TANAKA Toshiya

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Name
TANAKA Toshiya
URL
http://www.flc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~toshiyat/english.html
Affiliation
Kyushu University
Section
Faculty of Languages and Cultures
Job title
Professor
Degree
Master of Arts(Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University), Doctor of Philosophy(Postgraduate School of Arts, University of Manchester)

Profile

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

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Jan 2011
 - 
Today
Professor, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University
 
Apr 2007
 - 
Dec 2010
Associate Professor, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University
 
Apr 2000
 - 
Mar 2007
Associate Professor, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University
 
Apr 1991
 - 
Mar 2000
Associate Professor, Institute of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University
 
Oct 1990
 - 
Mar 1991
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Kagoshima University
 
Apr 1988
 - 
Sep 1990
Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Kagoshiya University
 

Education

 
Jun 1995
 - 
Apr 2005
PhD in Linguistics and English Language, PhD Course at the Postgraduate School of Arts, University of Manchester
 
Apr 1986
 - 
Mar 1988
English Linguistics (left school at the end of the 2nd year), LitD Course at the Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University
 
Apr 1984
 - 
Mar 1986
MA in English Linguistics, MA Course at the Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University
 
Apr 1980
 - 
Mar 1984
BA in English Linguistics, BA Course at the School of Letters, Nagoya University
 

Published Papers

 
On Morphological Differences between Class IV and V Strong and Preterite-Present Verbs in Germanic: A Critical Examination of Schumacher's (2005) Treatise and a New Proposal Based on Morphological Conflation
TANAKA Toshiya
Gengo Kenkyu   (152) 89-116   Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Remarks on Two Morphophonological Differences Between Strong and Preterite-Present Verbs in Germanic
TANAKA Toshiya
Studies in English Language and Literature (The English Language and Literature Society, Kyushu University)   (65) 17-29   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
On the sporadic voicing of the root final fricatives in the Germanic strong class V preterite plural formations: with special reference to the case of *wes- 'be, stay, dwell'
TANAKA Toshiya
Historical Linguistics in Japan (Japan Society for Historical Linguistics)   (2) 3-20   Nov 2013   [Refereed]
Some Thoughts on the Origin and Development of the Germanic Strong IV and V Preterite Plural Formations
TANAKA Toshiya
Studies in English Language and Literature   63 67-112   Mar 2013
Osthoff’s Law and the Rise of the Strong I-III Preterite Plural Formations in Proto-Germanic
TANAKA Toshiya
Gengo-Bunka Ronkyu (Studies in Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University)   25 7-21   Mar 2010   [Refereed]
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
TANAKA Toshiya
Gengo-Kagaku (Linguistic Science, Kyushu University)   44 1-23   Mar 2009
Old English ǣt ‘ate’ and the Preterite Plural Formation of the Strong Class V Verbs
TANAKA Toshiya
Eigo-Eibungaku-Ronso (Studies in English Language and Literature, Kyushu University)   56 13-22   Feb 2006
A New Historical and Comparative Approach to Old English Preterite-Present Verbs
TANAKA Toshiya
A PhD Thesis, University of Manchester   1-250   Jan 2005   [Refereed]
Taboo as an Issue of Ethnolinguistics: Its Research Method and Application to International Cooperation and Social Development Aid
TANAKA Toshiya
Tokumi, M (ed.) On Social Development (Languages and Cultures Monograph 9, FLC, Kyushu University   51-63   Feb 2004
Towards Reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European Inactive Class of Verbs: Five Categories and Sixteen Specimens
TANAKA Toshiya
Linguistic Science, FLC, Kyushu University   38 1-53   Feb 2003
TANAKA Toshiya
NOWELE (North-West European Language Evolution, Odense University Press, Odense)   40 3-27   Apr 2002   [Refereed]
Two Hidden Preterite-Present Verbs in Germanic : An Argument for their Inactive Lineage
TANAKA Toshiya
Studies in Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University   15 21-31   Feb 2002
The Indo-European Background of Old English ge-neah 'is sufficient' : Application of a Non-Brugmannian Method
TANAKA Toshiya
Studies in Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University   14 127-141   Jul 2001
Where Does Gmc. *og- 'fear' Come From? : The Problem of the Original Base Structure
TANAKA Toshiya
Studies in Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University   13 139-148   Feb 2001
Towards Tracing the Quondam Morpho-Semantic Category of a Given Indo-European Verb : A Method upon a Hypothesis of Proto-Indo-European as an Active Language
TANAKA Toshiya
Linguistic Science, Kyushu University   36 29-59   Feb 2001
Prosodic Features of Old English Preterite-Present Verbs: Evidence from Beowulf
TANAKA Toshiya
Eigo-Eibungaku-Ronso (Studies in English Language and Literature, Kyushu University)   51 1-26   Jan 2001
Gmc. *kann 'know' Revisited : A Possible New Explanation
TANAKA Toshiya
Linguistic Science, Kyushu University   35 1-13   Feb 2000
Gmc. Preterite-Presents and IE Nouns of Agency: A Test for the Original Stativity
TANAKA Toshiya
M. Amano, T. Tanaka et al. (eds.) Synchronic and Diachronic Studies on Language; A Festschrift for Dr. Hirozo Nakano (Linguisitics and Pholology No.19)   291-305   Jan 2000
A Non-Brugmannian Approach to the Historical Development of the Germanic Copula : How is the Suppletion to be Explained?
TANAKA Toshiya
Studies in Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University   10 77-94   Mar 1999
Remarks on Kurzova's Model of Indo-European Structural Change, from D-F to P-F, Part 2
TANAKA Toshiya
Linguistic Science, Kyushu University   32 39-95   Feb 1997
Remarks on Kurzova's Model of Indo-European Structural Change, from D-F to P-F, Part 1
TANAKA Toshiya
Studies in English Language and Literature   47 93-116   Feb 1997
Old English MAGAN and Related Verbs: Further Evidence for a Hyperlexical Approach
TANAKA Toshiya
M. Amano et al. (eds.) In Search of the Depths of Language (Eichosha, Tokyo)   489-506   Oct 1996
Paths of the Semantic Developments in Modals : Externalization and Internalization
TANAKA Toshiya
Linguistics and Philology (Kogaku-Shuppan, Nagoya)   13 1-23   Dec 1993
Mental Representations in Developing Modals: A Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Review
TANAKA Toshiya
J. Altarriba (ed.) Cognition and Culture: A cross-cultural approach to cognitive psychology (Advances in Psychology 103, North-Holland, Amsterdam)   77-94   Oct 1993   [Refereed][Invited]
On the Coexistence of KNOW and CAN in the English Vocabulary:
TANAKA Toshiya
Aspects of Modern English (Eichosha, Tokyo)   146-169   May 1993   [Refereed]
English WIT and Related Verbs : A Semantic Quality
TANAKA Toshiya
Arima, Michiko, et al. (eds) Language Structure and History (Eichosha, Tokyo)   403-416   Dec 1991
Characteristics of Ability-Signifying Verbs in Earlier English and Other Languages: A Synchronic and Diachronic Investigation
TANAKA Toshiya
Linguistics (Walter de Gruyter, Berlin)   29(3) 361-396   Aug 1991   [Refereed]
Remarks on the Semantic Properties of Old English SCULAN ; A Hypothesis for the Rise of a Necessity Modal Meaning
TANAKA Toshiya
Linguistics and Philology (Kogaku-shuppan, Nagoya)   10 1-15   Nov 1990
Semantic Changes of CAN and MAY: Differentiation and Implication
TANAKA Toshiya
Linguistics (Walter de Gruyter, Berlin)   28(1) 89-123   May 1990   [Refereed]
On the Core Meaning of CAN: In Light of its Semantic Changes
TANAKA Toshiya
Bulletin of the Faculty of Education, Kagoshiya University (Studies in Humanities and Social Science)   41 175-192   Mar 1990
Phonological Analogues in Semantics : Perspectives on Language Change
TANAKA Toshiya
Linguistics and Philology (Kogaku-shuppan, Nagoya)   9 57-69   Dec 1989
From Possibility/Necessity to Necessity/Possibility Modals : Evidence from Germanic Languages
TANAKA Toshiya
Studies in English Language and Literature, Kagoshima University   20 111-132   Mar 1989
A Note on the History of AGAN : Another Case for Differentiation
TANAKA Toshiya
Linguistics and Philology (Kogaku-shuppau, Nagoya)   8 35-55   Dec 1988
Syntactic Evidence for CAN's Semantic Changes
TANAKA Toshiya
Bulletin of Nagoya Junior College   26 135-147   Aug 1988
On the Differential Property between OE CUNNAN and MAGAN: Cross-Linguistic Evidence
TANAKA Toshiya
Bulletin of Nagoya Junior College   25 51-76   Oct 1987
Drift in Semantic Changes: Evidence from Germanic and Romance Languages
TANAKA Toshiya
Studies in Languages & Cultures, Nagoya University, Language Center   7(1) 33-52   Oct 1985

Misc

 
Review: Peter Collins and David Lee (eds.), The Clause in English: In honour of Rodney Huddleston
TANAKA Toshiya
Studies in English Literature (The English Literary Society of Japan)   English Number 43 79-87   Mar 2002   [Refereed]
Review: David Lightfoot, How to Set Parameters: Arguments from Language Change
TANAKA Toshiya
Studies in Modern English (Modern English Association)   9 81-86   Jun 1993   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
荒木 一雄 (Part:Contributor)
三省堂   Dec 1998   ISBN:4385151733
アーサー・O. サンヴェッド (Part:Joint Translation)
松柏社   Aug 1994   ISBN:4881988220

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Osthoff’s law in Germanic and some aspects of its relative chronology
TANAKA Toshiya
LVC (Language Variation and Change) Network 2017, Kumanoso, Yamaguchi University   27 May 2017   
Verner's law effects and analogical levelling
TANAKA Toshiya
LVC (Language Variation and Change) Network 2016, the Ito Campus, Kyushu University   28 May 2016   
A Scheme for a Morphological Conflation Approach to the Origin and Development of the Germanic Strong and Preterite-Present Verbs
TANAKA Toshiya
The 5th Conference of Japan Society for Historical Linguistics, the Toyohira Campus, Hokkai Gakuen   20 Dec 2015   
The Laryngeal Theory and the Narten Hypothesis: Towards an Explanation of Some Morphophonological Characteristics of the Germanic Strong Verbs
TANAKA Toshiya
LVC (Language Variation and Change) Network 2015, Fukuoka University   30 May 2015   
Remarks on some Morphophonological Differences Between Strong and Preterite-Present Verbs in Germanic
TANAKA Toshiya
LVC (Language Variation and Change) Network 2014, the Ito Campus, Kyushu University   24 May 2014   
On Verner's Law Effects in Germanic Strong Class V Preterite Plural Formations: With Special Reference to the Case of *wes- 'be, stay, dwell'
TANAKA Toshiya
Japan Society for Historical Linguistics, 2nd National Conference (Chiba University, NIshichiba Campus)   8 Dec 2012   
Why do the Germanic Strong IV & V Preterite Plural Formations Morphologically Differ from the Preterite-Present IV & V Present Plural?: A Critical Examination of Schumacher’s (2005) Treatise and a New Proposal in View of a Morphological Conflation Theory
TANAKA Toshiya
Japan Linguistics Society, 145th National Conference (Kyushu University, Hakozaki Campus)   24 Nov 2012   
Some Thoughts on the Origin and Development of the Germanic Strong IV and V Preterite Plural Formations
TANAKA Toshiya
Japan Society for Historical Linguistics, 1st National Conference (Osaka University, Toyonaka Campus)   18 Dec 2011   
A Non-Brugmannian Approach to the Historical Development of the Germanic Copula: How is the Suppletion to be Explained?,
TANAKA Toshiya
13th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (Heinrich Heine Universitaet, Duesseldorf)   Aug 1997   
Syntactic Evidence for CAN's Semantic Change
TANAKA Toshiya
English Linguistics Society Japan, 5th National Conference (Nagoya University, Motoyama Campus)   Oct 1987   
Drift in Semantic Changes: Evidence from Germanic and Romance Languages
TANAKA Toshiya
English Literary Society at Nagoya University, 1985 Annual Conference (Nagoya University, Motoyama Campus)   Apr 1985   

Research Grants & Projects

 
A Comparative Indo-European Linguistics Approach to the Problem of How the Proto-Germanic Verbal System Developed from the Proto-Indo-European Verbal System
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research: Basic Studies (C) (Linguistics)
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): TANAKA Toshiya
A Non-Brugmannian Approach to the Genesis of the Germanic Verbal System
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research: Basic Studies (C) (Linguistics and Phonetics ~ Linguistics)
Project Year: Apr 2002 - Mar 2004    Investigator(s): TANAKA Toshiya
A Comparative Linguistics Investigation into Old English Verbs
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research: Encouraged Studies (A) (English Language and Literature)
Project Year: Apr 1994 - Mar 1995    Investigator(s): TANAKA Toshiya
A Synthetic Study on the Development and Use of a Text Data Base on Behalf of Linguistic Investigation
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research: General Studies (B) (Linguistics and Phonetics)
Project Year: Apr 1993 - Mar 1994    Investigator(s): HIGUCHI Chuji
The Method of Word Equation and a Comparative Linguistics Approach to the Issue of How the Germanic Verbal System Developed from the Proto-Indo-European System
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research: Basic Studies (C) (Linguistics)
Project Year: Apr 2005 - Mar 2009    Investigator(s): TANAKA Toshiya