Dr. Masayuki HIRATA



Dr Masayuki Hirata is a lecturer at the Center for Language Education at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his BA in Linguistics from Waseda University, his MA in Language Studies from Lancaster University, and his PhD in Corpus Linguistics from the City University of Hong Kong. His research interests span Corpus Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Stylistics, and Lexicography. He has presented papers on these topics at international conferences such as the International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory, the UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, and the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Dr Hirata has also worked as a bilingual lexicographer for Longman Dictionaries, where he contributed to building the first large-sized Japanese corpus (the Longman Japanese Corpus) and compiled the first bilingual-corpus-based English to Japanese lexicon (the Longman English-Japanese Dictionary). He has over 15 years of experience in teaching Japanese and English at the tertiary level in Japan and Hong Kong. Dr Hirata is passionate about exploring the connections between language education and the use of technology, and he aims to enhance his students' linguistic skills, intercultural competence, and individual learning.


2023 Conference Paper / Presentation

Text-Generative AI in Language Learning: Assessing its Impact and Advantages over Corpus-based Approaches

Hirata, Masayuki

Press: The University of Hong Kong, School of Professional and Continuing Education
Location: Hong Kong
Source: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies, November 2023, p. 112-118
2015 Conference Paper / Presentation

A corpus-based study of noun-adjective continuum in Japanese and English

Hirata, Masayuki; Fang, A.C.

Location: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Source: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Asian Association of Lexicography, June 2015, p. 281-301
2014 Conference Paper / Presentation

A corpus-based study of bilingual encoding processes from the Japanese language to the English language

Hirata, Masayuki

Location: City University of Hong Kong
2013 Conference Paper / Presentation

Emotional adjectives in Japanese and their subjectivity

Hirata, Masayuki

Location: University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
2012 Conference Paper / Presentation

Schematic variations of the grammatical construction ‘X-wa Y-ga Z (adjective)’ in Japanese

Hirata, Masayuki

Location: King’s College London, London, UK
2011 Conference Paper / Presentation

A lexicogrammatical perspective in encoding dictionaries

Hirata, Masayuki

Location: Beijing University of Foreign Studies, Beijing, China
2011 Conference Paper / Presentation

A lexicogrammatical perspective in encoding dictionaries––with reference to ‘pain’ examples in English and in Japanese

Hirata, Masayuki

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Source: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory, 2011, p. 98-107