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Major in English Literature

Faculty Members: Academic Areas and Research Topics

Graduate School of Humanities Major in English Literature

Kiyoshi Ishikawa

Theoretical linguistics (syntax and meaning theory), psycholinguistics (phonetic perception, syntactic processing)
Experimental measurement of acceptability; top-down perceptual and cognitive processing; etc.

Fuyo Osawa

English-language studies (syntax theory)
Analysis of diachronic changes in English syntax structure using syntax theory

Takako Kawasaki

Theoretical linguistics (generative phonology, second-language acquisition theory)
Phonetic effects of phonological comparison, phonological acquisition in second language learners, etc.

Michi Shiina

English-language studies (stylistics, pragmatics, and historical pragmatics theory, sociolinguistics)
Research into historical pragmatics of modern English colloquial expressions

Ai Tanji

Late 19th- and early 20th-century British novels, fin de siècle British literature, modernist literature

Maki Tonegawa

American literature
Regional and racial diversity and gender as reflected in the American novel

Shizuo Nicchu

German literature, comparative literature
Works of Botho Strauss, Franz Kafka, and Paul Auster; literary theory; comparative art

Tadashi Miyakawa

Modern American literature
American literary history, religion, and occultism; narratives and techniques in novels

Atsushi Yamashita

Literature and the arts in German-speaking countries
Modernity and tradition in the art of turn-of-the-century Vienna, urbanism in European and Japanese culture during 19th- and 20th-century transition periods

Hideo Yuki

English literature
Irish literary revival modernism

Brian Wistner

Associate Professor
Applied linguistics (second-language acquisition theory, English-teaching studies)
Language-test validity, task-based language teaching, etc.

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