LINGUIST List 32.3499

Thu Nov 04 2021

FYI: Tokyo College Language and Identity Lecture and Dialogue Series Beginning Nov. 8th

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 03-Nov-2021
From: Hannah Dahlberg-Dodd <>
Subject: Tokyo College Language and Identity Lecture and Dialogue Series Beginning Nov. 8th
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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that on November 8th, Tokyo College ( at the University of Tokyo will be commencing the Language and Identity Lecture and Dialogue Series. The event consists of a series of talks from a variety of scholars that explore the broader interactions of language and identity in the context of the Japanese language.

Every day at 17:00 JST from November 8th through the 14th, a new talk in this series will be available to view on the Tokyo College YouTube Channel ( in both English and Japanese. The Language and Identity Series will then conclude with a live session on November 25th wherein Tokyo College members involved in language research will discuss with special guests from the series the past, present, and future of language and identity research in Japan.

Please find the schedule of talks below, and we hope you will tune in to this exciting event. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Hannah Dahlberg-Dodd (Project Researcher, Tokyo College)
Maria Telegina (Postdoctoral Researcher, Tokyo College)

Language and Identity Lecture and Dialogue Series
(YouTube Playlist:

Session 1 (11/8): Identity and “kyara” with Prof. Sadanobu Toshiyuki (Kyoto University)

Session 2 (11/9): Gendered first-person pronouns in Japanese with Prof. Nakamura Momoko (Kanto Gakuin University)

Session 3 (11/10): Script choices and identities in Late Edo Japan with Prof. Sven Osterkamp (Ruhr University Bochum)

Session 4 (11/11): Translingual words with Dr. Jieun Kiaer (University of Oxford)

Session 5 (11/12): Recent policy reforms in English education in Japan with Mr. Michael Hofmeyer (Osaka University)

Session 6 (11/13): Language labour and queerqueen talk with Dr. Claire Maree (University of Melbourne)

Session 7 (11/14): Language and identity in Japanese extreme metal with Dr. Wesley Robertson (Macquarie University)

Session 8 (11/25): Language and identity in Japan: Past, present, and future with Tokyo College researchers and special guests

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation; Writing Systems

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Japanese (jpn)

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