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  1. WLODARCZYK Andre, Japanese Lang in Theory & Practice - The Asian Mirror

Message 1: Japanese Lang in Theory & Practice - The Asian Mirror

Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 23:11:47 +0200
From: WLODARCZYK Andre <>
Subject: Japanese Lang in Theory & Practice - The Asian Mirror

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 << Le JAPONAIS 2000 >>International Seminar
 on the Japanese Language in Theory and Practice

 organised by the UMR "Civilisation Japonaise"
 (Japanese Culture) - a common research unit of the CNRS
 (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
 and the EPHE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes)
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 The title of the next lecture is

 What looking at Asian languages can reveal
 about Western languages?

 The lecture will be given in English by
 Professor IDE Sachiko
 Nihon Joshi (Japan Wemen�s) University

 on Thursday 3 November 2000 at 4:30 p.m.
 CNRS - Instituts des Hautes Etudes Japonaises
 52, rue Cardinal Lemoine 75231 PARIS 05
 Underground Station: Cardinal Lemoine

After the lecture, we kindly invite you to our reception at which wine and
snacks will be served.

Part one: What constitute ambiguity of language.
Part two: Rethinking linguistic politeness theories.
Both parts deal with comparison between Japanese and the Western languages
and theories.

General description of the Seminar
To meet the increasing demand for Japanese language proficiency, a series of
lectures is being given by guest scholars. The major themes focus on the
Japanese Language (its history and structure, electronic dictionaries,
machine translation technologies etc.) as well as linguistic and social
problems (verbal behaviour, networking and other aspects of the
computerisation of Japanese society).

The previous lectures were delivered by Prof. TSUJII Jun-ichi (Tokyo
University), Prof. Zoya SHALYAPINA (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow) and
by Prof. HOSOKAWA Hideo (Waseda University).
The following lectures will be given by Prof. Viktoria ESCHBACH-SZABO
(Tuebingen University), Prof. OKADA Naoyuki (Fukuoka Technology University),
Prof. Romuald HUSZCZA (Warsaw University), Prof. Lone TAKEUCHI (University
of London) among others. Another call for participation will be sent later.
The Seminar is organised thanks to grants from The Japan Foundation and La
Fondation Tanaka.

Seminar director: Prof. dr Andre Wlodarczyk
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