HIDESHI OHNO

Last Updated :2020/07/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor
E-mail
hideshi-ohnohiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Hiroshima University
  • Hiroshima University

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • European and American Literature and Languages/Linguistics

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Literature;Literature in English

Research Keywords

  • History of English Language and Chaucer's Langauge

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The English Literary Society of Japan
  • The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies
  • The New Chaucer Society
  • The Japanese Association for Studies in the History of the English Language
  • Modern English Association
  • The English Research Association of Hiroshima
  • West Branch of The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies
  • The Regional Branch of the Chugoku and Shikoku District, The English Literary Society of Japan
  • The English Literary Association of Hiroshima University
  • English Literary Society of Okayama

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, English Grammar
  2. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, A History of the English Language
  3. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Seminar in Modern English A
  4. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Seminar in Middle English
  5. 2020, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Guidance on Graduation Thesis A
  6. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Guidance on Graduation Thesis B
  7. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  8. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Research Tutorial II (British, American, German, and French Language and Literature, and Liguistics)
  9. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Research Tutorial II (British, American, German, and French Language and Literature, and Liguistics)
  10. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Research Turorial I(British, American, German, and French Language and Literature, and Liguistics)
  11. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Research Turorial I(British, American, German, and French Language and Literature, and Liguistics)
  12. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Humanities and Social Sciences and Society
  13. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, An Introduction to British, American, and European Languages,Literature, and Linguistics
  14. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Introduction to English Linguistics and Philology A
  15. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Introduction to English Linguistics and Philology B
  16. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Introduction to Middle English A
  17. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Seminar on Middle English Verse and Prose A
  18. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Special Lecture on English Linguistics A
  19. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Special Lecture on English Linguistics B
  20. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Research
  21. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Research
  22. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Research
  23. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Research

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Variation in the Use of "Think" in "The Summoner's Tale," Line 2204., Chaucer's Language: Cognitive Perspectives, 79-98, 2013
  2. "I preye/biseche (yow/thee)" in the Late Fourteenth Century: With Special Reference to Chaucer, Language and Style in English Literature, 45-57, 2016
  3. Personal and Impersonal Uses of "Meten" and "Dremen" in Chaucer, Hiroshima Studies in English Language and Literature, 43, 1-15, 2009
  4. Variation between Personal and Impersonal Constructions in Geoffrey Chaucer, 2010
  5. "The Absolute Infinitive in Chaucer: With Special Reference to Parenthetical Use of Seien, Speken, and Tellen", The bulletin of Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, 131-146, 201503
  6. "Ouen" in "The Tale of Melibee", Kotoba de Hirogaru Tise to Kansei no Sekai. Ed. Y. Yanase and T. Nishihara. Hiroshima: Keisuisha., 23-31, 201605
  7. “Beidler, Peter G., Chaucer’s Canterbury Comedies: Origins and Originality (Seattle, Washington: Coffeetown Press, 2011) 308 pp.”, Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature, 107-119, 201603
  8. The Use of Liken in Chaucer, ERA, 13, 1-20, 1995
  9. The Use of Impersonal Verbs in Chaucer: With Special Reference to PLEASE/DESIRE Class, Hiroshima Studies in English Language and Literature, 40, 47-58, 1996
  10. The Impersonal Verbs in Troilus and Criseyde: The Verbs Denoting 'Obligation' and 'Necessity'', ERA, 14, 1-15, 1996
  11. I preye (yow/thee) in the late 14th century, Hiroshima Studies in English Language and Literature, 51, 1-14, 2007
  12. Notes on the Use of the First Person Pronouns in Troilus and Criseyde, Phoenix, 42, 14-28, 1994
  13. Notes on the Use of Remembren in Chaucer, The bulletin of Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, 3, 297-305, 1998
  14. On Variant Readings of Liken and Listen/Lusten in the Canterbury Tales, Originality and Adventure: Essays on English Language and Literature in Honour of Masahiko Kanno, 55-70, 2001
  15. Chaucer's Corage and Herte: Mainly from the viewpoint of the collocations, 123-136, 2003
  16. Lexicological Multiplicity in Chaucer: With Special Reference to Words Related to 'Heart', English Philology and Stylistics, 41-52, 2004
  17. Impersonal and Personal Uses of Ouen in Chaucer, Language and Beyond, 353-366, 2004
  18. The Impersonal and Personal Constructions in the Language of Chaucer, Aspects of the History of English Language and Literature: Collected Papers Read at SHELL 2009, Hiroshima, 111-126, 2010
  19. Roman Kopytko, Polite Discourse in Shakespeare's English. (Poznań: Adam Mickiewicz University Press, 1993) 122 pp., Hiroshima Studies in English Language and Literature, 39, 76-79, 1995
  20. Simon Horobin, The Language of the Chaucer Tradition. (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2003) 179 pp., Hiroshima Studies in English Language and Literature, 49, 65-69, 2005
  21. Simon Horobin, Chaucer's Language (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) 198 pp., Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature,, 24, 101-108, 2009
  22. David Crystal, Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices: An Illustrated History of the English Language (London: British Library, 2010) 159 pp, Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature, 27, 89-96, 2012
  23. Emotional Expression in Chaucer: With Special Reference to "herte", Hiroshima Studies in English Language and Literature, 61, 69-84, 201703
  24. Textual Variations and Readings among the Manuscripts and Editions of The Canterbury Tales: With Special Reference to The Knight's Tale, Hiroshima Studies in English Language and Literature, 62, 1-13, 201803
  25. On the use of "lief" in Chaucer, The Pleasure of English Language and Literature, 261-275, 2018,12

Publications such as books

  1. 2015/04, ★Variation between Personal and Impersonal Constructions in Geoffrey Chaucer: A Stylistic Approach, Chaucer, impersonal construction, variation, University Education Press, 2015, 4, English, 978-4864293372, 199
  2. 2018/,1, The Pleasure of English Language and Literature, Keisuisha, 2018, 12, English, Editors: Hideshi Ohno, Kazuho Mizuno, and Osamu Imahayashi, 978-4-86327-462-4, 400

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Emotional Expressions with Special Reference to "Herte", Hideshi Ohno, The 68th Congress of The Regional Branch of the Chugoku and Shikoku District, the English Literary Society of Japan, 2015, Without Invitation
  2. "Le Livre de Mellibee et Prudence" and "The Tale of Melibee", Hideshi Ohno, The 88th Congress of the English Literary Society of Japan, 2016/05, Without Invitation
  3. The Manuscripts and Editions of "The Canterbury Tales": Textual Variations and Readings, The 20th Congress of the New Chaucer Society, 2016/07, Without Invitation, London
  4. The Use of 'lef' in Chaucer, Hideshi Ohno, Hiroshima Seminar on Historical English Syntax, 2016/12, Without Invitation, English Research Association of Hiroshima, Hiroshima, The aim of the presentation is to describe the use of 'lef' in Chaucer with comparisons with synonymous verbs in his works or with his contemporaries.
  5. The Use of Impersonal Verbs in Chaucer: With Special Reference to PLEASE / DESIRE Class, Hideshi Ohno, 1995, Without Invitation, Yamaguchi Univ.
  6. Personal and Impersonal Uses of Meten and Dremen in Chaucer, Hideshi Ohno, 1998, Without Invitation
  7. The Impersonal and Personal Constructions in the Language of Chaucer, Hideshi Ohno, The 3rd International Conference of the Society of Historical English Language and Linguistics, 2009, Without Invitation, Hiroshima
  8. The Absolute Infinitive in Late Middle English: With Special Reference to Chaucer, Hideshi Ohno, 2014, Without Invitation, Hiroshima
  9. Variation among Manuscripts and Editions of the Canterbury Tales: With Special Reference to the Use of Personal and Impersonal Constructions, Hideshi Ohno, The Twenty-First Biennial International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, 2018/07/11, Without Invitation, The New Chaucer Society, Toronto
  10. Variations in Use of listen among the Earliest Manuscripts and Printed Editions of The Canterbury Tales, Hideshi Ohno, International Medieval Congress Leeds 2019, 2019/07/02, Without Invitation, International Medieval Congress Leeds 2019 Committee, Leeds, UK, In the age of Chaucer, listen, a verb of pleasing and liking, appeared with a dative subject (in the impersonal construction), as well as with a nominative one (in the personal construction), and more frequently in the former construction, in the works of Chaucer and his contemporaries such as Gower and Langland. The purpose of this presentation is to consider any variations in the use of the verb in the fifteenth-century printed editions of The Canterbury Tales. During this century, the work appeared not only in more than 80 manuscripts but also in some printed editions such as Caxton’s, Pynson’s, and de Worde’s, in which the compositors and/or printers may have used their own language system. Also within the century, many impersonal verbs reached the final stage of the transition to the personal construction, although the impersonal use of listen remained until the nineteenth century, as Elmer (1981) points out. Thus, many quantitative approaches have so far shown a general tendency of the convergence of the two constructions, but detailed processes of the transition of one verb have not been closely surveyed from a synchronic perspective. The transition could be affected by some grammatical and pragmatic elements, such as the person of the subject and the type of clause. Treating the same contexts in the earliest manuscripts, the Hengwrt and Ellesmere, and the printed editions, this presentation attempts to discuss how the impersonal use of listen in the manuscripts was dealt with in the editions.
  11. Report of the International Conference: "Variation among Manuscripts and Editions of the Canterbury Tales: With Special Reference to the Use of Personal and Impersonal Constructions" (The New Chaucer Society), Hideshi Ohno, The 59th Summer Seminar of the English Research Association of Hiroshima, 2018/08/08, Without Invitation, The English Research Association of Hiroshima, Hiroshima
  12. Transcribing and Printing as Editorial Interpretations: A Comparative Case Study on The Canterbury Tales, Hideshi Ohno, Yoshiyuki Nakao, and Akiyuki Jimura, Monthly Meeting of English Research Association of Hiroshima, November 2019, 2019/11/16, Without Invitation, English Research Association of Hiroshima, Hiroshima City
  13. Transcribing and Printing as Editorial Interpretations: A Comparative Case Study on the Canterbury Tales, Hideshi Ohno, Akiyuki Jimura, Yoshiyuki Nakao, The 35th Congress of the Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, 2019/11/30, Without Invitation, The Japan Society for Medieval English Studies, Tokyo

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. The 25th Congress of The Japanese Association for Studies in the History of the English Language, 2015/, 2015/
  2. Hiroshima Seminar on English Historical Syntax, Vice-chairperson, 2016/12, 2016/12
  3. English Research Association of Hiroshima, vice-chairperson, 2016/04
  4. Lectures and Workshops in English Phonetics by Dr Geoff Lindsey, vice-chairperson, 2017/10, 2017/10
  5. English Pronunciation Workshop by Dr Geoff Lindsey, organizer, 2018/03, 2018/03

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2016, ERA, editor, 2
  2. 2017, ERA, editor, 2
  3. 2018, ERA, editor, 2
  4. 2016, Hiroshima Studies in English Language and Literature, editor, 2
  5. 2017, Hiroshima Studies in English Language and Literature, editor, 2