Paul Stone


准教授 (Associate Professor)


ELT, Discourse Analysis, Conversation Analysis, Identity


2001 University of Plymouth, Faculty of Arts and Humanities (BA in Media Arts with Cultural Practice)

2007 University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education (Post-Graduate Certificate of Education)

2011 University of Nottingham, School of English (MA in Applied Linguistics with English Language Teaching)

2018 University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education (PhD in Education)


Book chapters


‘Mutual benefits of feedback on materials through collaborative materials evaluation’ in Tomlinson B. & Masuhara H. (eds.) Research for Materials Development in Language Learning: Evidence for Best Practice (Continuum: London 2010) [co-author]




‘Students transcribing tasks: noticing fluency, accuracy, and complexity’, ELT Journal 64(4) (2010) [co-author]

‘A study of student initiative in group formation and interaction’, Journal of Kanda University of International Studies 23 (2011) [co-author]


‘Students’ social positioning in the language classroom: implications for interaction’, RELC Journal 42 (2011) [co-author]


‘Material gains: the benefits of collaborative and creative materials development’, Folio 15 (2012) [co-author]


‘“You are there to serve us”: social positioning through pronoun use in televised political debate’, Journal of Kanda University of International Studies 24 (2012)


‘Implications of the socio-cultural context for the co-construction of talk in a task-based English as a Foreign Language classroom in Japan’, Classroom Discourse 3 (2012)


‘Learners performing tasks in a Japanese EFL classroom: a multimodal and interpersonal approach to analysis’, RELC Journal 42 (2012)


‘The‘monologic’ of student-student interactions in EFL classes in Japanese universities’,Studies in the Humanities 79 (2015)


‘Video reflexive ethnography as a tool for better classroom practice’,The Language Teacher 39 (2015)


‘One activity, two interactions: how identities affect participation in the classroom’, The Bulletin of Liberal Arts and Sciences,Nippon Medical School 44 (2015)


‘Implementing an extensive reading project at a medical school in Japan’, The Bulletin of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nippon Medical School 45 (2016) [co-author]


‘Repair sequences in 'off-task' conversations in an EFL university classroom in Japan: Japanese language resources and learning opportunities', Classroom Discourse 10, DOI: 10.1080/19463014.2018.1538886 (2019)


‘Task repetition and interactional competence : designing a rubric for use in the classroom', Language, Culture, and Society, 17 (2019)[co-author]


'Task repetition: opportunities for learning and development', Language, Culture, and Society, 18(2020)[co-author]


'Developing practices for opening a classroom discussion', Language, Culture, and Society, 19 (2021) [co-author]


'Turn taking in student Zoom discussions', Language, Culture, and Society, 20 (2022) [co-author] 


'Looking for interactional competence in textbooks', Language, Culture, and Society, 21 (2023) [co-author]


'Early finishers: how EFL students bring tasks to early completion and what happens next', International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 33(2) (2023)