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Pinner Richard

NamePinner Richard
Alternative NamesRichard S Pinner
AffiliationSophia University
SectionFaculty of Humanities, Department of English Literature
Job titleAssociate Professor
DegreeApplied Linguisics and ELT(King's College London), 言語学・英語教育 MA(キングスカレッジロンドン), Art and English Literature(University of Leeds), 美術 ・ 英文学 BA(リーズ大学)
Research funding number50742920
J-Global ID201301096499286404


I teach language specialist topics within the department of English literature, especially focusing on language education and teaching English as a foreign language. I also work with the graduate school of linguistics on the Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language.(Subject of research)
Authenticity and Motivation in language teaching and learning

Research Interests

Applied linguistics ,English language teaching ,motivation ,authenticity

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Education - general / 
  • Humanities & social sciences / Foreign language education / 
  • Humanities & social sciences / English linguistics / 
  • Humanities & social sciences / Literature - British/English-languag / 
  • Humanities & social sciences / Educational technology / 

Research History

Apr 2012
Mar 2013
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies   
Apr 2011
Mar 2013
Sophia University   
Apr 2011
Mar 2013
Shibaura Institute of Technology   
Jun 2010
Feb 2011
ブリテッィシュ・カウンシル  講師 
Mar 2007
Dec 2010
カプラン・インターナショナル・カレッジ  学習システム監督 


Richard Pinner   
Language Teaching Research   1-15   2015   [Refereed]
In this article I outline how and why I have established a self-assessment system for class participation scores in an English-speaking skills course at a Japanese university.
Richard Pinner   
English Today   30(4) 22-27   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
The choice of what materials to use in the language classroom is perhaps one of the most fundamentally important and difficult decisions teachers and those responsible for choosing textbooks are faced with. Authenticity is often seen as a desirabl...
Richard Pinner   
English literature and language   50(50) 65-75   Feb 2014   [Refereed]
Richard Pinner   
English literature and language   (51) 23-38   2014   [Refereed]
Richard Pinner   
English Language Teacher Education and Development   16(1) 9-17   2014   [Refereed]

Books and Other Publications

Pinner Richard(Part:Sole author)
Routledge   2019      
Authenticity and motivation are very common collocates in discussions surrounding language learning. However, these two concepts have rarely been the focus of empirical inquiry, largely due to their ambiguity and the difficulty of gaining evidence...
Pinner Richard(Part:Sole author)
Palgrave Macmillan   2018   (ISBN:9783030020798)   
This book explores the ways in which handheld networked devices can be used to enhance and augment interpersonal communication. The author examines in depth how the addition of visual and multimodal input, access to online search engines and the i...
Pinner Richard
Multilingual Matters   15 Jun 2016      
This book examines the concept of authentic English in today’s world, where cultures are in constant interaction and the English language works as a binding agent for many cross-cultural exchanges. It offers a comprehensive review of decades of de...


Richard Pinner   
Federación Argentina de Asociaciones de Profesores de Inglés   31 Aug 2017   Oxford University Press   
English is often marketed as a key to success, a bridge to the world, a gateway to the future, a door to social and economic improvement, and even as a way to make friends with people all over the world. For many, English is a second language; par...
Richard Pinner   
16th Annual JALT PanSIG Conference   21 May 2017   JALT   

Professional Memberships

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)