japanese Conference  Washington D.C. (pp.243-251).

 

Teaching Materials

Kubota, R. (2006). AP Japanese language and culture syllabus (sample syllabus). College Board. Available online at: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/repository/ap05_japa_kubotasy_50050.pdf

 

Kubota, R. (2003). Beikoku de no nihon bunka ni kansuru chujokyu no shido: Internet o tsukatte [Teaching about Japanese culture at the intermediate and advanced level in the U.S.: Using the Internet]. In H. Fujimori et al. (Eds.), Nihon jijo text bank [The text bank for teaching Japanese culture: CD ROM]. Tokyo University of Foreign Language Studies.

 

Kiyozuka, C., M. Takahashi, and Kubota, R. (2002). Family Unit (lesson and activity plans). In Deai [Encounters] (a set of photo panels featuring 7 Japanese high school students. Available online at: http://www.tjf.or.jp/deai/contents/teacher/lessonplan/byteachers/us/kubota/kr_self1.htm. The Japan Forum.

 

Gilbert, K., Kiyozuka, C., and Kubota, R. (2000).  Nihongo to sumo de torikumo (Let's learn Japanese through sumo).  JLTN Quarterly, 15 (3).

 

Nishizawa, T. and Kubota, R. (1991).  Japanese word list for use with Lexicarry.  Brattleboro, VT: Pro Lingua Associates.

 

Nishizawa, T., Nakamura, R., Kuroyanagi, N., Wada, K., Fukabori, A., and Kubota, R. (1984). Check and Try; A study guide of English: Workbooks for the New Horizon Junior High School English Textbooks  (In Japanese and English).  Nagano: Tokyo Horei Publishing Company.

 

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

Kubota, R. (2014). Conceptual confusions and contradictions: A response to Professor Xiaoming Li. Journal of Second Language Writing, 25, 118-120.


Erikawa, H., & Kubota, R. (2014). Gakushuu shidoo yooryoo no "Jugyoo wa eigo de" wa nani ga mondai ka 学 習指導要領の「授業は英語で」は何が問題か [Problem of "teaching English in English" in the Course of Study (national curriculum)]. Eigo Kyôiku, 63 (6), September, 70-72.『英語教育9月号』


Kubota, R. (2013). Dislimiting second language writing. Journal of Second Language Writing, 22, 430-431.

 

Kubota, R. (2008). A critical glance at romance, gender, and language teaching. Essential Teacher, 5 (3): 28-30.  

 

Kubota, R. (2007). Critical approaches to language education: Focusing on race and culture. The Language Teacher, 31 (7): 31-33.

 

Kubota, R. (2003). Hoka no gengo kyoiku ni manabu: ESL kyoiku kara nihongo ni ikaseru koto wa? [Learning from other language education: What can be applied from ESL?]. Gekkan Nihongo [Japanese Monthly], 16  (2), 22-25.

 

Kubota, R. (1996).  Nihonjin no gaikokujin ni taisuru ishiki to nihongo kyoiku (Japanese people's attitudes toward foreigners and teaching Japanese as a foreign language).  Syukan Kinyobi, No.148  p.65. 

 

Kubota, R. (1994).  Fubyodo no ninshiki kara eigo shiyo no "atarashi imizuke" o.  (Creating a "new meaning" for English use with the awareness of inequalities.)  Syukan Kinyobi, No.49: p.35.

           

Kubota, R. (1992).   Some choice, The New Internationalist, No. 231, May, p.17.

 

Kubota, R. (1986). "Answer the questions without reading the passage?!": A critique of high school entrance examinations of English (In Japanese).  Eigo Kyoiku (The English Teachers; Magazine), Vol 35, No. 10: 75-77. Tokyo: Taishukan.

 

Articles in Newsletters

Kubota, R. (2015). Gengo to seishin no jiko shokuminchi ka kara no dakkyaku o  言語と精神の自己植民地化からの脱却を [Toward decolonization of language and mind].  『週刊金曜日』, September 4, 2015


Kubota, R. (2014). Omotenashi, eigo dake? おもてなし 英語だけ? [Welcome only in English?]. Tokyo Shinbun,『東京新聞』 April 3, 2014

Kubota, R. (2014). Orinpikku to eigo kyooiku: Han guroobaru teki kaikaku オリンピックと英語教育:反グローバル的改革 [The Olympics and English language teaching: Anti-global reforms]. Shuukan Kinyoobi 『週刊金曜日』, January 17, 2014.

Kubota, R. (2013). Eigo bannooron wa yameyoo 英語万能論はやめよう [English is not a universal language]. Tokyo Shinbun, 『東京新聞』 December 16, 2013


Kubota, R (2013). Kaigai kara mitara kiki kaikai no eigo kyoiku (interview article) 海外から見たら奇々怪々の英語教育 [Bizarre English language teaching observed from abroad]. Shuukan Kinyoobi 『週刊金曜日』, November 8, no. 967.


Kubota, R. (2009). Non-native Speakers in TESOL (NNEST) of the Month Blog, December 2009. http://nnest.asu.edu/blog/


Kubota, R. & Iwakawa, Y. (2006). Using Pop Culture in Writing: The Manga Project in the High School. Oshirase: National Council of Japanese Language Teachers, 14 (3), 20-22.

 

Kubota, R., Bashir-Ali, K., Canagarajah, S., Kamhi-Stein, L., Lee, E., & Shin, H. (2005). Race and (non)nativeness in English language Teaching: A brief report. NNEST Newsletter: The newsletter of the Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL Caucus. Online at http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/article.asp?vid=151&DID=4637&sid=1&cid=718&iid=4633&nid=2982

 

Kubota, R, Yamaguchi, W., & Giamoni, P. (2005). "Did I Make Efforts to Use Japanese in Class Today?": Student Self-Assessment. Oshirase: National Council of Japanese Language Teachers, 13 (2), 50-51.

 

Kubota, R. (2003). Less Commonly Taught Language Programs: Planning and Implementation. Catalyst, 31 (1), 7.

 

Kubota, R. (2003). NCATE Program Standards for Foreign Languages Teacher Education. Breeze 23, 9 (the newsletter for The Japan Foundation Los Angeles Language Center). Available online at: http://www.jflalc.org/newsletter/bz/BREEZE27.pdf

 

Kubota, R. (2000).  Author's response (to Elizabeth Lokon's comments on "Unfinished knowledge: The story of Barbara").  GALE (Gender Awareness in Language Education) Newsletter, Autumn 2000: 10-11.

 

Kubota, R. (2000). Unfinished knowledge: The story of Barbara.  GALE (Gender Awareness in Language Education) Newsletter, Spring 2000: 6-10.

Dissertation

Kubota, R. (1992). Contrastive rhetoric of Japanese and English: A critical approach. OISE/University of Toronto.



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