Japan, Australia and the global context: Connections across languages and societies

Japan, Australia and the global context: 

Connections across languages and societies

 A Symposium in honour of Helen Marriott

This one-day symposium marks the retirement of Associated Professor Helen Marriott from Monash University, and, reflecting the themes of her own work and that of her many students and colleagues, will address issues of language, society, and culture, across Japan, Australia and the wider global context.

Please register online at: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/jsc/registration/

Symposium Program:


Arrival, registration


Opening (Robyn Spence-Brown)


Session 1

Sachiko Yasuda, Kyushu University

Foreign Language Writing in the Era of Globalization: Current Issues and Future Directions

Kiyomi Yamada, University of New England, Armidale

Supervisor/student face-to-face interaction for undergraduate thesis writing

Hirokyuki Nemoto, Kanazawa University 

A Project-Based Approach to L2 Academic Literacy Socialization: Online Intercultural Interactions between Japan and Australia




Session 2

Ross Mouer, Meiji University

From Communication to Interaction to Engagement: Japan’s Interface with Asia

Rikki Campbell, Monash University

Japanese language learners, Study Abroad, and patterns of language selection

Masato Takimoto, Ryukoku University

Japanese language training in the Australian Army during the WWII period: The program and participants



Afternoon tea


Session 3

Naomi Kurata Monash University

Motivational Selves of Japanese Heritage Speakers in Australia

Toshiyuki Nakamura

Exploring L2/L3 selves: A cross-linguistic analysis

Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou Monash University

Language Management and New Media





Samsara Restaurant, 5-7 Centreway, Pinewood, Mount Waverley (Banquet menu of Middle Eastern delicacies.  Cost: $60 +drinks. Payment required on the day.)

Places limited and prior registration essential!



Date: Saturday 15th March

Time 11am – 17:30pm

Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University , Clayton Campus