Academics Publications About Me

(Many of my papers are now available to read at Academia.edu)



Dictionaries Shaffer, J.D. (2019). Axis Genius. 東京: 大修館書店.*

Shaffer, J.D. (2017). Basic Genius. 東京: 大修館書店.*

Shaffer, J.D. (2015). ジーニアスG5用例plus (DVD-ROM). 東京: 大修館書店.*

Shaffer, J.D. (2014). ジーニアス英和辞典第5版. 東京: 大修館書店.*

Shaffer, J.D. (2011). ジーニアス和英辞典第3版. 東京: 大修館書店.*

Shaffer, J.D. (2006). ジーニアス英和辞典第4版. 東京: 大修館書店.

* I served as a part of the editorial committee that oversaw the creation and editing of example sentences in these dictionaries.






Books Yamada, M., Nishizawa, M., Takeda, H., Nakamura, M., & Shaffer, J.D. (2004). TOEIC TEST 730レベル 文法・語法・語彙 ジーニアス語法シリーズ. Tokyo: Taishukan.







Textbooks Nakamura, M., Umaba, K., Okamoto, M., Katou, A., Sakata, H., Shaffer, J.D., Seino, W., Takahashi, S., & Toitani, K. (2013). PROMINENCE English Expression II. Tokyo: Tokyo Shoseki. (High School English Textbook)

Nakamura, M., Umaba, K., Okamoto, M., Katou, A., Sakata, H., Shaffer, J.D., Seino, W., Takahashi, S., & Toitani, K. (2013). PROMINENCE English Expressions I. Tokyo: Tokyo Shoseki. (High School English Textbook)

Nakamoto, R, Umaba, K., Nakamura, M., Shaffer, J.D., Toitani, K., & Kobayashi, H. (2008). PROMINENCE English Writing. Tokyo: Tokyo Shoseki. (High School English Textbook)

* Additionally, as of 2019 I have edited over 30 textbooks for Tokyo Shoseki.






Research
Articles
Shaffer, J.D. (2022). An Improved Measure of Grammatical Complexity (A First Step in More Accurately Assessing the Readability of a Text). The Journal of Shizuoka University Education. 2022 (18), 1-19.

Shaffer, J.D. (2020). The potential use of the "Lord of the Rings" book series for incidental vocabulary acquisition. The Journal of Shizuoka University Education. 2020 (16), xx-xx.

Shaffer, J.D. (2018). The potential use of the Harry Potter book series for incidental vocabulary acquisition. The Journal of Shizuoka University Education. 2018 (14), 67-82.

Shaffer, J.D. (2016). Bilingual progression: the current sound system of a young learner. Journal of Shizuoka University Education. 2016 (12), 147-154.

Shaffer, J.D. (2015). Using video for incidental vocabulary acquisition. Journal of Shizuoka University Education. 2015 (11), 211-220.

Shaffer, J.D. (2010). Factors influencing vocabulary acquisition in narrow listening. Journal of Shizuoka University Education. 2010 (6), 27-37.

Tanimura, K., Shaffer, J.D., & Komachi, M. (2010). 静岡大学における「実用英語」教育プログラムの現状と課. Journal of Shizuoka University Education. 2010 (6), 9-16.

Oishi, T. & Shaffer, J.D., (2009). 「TOEIC演習」の成果と課題. Journal of Shizuoka University Education. 2009 (5), 9-17.

Shaffer, J.D., (2005). Choosing narrow reading texts for incidental vocabulary acquisition. The Language Teacher. 29 (7), 21-27.

Shaffer, J.D., (2004). The Academic Word List and Oral Academic Discourse. Temple University Japan Studies in Applied Linguistics: Teaching Vocabulary to Second Language Learners. 41, 105-113.

Shaffer, J.D. (2004). Varying degrees of contextual narrowness in narrow reading and its potential impact on vocabulary acquisition. Temple University Japan Studies in Applied Linguistics: Teaching Vocabulary to Second Language Learners. 41, 95-104.

Shaffer, J.D. (2004). Improving test efficiency through calculated item reduction. Temple University Japan Studies in Applied Linguistics: Language Assessment. 36, 61-70.






Other
Articles
Shaffer, J.D. (2017). Enjoying English Through Writing: Editing. 英語教育. 65(13), 64-65.

Shaffer, J.D. (2017). Enjoying English Through Writing: Show, Don't Tell. 英語教育. 65(12), 64-65.

Shaffer, J.D. (2017). Enjoying English Through Writing: Painting with Words. 英語教育. 65(11), 64-65.

Shaffer, J.D. (2016). Enjoying English Through Writing: Creating Characters. 英語教育. 65(10), 62-63.

Shaffer, J.D. (2016). Enjoying English Through Writing: The Basic Parts of a Story & How to Get Started. 英語教育. 65(9), 64-65.

Shaffer, J.D. (2016). Enjoying English Through Writing: Why Writing Fiction is Good. 英語教育. 65(7), 62-63.

Shaffer, J.D. (2016). Regaining Focus. 静岡大学大学教育センター ニューズレター. (2016/06)

Shaffer, J.D. (2015). Teaching Japanese Literature Through English. 静岡大学大学教育センター ニューズレター. (2015-10-15).

Shaffer, J.D. (2015). Ubiquitous Computing. 静岡大学大学教育センター ニューズレター. (2015/06/23)

Shaffer, J.D. (2014). Well Intended Attempts at Technology in Education. 静岡大学大学教育センター ニューズレター. (2014/6/23).

Shaffer, J.D. (2013). The (un)Glamorous World of Editing. 静岡大学大学教育センター ニューズレター. (2013/7/16).

Shaffer, J.D. (2011). Technology in the Classroom Part 2 – My Modern Classroom. 静岡大学大学教育センター ニューズレター. (2011/11/22).

Shaffer, J.D. (2011). Technology in the Classroom Part 1 – The Need for Technology. 静岡大学大学教育センター ニューズレター. (2011/07/14).

Shaffer, J.D. (2011). A Rewarding Look Back. GCD英語通信. (49) 14-15. Taishukan.

Shaffer, J.D. (2009). On Teaching in the Modern Age. 静岡大学大学教育センター ニューズレター. (20), 16-18.

Shaffer, J.D. (2007). G4改訂日記 (8). 英語教育. (56) 9. Taishukan.

Shaffer, J.D. (2004). Education and Technology. The Language Teacher. 28(6), 38-39.

Kudo, Y., Nakajima, K., & Shaffer, J.D. (2003). 海を越えてコミュニケーションスキルを学ぶ. L’horloge, 123, 9-10.






Presentations
Shaffer, J.D. (2019). "Using a Book Series for Vocabulary Acquisition", The 45th JALT International Conference, WINC Aichi.

Shaffer, J.D. (2016). "Writing Fiction to Increase Interest & Motivation", The 42nd JALT International Conference, WINC Aichi.

Shaffer, J.D. (2008). “The Pragmatics of English Education’s Future: a brief talk”, 静岡大学FDシンポジウム「大学英語教育の未来」, Shizuoka University.

Shaffer, J.D. (2007). “Putting the You in YouTube”, The 2nd Conference on Collaborative English Language Learning in North East Asia Region, Shimane Prefectural University.

Shaffer, J.D. (2007). “The Academic Word List and Oral Academic Discourse”, The 8th Temple University Applied Linguistics Colloquium, Temple University Japan.

Nakamura, M. & Shaffer, J.D. (2006). “E-mail Writing for Teachers of English”, Intensive Training for English Teachers, 2006, Shiga Prefectural University.

Shaffer, J.D. (2004). “The Academic Word List and Oral Academic Discourse”, The 30th JALT International Conference, Tezukayama University.

Shaffer, J.D. (2003). “Visual Storytelling”, The First Storytelling Seminar, Osaka Gakuin University.