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University of Delaware Graduate Fellows

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  • Amy Takebe, Fellow, Bill Anderson Fund

    Fellow, Bill Anderson Fund
    TESOL/ Applied Linguistics

    Biography

    Born and raised in Hitachi City, Japan, Amy is no stranger to natural and technical disasters. However, it was not until the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake that Amy realized the value of multilingualism in disaster contexts. Following the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake in Japan, one of the students in her English Communication class worked as a multilingual disaster volunteer. While tutoring the student, Amy saw a need to develop a Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) curriculum for those interested in becoming multilingual first responders and volunteers.

    Now as a doctoral student in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at Oklahoma State University, Amy also sees a need for more disaster research with an applied linguistics theoretical framework. For a research project in her sociolinguistics course, she has investigated North American undergraduate students' perceptions of post-earthquake announcements read by speakers of varieties of English. She presented her findings at the Language and Linguistics Student Conference in 2018. She is excited to further investigate language use in disaster contexts in collaboration with her BAF family.

    Her current areas of research include cross-cultural pragmatics, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), and discourse analysis with a focus on disaster warnings and post-disaster risk communication. 

 

 

<div class="ExternalClass4BEB7CE7828849C8BB2AF0E324BBF1FD"><p>Born and raised in Hitachi City, Japan, Amy is no stranger to natural and technical disasters. However, it was not until the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake that Amy realized the value of multilingualism in disaster contexts. Following the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake in Japan, one of the students in her English Communication class worked as a multilingual disaster volunteer. While tutoring the student, Amy saw a need to develop a Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) curriculum for those interested in becoming multilingual first responders and volunteers.</p><p>Now as a doctoral student in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at Oklahoma State University, Amy also sees a need for more disaster research with an applied linguistics theoretical framework. For a research project in her sociolinguistics course, she has investigated North American undergraduate students' perceptions of post-earthquake announcements read by speakers of varieties of English. She presented her findings at the <em>Language and Linguistics Student Conference</em> in 2018. She is excited to further investigate language use in disaster contexts in collaboration with her BAF family.</p><p>Her current areas of research include cross-cultural pragmatics, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), and discourse analysis with a focus on disaster warnings and post-disaster risk communication. </p></div>amy.ives@okstate.eduTakebe, Amy<img alt="Photo of person" src="/Images%20Bios/Takebe,%20Amy%20Headshot%20V2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Fellow, Bill Anderson FundTESOL/ Applied Linguistics

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