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Symposium into: Research into Social Roles and Language -- Cartoon Characters, Pet Phrases and Speaking Styles

2011-2-5 (Sat) - 2011-2-6 (Sun)

The symposium "Research into 'Role Languages' [social roles and language] -- Cartoon Characters, Pet Phrases and Speaking Styles" will be held over two days, Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6. In this symposium, social roles and language styles associated with such, as well as multimedia characters, their pet phrases and speaking styles [referred to in this symposium as "hatsuwa character"--literally "character utterance"] will be discussed thanks to a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research "Comprehensive Research into the Theoretical Base of Role Languages" headed by KINSUI Satoshi and a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, "Speech and Grammar in accordance to Human Character" headed by SADANOBU Toshiyuki.

Program

Day 1 -- Saturday, February 5

  • 10:00 .am. -- "Sentence-closing Particle 'no' in Terms of Character", OTOTAKE Kaori, Graduate student, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
  • 11:00 a.m. -- "Grammaticality regarding Character Utterances", Luo Mi Liang, Graduate student, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
  • 12:00 noon -- Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. -- "Achievements and Challenges in Role Language Research", KINSUI Satoshi, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
  • 2:00 p.m. -- "Role Language for Foreigner Characters -- The Orient and the Occident & Secondary Stereotypes", YODA Megumi, Specially Appointed Researcher, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
  • 3:00 p.m. -- Break
  • 3:30 p.m. -- Phonetic Research in Role Languages, TESHIGAWARA Mihoko,  Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Komazawa University
  • 4:30 p.m. -- "Report on the SNS activities in the Japan-Korea Role Language Study Association -- Role Language Awareness of Learners of Japanese and Korean Languages as Represented in Postings", Chung Hye-sun, Associate professor, International Student Center, Hokkaido University & ONZUKA Chiyo, Visiting Professor, Japanese Language major, Kangwon National University, Korea
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. -- After-symposium party

Day 2 -- Sunday, February 6

  • 10:00 a.m. -- "Speaking Animals -- Animal Images as Characters", IWATA Miho, Specially Appointed Researcher, Graduate School of Letters,  Osaka University & FUJIMOTO Mariko, Specially Appointed Researcher, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
  • 11:00 a.m. -- "Psychological Bases regarding Acquiring Role Language", SUGA Sayaka, Assistant professor, Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University
  • 12:00 noon -- Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. --  "Psychological Expression and Language Stereotypes -- Words and Deeds of Tsundere Characters (persons who are initially cold, but who, over time, gradually showing their warm side)", SHIBUYA Rinko, Lecturer, School of Letters, Konan Women's University
  • 2:00 p.m. -- "Language Expression of Girls referring to themselves in the First Person for a Japanese Boy -- An Attribute Expression of Habitual Use", NISHIDA Takamasa, Professor, School of Letters, Konan Women's University
  • 3:00 p.m. -- Break
  • 3:30 p.m. -- "The 'Context' of Role Language -- The Relation of Stylized Language to Social Role and Context", YAMAGUCHI Haruhiko,  Professor, School of Foreign Studies, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
  • 4:30 p.m. -- Reading excerpts from Nihongo Shakai Nozoki Kyarakuri [Creating Characters in Japanese Language], SADANOBU Toshiyuki, Professor, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University

This symposium is open to all. Prior registration is not necessary.


If you would like to attend the party on Saturday, February 5, please inform Prof. Kinsui of your intention by email no later than Monday, January 31 at kinsui[at]let.osaka-u.ac.jp. (Please replace [at] with @.)


Sponsored by: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, "Comprehensive Research into the Theoretical Base of Role Languages" and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, "Speech and Grammar in accordance with Human Character"

In cooperation with: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century


Date: 2011-2-5 (Sat) - 2011-2-6 (Sun)
Venue: B218, Lecture and Administration Building, Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice
URL: http://www.let.osaka-u.ac.jp/~kinsui/sympo-2011.htm
Contact: Prof. KINSUI Satoshi. See email address above.

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