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Researcher Information

last modified:2023/05/19

Associate Professor BROWN, Dale Colin

Faculty, Affiliation

Institute of Liberal Arts and Science

College and School Educational Field


Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Cardiff University Doctor Applied Linguistics
University of Birmingham Master TEFL/TESL
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
University of Keele International Relations


Year & Month of Birth

Academic Society




Speciality Keywords

Research Themes

Analysis of language teaching materials

L2 collocation knowledge

L2 vocabulary acquisition


  •  Chapter 9 (pp. 123-139) Knowledge of collocations. In J. Milton & T. Fitzpatrick (Eds.) Dimensions of vocabulary knowledge Palgrave Macmillan 2014


  •  The Most Appropriate Lexical Unit for L2 Vocabulary Research and Pedagogy: A Brief Review of the Evidence Brown, D., Stoeckel, T., Mclean, S., and Stewart, J.  Applied Linguistics 2020/11/27
  •  Introducing a Test of the First 44 Members of the New JACET 8000 VERB 8 1 23-28 2019
  •  Examining the word family through word lists Vocabulary Learning and Instruction 7 1 51-65 2018
  •  Coverage-based Frequency Bands: A Proposal Vocabulary Learning and Instruction 6 2 52-60 2017
  •  The power and authority of materials in the classroom ecology Modern Language Journal 98 2 658-666 2014

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  •  Types of words identified as unknown by L2 learners when reading System 41 4 1043-1055 2013
  •  The frequency model of vocabulary learning and Japanese learners Vocabulary Learning and Instruction 1 1 20-28 2012
  •  Online support systems for extensive reading: Managing the tension between autonomy and institutional education The Language Teacher 36 2 11-16 2012
  •  What aspects of vocabulary knowledge do textbooks give attention to? Language Teaching Research 15 1 83-97 2011
  •  An improper assumption? The treatment of proper nouns in text coverage counts Reading in a Foreign Language 22 2 355-361 2010
  •  Building on your book: Vocabulary activities to enhance your textbook JALT2009 conference proceedings 254-263 2010
  •  Why and how textbooks should encourage extensive reading ELT Journal 63 3 238-245 2009
  •  Using Librarything.com to promote extensive reading JALTCALL 2008 Proceedings 13-18 2009
  •  Two contrasting approaches to extensive reading JALT2008 conference proceedings 1224-1239 2009
  •  Has the treatment of vocabulary in textbooks improved over the last twenty-five years? JALT2005 conference proceedings 475-490 2006
  •  The contribution of affixes to productive English vocabulary knowledge for Chinese, German and Spanish learners: A comparison • Stewart, J., Brown, D., Bennett, P., Robles-García, P., Sánchez-Gutiérrez, C.H., Marcos Miguel, N., Vitta, J.P., Nicklin, C., Stoeckel, T. & Mclean, S.  System 103035 2023/04/15
  •  Validating word lists that represent learner knowledge in EFL contexts: The impact of the definition of word and the choice of source corpora System 106 2022/02/24

Conference Presentations

  • Investigating students’ academic English needs at a Japanese university(conference:University of St Andrews EAP Conference 2023)(2023/03/03)
  • Developing a phrasebank for a specific L2 context(conference:JALT2022)(2022/11/13)
  • High school learners’ productive knowledge of English collocations: A cross-sectional investigation(conference:Hiroshima Lexical Research Forum 2022)(2022/09/11)
  • Examining EAP instructor ratings of corpus-derived academic written phrases(conference:Hiroshima Lexical Research Forum 2022)(2022/09/10)
  • Developing a coverage-based diagnostic vocabulary test(conference:British Association for Applied Linguistuics 2021 Conference)(2021/09/10)

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  • Identifying target vocabulary bands with a coverage-based vocabulary test(conference:HLRF 2021 Conference)(2021/09/06)
  • Incidental vocabulary learning in a language classroom(conference:HLRF 2020 Conference)(2020/09/07)
  • Developing a coverage-based diagnostic test for the New JACET8000 word list(conference:JACET英語語彙・英語辞書・リーディング研究会合同研究会)(2020/03/20)
  • Investigating learners' knowledge of very high frequency words(conference:Eighth Annual JALT Vocabulary SIG Symposium)(2019/10/12)
  • Two pathways in the development of productive knowledge of L2 collocations(conference:Vocab@Leuven)(2019/07/02)
  • Investigating the demands of EMI to better focus EAP(conference:EMI Symposium 2019)(2019/06/26)
  • Can we assume university students know very high-frequency words? An examination of knowledge of the first 44 entries in the New JACET 8000(conference:JACET 英語辞書、リーディング、英語語彙研究会合同大会)(2019/03/09)
  • Introducing the test of the most frequent English words(conference:JALT2018)(2018/11/24)
  • Exploring the relationship between knowledge of collocations and general proficiency(conference:JACET英語語彙・英語辞書・リーディング研究会合同研究会)(2018/03/03)
  • Examining the word family through word lists(conference:JALT2017)(2017/11/18)
  • Coverage-based frequency bands: A proposal(conference:2017 JALT Vocab SIG Symposium)(2017/09/09)
  • Knowledge of collocations and general proficiency(conference:JALT2016)(2016/11/26)
  • The relationship between knowledge of collocations and general proficiency(conference:Vocab@Tokyo: Current trends in vocabulary studies)(2016/09/14)
  • Revisiting the word family: What is an appropriate lexical unit for Japanese EFL learners?(conference:Vocab@Tokyo: Current trends in vocabulary studies)(2016/09/13)
  • Lexical retrieval in first and second languages: Investigative methods, observed patterns, and theoretical implications(conference:Pacific Second Language Research Forum)(2016/09/11)
  • Determinants of cue difficulty in a test of productive knowledge of collocations(conference:JALT Vocabulary SIG Vocabulary Colloquium)(2015/09/13)
  • Factors determining cue difficulty in a test of productive knowledge of collocations(conference:BAAL 2015)(2015/09/04)
  • A framework for vocabulary teaching(conference:Osaka University “Refresh” Seminar for English Teachers)(2014/08/07)
  • Vocabulary and textbooks: What textbooks do, what they don’t, and what you can do(conference:Ibaraki JALT)(2014/05/17)
  • An examination of four approaches to defining collocation(conference:Lexical Studies Research Network Conference)(2014/03/11)
  • Three approaches to an operational definition of collocation(conference:Vocab@Vic)(2013/12/13)
  • A framework for vocabulary teaching(conference:Osaka University “Refresh” Seminar for English Teachers)(2013/08/07)
  • Refining LexCombi, a measure of productive collocational knowledge: format, cues and scoring (conference:Lexical Studies Research Network Conference)(2013/03/20)
  • What words cause learners problems when reading? (conference:JALT2012)(2012/10/13)
  • Exploring L2 learners’ productive knowledge of collocations(conference:BAAL 2012)(2012/09/07)
  • The frequency model of vocabulary learning and Japanese learners (conference:First Annual JALT Vocabulary SIG Symposium)(2012/03/03)
  • Extensive reading and autonomy(conference:Realizing autonomy)(2011/10/29)
  • Japanese learners’ productive knowledge of English collocations(conference:JACET 50th Annual Convention)(2011/09/01)
  • Learner responses to a test of productive collocation knowledge(conference:Learners and Networks Conference)(2011/03/16)
  • Creative activities for reflecting on reading(conference:JALT2010)(2010/11/20)
  • A comparison of six web-based support systems for Extensive Reading(conference:JACET 49th Annual Convention)(2010/09/09)
  • Productive knowledge of L2 collocations: A replication(conference:Vocabulary Acquisition Research Group Network Conference)(2010/03/19)
  • Vocabulary activities to enhance your textbook(conference:JALT2009)(2009/11/22)
  • Individual, Group or Class Readers: Which to Use? (conference:JALT2008)(2008/11/03)
  • What aspects of vocabulary do textbooks deal with?(conference:JALT2008)(2008/11/01)
  • Teaching Vocabulary: Aspects of Vocabulary Knowledge(conference:The 32nd Nanzan University English Teaching Seminar)(2008/07/31)
  • Using Librarything.com to Promote Extensive Reading(conference:JALTCALL 2008)(2008/06/01)
  • How textbooks can encourage extensive reading(conference:JALT2007)(2007/11/24)
  • Vocabulary Teaching and Textbooks(conference:JALT2005)(2005/10/08)


Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

○「Developing an empirically-derived academic phrasebank for L2 undergraduate learners」(2021-2023) 
○「The development of productive knowledge of collocations and overall English proficiency」(2021-2023) 
○「A usage-based approach to understanding L2 learners’ knowledge of English affixes」(2020-2022) 
○「A coverage-based approach to diagnosing English vocabulary targets for Japanese university students」(2018-2020) 

Competitive research funding,Contribution

Collaborative research,Consignment study

Classes (Bachelors)

○English for Academic Purposes II(2021)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2021)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2021)
○English for Academic Purposes (Retake)(2021)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2021)
○Global Topics in English B2(2021)
○Global Topics in English B1(2021)
○Global Topics in English B2(2020)
○Global Topics in English B1(2020)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2020)
○English for Academic Purposes (Retake)(2020)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2020)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2020)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2020)
○Global Topics in English IB(2019)
○English for Academic Purposes (Retake)(2019)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2019)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2019)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2019)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2019)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2019)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2019)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2019)
○Global Topics in English B2(2018)
○Global Topics in English B1(2018)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2018)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2018)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2018)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2018)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2017)
○International Communication in English IB(2017)
○English for Academic Purposes III(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes IV(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes I(2016)
○English for Academic Purposes II(2016)
○English I(2016)
○English II(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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