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Study Abroad Info Session: Cultural and Linguistic Variation in Japan

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 3:00pm to 3:50pm

Friendly Hall, 109
1161 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97403

On this program, students will gain in-depth knowledge of regional differences in Japanese language and culture focusing on Osaka and Tokyo. Japan is thought to be a homogeneous country, but there are rich differences in dialects and culture, which can be a source of pride or bias, a resource for identity and persona expressions for speakers. This course will consist of coursework examining linguistic features of the standard Tokyo register and Osaka dialect, perception of dialects in Japanese society, and a unique opportunity of field work in Osaka and Tokyo recording speech data and interviewing speakers. Students will earn 6 UO credits of 400/500 level Japanese elective credits.


Program Dates: 6/18 - 7/8

Application Deadline: February 15 - Priority, March 15 - Final


Event Type

Information Session


Office of International Affairs, Global Education Oregon (GEO) Study Abroad

Target Audience

All Students

Co-Curricular Domains

Connecting Ideas, Intercultural Development, Career & Professional Development







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