Kumagai Tadashi



Affiliation Center for Arts and Sciences
Title Associate Professor
Room Faculty of Economics 503 (Extension2503)
E-mail kumagai ( at = @ )
Education Finished Doctoral Course at Osaka City University, English-Linguistics Major
Academic Societies International Society for Humor Studies. English & American Studies Society of Kobe City University of Foreign Studies.
Career 1989 Full-time Lecturer of English, Fukui Prefectural College
1992-- Full-time Lecturer of English, Fukui Prefectural University

Research Interest

Research Field Studies on "Atmosphere"
Research Summary Now that my study on laughter mechanism reached its goal, and sucessfully (Laughter has notheing to do with the language or the emotions: The order to laugh comes earlier
to human body than those 'awarenesses.'), I am starting to study my next topic, "atmosphere, " whose conclusion, I hope, will be together with (and strenghthen) my past studies on laughter mechanism.
Keywords laughter "atmosphere"

Selected Publications

「ユーモアの分析」(The Analysis of Humor) 1996."Gohoukennkyuu-to-Eigokyouiku" 1996.pp.73-87.
'Yes, You Were ( And ARE ) Right, Charles. And Where's Jessica?' 2004. International Society for Humor Studies present the 16th Annual Conference, p.9.
'On the Importance of Being Earnest With Humor.' 2010. Conference Program Booklet, City University of Hong Kong, pp.11-12.
'A Third Level.' 2011. Boston 2011 International Society for Humor Studies, p.51.
'Is the So-called Superiority Theory Really Dead?' 2012. Book of Abstracts 24th International Society for Humor Studies, Krakow.
'Satisfaction Counts.' 2012. ibid. p.119.
'Do Languages Have to do With Laughter?' 2013. LAFAL3, p.24.
'Laughter as Resonance" 2014. (ON LINE) Abstract, International Conference on Communication Styles, held in Krosno State College, Poland.
"The Mechanism of Humor" 2014." Welcome to Ken-dai Laboratory,"pp.161-8. Kanazawa: Hashimoto-Kakubundou.

Community Engagement

Made oral presentations at International Society for Humor Studies more than several times, once being a plenary speaker ( Dijon, 2004). made an oral presentation and chaired one of the sessions at the Third LAFAL Symposium, held in Lodz, Poland(2013), among others. Gave a two-day lecture at Open University, Fukui (2012). Broadcast on FBC Radio Program entitled "Welcome to the FPU Laboratory."(2012). Conduct the FPU Pubilc Lectures (2011-- ).

Educational Activities

Classes English I, English II、
Office Hour
Available Topics The theory of laughter.
The mechanism of laughter.

Additional Information

STEP (First Class)
Have won several awards, both at the English recitation contests and English speech contests.
My hobbies are reading books, enjoying art and music (especailly Bach, Handel, Baroque and Renaissance Music).
Seeing Movies(All Kinds)