Lecture: Japanese: Typological and Geographical Perspectives by Shoichi Iwasaki, PhD, Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Date: 04.09.2012

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Ikeda Library 4th Fl Reading Room

Mt FujiIn this lecture Professor Shoichi Iwasaki will discuss the typological features of Japanese, such as word order and topic construction, and then examine them from a geographical perspective, comparing Japanese to other languages in Asia.

Shoichi Iwasaki is a Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA and Chair of Applied Linguistics. He received his PhD in Linguistics from UCLA. He has also taught at University of Adelaide (Australia), Thammasat University (Thailand), Nagoya Gakuin University (Japan). His research areas are Japanese linguistics, Thai linguistics, discourse analysis, functional linguistics, language change, sociolinguistics, intercultural communication, intonation, and minority language description (Ryukyu).


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