Reflections and Processes of Japanese Undergraduate Research on English Slang

Thomas Stringer, Manami Mine, Hinata Murakami

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This paper presents reflective accounts of the process of undertaking and supporting undergraduate research on English slang from different perspectives: student and teacher. The stories herein relate to a Multidisciplinary Studies (MS) track, Language and Communication course offered in 2022 at the Kwansei Gakuin University Language Center. After a brief introduction from the teacher, Thomas, the students, Manami and Hinata, share their experiences, research findings, and reflective insights. The paper concludes with an analysis from Thomas of the pedagogical affordances and limitations of this endeavor, critical reflections on the course outcomes, and addresses implications for other instructors considering engaging with slang as a pedagogical or student research focus.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages70
Specialist publicationAnnual Research Report of the Language Center
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2024


  • Slang
  • Undergraduate teaching
  • Undergraduate education


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