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Toshiya TANAKA
Professor
Department of English
Factulty of Languages and Cultures
Kyushu University

744 Moto’oka
Nishi-ku, Fukuoka
819-0395 Japan

e-mail  toshiyat[at]flc.kyushu-u.ac.jp

 

Academic Background:
BA in English Linguistics, Faculty of Letters, Nagoya University, March 1984
MA in English Linguistics, Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University, March 1986
Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Kagoshima University, April 1988 – September 1990
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Kagoshima University, October 1990 – March 1991
Associate Professor, Institute of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University, April 1991 – March 2000

Associate Professor, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University, April 2000 – December 2010
PhD in Linguistics and English Language, Faculty of Humanities, the University of Manchester, April 2005

Professor, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University, January 2011 – present

Major Publications:

“Semantic Changes of CAN and MAY: Differentiation and Implication”, Linguistics 28/1 (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter), pp. 89-123. 1990.

“Characteristics of Ability-Signifying Verbs in Earlier English and Other Languages: A Synchronic and Diachronic Investigation”, Linguistics 29/3, (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter) pp. 361-396. 1991

“English WIT and Related Verbs: A Semantic Quality”, in Nakano, H. et al. (eds.), Structural and Historical Studies on Languages (Tokyo: Eichosha), pp. 403-416. 1991.

“Mental Representations in Developing Modals: A Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Review”, in J. Altarriba (ed.), Cognition and Culture: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Cognitive Psychology (Advances in Psychology 103. Amsterdam: North-Holland), pp. 77-94. 1993.

“Old English MAGAN and Related Verbs: Further Evidence for a Hyperlexical Approach”, in M. Amano et al. (eds.) Inquiries into the Depth of Language (Tokyo: Eichosha), pp. 489-506, 1996.

Gmc. Preterite-Presents and IE Nouns of Agency: A Test for the Original Stativity”, Masachiyo Amano, Toshiya Tanaka, Masayuki Ohkado, Miho Nishio, Makoto Kondo, Tomoyuki Tanaka (eds.) Synchronic and Diachronic Studies on Language: A Festschrift for Dr. Hirozo Nakano (Linguistics and Philology 19), Dept. of English Linguistics, Nagoya University, pp.291-305, 2000.

“The Origin and Development of the *es- vs. *wes- Suppletion in the Germanic Copula: From a Non-Brugmannian Standpoint” North-Western European Language Evolution (Odense: Odense University Press) 40 (April 2002), pp.3-27, 2002.

A New Historical and Comparative Approach to Old English Preterite-Present Verbs, A PhD Thesis, the Department of Linguistics and English Language, the Faculty of Humanities, the University of Manchester, 250 pages, March 2005.

The Genesis of Preterite-Present Verbs: the Proto-Indo-European Stative-Intransitive System and Morphological Conflation (Languages and Cultures Series XIX), x + 246 pages.  Fukuoka: Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University. ISSN: 1348-1800, not for sale. March 2009.

“The Proto-Germanic Third Person Plural Strong Preterite and the Proto-Indo-European ‘Type I’ Thematic Present Formations: With Special Reference to the Strong IV and V Classes.”  Linguistic Science (FLC, Kyushu University) 44, pp.1-23.  March 2009.

Osthoff’s Law and the Rise of the Strong I-III Preterite Plural Formations in Proto-Germanic.”  Studies in Languages and Cultures (FLC, Kyushu University) 25, pp.7-21.  March 2010.

A Morphological Conflation Approach to the Historical Development of Preterite-Present Verbs: Old English, Proto-Germanic, and Proto-Indo-European (The Faculty of Languages and Cultures Library II), xiii + 320 pages. Fukuoka: Hana Shoin. ISBN: 978-4-903554-91-4, ¥4,700. March 2011.

 

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Kyushu University