SIMON ALASDAIR FRASER

Last Updated :2021/01/05

Affiliations, Positions
Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Professor
E-mail
fraserhiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics, Swansea University
  • Master of Science in Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Linguistics;Foreign language education

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  2. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  3. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  4. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  5. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Communication IB
  6. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Communication IB
  7. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Communication IB
  8. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Communication IB
  9. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  10. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  11. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  12. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  13. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIB
  14. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIB
  15. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIB
  16. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIB
  17. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introduction to British and American Culture I
  18. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Introduction to British and American Culture II
  19. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Introduction to British and American Culture III
  20. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Introduction to British and American Culture IV
  21. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Advanced Speaking in English BI
  22. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Advanced Speaking in English BII

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Investigating the extent to which vocabulary knowledge and skills can predict aspects of fluency for a small group of pre-intermediate Japanese L1 users of English (L2), Vocabulary and the Four Skills, 126-145, 20200601
  2. Coordinated Development of Course, Materials, and a Word List for Undergraduate Medical English Education, Journal of Medical English Education, 19(1), 27-36, 20200201
  3. Incorporating the TOEIC Speaking and Writing Test into Regular First-year Writing Classes, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 23, 27-36, 20200301
  4. Memories of Sail and Steam in Joseph Conrad's 'Youth', Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 20200301
  5. Terminological Analysis in the Construction of a Body-systems-based Medical English Glossary, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 22, 77-90, 20190301
  6. Testing and evaluating a medical English flipped learning course, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 21, 13-32, 20180301
  7. Planning a full neurosurgery component for an undergraduate medical English word list and pedagogical materials, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education,, 21, 33-52, 20180301
  8. Integrating the TOEIC writing test with small group classes, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 21, 1-12, 20180301
  9. The planning and reality of constructing online medical English materials for second-year students, Journal of Medical English Education, 16(2), 42-42, 20170601
  10. Creating online materials for medical English students, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 20, 49-64, 20170301
  11. Speech acts, social reality and the cooperative principle in Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 20, 115-134, 20170301
  12. Planning online medical English materials, Journal of Medical English Education, 16(1), 24-30, 20170201
  13. Using ICT to create a medical English flipped learning course, Journal of Medical English Education, 16(3), 62-67, 20171001
  14. Using corpus analysis to create word lists and edit teaching materials, Journal of Medical English Education, 15(2), 24-24, 20160601
  15. Capturing and representing asymmetries in Japanese EFL learners’ mental lexicon: A preliminary report, Hiroshima University Academic Society for English Language Education, 20150301
  16. Creating a corpus-informed EMP course for medical undergraduates, Professional and Academic English Journal, 20150401
  17. Medical Word List Development through Corpus and Course Construction, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 20150301
  18. A Background Study for the Development of Medical English Corpora, Word Lists and University Course Materials in Japan, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 17, 179-193, 20140301
  19. A Corpus Analysis of an Anatomy Textbook: Preliminary Findings and Implications for Medical English Materials Development, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 17, 119-140, 20140301
  20. Creating pedagogical word lists for ESAP learners, IATEFL 2012 Glasgow Conference Selections, 193-194, 20130301
  21. Building Corpora and Compiling Pedagogical Lists for Medical Students, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 16, 65-88, 20130301
  22. English for Medical Purposes: Teaching an Intensive English Course to Third-Year Medical Students, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 16, 65-88, 20130301
  23. Factors Affecting the Learnability of Technical Vocabulary: Findings from a Specialized Corpus, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 12, 151-167, 20120301
  24. Technical vocabulary and collocational behaviour in a specialised corpus, Proceedings of the 2009 BAAL Annual Conference Language, Learning, and Context, 20100701
  25. Syntactic categorization of ditransitive and dative verbs by Japanese EFL learners, Proceedings of the 14th Conference of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 251-254, 20090701
  26. Methodological Considerations of Mental Lexicon Research : Focusing on Representational Links among Lexical Entries, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 133-151, 20090301
  27. Breaking Down the Divisions between General, Academic, and Technical Vocabulary: The Establishment of a Single, Discipline-based Word List for ESP Learners, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 12, 151-167, 20090301
  28. Providing ESP Learners with the Vocabulary They Need: Corpora and the Creation of Specialized Word Lists, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 10, 127-143, 20070301
  29. The Nature and Role of Specialized Vocabulary: What do ESP Teachers and Learners Need to Know?, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 9, 63-75, 20060301
  30. The Lexical Characteristics of Specialized Texts, JALT2004 Conference Proceedings, 318-327, 2005
  31. The Construction of a Database of University English Entrance Examinations in Japan, Testing International, the Official Publication of the International Test Commission, 8-11, 20031201
  32. A Statistical Analysis of the Vocabulary of Medical Research Articles (3): Technical and Subtechnical Vocabulary, Integrated Studies in Nursing Science, Kure University, 4(2), 27-45, 20030301
  33. A Statistical Analysis of the Vocabulary of Medical Research Articles (2): Differences across the ‘IMRAD’ Structure, Integrated Studies in Nursing Science, Kure University, 4(1), 27-34, 20020901
  34. A Statistical Analysis of the Vocabulary of Medical Research Articles (1): Comparison with the COBUILD Frequency Count, Integrated Studies in Nursing Science, Kure University, 3(1), 38-58, 20010901
  35. The Effect of Speaking Rate and Accent on Listening Comprehension, Collection of AILA Distinguished Speeches and Papers, AILA 1999 Proceedings on CD ROM, 20000301
  36. Language and Social Class in Britain, Social Information Science, 4, 19981101
  37. British and American English: What are the Differences?, Social Information Science, 2, 87-105, 19981101
  38. Communication in the English Language Classroom: the Current Status of Communicative Language Teaching in Japan, Social Information Science, 1, 45-55, 19951201
  39. The Organisation of the Mental Lexicon: What are the Implications for Vocabulary Teaching?, Studies in English Language Education: a Bulletin for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, 37/38, 27-45, 19951101
  40. What is ‘Scots’? A Look at the Language of Scotland, Eigo Kyoikugaku Kenkyu, Studies in English Language Education: A Collection of Essays Published in Commemoration of Professor Mikio Matsumura’s Retirement from Office, 502
  41. Effects of different types of out-of-class learning on TOEIC score gains, TOEIC Research Report No.5, 20100301
  42. An Experimental Term-based Flipped Learning Course on Medical English for Second-year Students, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 22, 59-75, 20190301
  43. Evaluating the Second Year of a Program that Integrates TOEIC® Speaking and Writing with Small Group Classes, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 22, 45-57, 20190301
  44. Developing vocabulary-rich undergraduate textbook materials to create an embedded medical lEnglish word list, Journal of Medical English Education, 17(3), 121-124, 20181001
  45. Evaluating a flipped learning course for third-year medical students, Journal of Medical English Education, 17(3), 125-129, 20181001

Publications such as books

  1. 2019, The Wisdom English-Japanese Dictionary (Fourth Edition), Dictionary, SANSEIDO Co., Ltd. Publishers, 2019, January, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Cocompilation, English/Japanese, Multiple, ISBN 978-4-385-10592-5, 2336
  2. 2018, Power-up Practice for the TOEIC L&R Test, 2018, Textbook, Joint work, English, Kazumichi Enokida, Satoshi Hiramoto, Simon Fraser, ISBN978-4-269-66052-6, 122
  3. 2017/04/01, HiroTan, Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Hiroshima University, 2017, April, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Joint work, English/Japanese, Multiple, 1299, 261
  4. 2016, English for World Travel: Improving Speaking and Listening Skills, EIHOSHA Co., Ltd, 2016, Textbook, Joint work, English, Koji Uenishi, Walter Davies, Simon Fraser, 978-4-269-66038-0, 92
  5. 2016/01, A Four-Skills Approach to the TOEIC Test: Gateway to Global Communication, EIHOSHA Co., Ltd, 2016, January, Textbook, Joint work, English/Japanese, Kazumichi Enokida, Satoshi Hiramoto, Simon Fraser, 978-4-269-66037-3, 121
  6. 2014, The Hirodai Standard 6000 Vocabulary List (Book 2)
  7. 2014/10/01, Hirodai Standard 6000 Vocabulary List Book 2, 2014, October, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Joint work, English/Japanese, Multiple, 0212990504707, 219
  8. 2013/01/10, Wisdom Dictionary, 3rd Edition
  9. 2008/01/15, Power-up Practice for the TOEIC Test (Revised Edition), EIHOSHA, Ltd., 2008, January
  10. 2008, Power-Up Practice for the TOEIC Test (Revised Edition)
  11. 2007, Power-Up Practice for the TOEIC Test

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Creating an EAL Word List: Bridging the Gaps in EAL Learners' Vocabulary Knowledge, Équipe d'Accueil Sociétés Traditionnelles et Contemporaines en Océanie (EASTCO EA 4241), French Polynesia, 2020/04/15, With Invitation, English
  2. Collaboration in Materials Writing, JALT 2019, 2019/11/03, With Invitation, English, Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), WINC Aichi, Nagoya
  3. Integrating Materials and a Word List for an EMP Course, JALT CUE & BizCom ESP Symposium, 2019/09/21, With Invitation, English, JALT, Osaka
  4. A Medical English Glossary for Undergraduates at Japanese Schools of Medicine, BAAL Annual Conference, 2019/09/29, Without Invitation, English, British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), Manchester, UK
  5. A Body-Systems-based Medical English Glossary for Undergraduates, JASMEE Conference, 2019/07, Without Invitation, English
  6. Trialling a Third-year Medical Course with Second-year Students, JASMEE Conference, 2019/07, Without Invitation, English
  7. The neurosurgery/neurology component of a general medical word list, JASMEE Conference,Tokyo, 2018/07, Without Invitation, English
  8. Evaluating Measures of Oral Proficiency and Vocabulary with Monologic, Quasi-dialogic and Dialogic Speaking Tasks, American Association of Applied Linguistics International Conference (AAAL). Chicago, USA., 2018/04/01, Without Invitation, Japanese
  9. Lexical Frequency Profiles of Vocabulary and Speaking Tasks, EuroSLA Annual Conference, 2018/09, Without Invitation, English
  10. Investigating lexical frequency profiles from vocabulary and speaking tasks., European Second Language Association International Conference, Munster, Germany, 2018/08, Without Invitation, English
  11. A Medical English Glossary for Undergraduates at Japanese Schools of Medicine, BAAL Annual Conference, 2019/08, Without Invitation, English
  12. Developing a Corpus-informed ESP Course for Medical Undergraduates, CAES International Conference, 2015, Without Invitation, Japanese
  13. Adapting a Communicative Competence Model for a University ESP Course, 2015, Without Invitation, Japanese
  14. Representation of asymmetries in word association responses by Japanese EFL learners, 2015, Without Invitation, Japanese
  15. An asymmetrical network model of synonymic adjectives in the Japanese EFL learner’s mental lexicon, 2014, Without Invitation, Japanese
  16. Using Gephi network analysis Software to visualize the organization of words in the mental lexicon, 2014, Without Invitation, Japanese
  17. An Asymmetrical Network Model of the Japanese EFL Learner’s Mental Lexicon, 2014, Without Invitation, Japanese
  18. A corpus analysis of an anatomy textbook: Findings and implications for medical English materials development, 2014, Without Invitation, Japanese
  19. Corpus-informed medical English materials development at a Japanese university, 2014, Without Invitation, Japanese
  20. Corpus design and the creation of medical English word lists, 2013, Without Invitation, Japanese
  21. Capturing and representing asymmetries in Japanese EFL learners’ mental lexicon, 2013, Without Invitation, Japanese
  22. Developing a lexically-based medical English course for a university faculty in Japan, 2013, Without Invitation, Japanese
  23. Building corpora and compiling word lists for university medical students, 2013, Without Invitation, Japanese
  24. Frequency of collocations – comparing NNS intuition with NS judgment, 2013, Without Invitation, Japanese
  25. Visualization of the network structure of a Japanese EFL learner’s mental lexicon: Focusing on the asymmetric relations between vocabulary items, 2013, Without Invitation, Japanese
  26. Comparing non-native speaker intuition with native speaker judgment of the frequency of collocations, 2013, Without Invitation, Japanese
  27. Difficulties facing learners of medical vocabulary: Findings from a pharmacology corpus, 2012, Without Invitation, Japanese
  28. Beyond the AWL: Addressing the need for discipline-specific word lists., 2012, Without Invitation, Japanese
  29. Creating pedagogical word lists for ESAP learners, 2012, Without Invitation, Japanese
  30. Corpora, word lists, and the acquisition of specialized vocabulary, 2011, Without Invitation, Japanese
  31. It's all Greek to me: Difficulties faced by learners in the acquisition of pharmacology words, 2011, Without Invitation, Japanese
  32. An introduction to corpus-based approaches for language teachers, 2011, Without Invitation, Japanese
  33. Corpling and Specialized Vocabulary, 2010, Without Invitation, Japanese
  34. Individual differences in representations of English verb subclasses: Focusing on the unaccusatives and the unergatives, 2010, Without Invitation, Japanese
  35. Technical vocabulary and collocational behaviour in a specialised corpus, 2009, Without Invitation, Japanese
  36. Meeting ESP Learners’ Vocabulary Needs, 2008, Without Invitation, Japanese
  37. Beyond the AWL (2): Providing ESP Learners with the Words They Really Need, 2008, Without Invitation, Japanese
  38. Methodological Considerations of Mental Lexicon Research: Focusing on Representational Links among Lexical Entries, 2007, Without Invitation, Japanese
  39. Beyond the Academic Word List, 2007, Without Invitation, Japanese
  40. The Nature and Role of Specialized Vocabulary, 2006, Without Invitation, Japanese