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Kikuo Yamakawa

Kikuo Yamakawa, Japanese English philology educator. Recipient English Literature Society Japan award, 1948. Member Japan Association College English Teachers (councillor 1970-1989), Japan Society Stylistics (board directors 1973-1989, counselor since 1989), Japan Society Mediaeval English Studies (councillor 1985-1989).

Background

  • Yamakawa, Kikuo was born on January 2, 1919 in Aomori, Japan. Son of Kichisaburo and Hisa (Sato) Yamakawa.

  • Education

    • Student Tokyo School Foreign Languages, 1936-1940.

    Career

    • Teacher English, Soma Middle School, Nakamura, Fukushima, Japan, 1940-1942, Third Tokyo Municipal Middle School, 1942-1945, Aomori Prefectural Middle School, 1945-1947. Assistant professor Tokai Science College, Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan, 1947-1950. Docent Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, 1950-1952, assistant professor, 1952-1964, professor, 1964-1982.

      Professor English philology Fukuoka University (Japan), since 1982.

    Works

    • Author: The Development and Characteristics of English Verbals, 1963. Contributor articles on history studies of English syntax to professional journals., 1949-1989. Co-editor: Seibido's Dictionary of English Linguistics, 1973.

      Kenkyusha's New English-Japanese Dictionary, 5th edition, 1980. Kenkyusha's New Collegiate English-Japanese Dictionary, 5th edition, 1985.

    Membership

    Member Japan Association College English Teachers (councillor 1970-1989), Japan Society Stylistics (board directors 1973-1989, counselor since 1989), Japan Society Mediaeval English Studies (councillor 1985-1989).

    Connections

    • Married Tatsuko Narita. Children: Kyoko, Shuji.
    • father: Kichisaburo Yamakawa
    • mother: Hisa (Sato) Yamakawa
    • spouse: Tatsuko Narita
    • children: Kyoko Yamakawa
    • Shuji Yamakawa
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    Born January 2, 1919
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