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Assistant Professor        Dr TERUYA Kazuhiro (PhD, MA, Dip.Ed, BA)

Areas of Scholarship:

Systemic functional linguistic theory and description, language

comparison and multilingual studies, language typology, language logic,

discourse analysis, register profiling, advanced second / foreign language



Comparative linguistics studies of Japanese, Chinese and English (PolyU), Deploying functional text

typology in Japanese, Chinese and English (PolyU), Japanese for the media (PolyU), Communicating

in Japanese in multilingual workplaces (PolyU), Discourse analysis (UNSW, Sydney), Grammar as a

meaning-making resource (UNSW, Sydney), Language and Society (UNSW, Sydney), Japanese as

second / foreign language (UNSW, Sydney), Systemic functional linguistics (PhD autumn course,

Odense branch, Syddanske Universitet, Denmark), Systemic functional description and language

typology (PhD course, Sydney University, Sydney), Appliable discourse analysis (University of British

Colombia, Canada), Functional grammar (Beijing Normal University, Beijing), Systemic functional grammar

and literary studies (Air University, Pakistan), Register analysis (Postgraduate workshop, Universidade

Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil), Language description (Pre-Congress Institute of ISFC 2005, Sydney)

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1999 PhD in Linguistics
Macquarie University
1996 MA in Applied Linguistics
Sydney University
1986 BA in Japanese linguistics and literature, Diploma of Education in Japanese
University of the Ryukyus

Work Experience

March 2009 –
to date
Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
1991 – 2009Senior Lecturer (first Associate Lecturer then Lecturer), School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of New South Wales, Sydney
2001 – 2005Visiting Researcher, The RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
1999Consultant and translator for the Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) TESOL project, Faculty of Education, University of Technology, Sydney
1995Visiting Researcher, The Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Professional Affiliation

Name of Award


Name of Professional Institution

Research fellowship for writing  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW, Sydney
Erasmus Mundus Multilingual and Multiculturalism (MULTI) scholarship  The European Commission
Member of International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University & The University of Technology in Sydney
Member of Japan Association of Systemic Functional Linguistics   JASFL, Japan
Member of the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language   The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language

Research Output   

[Select publications]

  • Teruya, Kazuhiro & Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen. In press. ‘Halliday in relation to language comparison and typology’. In Webster, Jonathan (ed.), The Continuum Companion to M.A.K. Halliday. London & New York: Continuum.
  • Teruya, Kazuhiro. In press. 「報道における投射文のもつ言語論理 」(‘Language logic of projection in news reports’). Proceedings of Japan Association of Systemic Functional Linguistics, Volume 6 (2013).
  • Matthiessen, Christian & Kazuhiro Teruya. In press. ‘Registerial hybridity: indeterminacy among fields of activity’. In Donna Miller & Paul Bayley (eds.), Permeable contexts and hybrid discourses. London: Equinox.
  • Matthiessen, Christian M.I.M., Kazuhiro Teruya & Marvin Lam. 2010. Key terms in systemic functional linguistics. London & New York: Continuum.
  • Teruya, Kazuhiro. 2009. Grammar as a gateway into discourse. Linguistics and Education, 9, 67-79
  • Teruya, Kazuhiro, Ernest Akerejora, Thomas Andersen, Alice Caffarel, Julia Lavid, Christian Matthiessen, Uwe Helm Petersen, Pattama Patpong and Flemming Smedegaard. 2008. Typology of MOOD: a text-based and system-based functional view. In R. Hasan, C. Matthiessen & J. Webster (eds.), Continuing discourse on language, Volume 2 (pp. 859-920). London: Equinox.
  • Matthiessen, Christian, M.I.M., Kazuhiro Teruya & Canzhong Wu. 2008. “Multilingual studies as a multi-dimensional space of interconnected language studies”. In Webster, Jonathan (ed.), Meaning in context: implementing applications of language studies (pp. 146-221). London: Continuum.
  • Teruya, Kazuhiro. 2007. A Systemic Functional Grammar of Japanese. 2 volumes. London: Continuum.
  • Teruya, Kazuhiro. 2006. Grammar as a resource for the construction of language logic for advanced language learning in Japanese. In Heidi Byrnes (ed.) Advanced language learning: the contribution of Halliday and Vygotsky (pp. 107-133). London: Continuum.
  • David G. Butt, M.A.K. Halliday, Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen, Kazuhiro Teruya & Wu Canzhong. 2005. Review report on the research results for the Lab for Language-Based Intelligent Systems, BSI, RIKEN. Research report for Laboratory for language-based intelligent systems. (pp. 112-125).April 2000 – March 2005. Brain-Style Intelligence Research Group, Creating the Brain, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN.
  • Teruya, Kazuhiro. 2004. Metafunctional profile of the grammar of Japanese. In A. Caffarel, J.R. Marin & C.M.I.M. Matthiessen (eds.), Language typology: a functional perspective (pp. 185-254). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  • 照屋一博. 2004.「外国為替記事のドメインのモデル化:機能的分析」 日本機能言語学会誌, Vol. 3 (2004 秋), 225−249 (Teruya, Kazuhiro. 2004. The domain modelling of foreign exchange reports: a functional analysis. JASFL Occasional Papers, Volume 3 (2004 Autumn). 225-249.
  • 照屋一博(訳), 2000. M.A.K. ハリデー(著), 「意味のコンピューティング:これまでの経験とこれからの展望」及び、クリスチャン・マティスン著の「序文」『ファジィ・システム学会誌、Vol.12, No.5』, pp. 615-634.Teruya, Kazuhiro (translation), 2000. Computing meanings: some reflections on past experience and present prospects by M.A.K. Halliday and its introduction by Christian Matthiessen. Journal of Japan Society of Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems, Vol.12, No.5, pp. 615-634.

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