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Sakamoto Mitsuyo

NameSakamoto Mitsuyo
AffiliationSophia University
SectionFaculty of Foreign Studies, Department of English Studies
Job titleProfessor
DegreeBachelor of Arts(University of Toronto), 文学士(トロント大学), Master of Education(University of Toronto), 修士(教育学)(トロント大学大学院), Bachelor of Education(University of Toronto), 学士(教育学)(トロント大学), Doctor of Philosophy(University of Toronto), 博士(教育学)(トロント大学大学院)
Research funding number30439335
J-Global ID200901085081594019


Language acquisition, maintenance and attrition. Second and third language acquisition (specifically, L1 role in SLA and L1 & L2 roles in TLA). Foreign language pedagogy. Sociocultural theory and SLA. Qualitative research. Multiculturalism and multicultural education (specifically, minority groups in Japan, with focus on Chinese and Brazilians).
(Subject of research) Bilingualism and bilingual education Foreign language pedagogy Language loss and maintenance Language transfer Minority and Multicultural education Qualitative research Second and third language
(Proposed theme of joint or funded research) Heritage language education, bilingualism, translanguaging, sociocultural theory, critical applied linguistics

Research Interests

Multiculturalism ,Heritage language education ,bilingualism ,vocabulary acquisition ,language maintenance

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Foreign language education / 

Research History

Dec 2017
Dec 2017
Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow   
Apr 2012
Mar 2013
University of Toronto  Visiting Scholar 
Apr 2006
Mar 2012
Sophia University  Associate Professor 
Aug 2007
Sep 2007
Universidade de Sao Paulo  Visiting Scholar 
Jul 2001
Jun 2004
University of Western Ontario  Assistant Professor 


Sep 1995
Nov 2000
University of Toronto Graduate School, Division of Education Education
Sep 1994
Jun 1995
University of Toronto Faculty of Education Educaion
Sep 1991
Jun 1994
University of Toronto Graduate School, Division of Education Education
Sep 1986
Jun 1990
University of Toronto Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science (Humanities) Arts & Sciences


Mitsuyo Sakamoto   Gavin Furukawa   
Asian Englishes      Feb 2022   [Refereed]
SAKAMOTO MITSUYO   Mitsunori Takakuwa   
Journal of Belonging, Identity and Diversity   6(1) 77-96   Jan 2022   [Refereed]
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism   1-13   Apr 2021
猿橋順子   坂本光代   
青山国際政経論集   105    Mar 2021   
SAKAMOTO MITSUYO   Junko Saruhashi   
Sophia Linguistica   69    Dec 2020   


Mitsuyo Sakamoto (      Oct 2019
Mitsuyo Sakamoto   
279 2-4   Mar 2019   [Invited]
英語教育   63(1) 48-49   Apr 2014   [Invited]
Mitsuyo Sakamoto   

Books and Other Publications

Mitsuyo Sakamoto(Part:Joint edit, 第1章〜4章編集、第4章執筆、あとがき)
Kurosio   Aug 2022   
Mitsuyo Sakamoto(Part:Edit)
Dec 2021   
Sakamoto Mitsuyo(Part:Joint edit)
Kuroshio   2019      


坂本光代   杉村美紀   
マジョリティに向けた多様化社会の教育シンポジウム   18 Dec 2021   [Invited]
SAKAMOTO MITSUYO   Mitsunori Takakuwa   
SS23   7 Jun 2021   
Mitsuyo Sakamoto   
International Conference on Sociolinguistics (ICS3)(Cancelled)   Aug 2020   ICS3   
Mitsuyo Sakamoto   Mitsunori Takakuwa   
Language Policy & Planning 2020 (LPP2020)(Cancelled)   Aug 2020   Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Planning and Policy   

Professional Memberships

AERA (American Educational Research Association)
JACES (Japanese Association of Canadian Education Studies)
American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
International Society for Language Studies (ISLS)

Research Projects

日本学術振興会: 科学研究費助成事業
Project Year: Apr 2020 - Mar 2024
Project Year: Apr 2021
Multicultural Education for the Majority: Multiple perspectives (Project number: 16K04622)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Mitsuyo Sakamoto 
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2020
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2016

Academic Activities


Social Activities

 In charge of a lecture at Sophia University Junior College Division. 26 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
 3 Nov 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
 Designing context-embedded & cognitively demanding instruction 23 Oct 2018 - 23 Oct 2018


As part of GTRA, a workshop on thesis writing and APA was hosted. The presentation was given by a GTR and a professor provided guidance.
Offering a course called, "Bilingualism and Bilingual Education" to graduate students at University of Sao Paulo.