City University of Hong Kong
The Dialogue Systems Group

Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics

Mr. Masayuki Hirata
PhD Candidate

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Information: Masayuki Hirata worked as a bilingual lexicographer for Longman Dictionaries, Pearson Education. He was one of the joint managing editors for the Longman English-Japanese Dictionary projects, responsible for training the team of Japanese lexicographers and signing off the final text for the Longman English-Japanese Dictionary (published in 2007). He was also the project leader for building the Longman Corpus of Contemporary Japanese. Masa moved to Hong Kong in 2007, and he has been teaching Japanese part-time, in CTL/Community College of City University, and in SCPS of Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has a BA in English linguistics from Waseda University in Japan, and an MA in Language Studies from Lancaster University in the UK.

B.A. in English Linguistics, Waseda University (Japan)
M.A. in Language Studies, Lancaster University (U.K.)

8 years experience as a bilingual lexicographer at Longman Dictionaries, Pearson Education.

5 years experience as an editor for English language teaching textbooks at Pearson Kirihara in Japan.

Teaching Japanese in several universities in Hong Kong.

Research interest: Cognitive linguistics; Construction grammar; Corpus-based bilingual lexicography

Conference presentations and publications:
Hirata, M. 2012. Schematic variations of the grammatical construction ‘X-wa Y-ga Z (adjective)’ in Japanese. Presented at 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, 10-12 July, 2012, King’s College London, London, UK.
Hirata, M. 2011. A lexicogrammatical perspective in encoding dictionaries––with reference to ‘pain’ examples in English and in Japanese. Presented at a Conference on Corpus Linguistics in China, 19-20 November, 2011, Beijing University of Foreign Studies, Beijing, China.
Hirata, M. 2011. A lexicogrammatical perspective in encoding dictionaries––with reference to ‘pain’ examples in English and in Japanese. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory, September 8–9, 2011, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

 
 
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