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Ayumi Miura

三浦 あゆみ

Graduate School of Language and Culture Studies in Language and Culture, Associate Professor

amiura lang.osaka-u.ac.jp

keyword Latin,lexicography,lexicology,semantics,syntax,Middle English,Old English,history of the English language

Education

  • 2008/09 - 2011/11, The University of Manchester, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, Linguistics and English Language
  • 2003/04 - 2008/03, The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Field of Specialisation of Language and Information Sciences
  • 1999/04 - 2003/03, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies English, Department of European and American Studies I

Research History

  • 2017/09 - Present, Osaka University, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Associate Professor
  • 2016/04 - 2017/08, Kansai Gaidai University, College of International Professional Development, Associate Professor (Specially Appointed)
  • 2013/04 - 2016/03, Kansai Gaidai University, College of Foreign Studies, Assistant Professor (Specially Appointed)

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences, Linguistics
  • Humanities & social sciences, English linguistics, English historical linguistics

Professional Memberships

  • Iwasaki Linguistic Circle
  • The Japanese Association for Studies in the History of the English Language
  • MODERN ENGLISH ASSOCIATION
  • THE ENGLISH LITERARY SOCIETY OF JAPAN
  • THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR MEDIEVAL ENGLISH STUDIES
  • ISLE (The International Society for the Linguistics of English)

Papers

  • Internet resources for the history of English, Ayumi Miura, New Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume III: Change, transmission and ideology, Cambridge University Press, 2023/12
  • _Me liketh/lotheth_ but _I loue/hate_: Impersonal/non-impersonal boundaries in Old and Middle English, Ayumi Miura, Categories, constructions, and change in English syntax, Cambridge University Press, p. 170-189, 2019/10
  • One Hour Hath Orphan’d Me, and Widow’d Me: A Syntactic and Semantic History of English Verbs Converted from Human Nouns, Ayumi Miura, English Studies, Routledge, Vol. 99, No. 2, p. 194-215, 2018/02/17
  • Shall Sweet Bianca Practise How to Bride It? The Role of Dummy Object It in the Diachronic Transitivity Change of Denominal Conversion Verbs, Ayumi Miura, Studia Neophilologica, Routledge, Vol. 90, No. 1, p. 17-31, 2018/01/02
  • Historical development of the syntactic patterns of blame: An OED-based study, Ayumi Miura, English Language and Linguistics, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 20, No. 2, p. 251-272, 2016/07/01
  • Reassessing Latin influence on he/she this in Middle English, Ayumi Miura, English Studies, Routledge, Vol. 97, No. 4, p. 420-441, 2016/05/18
  • Reconsidering the semantics of Middle English _namely_, Ayumi Miura, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, Modern Language Society, Vol. 116, No. 1, p. 29-53, 2015/09
  • Translation effects on the use of impersonal verbs _irken_ and _uggen_ in _An Alphabet of Tales_, Ayumi Miura, Comparison and Exchange of Language and Culture 8, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, p. 35-42, 2021/05
  • Some lexical and syntactic comparisons between the fifteenth-century _An Alphabet of Tales_ and the Latin source _Alphabetum Narrationum_, Ayumi Miura, Comparison and Exchange of Language and Culture 7, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, p. 19-30, 2020/07
  • The Importance of close reading for academic publications on Middle English, Ayumi Miura, Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature, The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, Vol. 35, p. 37-44, 2020/07
  • Revisiting the Latin influence on Middle English interrogative _who of_, Ayumi Miura, Of ye Olde Englisch langage and textes: New perspectives on Old and Middle English language and literature, Peter Lang, p. 259-279, 2020/07
  • The incipient stages of _far be it_ in Middle English, Ayumi Miura, Comparison and Exchange of Language and Culture 6, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, p. 31-39, 2019/05
  • _Namely_ and other particularisers in Chaucer's English, Ayumi Miura, Chaucer's language: Cognitive perspectives, Osaka Books, p. 99-124, 2013/04
  • Middle English verbs of fear and anger: Parallel histories of impersonal usage, Ayumi Miura, Convergent approaches to mediaeval English language and literature: Selected papers from the 22nd Conference of SELIM, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 123-157, 2012/12
  • Middle English verbs of emotion and impersonal constructions: A diachronic study of the syntax-semantics interface, Ayumi Miura, PhD thesis, The University of Manchester, The University of Manchester, 2011/11
  • _Juliana_ 329b-30a revisited: Apo koinou or not?, Ayumi Miura, Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature, The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, Vol. 24, p. 1-19, 2009/12
  • New impersonal verbs in some late fourteenth-century English texts, Ayumi Miura, Historical Englishes in varieties of texts and contexts: The Global COE Program, International Conference 2007, Peter Lang, p. 187-200, 2008/09
  • The impersonal verb _remembren_ in Chaucer revisited, Ayumi Miura, Language and Information Sciences, Language and Information Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Vol. 5, p. 213-228, 2007/03
  • The impersonal verb _listen_ in Chaucer's works: Implications of its textual distribution, Ayumi Miura, LEXICON, Iwasaki Linguistic Circle, Vol. 36, p. 24-40, 2006/06

Misc.

  • Emendation of _he þis_ in _York Plays_ XXX 112, Ayumi Miura, Notes and Queries, Oxford University Press, Vol. 67, No. 3, p. 350-351, 2020/09
  • Matsuji Tajima, _Studies in Middle English_ (Nan'un-do, 2016), Ayumi Miura, Studies in English Literature, The English Literary Society of Japan, Vol. 96, p. 182-188, 2019/12
  • Review of Hideshi Ohno's _Variation between personal and impersonal constructions in Geoffrey Chaucer: A stylistic approach_ (2015, University Education Press), Ayumi Miura, Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature, The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, Vol. 32, p. 111-125, 2017/07
  • _Beowulf_ 2334a _ealond utan_: On the validity of Mitchell and Robinson's reading, Ayumi Miura, A collection of research notes on the history of the English language, Kaibunsha, p. 61-65, 2008/12
  • Looking back on the recently published introductions to the history of English, Ayumi Miura, The Bulletin of the Japanese Association for Studies in the History of the English Language, The Japanese Association for Studies in the History of the English Language, Vol. 2007, p. 25-36, 2007/10

Publications

  • Categories, constructions, and change in English syntax, Nuria Yáñez-Bouza,Emma Moore,Linda van Bergen,Willem B. Hollmann,with the,assistance of,Ayumi Miura, Cambridge University Press, ISBN:9781108419567, 2019/10
  • Middle English verbs of emotion and impersonal constructions: Verb meaning and syntax in diachrony, Ayumi Miura, Oxford University Press, ISBN:9780199947157, 2014/12
  • Analysing older English, David Denison,Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero,Chris McCully,Emma Moore,with the,assistance of,Ayumi Miura, Cambridge University Press, ISBN:9780521112468, 2011/12
  • Compass Rose English-Japanese Dictionary, Kaoru Akasu, Kenkyusha, ISBN:9784767415321, 2018/11
  • Dictionary of the latest terms of English linguistics and linguistics, Hirozo Nakano,Yoshihiro Hattori,Takahiro Ono,Tetsuo Nishihara, Kaitakusha, ISBN:9784758922159, 2015/11
  • Kenkyusha's English-Japanese Dictionary for the General Reader (3rd edition), Sakutaro Takahashi,ditor-in-chief, Kenkyusha, ISBN:9784767414225, 2012/08
  • Lighthouse English-Japanese Dictionary, Shigeru Takebayashi,Yoshiro Kojima,Nobuyuki Higashi,Kaoru Akasu, Kenkyusha, ISBN:9784767415055, 2007/10

Works

  • HEL on the Web, Ayumi Miura, 2009/08 - Present
  • A Gateway to Studying HEL, MIURA Ayumi, 2008/08 - Present

Awards

  • President's Special Prize, Osaka University, 2021/03
  • 17th Japan Academy Medal, The Japan Academy, 2021/01
  • 17th (FY2020) JSPS Prize, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2020/12
  • Overseas Research Students Award Scheme (ORSAS), 2008/04

Presentations

  • Ten HEL books to recommend to undergraduate students: reviewing the past decade, looking beyond, Ayumi Miura, Aoyama HEL Meeting, 2021/10/17
  • Learning and teaching (or trying to teach) academic skills in English, Ayumi Miura, FD Workshop 'Integrated English (Academic Skills): Teaching Practices', 2021/03/25
  • Revisiting the earliest history of the optative subjunctive _far be it_ in Middle English, Ayumi Miura, 31st International Conference of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature (SELIM 31), 2019/09/20
  • Some linguistic features emerging from a close reading of Middle English texts, MIURA Ayumi, The 33rd Congress of The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, 2017/12/03
  • _What should we blame it on?_ Information structure and syntactic change of _blame_ in the nineteenth century, Ayumi Miura, The 6th International Conference on Late Modern English (LMEC 6), 2017/08/17
  • _One hour hath orphan'd me, and widow'd me_: A syntactic and semantic history of English verbs converted from human nouns, Ayumi Miura, The 19th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL-19), 2016/08/22
  • Syntactic and semantic changes in verbs converted from nouns of status and role, MIURA Ayumi, The 16th Meeting of The Japanese Association for Studies in the History of the English Language, 2015/04/11
  • Denominal conversion verbs in the history of English: A picture emerging from the OED Online, Ayumi Miura, The Fourth International Symposium on Approaches to English Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (OX-LEX4), 2015/03/26
  • English verbs converted from human nouns: Syntactic and semantic development, Ayumi Miura, Langwidge Sandwidge seminar, 2015/03/03
  • Revisiting Levin's (1993) '_orphan_ verbs' and '_captain_ verbs' from a diachronic perspective, Ayumi Miura, The 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 3), 2014/08/26
  • _He/She this_ in Middle English: Reassessing Latin influence, Ayumi Miura, The Joint Meeting of the East and West Branches of The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, 2014/06/14
  • Reconsidering the semantics of Middle English _namely_, Ayumi Miura, The 29th Congress of The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, 2013/12/01
  • _Namely_ and other particularisers in Chaucer’s English, Ayumi Miura, The 4th International Conference of the Society of Historical English Language and Linguistics (SHELL 2012), 2012/09/02
  • Why are _like_ and _loathe_ impersonal and _love_ and _hate_ non-impersonal?, Ayumi Miura, The 17th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL-17), 2012/08/24
  • What makes a verb impersonal or non-impersonal? A case study of Middle English LOVEN, Ayumi Miura, The 84th Annual General Meeting of the English Literary Society of Japan, 2012/05/26
  • Teaching of HEL at The University of Manchester: Methods, materials and lessons to learn?, Ayumi Miura, The 22nd Meeting of The Japanese Association for Studies in the History of the English Language, 2012/04/14
  • Steps toward making a new contribution to the much-researched area: Impersonal constructions in the history of English as an example, Ayumi Miura, Komaba Society for the History of the English Language, 2012/04/07
  • A syntactic-semantic study with the MED? New evidence for verbs of fear and impersonal constructions, Ayumi Miura, The Third International New Approaches in English Historical Lexis Symposium (HEL-LEX 3), 2012/03/08
  • Impersonal or non-impersonal? Determinants of the syntax-semantics interface of Middle English verbs of hate, Ayumi Miura, The 7th International Conference on Middle English (ICOME7), 2011/08/04
  • Lexical semantics of Middle English impersonal constructions: Approaches to and beyond the data, Ayumi Miura, The 2nd International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE2), 2011/06/20
  • Middle English verbs of fear and anger: Parallel histories of their hitherto neglected impersonal usage, Ayumi Miura, The 22nd International Conference of the Spanish Society for Mediaeval English Language and Literature (SELIM 2010), 2010/10/02
  • Exploring the presence, absence and spread of impersonal usage with Middle English verbs of emotion: Problems and explanations, Ayumi Miura, 11th Triangle Symposium (Triangle 2010), 2010/09/18
  • Middle English verbs of fear: What lexicographical evidence can(not) reveal about their impersonal usage, Ayumi Miura, Langwidge Sandwidge seminar, 2010/05/04
  • HEL publications for the past two years and beyond, MIURA Ayumi, Paper session held at The University of Tokyo, 2007/09/16
  • Mistakes or inventions? Newly employed impersonal verbs in late fourteenth-century English, Ayumi Miura, The 3rd International Conference of the Society of Historical English Language and Linguistics (SHELL 2007), 2007/09/08
  • The impersonal verb _remembren_ in Chaucer revisited, MIURA Ayumi, The 16th Meeting of The Japanese Association for Studies in the History of the English Language, 2006/09/23
  • The impersonal verb _listen_ in Chaucer's works, MIURA Ayumi, The 21st Congress of The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, 2005/12/04
  • On impersonal constructions in Chaucer, MIURA Ayumi, The 12th Meeting of The Japanese Association for Studies in the History of the English Language, 2004/09/25

Academic Activities

  • Seminar 'Publishing in international journals of linguistics', Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Zoom, 2021/08/06 - 2021/08/06
  • Seminar 'Publishing a (linguistics) book with an international publisher', Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Zoom, 2021/08/05 - 2021/08/05
  • FD Workshop 'Integrated English (Academic Skills): Teaching Practices', Department of English, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Zoom, 2021/03/25 - 2021/03/25

Social Activities

  • Intermediate English: Giving a Speech in English, Osaka Centre, The Open University of Japan, 2020/01/11 - 2020/01/12
  • Relearning English through its history, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Seminars for Schoolteachers of English, 2018/08/08 - 2018/08/08
  • Tracing the history of the English language, Musashino Institute of Foreign Languages, Autumn Open Lecture, 2007/11/19 - 2007/11/19

Committee Memberships

  • The English Literary Society of Japan, Member of the Editorial Committee, 2021/04 - Present
  • The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, Councillor, 2018/04 - Present
  • The Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics, Affiliate, 2016/09 - Present
  • Research in Corpus Linguistics, Manuscript Reviewer, 2019/09 - 2019/10
  • The Western Division of the Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, Member of the Steering Committee, 2016/04 - 2019/03
  • Proceedings of CBDA-5 (Tours, July 2017), Manuscript Reviewer, 2018/06 - 2018/08
  • ICEHL XX (20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics), Abstract Reviewer, 2018/01 - 2018/01
  • The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, Chair of the Congress Organising Committee, 2017/01 - 2017/12
  • The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, Member of the Congress Organising Committee, 2015/01 - 2017/12
  • Linguistics, Manuscript Reviewer, 2013/04 - 2013/05