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CANCELLED: Role Language and Characters

Research profile seminar, Lecture

Guest lecture within the research area Languages, Literature and Culturality, department of Languages and Literatures.


In this lecture Professor Satoshi Kinsui, best known for originating the concept of "role language", will give an introduction to the concept and summarize its evolvement into a major field of research over the past two decades.

"Role language" refers to sets of speech features that are closely related to the speakers' personal images and it can be considered a type of linguistic "stereotype". The research of role language is essentially interdisciplinary and has broad applications. Apart from syntax, lexicology, phonology, semantics, pragmatics, etc. which form the core of the discipline, various adjacent areas such as dialect studies, history, literature, sociology, developmental psychology, popular culture studies, etc., also have strong relationships with role language research. The area of comparative studies is also remarkable. Studies comparing English, German, Swedish, Korean, Chinese, etc. centred on role language are making progress, which is believed to contribute to a higher standard of translation quality.

Date: 2 April 2020

Lecturer: Satoshi Kinsui, Professor of Japanese Historical Linguistics, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University

Date: 4/2/2020

Time: 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Categories: Language, Humanities, Research, Linguistics, Kulturstudier

Organizer: Department of Languages and Literatures

Contact person: Fusae Takasaki Ivarsson

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