Toshio Ohori

Toshio Ohori

Professor
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Graduate School of Media and Governance
DegreesPh.D. (Linguistics) 1992, UC Berkeley
Short BiographyBorn in Tokyo. Ph.D in Linguistics (University of California at Berkeley, 1992), Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University (Instructor and Associate Professor 1985-1993), School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo (Associate and Full Professor 1994-2017)
Areas of ExpertiseLinguistics (Semantics, Functional typology, Discourse analysis)
Courses TaughtPROJECT ENGLISH B (Project),LEXICAL SEMANTICS AND MENTAL DICTIONARIES (GIGA/GI),ISSUES IN COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS,CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK(CB),MASTER SEMINAR,SEMINAR(Linguistic science: from basics to original research),ACADEMIC PROJECT (The Architecture of Language and Thought)
AffiliationsThe Linguistic Society of Japan, The English Linguistic Society of Japan, The Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association, Japan Association for English Corpus Studies, The Edward Sapir Society of japan, Association for Linguistic Typology
Selected Publications・Ohori, Toshio (2018) "Cognitive linguistics and pragmatics: the 'meaning' of linguistic signs". Invited talk at the 21st Meeting of Pragmatics Society of Japan, Kyorin Univ.
・Yoshiki Nishimura, Shinya Hirasawa, Toshio Ohori, Sayaka Hasegawa, Hiroaki Koga, Satoru Kobayakawa, Hirotaka Tomozawa, and Kumiko Yumoto (2017) Translation of John R. Taylor, Mental Corpus: How Language is Represented in the Mind. Kurosio Syuppan. [Chapter 6, “Constructions” and translator’s note]
・Ohori, Toshio (2015) "Rethinking diagrammatic iconicity from an evolutionary perspective". Masako K. Hiraga, William J. Herlofsky, Kazuko Shinohara and Kimi Akita (eds.) Iconicity: East Meets West. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 259-274.
・Ohori, Toshio (2014) “A re-examination of the hierarchical organization of subordinate clauses: theoretical foundation of the Minami Model”. Takashi Masuoka, Motoo Oshima, Osamu Hashimoto, Kaoru Horie, Naoko Maeda, and Takehiko Maruyama (eds.) Studies on Complex Constructions in Japanese. Hituzi Syobo. 645-672. [In Japanese]
・Ohori, Toshio (2012) "When recursion collapses: evidence from discourse interaction". Thomas C. Scott-Phillips, Mónica Tamariz, Erica A. Cartmill, and James R. Hurford (eds.) The Evolution of Language. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference (EVOLANG 9). Singapore: World Scientific. 282-287.
・Ohori, Toshio (2011) "Grammaticalization of subordination". Heiko Narrog and Bernd Heine (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 636-645.
・Ohori, Toshio (2007) "What linguistic diversity tells about the human mind: universal semantics from the bottom up". Yoshiko Matsumoto, David Y. Oshima, Orrin R. Robinson, and Peter Sells (eds.) Diversity in Language: Perspectives and Implications. Stanford: CSLI. 35-69.
・Ohori, Toshio (2004) “The structure and development of narratives”. Toshio Ohori (ed.) Cognitive Study of Communication. Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics Series, vol. 6. Tokyo: Taishukan. 243-278. [In Japanese]
・Ohori, Toshio (2002) Cognitive Linguistics. University of Tokyo Press. [In Japanese]
Message to Students“Language is a window into the mind”—so people say. It is, in fact, more like a multi-faceted kaleidoscope which shows beautiful regularity at one moment and highly individual feelings and sensations at another. I’m waiting for you to join the exploration of this enticing terrain of wonder.
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