Mr Hideo Watanabe

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Thesis work

Thesis title: A critical discourse analysis of online newspaper editorials in China, Japan, and the US

Supervisors: Brian PALTRIDGE , David HIRSH

Thesis abstract:

This project aims to identify how the media in China, Japan, and the United States construct views towards the dispute over sovereignty over the Diaoyu (in Chinese)/Senkaku (in Japanese) Islands.  In order to do this, this project draws on corpus-assisted discourse analysis which involves both qualitative and quantitative analyses of texts.  The qualitative analysis will attend to genre, appraisal and multimodality of examined texts, drawing on notions developed based upon systemic functional linguistics (SFL).  On the other hand, the quantitative analysis will identify representative texts and lexical patterns in the representative texts grounded on corpus techniques such as keyword and frequency list.  

Awards and honours

Australian Postgraduate Award (2015-2018)

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2015-2018)

Trevor Miller Memorial Scholarship (2016)

Dean's award for the most outstanding dissertation (2014)

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Watanabe, H. (2017). An Examination of Written Genres in English Language Textbooks in Japan. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 14(1), 64-80. [More Information]
  • Watanabe, H. (2016). Genre analysis of writing tasks in Japanese university entrance examinations. Language Testing in Asia, 6, 1-14. [More Information]

2017

  • Watanabe, H. (2017). An Examination of Written Genres in English Language Textbooks in Japan. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 14(1), 64-80. [More Information]

2016

  • Watanabe, H. (2016). Genre analysis of writing tasks in Japanese university entrance examinations. Language Testing in Asia, 6, 1-14. [More Information]

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