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  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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MA and PhD research in Applied Linguistics and second language acquisition.

  • 8 Citations
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Research interests

I joined Bond University as a student for my Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics. After I completed this degree, I commenced my doctoral research studies, and joined the Faculty as an academic staff member. I completed my PhD at the University of South Australia, and continue to study students' motivation and successful second language acquisition.

My continuing research interest is second language learners' motivation and the factors which could influence the learners' motivational predispositions. I have been investigating how learners' motivation changes due to what causes.

Currently, I am researching to find the relationship between the motivational elements, such as target language/culture, teachers, teaching methods, and surrounding people, and the learners' cultural background as well as the educational context. I have focused much on formal second language education in Australian context, and I am planning to extend the research in the international contexts.

Statement for HDR students

I offer HDR supervision on any study relating to the broad theories of second language acquisition.

Students who are interested in the complex mechanism of individual learner differences, and their success or failure in second language learning are most welcome.

I am especially interested in HDR projects that are related to second language learners' motivation and how it is affected by learners' cultural/educational backgrounds.

Education/Academic qualification

International Studies, PhD, University of South Australia

Award Date: 19 Jun 2007

LOTE in Applied Linguistics, Master of Arts

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Research Output

Japanese high school and university students learning English: Differences in their perceptions of teachers as motivators

Matsumoto, M. & Cumming, B., 2018, In : The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics. 5, 2, p. 217-229 13 p.

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    The impact of study abroad program on Japanese University students' motivation and the development of "motivational L2 selves".

    Matsumoto, M., 2018, (Submitted). 18 p.

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  • Japanese EFL students' perceptions of native and non-native teachers of English as a motivational factor

    Matsumoto, M., 2017, In : Journal of Modern Languages. 27, p. 1-23 24 p.

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    • 1 Oral presentation
    • 1 Talk or Presentation Outside of an Organised Event
    • 1 Visiting an external institution

    Eighth CLS International Conference (CLaSIC 2018)

    Masanori Matsumoto (Speaker)

    6 Dec 20188 Dec 2018

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    Meijo University

    Masanori Matsumoto (Visitor)

    15 Oct 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institution

    What is Second Language Learning? The Facts You Should Know

    Masanori Matsumoto (Speaker)

    16 Oct 2019

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