Kimie Takahashi Postdoctoral Fellow at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

高橋 君江

高橋 君江 is Visiting Associate Professor at International Christian University, Tokyo. Before joining ICU in 2014, she was Lecturer at the Graduate School of English at Assumption University of Thailand (2011-2014) and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Macquarie University, Australia (2007 and 2011). During her three-year appointment at Macquarie University, she mainly worked on an ethnographic study of the role of language in tourism between Australia and Japan (funded by a Macquarie University Research Development Grant, awarded to and directed by Ingrid Piller). Kimie is an Honorary Associate in the Department of Linguistics, and continues to co-supervise several PhD students with Ingrid at Macquarie University.

The main areas of Kimie’s research interests are bilingualism and second language learning and use in transnational contexts. She is particularly interested in the link between gender, race and language learning, which she addresses in her new book Language Learning, Gender and Desire: Japanese Women on the Move (2013, Multilingual Matters).

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Scholarly Books:

Takahashi, K. (2013). Language Learning, Gender and Desire: Japanese Women on the Move. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Edited Volumes:

Piller, I.& K. Takahashi. Eds. (2011). Linguistic Diversity and Social Inclusion. Special issue of The International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 14(4).

Book Chapters:

Piller, I., & Takahashi, K. (2013). Language Work Aboard the Low-Cost Airline. In. A, Duchêne, M. Moyer and C. Roberts (Eds.), Language, Migration and Social (In)equality. A Critical Sociolinguistic Perspective on Institutions and Work. Multilingual Matters.

Takahashi, K. (2012). Multilingualism and gender. In M. Martin-Jones, A. Blackledge, and A. Creese (Eds.), Handbook of Multilingualism, Routledge.

Takahashi, K. (2010). Multilingual Couple Talk: Romance, Identity and the Political Economy of Language. In D. Nunan and J. Choi (Eds.), Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives and the Emergence of Identity. Routledge, pp. 199-214.

Piller, I. & Takahashi, K. (2010). At the intersection of gender, language and transnationalism. In N. Coupland (Ed.), The Handbook of Language and Globalisation, Blackwell, pp. 540-554. Winner of the 2011 BAAL Book Prize.

Piller, I. & Takahashi, K. (2010). Language, migration and human rights. In R. Wodak, B. Johnston and P. Kerswill (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Sociolinguistics. Sage, pp 573-587.

Takahashi, K. (2009). Migration, gender and second language learning [Gender to dainigengo gakushuu: Iminjyosei no shigoto]. In Kawamura, C., Kondoh, A., & Nakamoto, H (Eds.), Living together in a Multicultural Society: Approaches to Immigration Policy [Iminseisaku eno approach: Raifusaikuru to tabunkakyousei] Tokyo: Akashi Publishing, pp. 256-258.

Piller, I. & Takahashi, K. (2006). A passion for English: Desire and the language market. In A. Pavlenko (ed.), Bilingual Minds: Emotional Experience, Expression and Representation. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, pp. 59 – 83.

Refereed Journal Articles:

Piller, I.& K. Takahashi. (2011). Linguistic Diversity and Social Inclusion. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 14(4), 371-381.

Piller, I., Takahashi, K., & Watanabe, Y. (2010). The Dark Side of TESOL: Overconsumption of English. Cross-Cultural Studies.


Takahashi, K. (2001). Death and Dying in Japan. In G. Howarth, & O. Leaman (Eds), Encyclopaedia of Death and Dying. London: Routledge, pp. 272 – 274.

Commissioned Reports:

Takahashi, K. (2010). Final Report. Commissioned by Yukinori Watanabe, Sagami Women’s University, for his project on the Adult Migrant English Program Research Centre, funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education.

Takahashi, K. (2001). A Report on Current Australian Immigration Policy. Commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, Tokyo, Japan.