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Multiple Perspectives on English Philology and History of Linguistics

A Festschrift for Shoichi Watanabe on his 80 th Birthday


Edited By Tetsuji Oda and Hiroyuki Eto

This collection of articles covers a wide range of topics in English philology and history of linguistics. The volume proceeds from Old English studies offering a unique perspective and approach in literary and linguistic research into Anglo-Saxon England. Two articles deal with English phonology from both historical and contemporary standpoints, and another with a theoretical discussion of etymological inquiry. The last section contains three articles focusing on the history of linguistics or the history of ideas. The wide range of topics addressed in the 12 chapters of this volume reflects the diversity of interests in the research efforts of Shoichi Watanabe, professor emeritus at Sophia University, to whom this volume is dedicated by his former students. He is not only highly valued as a distinguished professor of English philology, but also acknowledged for his critique of civilization with his unique view of history and culture.


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Notes on Contributors HIROYUKI ETO is Associate Professor of English and linguistics at Tohoku University. His principal research interests lie in the areas of the intellectual history of linguistics, philosophy of language, and English-language teaching as liberal arts education. He received his PhD in Germanic philology from Georgetown University in 2000 and his DLitt in English philology from Sophia University in 2002. His recent publications include Philologie vs. Sprachwissenschaft (2003) and “JAPAN: History of Linguistics” in The Encyclopedia of Lan- guages and Linguistics (2006). NAOTOSHI FURUTA is currently a Master’s student in TESOL at San Francisco State University. He obtained a BA in English literature at Sophia University and an MA in Medieval English literature at the University of Leeds. He served as a full-time teacher of English at the Toho Gakuen High School of Music from 2003 till 2010. His main research interests center on Old English and English-language teaching in Japan. MAKOTO IKEDA is Associate Professor of English Philology and Eng- lish Language Education at Sophia University. His main research interests are twofold: the history of English (especially the history of English grammar) and the learning and teaching of English (particularly materials development). His publications in the first area include Competing Grammars: Noah Webster’s Vain Efforts to Defeat Lindley Murray (1997) and in the second field, co-authored, CLIL, (Content and Language Integrated Learning). He holds the Sophia University MA (English philology), the London University MA (English language teaching and applied linguistics), and the Sophia University PhD (English philology)...

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