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Japanese Linguistics

This course covers the three fields of Contemporary Japanese Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Applied Japanese Linguistics.

Contemporary Japanese Linguistics approaches Japanese as one of many languages and aims to empirically analyze its systems of grammar, vocabulary, phonemes, and transcription.

Sociolinguistics considers and analyzes the diversity of the Japanese language as it presently exists in modern society—including differences in language according to region (dialect), age, or setting—as well as the resulting linguistic and social issues.

Applied Japanese Linguistics considers how people who learn Japanese as their first or second language perform speech acts, with a focus on how they construct a sense of self and relate to those around them.

Professors

ISHII, Masahiko (Ph.D.)
Japanese Linguistics, Mathematical Linguistics; Study on Present-day Japanese Vocabulary
TANOMURA, Tadaharu (MA)
Linguistics; Japanese Linguistics
SHIBUYA, Katsumi (Ph.D.)
Sociolinguistics; Language Variation and Historical Change
BURDELSKI, Matthew
Applied Linguistics
MIYAKE, Tomohiro(Ph.D.)
Japanese Linguistics, General Linguistics

Associate Professors

TAKAGI, Chie (Ph.D.)
Sociolinguistics Language Change in Contact Situation