Contrastive Linguistics, Phraseology, Pronouns, Gender
My research interests lie in the fields of contrastive linguistics, phraseology, and gender studies. Within these fields, I am especially interested in the study of English and Japanese anaphoric expressions. I am the author of Nichi-eigo Daimeishi-no Kenkyuu (Studies of Japanese and English Pronouns) (Kenkyusha, 1994) and a co-editor of Research on Phraseology in Europe and Asia: Focal Issues of Phraseological Studies (University of Bialystok Publishing House, Poland, 2011). I am currently involved in editing Saito’s Idiomological English-Japanese Dictionary published in 1915, which is considered to be one of the most influential English-Japanese dictionaries in Japan. This editing work will hopefully tell us how the English language has changed during the past 100 years.