SIMON ALASDAIR FRASER

Last Updated :2024/04/03

Affiliations, Positions
Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Professor
E-mail
fraserhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My research interests include English for Specific Purposes (ESP), corpus analysis, and L2 vocabulary development. I am currently working on the compilation and analysis of medical English corpora and the development of medical English materials and wordlists. My interest in vocabulary extends to textbook writing, and I have co-authored several lexically-based course books for Japanese EFL learners.

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. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  2. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, CommunicationIA
  3. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, CommunicationIA
  4. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, CommunicationIA
  5. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  6. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Communication IIA
  7. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIA
  8. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Communication IIA
  9. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introduction to British and American Culture I
  10. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Introduction to British and American Culture II
  11. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Introduction to British and American Culture III
  12. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Introduction to British and American Culture IV
  13. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Advanced Speaking in English BI
  14. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Advanced Speaking in English BII
  15. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Year, Medical English

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Medical English Curriculum Development: The SiReN Approach, STEM English in Japan, 20221201
  2. A Review of McLean's Evidence for the Adoption of the Flemma as an Appropriate Word Counting Unit, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 26, 79-92, 20230301
  3. Investigating the English Language Needs of Hospital Medical Teams, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 26, 17-30, 20230301
  4. Researching and teaching word parts in a medical English curriculum, Journal of Medical English Education, 21(3), 155-158, 20221001
  5. Developing English-language video materials at a university hospital, Journal of Medical English Education, 21(3), 147-151, 20221001
  6. Evaluating Jarvis and Hashimoto's Operationalizations of Word Types and Their Influence on Lexical Diversity Measures, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 20220301
  7. Using Online Flipped Learning for Teaching English Language Speaking Skills at a Japanese University, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 25, 29-44, 20220301
  8. Expanding a Third-Year Medical English Curriculum at a Japanese National University, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 25, 1-13, 20220301
  9. ★, Exploring the importance of vocabulary for English as an additional language learners' reading comprehension, Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 11(3), 351-376, 20210914
  10. Using a Learning Management System for English Productive-skills Courses, Language Education under the Coronavirus Pandemic, 174-199, 20210325
  11. Integration of the TOEIC Speaking and Writing Tests into English Language Courses for Liberal Arts Education, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 24, 1-14, 20210301
  12. The Lexical and Textual Characteristics of Medical Case Reports: A Preliminary Investigation, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 24, 29-50, 20210301
  13. 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
  14. Incorporating the TOEIC Speaking and Writing Test into Regular First-year Writing Classes, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 23, 27-36, 20200301
  15. Coordinated Development of Course, Materials, and a Word List for Undergraduate Medical English Education, Journal of Medical English Education, 19(1), 27-36, 20200201
  16. Terminological Analysis in the Construction of a Body-systems-based Medical English Glossary, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 22, 77-90, 20190301
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Developing vocabulary-rich undergraduate textbook materials to create an embedded medical lEnglish word list, Journal of Medical English Education, 17(3), 121-124, 20181001
  20. Evaluating a flipped learning course for third-year medical students, Journal of Medical English Education, 17(3), 125-129, 20181001
  21. Testing and evaluating a medical English flipped learning course, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 21, 13-32, 20180301
  22. Integrating the TOEIC writing test with small group classes, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 21, 1-12, 20180301
  23. 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
  24. Integrating the TOEIC writing test with small group classes, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 21, 1-12, 20180301
  25. The planning and reality of constructing online medical English materials for second-year students., Journal of Medical English Education, 16(3), 62-67, 20171001
  26. Using ICT to create a medical English flipped learning course, Journal of Medical English Education, 16(3), 62-67, 20171001
  27. An asymmetrical network model of the Japanese EFL Learner’s Mental Lexicon, Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 20(2), 95-108, 20170601
  28. Creating online materials for medical English students, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 20, 49-64, 20170301
  29. Planning online medical English materials, Journal of Medical English Education, 16(1), 24-30, 20170301
  30. 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
  31. Integrating the TOEIC speaking test with small group classes., Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 20, 1-16, 20170301
  32. Using corpus analysis to create word lists and edit teaching materials, Journal of Medical English Education, 15(2), 24-24, 20160601
  33. Applying internal medicine corpus analysis findings to the development of pedagogical materials, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 19, 109-128, 20160301
  34. Analysing medical English development at a university using a communicative competence model, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education,, 19, 93-108, 20160301
  35. Creating a corpus-informed EMP course for medical undergraduates, Professional and Academic English Journal, 20150401
  36. Capturing and representing asymmetries in Japanese EFL learners’ mental lexicon: A preliminary report, Hiroshima University Academic Society for English Language Education, 20150301
  37. Medical Word List Development through Corpus and Course Construction, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 20150301
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Creating pedagogical word lists for ESAP learners, IATEFL 2012 Glasgow Conference Selections, 193-194, 20130301
  41. Building Corpora and Compiling Pedagogical Lists for Medical Students, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 16, 65-88, 20130301
  42. 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
  43. Factors Affecting the Learnability of Technical Vocabulary: Findings from a Specialized Corpus, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 12, 151-167, 20120301
  44. Technical vocabulary and collocational behaviour in a specialised corpus, Proceedings of the 2009 BAAL Annual Conference Language, Learning, and Context, 20100701
  45. Effects of different types of out-of-class learning on TOEIC score gains, TOEIC Research Report No.5, 20100301
  46. 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
  47. Methodological Considerations of Mental Lexicon Research : Focusing on Representational Links among Lexical Entries, Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education, 133-151, 20090301
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. The Effect of Speaking Rate and Accent on Listening Comprehension, Collection of AILA Distinguished Speeches and Papers, AILA 1999 Proceedings on CD ROM, 20000301
  56. Language and Social Class in Britain, Social Information Science, 4, 19981101
  57. British and American English: What are the Differences?, Social Information Science, 2, 87-105, 19981101
  58. Communication in the English Language Classroom: the Current Status of Communicative Language Teaching in Japan, Social Information Science, 1, 45-55, 19951201
  59. 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
  60. Developing corpus-informed medical English materials for third-year students, Journal of Medical English Education, 15(3), 108-113, 2016
  61. The Lexical Characteristics of Specialized Texts, JALT2004 Conference Proceedings, 318-327, 2005
  62. 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

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. What Words Do EAL Learners Need to Know to be Successful: The Importance of Domain Specific Word Lists, BAAL 2022, 2022/07, Without Invitation, Japanese, British Association of Applied Linguistics, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  2. Why Do EAL Learners Struggle with Reading Comprehension?: A Corpus-Based Analysis, 2022, Without Invitation, Japanese, British Association of Applied Linguistics, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  3. What Words do EAL Learners Need in the Classroom: Identifying Important Academic Vocabulary and Multiword Expressions for the EAL Context, ALANZ 2022, Without Invitation, English
  4. Sensitizing students to word parts on a medical English course, 25th JASMEE Academic Meeting, 2022/07/16, Without Invitation, English
  5. Making Instructional Videos for a University Hospital, 25th JASMEE Academic Meeting, 2022/07/16, Without Invitation, English, JASMEE, Japan Education Center
  6. A corpus analysis of medical case reports with pedagogical implications, BAAL Annual Conference, 2021/09/10, Without Invitation, English, Northumbria University, Newcastle
  7. The lexical and textual characteristics of medical case reports, 24th JASMEE Academic Meeting, 2021/07/17, Without Invitation, English
  8. English for Specific Purposes: Emerging Challenges and Possibilities in Higher Education, English for Medical Purposes (EMP): Materials Design, Development, and Delivery: FLaRE 29th Annual Research Meeting, Hiroshima University, 2021/03/06, With Invitation, English
  9. Can productive vocabulary knowledge measures predict IELTS writing proficiency?, L2 Writing Seminar, 2021/05/14, Without Invitation, English
  10. Academic vocabulary and formulaic language in the EAL context: Creating a discipline-specific EAL word list, EuroSLA, 2021/06/30, Without Invitation, English
  11. Investigating the extent to which vocabulary knowledge measures predict IELTS writing task scores, EuroSLA, 2021/06/30, Without Invitation, English
  12. Academic Vocabulary and its Significance for English as an Additional Language Learners, Gavin Brooks, Jon Clenton, Simon Fraser, 3rd International Conference on Sociolinguistics, 2020/08/26, Without Invitation, English
  13. 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
  14. Collaboration in Materials Writing, JALT 2019, 2019/11/03, With Invitation, English, Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), WINC Aichi, Nagoya
  15. Integrating Materials and a Word List for an EMP Course, JALT CUE & BizCom ESP Symposium, 2019/09/21, With Invitation, English, JALT, Osaka
  16. 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
  17. A Body-Systems-based Medical English Glossary for Undergraduates, JASMEE Conference, 2019/07, Without Invitation, English
  18. Trialling a Third-year Medical Course with Second-year Students, JASMEE Conference, 2019/07, Without Invitation, English
  19. The neurosurgery/neurology component of a general medical word list, JASMEE Conference,Tokyo, 2018/07, Without Invitation, English
  20. 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, English
  21. Lexical Frequency Profiles of Vocabulary and Speaking Tasks, EuroSLA Annual Conference, 2018/09, Without Invitation, English
  22. Investigating lexical frequency profiles from vocabulary and speaking tasks., European Second Language Association International Conference, Munster, Germany, 2018/08, Without Invitation, English
  23. A Medical English Glossary for Undergraduates at Japanese Schools of Medicine, BAAL Annual Conference, 2019/08, Without Invitation, English
  24. Developing a Corpus-informed ESP Course for Medical Undergraduates, CAES International Conference, 2015, Without Invitation, English
  25. Adapting a Communicative Competence Model for a University ESP Course, 2015, Without Invitation, English
  26. Representation of asymmetries in word association responses by Japanese EFL learners, 2015, Without Invitation, English
  27. An asymmetrical network model of synonymic adjectives in the Japanese EFL learner's mental lexicon, 2014, Without Invitation, English
  28. Using Gephi network analysis Software to visualize the organization of words in the mental lexicon, 2014, Without Invitation, English
  29. An Asymmetrical Network Model of the Japanese EFL Learner's Mental Lexicon, 2014, Without Invitation, English
  30. A corpus analysis of an anatomy textbook: Findings and implications for medical English materials development, 2014, Without Invitation, English
  31. Corpus-informed medical English materials development at a Japanese university, 2014, Without Invitation, English
  32. Capturing and representing asymmetries in Japanese EFL learners' mental lexicon, 2013, Without Invitation, English
  33. Developing a lexically-based medical English course for a university faculty in Japan, 2013, Without Invitation, English
  34. Building corpora and compiling word lists for university medical students, 2013, Without Invitation, English
  35. Frequency of collocations – comparing NNS intuition with NS judgment, 2013, Without Invitation, English
  36. Visualization of the network structure of a Japanese EFL learner's mental lexicon: Focusing on the asymmetric relations between vocabulary items, 2013, Without Invitation, English
  37. Comparing non-native speaker intuition with native speaker judgment of the frequency of collocations, 2013, Without Invitation, English
  38. Difficulties facing learners of medical vocabulary: Findings from a pharmacology corpus, 2012, Without Invitation, English
  39. Beyond the AWL: Addressing the need for discipline-specific word lists., 2012, Without Invitation, English
  40. Creating pedagogical word lists for ESAP learners, 2012, Without Invitation, English
  41. Corpora, word lists, and the acquisition of specialized vocabulary, 2011, Without Invitation, English
  42. It's all Greek to me: Difficulties faced by learners in the acquisition of pharmacology words, 2011, Without Invitation, English
  43. An introduction to corpus-based approaches for language teachers, 2011, Without Invitation, Japanese
  44. Corpling and Specialized Vocabulary, 2010, Without Invitation, English
  45. Individual differences in representations of English verb subclasses: Focusing on the unaccusatives and the unergatives, 2010, Without Invitation, English
  46. Technical vocabulary and collocational behaviour in a specialised corpus, 2009, Without Invitation, English
  47. Meeting ESP Learners' Vocabulary Needs, 2008, Without Invitation, English
  48. Beyond the AWL (2): Providing ESP Learners with the Words They Really Need, 2008, Without Invitation, English
  49. Methodological Considerations of Mental Lexicon Research: Focusing on Representational Links among Lexical Entries, 2007, Without Invitation, English
  50. Beyond the Academic Word List, 2007, Without Invitation, English
  51. The Nature and Role of Specialized Vocabulary, 2006, Without Invitation, English
  52. Technical Vocabulary in Medical and Applied Linguistics Texts, 2004, Without Invitation, English
  53. Using the Daigaku Nyushi Center Test to Investigate the Change in the English Competence of Learners since 1990, 2004, Without Invitation, English
  54. Towards the Construction of a Database of University Entrance Exams, 2003, Without Invitation, Japanese
  55. Evaluating an English Reading Test: An Analysis of the DNC English Entrance Exam Q6, 2003, Without Invitation, Japanese
  56. Communication in English, 2003, With Invitation, English
  57. Bringing Team Teaching into the 21st Century, 2002, With Invitation, English
  58. Effect of Speaking Rate and Accent on Listening Comprehension, 1999, Without Invitation, Japanese
  59. CLT in Japan: How Do We Develop Learners’ Communicative Competence?, 1995, Without Invitation, Japanese
  60. Current Trends in Communicative Language Teaching, 1995, With Invitation, English
  61. Current Trends in Communicative Language Teaching, 1994, Without Invitation, English
  62. The Organisation of the Mental Lexicon: What are the Implications for Vocabulary Teaching, 1993, With Invitation, English
  63. Abstract Writing Workshop, 2015, Without Invitation, Japanese
  64. Abstract Writing Workshop, 2014, Without Invitation, Japanese
  65. Abstract Writing Workshop, 2013, Without Invitation, Japanese
  66. Corpus design and the creation of medical English word lists, 2013, Without Invitation, English