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Amy Takebe

PhD Student, TESOL and Linguistics

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Office: Wes Watkins Center 307G

MA, English with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Oklahoma State University

BA, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Oklahoma Christian University


Areas of Interest & Expertise
  • Discourse Analysis

  • Cross-cultural pragmatics

  • Sociolinguistics

  • Multimodal Discourse Analysis

  • Risk Communication

  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

  • ESL/EFL Curriculum Development

Recent Courses Taught
  • English for Aviation (English Language Institute)

  • ENGL 1123 International Freshman Composition I

  • ENGL 1223 International Freshman Composition II

  • ENGL 4063 Descriptive Linguistics

  • GRAD 5092 ITA Training-Presentation Skills

Selected Publications

Textbook Contribution

  • Takebe, A. (2022). An applied linguist in emergency management. In B. Phillips, D. M. Neal, and G. R. Webb (Eds.), Introduction to emergency management (3rd ed., pp.318-319), Routledge.

Teaching Resources

Referred Articles

  • Williams, M. & Takebe, A. I. (2016). Anatomy of English musical project. Journal of the English LIterary Society of Hakodate, 55. 129-145.

  • Ives, A. (2013). The possibility of using TV dramas as a language teaching and learning tool based on students' schemata. Journal of the English Literary Society of Hakodate, 52. 7-17.

  • Ives, A. (2012). Incorporating theatrical activities in ESL classrooms: Learners' points of view. Journal of the English Literary Society of Hakodate, 51, 79-95.

Selected Conference Presentations
  • Takebe, A. (2022, April 7-9). One Size Does Not Fit All: Japanese Perceptions of Linguistic Variations in Disaster Warnings [Paper presentation]. Society for Linguistic Anthropology Conference, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

  • Hess, E. K, Koltvoskaia, S, & Takebe, A. I. (2022, March 19-22). Simulations as a Pedagogical Tool to Talk about Racial Issues in the L2 Classroom [Paper presentation]. American Association for Applied Linguistics, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

  • Hess, E., Koltovskaia, S., & Takebe, A. (2021, June 18-19). Talking about racial injustice through simulations in the international composition classrooms [Paper presentation]. Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication Conference, Houston, Texas, United States.

  • Takebe, A. (2020, November 20-22). Too polite for a warning? The use of honorifics in Japanese disaster warnings on Twitter [Paper presentation]. 14th High Desert Linguistics Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

  • Hess, E., & Takebe, A. I. (2019, October 18-20). Politeness in Japanese and Korean disaster warnings [Paper presentation]. 27th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, Seoul, South Korea.

  • Takebe, A. I. (2016, November 25-28). Reader's theatre in a presentation class [Paper presentation]. JALT 42nd Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition, Nagoya, Japan.

  • Takebe, A. I. (2016, April 5-8). Exploring oral presentations from multicultural perspectives [Poster session]. TESOL 2016 International Convention & English Language Expo, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

  • Ives, A. (2013, October 25-28). A short film project for an EFL class [Paper presentation]. JALT 39th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition, Kobe, Japan.

Professional Appointments or Professional Service
    • 2021 Oklahoma State University English Language Institute Assistant Director

    • 2020-2021 Bill Anderson Fund Student Council Executive Board Member (Lightning Talks Coordinator))

    • 2019-2020 Bill Anderson Fund Lightning Talks Committee Member

    • 2019 4th Annual Spring Forum in TESL and Applied Linguistic Forum Program Co-chair

    • 2019-2021 Oklahoma State University International Composition Program Assistant Director

    • 2018-2019 Oklahoma State University TESLing Student Association Vice President

    • 2018-present Oklahoma State University International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Exam Rater

Awards and Recognition
  • 2022 TESLing Excellence in Leadership Award

  • 2021 Carol Guagliardo Preston TESLing Award

  • 2021 Ravi Sheorey Travel Award

  • 2020 Oklahoma State University Graduate and Professional Student Government Association Travel Award

  • 2020 TESL/Linguistics Scholarship

  • 2020 Sally Hinrich Ph.D. Scholarship

  • 2020 English Graduate Student Association Travel Fund Scholarship

  • 2019-present Bill Anderson Fund Fellow

  • 2019 Ravi Sheorey Travel Award

Current Research
  • Folk linguistic investigation of directives in disaster warning

  • Multimodal discourse analysis of Japanese and English disaster warnings on television

  • Discourse analysis of Japanese honorifics in disaster warnings on Social Networking Sites

  • The use of simulations in university-level English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classrooms to build racial literacy among international students

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