Ibaraki University's
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Humanities


NAGAI Noriko


  1. Duke Univeristy, Asian and African Languages and Literature, Assisitant Professor 1985/09-1994/03
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visiting Scholar 1991/09-1991/12
  3. 茨城大学教養部助教授 1994/04-1996/03
  4. 茨城大学人文学部助教授 1996/04-2002/03
  5. 茨城大学人文学部教授 2002/04-Present

Academic background

  1. ミシガン大学大学院 Graduate School Linguistics Doctor course 1985/08 Completed United States of America

Academic degrees

  1. Ph.D. in Linguistics The University of Mchigan

Current state of research and teaching activities

Utterance interpretation mechanism

Research Areas

  1. Linguistics

Research keywords

  1. 発話解釈メカニズムを、言語知識の運用という観点から研究。特に、発話の誤解釈データの分析をもとに、ヒトがどのような原則に従い発話解釈を行っているのかを探求。

Subject of research

  1. 発語解釈メカニズム 1994-Present

Research Projects (Competitive Research Funds)

  1. A proposal for new grammatical instructions based on communicative activities Science research expense 基盤研究(c) 2016/04/01-2020/03/31
  2. Designing a support system for language education renovation based on the CEFR Science research expense 基盤研究(c) 2016/04/01-2019/03/31


  1. Critical, Constructive Assessment of CEFR-informed Language Teaching in Japan and beyond. (English Profile Series, volume 6.) Cambridge University Press 2017
  2. Connections to Thinking in English: The CEFR-informed EAP Textbook Series Naoyuki Naganuma, Noriko Nagai and Fergus O'Dwyer Asahi Press 2015/01/15 978-4-255-15561-6
  3. Japanese Sentence Processing Reiko Mazuka, Noriko Nagai Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 1995


  1. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Teacher development: Resources and devices to promote reflective attitudes toward their profession. Schmidt, M. Nagai, N. Naganuma, N. & Birch, G. Language Learning in Higher Education De Gruyter 9/ 2, 445-457 2019/10/18 10.1515/cercles-2019-0024
  2. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Applying the CEFR to English for Academic Purposes textbooks Naoyuki Naganuma, Noriko Nagai & Fergus O'Dwyer Critical, Constructive Assessment of CEFR-informed Language Teaching in Japan and beyond (English Profile Series) Cambridge University Press 6, 65-82 2017
  3. Joint The past, present and future of the CEFR in Japan. Schmidt, Maria Gabriela, Runnels, Judith & Nagai, Noriko Critical, Constructive Assessment of CEFR-informed Language Teaching in Japan and beyond. (English Profile Series) . Cambridge University Press 6, 18-48 2017
  4. Research paper (research society, symposium materials, etc.) Joint CEFRによる教育改善 Maria Gabriela SCHMIDT,永井典子, 長沼君主, Morten HUNKE 言語教育エキスポ2017 66-69 2017/03/05
  5. Only 「『中学校学習指導要領』の検証ー新たな英語文法教育を目指して―」 永井典子 『日本の英語教育の今、そして、これから』 開拓社 356-377 2015

Research presentations

  1. Oral presentation(invited, special) CEFR-informed curriculum/course design CEFR-LP SIG & JALT Tokyo Chapter joint event 2019/04/19
  2. Symposium workshop panel(public) CEFR-informed teacher development 44th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition 2018/11/25
  3. Oral presentation(general) Consciousness raising tasks: To develop learners’ reflective attitude toward plurilingualism XV CercleS International Conference 2018 2018/09/07
  4. Symposium workshop panel(public) Teacher development: Resources and devices topromotereflective attitudes toward their profession XV CercleS International Conference 2018 2018/09/06
  5. Symposium workshop panel(public) CEFR & Language Portfolio SIG Forum CEFR and Curriculum JALT PAN-SIG Conference 2018 2018/05/20

Alloted class

  1. Integrated English Program
  2. Preliminary Seminar
  3. Sentence processing
  4. Seminar I
  5. Seminar III

Memberships of academic societies

  1. The Japan Association for Language Teachers 2008/11-Present
  2. The Japan Association of College English Teachers 2007/07-Present