Dr. Keizo Nanri

Global Education and Intercultural Advancement Center
General Education Building, 3rd Floor
Tel:+81 97 554 7635 E-mail:keizo-nanri@oita-u.ac.jp


Keizo Nanri received his PhD from the University of Sydney in Linguistics. His research interests include systemic functional linguistic theory, discourse analysis, analysis of symbiotic relationships between politicians and political news reporters, ideological studies of texts, and cognitive psychology. He joined the Center for International Education and Research at Oita University in March, 2007.

Current Research

He has currently been working on, among other things, the construction of a linguistic semiotic model that can handle ideology with the assistance of cognitive psychology. The linguistic semiotic model is a model that attempts to explain the process of text generation.


  • The Japanese News Medial and Globalisation
  • Japanese Grammar and Discourse
  • Japanese 2
  • Independent Research


Selected Publications

Keizo Nanri. (2006). The Rhetorical Organization and Identity of Japanese Editorial Writers. Iha Do Desterro, No. 50, Jan/Jun, 2006, pp.13 – 37.

Keizo Nanri. (2005). The Conundrum of Japanese Editorials. Japanese Studies Volume 25, Issue 2 September, pp.169 – 185.

Keizo Nanri. (2004). An Anatomy of the Homogeneity and Innocuousness of Japanese Editorial. The 2004 Proceedings of the ASAA. Retrieved May 24, 2010 from http://coombs.anu.edu.au/SpecialProj/ASAA/biennial-conference/2004/Nanri-K-ASAA2004.pdf.

Keizo Nanri. (2001). Logical Structures of Japanese Texts. Text Volume 21, No. 3, pp.169 – 185.

Keizo Nanri, (2001). Tekusuto no nakano bosei. The JASFL Occational Papers Volume 2, No. 1, Autumn 2001, pp.129 – 143.

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