SIG officers are all volunteers who have been elected at the group's annual general meeting, which is held during the national JALT conference. If you would like to become an officer or nominate some else, please contact the coordinator.
Donna teaches at Osaka Jogakuin. She is interested in Conversation Analysis and Intercultural communication.
Kimi is responsible for the SIG’s finances and JALT auditing. Please feel free to contact her regarding any finance and/or accounting-related assistance.
I am looking for something new, innovative and helpful in the fields of pragmatics and teaching.
Please contact me if you have some ideas and plans.
Nobuko manages our membership list and sends you a reminder when your membership is due.
The program chair organizes the SIGs panels and coordinates other presentations and programs throughout the year.
Yosuke is responsible for your membership. His areas of interest include pragmatics, critical thinking, and materials development.
Donna is a professor at Kobe University of Foreign Studies. Contact her regarding our Pragmatics Resources series.
John is always looking for new information for the newsletter. Contact him if you would like to contribute an article or a lesson plan.
Rob is an associate professor at Tomakomai Komazawa University. He has researched gesture in communication. He is also involved with the Eiken and TOEIC tests.
Website/Social Media Chair
Philip teaches at Aichi Bunkyo University; he just completed his Ph.D. through Kyung Hee University in South Korea. Let him know if you wish to contribute to this website, our social media channels, or our new podcast, PragCast.
Chie teaches English at senior high school in Tochigi Prefecture and she is a doctoral candidate at Macquarie University, Sydney. She is interested in developing novice learners' pragmatic competence in EFL contexts.
Japanese Language Co-Editors