Graduate School of Language Education and Information Science
The Kinugasa Research Organization /
Institute of International Language and Culture Studies
Research Organization of Open Innovation & Collaboration /
Research Center for Cognitive Sciences, Ritsumeikan University
04/2007 Macquarie University, Sydney Linguistics Doctoral course second term (Doctoral) Completed
05/1997 Macquarie University, Sydney Applied Linguistics Master's course Completed
Ph.D (Linguistics) (04/2007 Macquarie University, Sydney)
Master of Arts (05/1997 Macquarie University, Sydney)
04/1983-03/1992 Full-time English teacher at Osaka Prefectural Seninor Hishg School
04/1992-09/1999 Full-time English teacher at Senri International School
10/1999-03/2003 Professor of English at National Fukui Medical University
05/2002-10/2002 Visiting Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney
04/2003-11/2005 Associate Professor of English at Kyoto Institute of Technology
12/2005-09/2006 Professor of English at Kyoto Institute of Technology
10/2006-03/2010 Professor of Applied Linguistics at Osaka Prefecture University
04/2010- Professor at Graduate School of Language Education and Information Schience at Ritsumeikan University
10/25/2016-03/31/2017 University of Technology, Sydney
04/06/2017-09/16/2017 Essex University (UK)
04/2012-03/2013 Vice Dean, Graduate School of Language Education and Information Science
04/2013-03/2016 Dean, Graduate School of Language Education and Information Science
■Academic society memberships
Bilingualism as a First Language
Japanese Cognitive Science Society
The Japanese Council of Nuclear Neuroimaging
Japan Association for Interpretation Studies
The Japan Association for Language Education & Technology
The Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences
Japan Association for the Study of Teachig English
■Licenses and qualifications
■Subject of research
Study on Narrative Development Stages of Early Bilinguals
Comparative Study on Meta-language Ability: Japanese Monolingual vs. Early Japanese-English Bilingual Child
Study on CALP Development Stage in International Schools in Japan
Language acquisition, retention, and attrition
language acquisition and brain
Stages of Learning English and Manner of Brain Activation (of Japanese Learners of English)
Teaching Method of English (Study on Transition of Passive Skill: Listening and Reading)
Study to Verify Effects of Short/Middle Term Overseas Education
Comparison of English Education between Japan and China (English for Arts and Sciences in Universities and Teacher Training)
Cognitive development in simultaneous bilinguals
My research convers two areas: (1) psycholinguistic research on bilinguality (language acquisition, maintenance and attrition) of highly balanced bilingual children, and (2) SLA research on effective English teaching in Japan. For both, I’ve been integrating neuro-lingistic approaches by using such a brain-imaging device as functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS).
Almost no answers to the questions to "「What brain structure does a bilingualist has compared with a Japanese monolingualist?", "Although there are a huge number of books concerning how to improve the English ability, is there any scientific research on how to try and remember the words and grammatical items you have learned?" have not been made clear so far in the applied linguistics field. As what he/she is researching directly contributes to this field, is it the perfect field for challenging persons? Let us research the acquisition method of the maintainable and sustainable second language through the research on the language loss. I have been mainly engaged in the pcycholinguistic experiments and the analysis of the data that have been collected for a long time so far but now I have adopted the method using infrared spectroscopic method (Brain Imaging) since 6 years ago.
Concerning sharing the knowledge acquired by the research on the second language acquisition and loss with foreign language education fields, I have been considering the effective learning methods to the specific learners by collecting the data on various education fields. Furthermore, I would like to advance this research to spread to the general areas. Concretely, I have been engaged in the research on shadowing and combination of subtitles and sounds of DVD movies to improve the listening ability, the use of subtitles and sight translation to improve the speed reading ability, the effect of the language training abroad, etc. Since I witnessed the high quality of the English teachers through the study tour to the colleges in the Shanghai district in China, I have been continuously engaged in the field research on the English education and teacher training in China.
Student advisees' dissertation topics
<<phycolinguistics and brain science related topics>>In addition to the culture and brain activation related topics, the other topics are as follows:
"Examining Language Attrition in Japanese Returnee Students using Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy"
"An fNIRS Study on the Impact of the Critical Period for Language Acquisition in Japanese-English Bilinguals with Differing Degree of L2 Proficiency"
"The effect that the age at first learning of second language has on the subject of language fluency: research on bilinguality using fNIRS brain imaging method"
"A verification of Chinese-Japanese bilingual's dual-coding hypothesis intended for native speaker of Chinese"
<<English education related topics>>In addition to the learner's strategy and grammar teaching related topics, the other topics are as follows:
"Effects of Studying in English Speaking Countries and Acquiring High Proficiency on Japanese EFL Learners' English Rhythm"
"The Effect of Proficiency and Self-efficacy on the Language Learning Strategies"
"The relationship between various sociolinguistic factors during the first 3 months after studying abroad and English language skills"
"The displayed speed of English subtitles and the spoken speed of English sounds, and the understanding level - intended for Japanese learners of English language"
"Langauge acquisition comparison of JFL and JSL: Intended for beginners of Japanese language for Chinese"
"A research on the effect of short English training abroad - from the viewpoints of accuracy, fluency and listening ability"
"「A research on the improvement of English ability through short-period oversea study and a verification of the second overseas study after a year and two years from the first overseas study: 3 case studies"
Second language acquisition (SLA), language attrition, bilingualism, psycholinguistics, language and brain, English education
■Research activities (Even top three results are displayed. In View details, all results for public presentation are displayed.)
How to improve your English in a scientific way マイナビ出版 全208頁 01/2016 4839957371
Introduction to Bilingualism 山本雅代（編著）
井狩幸男、難波和彦 大修館書店 67-79, 149-160, 175-190 07/2014 978-469-24586-8
Bilinguality and Bilingualism in Japanese School-Aged Children (第2版) 明石書店 全212頁 05/2008
(書評) Translanguaging: Language, Bilingualism and Education (Ofelia Carcia & Li Wei) 田浦秀幸 Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism 23/ 1, 55-56 10/2017
大型fNIRS機(OMM-3000)と簡易携帯型脳波計(IBVA)との相関性研究 田浦秀幸 立命館言語文化研究 27/ 2&3, 149-174 03/2016
大型fNIRS機(OMM-3000)と簡易fNIRS機(PocketNIRS)との相関性研究 田浦秀幸 立命館言語文化研究 27/ 2&3, 145-148 03/2016
Ideal school settings for enhancing children's bilinguality – an insight from a Japanese case study Multilingualism as a Resource: Bringing Home Language to the Fore 12/04/2017
An fNIRS study of a professional Japanese-English interpreter and how his L2 narrative style and brain activation was affected by his experience Framing Minds: English and Affective Neuroscience 10/27/2017
L2 onset effect on brain circuitry: An fNIRS study examining early Japanese-English bilinguals fNIRS London 2017 09/07/2017
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
Link to Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research -KAKENHI-
Competitive grants, etc. (exc. KAKENHI)
特定課題「こどもの発育段階と教育メディア活用およびその評価に関する研究」「DVD映画利用による英語リスニング・速読力養成に関する研究」 第９回 松下視聴覚教育研究開発助成 2002 2002 Main representative
バイリンガル言語習得の神経心理言語学的研究とその英語教育現場への応用fNIRS値とIBVA脳波 計測値の相関に関する研究 立命館大学・平成22年度研究推進プログラム「若手・スタートアップ」 2010 2010 Main representative
ブレインイメージング手法による言語習得メカニズム解明プロジェクト 2011年度度立命館大学・国際言語文化研究所萌芽的プロジェクト研究助成 2011 2011 Main representative
Research exchange preferred theme
brain science in relation with language acquisition and retention ブレインイメージング分野の長足の進歩で脳科学が大きく進歩している現在、第２言語習得とその保持に関するヒントを得る共同研究を希望。 Joint research
■Teaching experience (Even top three results are displayed. In View details, all results for public presentation are displayed.)
2016 特殊講義（言語脳科学） Lecture
2016 英語教育学I Lecture
2016 英語教育学VIII（バイリンガリズム） Lecture
■Message from researcher
■Research keywords(on a multiple-choice system)
Foreign Language Education