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NIHON UNIVERSITY's 
College of Economics 
College of Economics 

Updated : 2020/03/04 
Professor 
POWELL Richard 

 
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Academic background (Number of the published data : 6)
Cambridge University  History  History  1981/06/01  Graduated  Overseas  UK 
School of Oriental and African Studies, London University  School of Oriental Studies, Political Science Dept.  Political Science  1986/09  Graduated  Overseas  United Kingdom 
College of Law  Faculty of Laws  Law  1989/09  Graduated  Overseas  United Kingdom 
Cambridge University  Graduate School, Division of History  History, Political Thought  Master course  1999/05/08  Completed  Overseas  UK 
Macquarie University  Graduate School of Psychology, Division of Linguistic Sciences  Language Policy  Master course  2005  Graduated  Overseas  Australia 
University of Melbourne  Graduate School of Education, School of Law  Educational linguistics and law  Doctor course  2014  Graduated  Overseas  Australia 

Academic degrees (Number of the published data : 6)
BA  Cambridge University  1981 
MSc (Master of Science)  University of London  1986 
Solicitor  College of Law, London  1989 
MA (Master of Arts)  Cambridge University  1999 
MA (Master of Arts)  Macquarie University, Sydney  2005 
PhD  Melbourne University  2014 

Current state of research and teaching activities
Language and law: Board member of Japan Association of Language and Law 

Research Areas (Number of the published data : 6)
LANGUAGE AND LAW 
Linguistics 
Social Law 
LINGUISTICS AND COMPARATIVE CULTURE 
Foreign language education 
International Law 

Research keywords (Number of the published data : 19)
異文化 
COMPARISON 
ATTITUDES 
HUMAN RIGHTS 
LANGUAGE IMPERIALISM 
CROSS-CULTURAL IMAGES 
CRIME 
マスコミ 
Malaysia 
Legal System 
Language policy 
language 
legal 
postcolonial 
Southeast Asia 
Legal systems 
common law 
syariah law 
arbitration 

Subject of research (Number of the published data : 13)
A COMPARISON OF ATTITUDES AMONG BRITISH AND JAPANESE STUDENTS TOWARDS HUMAN RIGHTS  1993-1995 
Using film and television images of law and order in cross-cultural studies.  1995-1998 
LANGUAGE POLICY AND COLONIALISM  1999-2001 
Language policy in Malaysia's Legal System.  2002-2005 
Language shift in postcolonial legal systems  2003-2006 
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Proposed theme of joint or funded research (Number of the published data : 2)
Analysis of English legalese 
Bilingualism in postcolonial legal systems 
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Achievements of joint or funded research (Number of the published data : 2)
Language and Discourse in Arbitration  2009-2010 
Language choice in postcolonial legal systems: comparing Malaysia and Kenya.  2003-2007 
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Bibliography (Number of the published data : 22)
Law Today .  Harlow: Longman/Pearson (UK).  1993/09 
Viewpoints in Law.  Tokyo:Macmillan Language House  1996/09 
Japanese English as an Asian English: by, for and of the Japanese? Recent debate on the interface between EFL and EIL in Japan.  Chapter in Azirah & Norizah (Eds.) Varieties of English in South East Asia and Beyond. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.  2006/10 
Motivations for language choice in Malaysian courtrooms.  Kuala Lumpur:University of Malaya Press (Malaysia)  2008/09 
Bilingual courtrooms: in the interests of justice?  Chapter in Gibbons & Turrell (Eds.) Dimensions of Forensic Linguistics. Amsterdam:John Benjamins.  2008/10 
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Papers (Number of the published data : 20)
A Comparison between Japan and England of the Legal Status of Amnesty International.  Bulletin of Seikei University.  1994/12 
Uses of law as a subject for content-based English-language teaching.  Oumon Ronsou  1995/03/15 
Answer machine language use: a preliminary investigation into cross-cultural differences.  Nihon University College of Economics Kenkyu Kiyo 26  1998/04 
Considering a Framework in which to examine the role of language laws and policies in former British colonies.  Nihon University College of Economics Kenkyu Kiyo.  1998/10 
Mr Sluizer goes to Hollywood and vanishes without a trace: the pitfalls of foreign language film remakes and some pointers for cross-cultural studies  Bulletin of Seikei University  1999/01/01 
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Research presentations (Number of the published data : 78)
Oral presentation(general)  Crime in the classroom: using film and TV images of law and order in cross-culural studies.  Third Conference of the Association of Language Teachers of the Czech Republic, Kromeris.  1997/09 
Poster presentation  Performing vs Presenting in Voice-Mail and Pager Protocol.  6th International Pragmatics Conference, Reims, France.  1998/07 
Oral presentation(general)  ESP and cross-cultural studies for law students.  1st International ATECR Conference, Prague.  1998/09 
Oral presentation(general)  Angry men and argumentative women: the pros and cons of using film to depict the common law jury system.  LSP Forum, Charles University, Prague.  1999/09 
Oral presentation(general)  Language planning in Kenya and Malaysia.  SPELT International Conference, Karachi, Pakistan.  2000/10 
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Prizes (Number of the published data : 2)
Macquarie University International Student Academic Merit Prize  Overseas 
Academic Exhibition, Peterhouse, Cambridge University.  1980  Overseas 
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Other research achievements (Number of the published data : 1)
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS.  1993-Present 
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Memberships of academic societies (Number of the published data : 5)
Japan Association of Language Teachers 
International Pragmatics Association  2010/01-Present 
Law and Society Association  2008/12-Present 
International Association of World Englishes  2005/10-Present 
International Association of Forensic Linguistics  2003/06-Present 
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