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Sun Jan 14 2001

Confs: Japanese Ling: Le JAPONAIS 2000

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  1. Wlodarczyk Andre, Japanese Ling: Le JAPONAIS 2000 - ESCHBACH-SZABO

Message 1: Japanese Ling: Le JAPONAIS 2000 - ESCHBACH-SZABO

Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 12:37:27 +0100
From: Wlodarczyk Andre <>
Subject: Japanese Ling: Le JAPONAIS 2000 - ESCHBACH-SZABO

 on the Japanese Language in Theory and Practice
 organised by the UMR <<Japan's Culture>> - a common research unit of 
 CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
 and EPHE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes)

The title of the next lecture is:


The Conference will be given in English by

 Prof. Viktoria ESCHBACH-SZABO
 Tuebingen University

 FRIDAY 19 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:

Japan is far from Europe but the Japanese language is today in our 
environment, it plays an increasingly important role in European mass media 
and advertising. My aim is not of course to describe the entire history of 
language and linguistic contacts in the last 450 years, but to rethink Hubert 
Maes' question from 1975 "Qu'est que ce la linguistique japonaise? (H. Maes, 
1975: 4). For the future development of our work we have to 

1) elaborate new questions about the way of linguistic investigation of 
Japanese from Rodriguez till now
2) to show whether the Japanese-European linguistic relations are equal or not
3) to argue that the strongest and most important impact of cultural and 
language relations will come from the new quality of everyday relations.

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).

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), by 
Prof. Andr B;8(JLODARCZYK (University Stendhal - Grenoble 3), Prof. Romuald 
HUSZCZA (Warsaw University), and Prof. IKEGAMI Yoshihiko (Professor emeritus, 
University of Tokyo, currently professor at Showa Women's University).

The following lecture will be given by Dr Lone TAKEUCHI (University of London).

The Seminar is organised thanks to grants from The Japan Foundation and La 
Fondation Tanaka.

Seminar director: Prof. Andre Wlodarczyk, Ph. D.
Lionel Stouder: Mailto:
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