Department of British, American, and European Languages and Literatures, and Linguistics
(English Language)

E-mail: imahaya[at]

Research Fields

Language and Style of the 18/19th-century British Novels, Digital Humanities

Research Keywords

  • Philology and Stylistics
  • Charles Dickens
  • Nineteenth-century English
  • TEI and English Literary Texts

Research Outline

I am studying the language and literary stylistics used in British literature during the late modern English period (1700-1900). In particular, I am scientifically investigating the works of the great Victorian writer Charles Dickens from the perspective of English philology.

Research Achievements

  • Dr Tadao Yamamoto and the Dickens Lexicon Project, Aspects of the History of English Language and Literature, pp.159-171, 2010.
  • A Stylistic Approach to Pip’s Class-Consciousness in Great Expectations, Studies in Modern English, 23, pp.1-22, 2007.
  • Grammaticalization of look-forms in the 19th Century: A Sociolinguistic Approach, Hiroshima Studies in English Language and Literature, 51, pp.31-47, 2007.