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Mon Jan 8 2001

Confs: Japanese Ling, Le Japonais 2000

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  1. Wlodarczyk Andre, Le JAPONAIS 2000 - IKEGAMI Yoshihiko

Message 1: Le JAPONAIS 2000 - IKEGAMI Yoshihiko

Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 22:09:59 +0100
From: Wlodarczyk Andre <>
Subject: Le JAPONAIS 2000 - IKEGAMI Yoshihiko

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 < Le JAPONAIS 2000 > International Seminar
 on the Japanese Language in Theory and Practice
organised by the UMR Japanese Culture - a common research unit of
 CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
 and EPHE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes)
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The title of the next lecture is:


 The Conference will be given in English by
 Prof. IKEGAMI Yoshihiko, Ph. D.
 Professor emeritus, University of Tokyo
 currently professor at Showa Women's University
 (Graduate School)

 FRIDAY 12 January 2001 at 4:30 p.m.
 CNRS - Instituts des Hautes Etudes Japonaises
 52, rue Cardinal Lemoine 75231 PARIS 05

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

Main topics of the Conference:
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1 - Language ideology and language stereotype --- On Japanese as an
allegedly 'devil's language'*)

2 - How to characterize a language? --- On suggested typologies by
C. Bally and others

3 - A case study: Indices of 'subjectivity' in Japanese *) 'The
devil's language' is a name allegedly attributed to Japanese by
St. Francis Xavier (or alternatively by some other less well-known
missionary around the same time).

General description of the Seminar:
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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).

Previous lectures were delivered by Prof. TSUJII Jun-ichi (Tokyo
University), Prof. Zoya SHALYAPINA (Russian Academy of Sciences,
Moscow), Prof. HOSOKAWA Hideo (Waseda University) Prof. IDE Sachiko
(Japa n Women's University), and by Prof. AndrZ^ WLODARCZYK
(University Stendhal - Grenoble 3), Prof. Romuald HUSZCZA (Warsaw

The following lectures will be given by Prof. Viktoria ESCHBACH-SZABO
(Tuebingen University), Dr 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. AndrZ^ Wlodarczyk, Ph. D.
E-mail:, web:

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