Richard Pinner 准教授

The right and natural sense of Language includes Literature, just as Literature includes the study of language of literary works.

JRR Tolkien

学歴  Education

英国リーズ大学教養学部(美術 / 英文学)学士号

B. A. in Fine Art and English Literature, University of Leeds
M. A. in Applied Linguistics, King’s College, London
Ph. Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick

専門分野  Research Interestsme_academicprofile

Applied Linguistics

  • Authenticity in language learning
  • Motivation
  • Content & language integrated learning
  • Second Language Identities


  • Mythology in literature
  • Archetypal/Myth Criticism
  • The Beat Generation
  • Paranoid Fiction


I am currently working on my PhD in Applied Linguistics and ELT, focusing on authenticity and motivation from an international perspective. I have a dual-focused set of research interests – language learning and literature – and I am happy to be able to bring the two together under one department. I am interested in mythology and how it relates to literature in different guises, especially modern works and creationist images in the work of Ted Hughes. I also have a special interest in JRR Tolkien’s mythology and invented languages. I have an eclectic mix of interests and I try to be passionate about everything I do.

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担当科目について  Classes Taught

Discussion and Presentation 1 and 2. Writing Workshop 1 and 2.

The aim of my classes is to promote a better understanding of how to approach literature in a second language and to learn the critical academic skills needed to study at university level. For each class I assign various short texts and poems. Students can choose topics that most interest them to do project work on. I aim to make my classes motivating and empowering for students.

主要業績  Selected Publications

Ikeda, Makoto, et al. “Editorial: Clil in Japan.” International CLIL Research Journal 2.1 (2013): 1- 3. Print.

Pinner, Richard S. “Authenticity and Clil: Examining Authenticity from an International Clil Perspective.” International CLIL Research Journal 2.1 (2013): 44 – 54. Print.

—. “The Authenticity Continuum: Empowering International Voices.” English Language Teacher Education and Development 16.1 (2014): 9 – 17. Print.

—. “The Authenticity Continuum: Towards a Definition Incorporating International Voices.” English Today 30.4 (2014): 23 – 28. Print.

—. “Authenticity of Purpose: Clil as a Way to Bring Meaning and Motivation into Efl Contexts.” Asian EFL Journal 15.4 (2013): 138 – 59. Print.

—. “Elt and the Global Recession.” ELT Journal 63.4 (2009): 390-92. Print.

—. “Examining Authenticity and Motivation from an International Perspective.” JACET ESP Annual Report 14 (2012): 26 -35. Print.

—. “The Importance of Instructional Technology in Language Teaching.” Modern English teacher 20.1 (2011): 42-45. Print.

—. “Literature and Second Languages: Transcending Linguistic Barriers.” Sophia English Studies [上智英語文学研究] 50 (2013): 65 – 75. Print.

—. “Making the Most of Moodle.” English teaching professional.73 (2011): 64-66. Print.

—. “Regular Peer-Tutorials as a Way of Encouraging Self-Assessment and an Alternative to Traditional Portfolios.” Independence.49 (2010): 13 – 16. Print.

—. “Setting up Self-Access through Elearning.” Iatefl Conference Selections: 44th International Conference. Vol. 2010: IATEFL Publications, 2010. 178 – 80. Print.

—. “Stuck in a Rut.” Modern English teacher 19.4 (2010): 33-35. Print.

—. “Teachers’ Attitudes to and Motivations for Using Call in and around the Language Classroom.” Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences 34 (2012): 188-92. Print.

—. “Teachers’ Attitudes to and Motivations for Using Call in and around the Language Classroom.” King’s College, London, 2010. Print.

—. “Teaching with Social Networks.” Modern English teacher 20.3 (2011): 37-39. Print.

—. “Trouble in Paradise: Self-Assessment and the Tao.” Language Teaching Research  (forthcoming). Print.

—. “A Two Year Cross-Section of Student Use of Self-Access Elearning.” Studies in self-access learning 2.3 (2011): 30 -34. Print.

—. “Unlocking Literature through Clil.” Clil: New Challenges in Foreign Language Education. Eds. Izumi, Shinichi, Makoto Ikeda and Yoshinori Watanabe. Vol. 2. Tokyo: Sophia University Press, 2012. 91-129. Print.

—. “Vle or Lms: Taxonomy for Online Learning Environments.” CALL Review 2011.Summer (2011): 5 – 9. Print.