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1. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Intercultural Families and Schooling in Japan: Experiences, Issues, and Challenges Edited by Melodie Lorie Cook and Louise George Kittaka, --- Chapter 6: Transferring Literacy and Subject Knowledge Between Disparate Educational Systems ---,
Candlin & Mynard ePublishing, Hong Kong, Sep. 2020.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116548)
2. Wills Kathryn, Simpson Sheryl and Meredith Anne Stephens :
Creating a Procedural Text,
The Japan Associationa for Language Teaching, Jun. 2020.
3. Meredith Anne Stephens and Meagan Renee Kaiser :
Providing an oral summary of a written text as a mid-semester and final test,
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, Nov. 2019.
4. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Friendships in the Japanese Language: Intersubjectivity through Mothering,
Demeter Press, Bradford, ON, Canada, Oct. 2019.
5. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Cultivating Bilingual Oracy and Literacy in L1 English-speaking Children Raised in Japan,
JALT Bilingualism SIG, Mar. 2018.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 113374)
6. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Supplementing extensive reading for Japanese EFL learners,
Routledge, London, Jun. 2017.
7. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Anna Kuroczycka Schultes (Editor), Helen Vallianatos (Editor):''The migrant maternal: "Birthing" new lives abroad'', --- II.13. Attaining a Balance between Showing Sensitivity to Local Norms and Upholding the Values of the Country of Origin: The Case of a Western Mother in Japan ---,
Demeter Press, Bradford, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 2016.
8. Meredith Anne Stephens :
What's cooking Mom? Narratives about food and family, --- Chapter 15: The rebellious bento box: Slapdash western mothering in perfectionist Japan ---,
Demeter Press, Bradford, ONT., Canada, Nov. 2015.
9. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Pragtivities: Bringing Pragmatics to Second Language Classrooms, --- Whimperatives: Making difficult requests ---,
The Japan Association for Language Teaching: Pragmatics Special Interest Group, Tokyo, Dec. 2012.
10. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Modern Life Down Under, 2nd Edition,
Tokushima University Seikyo Press, Tokushima, Apr. 2008.
11. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Modern Life Down Under,
Matsuyama University Seikyo Press, Matsuyama, Apr. 2006.

Academic Paper (Judged Full Paper):

1. Meredith Anne Stephens and Yudai Aoki :
Student difficulties when reading-while-listening,
Extensive reading in Japan, Vol.14, No.1, 7-9, 2021.
2. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Why the Student-Teacher Relationship is Essential to Learning,
MIND BRAIN ED THINK TANKS+, Vol.2021, No.10, 7-12, 2021.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116412)
3. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Maintaining the student-teacher relationship, and adapting resources to online teaching,
CUE Circular, No.12, 13-15, 2021.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116323,   CiNii: 120007147654)
4. Chihori Kono, Hiroshi Sakata and Meredith Anne Stephens :
Understanding Japanese EFL Students' Preferences for a Live to an Audio Delivery of Shadowing in Terms of Seligman's (2011) PERMA,
Journal of Language and Literature, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokushima, Vol.28, 139-164, 2020.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 115557,   CiNii: 120006951314)
5. Meredith Anne Stephens :
The Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, Vol.32, No.2, 63-76, 2020.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 115435,   CiNii: 120006937577)
6. Meredith Anne Stephens :
The importance of phonological processing: Why reading-while-listening should precede silent reading,
Hyperion, Vol.66, 43-52, 2020.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116460,   CiNii: 120007170551)
7. Meredith Anne Stephens and Antonella Chiera :
Volunteering to Teach Japanese through Volleyball at Roma Mitchell Secondary School, Adelaide,
Hyperion, Vol.65, 1-12, 2019.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 115240,   CiNii: 40022184969)
8. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Mind the Culture Gap edited by Susan Balogh and Jodi Lindsay: Live Readings of Local Literature to Foster Intercultural Understanding,
Journal of Literature in Language Teaching, Vol.7, No.2, 19-30, 2018.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 113805,   CiNii: 120006732028)
9. Meredith Anne Stephens, Kurihara Danielle, Suzanne Linn Kamata and Kohji Nakashima :
The Power of Live Delivery: Reading Empowered by Orature or Audio?,
Proceedings of the Fourth Extensive Reading World Congress, held August 4-7, 2017, Vol.4, 104-113, 2018.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 112240,   CiNii: 120006530180)
10. Meredith Anne Stephens and Meagan Renee Kaiser :
A comparison of visual and audio scaffolds in L2 English reading,
Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol.8, No.2, 380-387, 2018.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 112442,   DOI: 10.17509/ijal.v8i2.13303,   Elsevier: Scopus)
11. Kohji Nakashima, Meredith Anne Stephens and Suzanne Linn Kamata :
The Interplay of Silent Reading, Reading-while-listening and Listening-only,
The Reading Matrix : an International Online Journal, Vol.18, No.1, 104-123, 2018.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 111525)
12. Meredith Anne Stephens, Chiera Antonella and Kohji Nakashima :
Internship in an Australian High School, --- Teaching Japanese Language through Japanese Art ---,
Hyperion, Vol.64, 49-60, 2018.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 112205,   CiNii: 120006524495)
13. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Applying the Skill of Inferring to Learning Vocabulary: A Call to Move from Details to Discourse,
Critical Thinking in Language Learning, Vol.4, 12-28, 2017.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 111762,   CiNii: 120006475087)
14. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Sharing Suzanne Kamata's A Girls' Guide to the Islands with EFL students,
Literature in Language Teaching, Vol.6, No.2, 32-42, 2017.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 111759,   CiNii: 120006475086)
15. Kohji Nakashima and Meredith Anne Stephens :
Do Students Prefer Listening to Texts Read Aloud to them as a Group, or to Audio-books in Solitude Online?,
Hyperion, Vol.63, 11-25, 2017.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 110889,   CiNii: 120006365852)
16. Leane Shirley, Nobetsu Chinatsu and Meredith Anne Stephens :
Direction of Translation From English to Japanese,
JALT Conference Proceedings- JALT 2014, 355-363, 2015.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116147)
17. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Review of 'Language Management in Contact Situations' (Nekvapil & Sherman Eds., 2009),
Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, Vol.17, 84-88, 2011.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116157)
18. Meredith Anne Stephens and Blight Richard :
Error Analysis of Dictation Exercises,
Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, Ehime University, Vol.9, 15-23, 2011.
(CiNii: 40019199569)
19. Fukuda Stephens Steve Meredith and Meredith Anne Stephens :
An examination of effective instructional strategies for EFL compositions by Japanese EFL university students: An exploratory study,
Journal of Language and Literature, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokushima, Vol.18, No.0, 89-113, 2010.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 75683,   CiNii: 110007985844)
20. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Speaking Japanese in Japan: Issues for English Speakers,
Babel, Vol.44:2, 33-38, 2010.
21. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Transfer from English to Japanese by Australian JFL learners,
The Language Teacher, Vol.31, No.9, 11-13, 2007.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116146)
22. Meredith Anne Stephens :
The use and abuse of Japanese in the university English class,
The Language Teacher, Vol.30, No.8, 13-18, 2006.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116145)
23. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Situational language use, grammatical competence and lexical knowledge of Japanese EFL learners.,
Studies in the humanities and sciences, Vol.38, No.2, 243-267, 2006.
(CiNii: 110004534000)
24. Meredith Anne Stephens :
English skill preferences of Japanese university students,
Journal of English Education Research, Vol.4, 2005.
25. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Positive transfer of literacy skills from Japanese to English by a bilingual child.,
Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multiculuralism, Vol.10, No.1, 47-81, 2004.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116156,   CiNii: 40006545547)
26. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Transfer strategies by Japanese EFL learners,
Journal of English Education Research, Vol.2, 20-39, 2003.
27. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Pragmatic transfer by Japanese EFL learners when asking for personal information,
Eigoronsetsushiryo, Vol.35, 682-690, 2003.
28. Meredith Anne Stephens :
The influence of culture on the development of biliteracy, --- A comparison of error correction in Japanese and Australian schools ---,
Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, Vol.8, No.1, 75-94, 2002.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116155)
29. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Pragmatic competence and intercultural miscommunication,
Journal of English Education Research, Vol.1, 1-18, 2002.
30. Meredith Anne Stephens :
A bilingual child's response to changes in input, --- Issues of the acquisition, attrition and maintenance of English and Japanese ---,

Academic Paper (Unrefereed Paper):

1. Meredith Anne Stephens :
The Twenty-minute Rule,
Mind Brained Think Tank: Bulletin of the JALT Mind, Brain & Education SIG, Vol.6, No.1, 14-16, 2020.
2. Meredith Anne Stephens and Macchia Chierra Antonella :
Teaching Japanese Art to Australian Children in Japanese : How International, Cross-institutional, Interdisciplinary Collaboration can Enhance Learning Outcomes,
Journal of Human Sciences and Arts Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences The University of Tokushima, Vol.27, No.27, 117-127, 2019.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 114144,   CiNii: 120006777494)
3. Leane Shirley and Meredith Anne Stephens :
Long term English speaking residents in Japan: What are the advantages of Japanese Fluency?,
大学教育支援機構教育センター 紀要, Vol.12, No.1, 61-74, 2015.
(CiNii: 120005952664)
4. Leane Shirley and Meredith Anne Stephens :
Supplementing the teaching of grammar,
Tottori University: Journal of Education Center Organization for Supporting University Education, Vol.19, No.1, 87-91, 2014.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116181,   CiNii: 40021276932)
5. Leane Shirley and Meredith Anne Stephens :
Japanese Students' Sojourn in Korea : For Linguistic and Cultural Exchange,
鳥取大学大学教育支援機構教育センター紀要, Vol.10, 53-62, 2013.
(CiNii: 120005976135)
6. Meredith Anne Stephens and Shirley Leane :
Phonological Awareness as Revealed by Spelling : Do Japanese EFL learners process written English phonologically?,
Journal of Language and Literature, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokushima, Vol.21, 69-80, 2013.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 106217,   CiNii: 110009803884)
7. Meredith Anne Stephens :
The role of verse and song in attuning learners to English phonemes and prosody: Implications for the development of reading skills,
Hyperion, Vol.59, 83-91, 2013.
(CiNii: 110009799535)
8. Blight Richard and Meredith Anne Stephens :
Proficiency scores and classroom performance,
Journal of Faculty and Staff Development in Higher Education, Vol.10, 9-14, 2012.
(CiNii: 40019328955)
9. Meredith Anne Stephens and Blight Richard :
Attitudes to the Introduction of English into the Primary School Curriculum in Japan, --- A comparative study ---,
Journal of Language and Literature, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokushima, Vol.19, 95-107, 2011.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 84993,   CiNii: 110008765685)
10. Meredith Anne Stephens :
How can we apply text-based pedagogy and functional grammar to EFL teaching in Japan?,
Monograph on Foreign Language Education 2011, Vol.2011, 51-53, 2011.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 82224,   CiNii: 110008576644)
11. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Expectations of time spent on homework, --- A comparative study of Japanese and Australian primary schools ---,
Journal of Language and Literature, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokushima, Vol.15, No.0, 173-190, 2007.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 513,   CiNii: 110007126523)
12. Meredith Anne Stephens :
A comparative study of primary assessment systems in Japan and Australia,
Studies in Language and Literature, Vol.27, No.1, 165-181, 2007.
(CiNii: 110006629095)
13. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Can Lyster's model of immersion education apply to EFL in Japan?,
Studies in Language and Literature, Vol.25, No.2, 231-243, 2006.
(CiNii: 110006202811)
14. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Discourse strategies involving topic nomination in English and Japanese Language Usage,
Journal of Faculty and Staff Support in Higher Education, Vol.4, 41-53, 2006.
(CiNii: 120006527213)
15. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Oral assessment in overseas matriculation examinations,
Studies in Language and Literature, Vol.25, No.1, 93-117, 2005.
(CiNii: 110004595683)
16. Meredith Anne Stephens :
The potential benefits of adopting immersion style language education in Japan,
Studies in Language and Literature, Vol.24, No.2, 81-111, 2005.
(CiNii: 110001792931)
17. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Strategies and sources of negative politeness, --- Face-saving devices used to facilitate acceptance of offers in Japanese ---,
Studies in Language and Literature, Vol.23, No.1, 101-115, 2003.
(CiNii: 110004689173)
18. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Sources of pragmatic failure by Japanese EFL learners, --- A discussion of greetings and leave-taking ---,
Studies in the Humanities and Sciences, Vol.44, No.1, 373-390, 2003.
(CiNii: 110004533984)
19. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Cultural expectations and parental involvement in early literacy,
Studies in Language and Literature, Vol.22, No.2, 225-244, 2003.
(CiNii: 110004689156)
20. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Eigo versus eikaiwa, --- The interference of written English on the pronunciation of EFL learners in Japan ---,
Studies in Language and Literature, Vol.22, No.1, 87-111, 2002.
(CiNii: 110004689146)
21. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Early literacy in Japanese and Australian classes,
Studies in Language and Literature, Vol.21, No.2, 185-223, 2002.
(CiNii: 110004689142)
22. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Acquisition of the Japanese language by native English speakers,

Academic Letter:

1. Meredith Anne Stephens :
A Japanese Learner's Sojourn in Croatia to Study English as a Lingua Franca,
The Journal of Asia TEFL, Vol.18, No.4, 1432-1439, 2021.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116662,   DOI: 10.18823/asiatefl.2021.
2. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Creating Opportunities for Authentic Communicative Exchange: Exploring Haiku, Tanka, and Senryu in English,
The Journal of Literature in Language Teaching, Vol.10, No.1, 15-20, 2021.
3. Meredith Anne Stephens :
The Case for Synchronous Delivery of Language Teaching in the Digital Era,
Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research, Vol.8, No.1, 171-180, 2020.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 115582)
4. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Response to Aka: Supplementing extensive reading with bi- & multi-modal input,
Reading in a Foreign Language, Vol.31, No.2, 291-295, 2019.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 113965)
5. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Contrasting views of English advertising signs in Japan as 'innovative' and 'erroneous',
Hyperion, Vol.63, 27-31, 2017.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 115804)
6. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Can students' perspectives inform reading and listening pedagogy?,
Journal of Asia TEFL, Vol.14, No.1, 171-178, 2017.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 111765,   DOI: 10.18823/asiatefl.2017.
7. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Response to Sakurai: The influence of translation on reading amount, proficiency and speed in extensive reading,
Reading in a Foreign Language, Vol.28, No.1, 151-154, 2016.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 111733)
8. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Preparing students for an internship in an Australian school: Insights from a Japanese expatriate,
Hyperion, Vol.1, No.1, 1-8, 2016.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 115803)
9. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Book review of 'The bilingual mind: And what it tells us about language and thought' by Aneta Pavlenko,
Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, Vol.21, No.1, 46-48, 2015.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116158)
10. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Why extensive reading and listening to audio-books may not be enough,
The Reading Matrix : an International Online Journal, Vol.15, No.2, 252-255, 2015.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116152)
11. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Should we bring back translation?,
Extensive Reading in Japan, Vol.8, No.1, 8-9, 2015.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 115252)
12. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Reading is its own reward,
Extensive Reading in Japan, Vol.7, No.1, 2-3, 2014.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 115253)
13. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Can extensive listening to rhyme facilitate L2 English literacy?,
Extensive Reading in Japan, Vol.6, No.1, 18-21, 2013.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 115254)
14. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Why exposure to prosody should precede the teaching of reading,
The Language Teacher, Vol.35, No.4, 68-73, 2011.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 116144)
15. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Response to Gil: The double danger of English as a global language,
English Today, Vol.27, No.1, 35-37, 2011.
(DOI: 10.1017/S0266078411000113)
16. Meredith Anne Stephens :
The primacy of extensive listening,
English Language Teaching Journal, Vol.65, No.3, 311-313, 2010.
(DOI: 10.1093/elt/ccq042)
17. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Review of 'An Alien from their own language',
Bilingual Japan, Vol.19, No.1, 13-14, 2010.

Proceeding of International Conference:

1. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Social justice issues for high school students,

Proceeding of Domestic Conference:

1. Kurihara Danielle and Meredith Anne Stephens :
The advantages of listening to stories read aloud over listening to stories online,
The fourth world congress on extensive reading, Tokyo. Japan, Aug. 2017.
2. Leane Shirley and Meredith Anne Stephens :
Direction of translation from English to Japanese,
JALT 2014 Conference, Nov. 2014.
3. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Australian geography, animals, education, food and sport,
4. Meredith Anne Stephens :
An introduction to life in modern Australia,
5. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Group reconstruction of an oral text,
6. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Multiculturalism in Australia,


1. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Cherry blossom cycling,
Transnational Literature, Vol.10, No.2, May 2018.

Et cetera, Workshop:

1. Meredith Anne Stephens :
Whimperatives: Making difficult requests,
Pragtivities: Bringing pragmatics to second language classrooms, 109-111, Dec. 2012.
2. Kohji Nakashima, Masanori Miyata, Kazuhiro W. Makabe, Donald Sturge, Meredith Anne Stephens and Kayoko Ueno :
Preparation and Use of ``Authentic English'' Web Materials at The University of Tokushima (Tokushima, Japan),
Journal of University Education Research, Vol.1, No.5, 116-122, Mar. 2008.
(Tokushima University Institutional Repository: 82680)


1. Meredith Anne Stephens :
The case for an authentic listening program,
Tokushima, 2008.

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