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School of Education
Graduate School of Language, Communication, and Culture-Faculty
Research Fields, Keywords
Corpus Linguistics, Language Testing, Vocabulary Learning
Teaching and Research Fields
After earning my undergraduate degree in Mathematics, I taught English in Japanese high schools for 7 years before working at the university level. My research to date has focused on vocabulary learning, the development of reading fluency, and the measurement of language learning through quality testing. More recently I have begun work in corpus linguistics, specifically looking at the vocabulary (both single words and multi-word units) which students are most likely to encounter throughout their English-content studies.
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  • Degree name:Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
    Classified degree field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Education on school subjects and primary/secondary education
    Acquisition way:Thesis
    Date of acquisition:2023.08

  • Degree name:Master of Science, Education/TESOL
    Classified degree field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Foreign language education
    Conferring institution:Temple University
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2013.08

  • Degree name:Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
    Classified degree field:Mathematics
    Conferring institution:University of Mary Washington
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2006.05

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  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Title:Associate Professor
    Date:2024.04 -

  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:School of Education
    Title:Associate Professor
    Date:2021.04 -

  • Affiliation:Osaka Jogakuin College
    Title:Associate Professor
    Date:2020.04 - 2021.03

  • Affiliation:Osaka Jogakuin College
    Title:Assistant Professor
    Date:2016.04 - 2020.03

  • Affiliation:Momoyama Gakuin University
    Title:Instructor of English as a Foreign Language
    Date:2014.04 - 2016.03

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  • Academic society name:JALT Vocabulary SIG
    Academic country located:Japan

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Research field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Foreign language education

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Language: English
    Title: The vocabulary of extensive reading: A corpus analysis of graded readers
    Date of publication: 2024.08
    Author(s): Kramer, B.

    Type of publication: Doctoral thesis

  • Title: 'The wisdom of crowds': When teacher judgments outperform word-frequency as a predictor of students' vocabulary knowledge
    Date of publication: 2023.06
    Author(s): Robles-Garcia Pablo, Stewart Jeffrey, Nicklin Christopher, Vitta Joseph P., McLean Stuart, Kramer Brandon

    DOI: 10.1177/13621688231176067

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  • Title: The Counts of Dracula and Monte Cristo: Homonym Frequencies in Graded Readers
    Journal name: READING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE  vol.35  (1)  (p.48 - 71)
    Date of publication: 2023.04
    Author(s): Parent Kevin, Momoyama Stuart McLean, Kramer Brandon, Kim Young Ae

  • Title: Modeling personality antecedents and second language self-efficacy constructs with emerging adults in Japan: Domain-specific matching for assessing global competence in applied contexts
    Journal name: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY  vol.13
    Date of publication: 2022.12
    Author(s): Kabir Russell Sarwar, Kramer Brandon, Koike Mayu, Sponseller Aaron C.

    DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1032573

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  • Language: English
    Title: Validating word lists that represent learner knowledge in EFL contexts: The impact of the definition of word and the choice of source corpora
    Journal name: System  vol.106  (p.1 - 14)
    Date of publication: 2022.03
    Author(s): Pinchbeck G. G., Brown D., McLean S., & Kramer B.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.system.2022.102771
    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Multiple Authorship

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  • Research category:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)
    Project year:2021.04 - 2026.03
    Title:Investigating the intercultural development of Japanese undergraduates attributable to study tours abroad

  • Research category:Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists
    Project year:2019.04 - 2022.03
    Title:The effects of deliberate learning with digital flashcards on the implicit knowledge of visual and aural word forms: A lexical decision task study