Professor Yukio Tono, PhD Associate Professor Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Title: Asian Language Resources Biography:
Dr. Yukio Tono is Professor in Corpus Linguistics and Director of the World Language Center at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS). He received his PhD from Lancaster University, UK. His research interests include corpus-based Second Language Acquisition, corpus applications in foreign language teaching, and corpus-informed teaching materials and resources development. He is the project leader of the CEFR-J, an adapted version of the Common European Framework in Japan. He is also President of the Japan Association for English Corpus Studies. He serves as the editorial board members of international journals such as International Journal of Lexicography (Oxford University Press), Corpora (Edinburgh University Press), and Studies in Corpus Linguistics (John Benjamins). He is the author of Corpus-Based Language Studies (with Tony McEnery and Richard Xiao, Routledge, 2006), The Frequency Dictionary of Japanese (with Makoto Yamazaki and Kikuo Maekawa, Routledge, 2013) and Developmental and Crosslinguistic Perspectives in Learner Corpus Research (edited with Yuji Kawaguchi and Makoto Minegishi, John Benjamins, 2012). He is currently working on the CEFR-J x 27 project, where he applies the method of developing pedagogical resources based on the CEFR-J for 27 foreign languages taught at TUFS.
Professor Daniel Hirst ISCA Distinguished Lecturer Directeur de Recherche Emeritus, CNRS & Aix-Marseille University, France Title: The automatic annotation, display and comparison of speech prosody.