KOBE UNIVERSITYSOLAC神戸大学 大学教育推進機構 国際コミュニケーションセンター

Burch Alfred Rue(特任准教授)



English Communication, English Literacy, ACE Communication, ACE Literacy





Conversation Analysis, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition and Use




My research uses Conversation Analysis to focus on the resources that language learners use to achieve and solve problems related to mutual understanding. I am particularly interested in how these phenomena relate to language learning motivation, language use and development in non-educational settings, task accomplishment and design, and language assessment.

I have publications in Language Learning, TESOL Quarterly, and Applied Pragmatics, as well as a number of book chapters. I am currently working on an edited volume and a special issue, both relating to Language Assessment.



Salaberry, M.R. & Burch, A.R. (eds.). (2021) Assessing Speaking in Context: Expanding the Construct and its Applications. Multilingual Matters.

Burch, A.R. & Kasper, G. (2021). Task Instruction in OPI Roleplays.  In M.R. Salaberry and A.R. Burch (eds.),  Assessing Speaking in Context: Expanding the Construct and its Applications (pp. 73- 106). Multilingual Matters.

Salaberry, M.R. & Burch, A.R. (2021). Assessing Speaking in the Post-COVID-19 Era: A Look Towards the Future. In M.R. Salaberry and A.R. Burch (eds.),  Assessing Speaking in Context: Expanding the Construct and its Applications (pp. 303-310). Multilingual Matters.

Ro, E.S. & Burch, A.R. (2020). Willingness to communicate/participate in action: A case study of changes in a recipient’s practices in an L2 book club. Linguistics and Education, 58. 

Burch, A.R. (2019). Responding (or not) to other’s talk: Changes in recipiency practices during a Japanese Study Abroad program. Applied Pragmatics, 1(2), 119-153.

Tao, H., Salaberry, M. R., Yeh, M., & Burch, A. R. (2018). Using authentic spoken language across all levels oflanguage teaching: Developing discourse and interactional competence. Chinese as a Second Language Research, 7(1), 1-13.

Burch, A.R. (2017). “My Japanese isn’t that good”: Self-deprecation, preference organization, and interactionalcompetence. In T. Greer, M. Ishida & Y. Tateyama (eds.), Interactional competence in Japanese as an additional language (pp. 19 – 50). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaiʿi, National Foreign Language Resource Center.
Jackson, D. & Burch, A.R. (2017). Complementary theoretical perspectives on task-based classroom realities. TESOL Quarterly 51(3), 493 – 506.

Lee, J. & Burch, A.R. (2017). Collaborative planning in process: An ethnomethodological perspective. TESOL Quarterly 51(3), 536 – 575.

Burch, A.R. & Kasper, G. (2016). Like Godzilla: Enactments and formulations in telling a disaster story in Japanese. In M.T. Prior & G. Kasper (eds.), Emotion in Multilingual Settings (pp. 57 – 85). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Kasper, G. & Burch, A.R.  (2016). Focus on form in the wild. In. R.A. van Compernolle & J. McGregor (eds.), Authenticity, language, and interaction in second language contexts  (pp. 198 – 232). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Burch, A.R. (2014). Pursuing information: A conversation analytic perspective on communication strategies. Language Learning 64(3), 651 – 684. 



メールアドレス: arburch@people.kobe-u.ac.jp