Personnel Information


Michael Parrish

Language Center
Research Fields, Keywords
Student autonomy, life-long learning, literacy
Teaching and Research Fields
I started my career as a language learner, first Spanish, then Portuguese, finally Japanese. When I became a language teacher, Spanish and now English, I decided to focus my research on how to use my experiences learning languages to help me teach them. So I am investigating error recognition and correction as part of language learning. I am studying ways to help students read more effectively and enjoy pleasure reading. Furthermore I am studying how to encourage students to learn more effectively on their own, outside of class. I hope to include interesting and useful bits of my research in my classes to help my students become better learners and users of English.

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  • Degree name:Bachelor of Arts in English
    Classified degree field:Humanities & Social Sciences / English literature and literature in the English language
    Conferring institution:University of Florida (USA)
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:1987.12

Career 【 display / non-display

  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Title:Special Instructor of Language
    Date:2013.04 -

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

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

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Language: English
    Title: Collaboration between Japanese and East African universities: Creating conversations to promote research and understanding among faculty members
    Journal name: International Journal of Management and Leadership Studies  vol.6  (p.124 - 133)
    Date of publication: 2017.03
    Author(s): Michael Parrish

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

  • Language: English
    Title: Investigating students’ ways to learn English outside of class: A researchers’ narrative.
    Journal name: Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal  vol.3  (2)  (p.196 - 204)
    Date of publication: 2012.06
    Author(s): Howard Doyle, Michael Parrish

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Multiple Authorship

  • Language: English
    Title: Extracurricular English: Diary studies of learners’ outside-of-class language practice.
    Journal name: Annual Research Review of the Language Center, Kwansei Gakuin University  vol.14  (p.39 - 61)
    Date of publication: 2011.03
    Author(s): Michael Parrish

    Type of publication: Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

  • Language: English
    Title: Overgeneralization between clitic and non-clitic negation: A study of negative questions and Japanese EFL students
    Journal name: Psychologia  vol.53  (p.86 - 101)
    Date of publication: 2010.04
    Author(s): Michael Parrish, Katsuo Tamaoka

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)
    Co-author classification: Multiple Authorship

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  • Language: English
    Title: Explorations of Peace in Practice
    Publisher: Peace as Global Language
    Date of publication: 2018.04
    Author(s): Michael Parrish, Ryan Richardson

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Authorship:Joint editor