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Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku: "The Osaka Dialect? We'll get around to that.... The changing Osaka dialect"

2013-9-30 (Mon) 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku offers courses produced and sponsored by Osaka University and Asahi Culture Center. The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku was established at the time [Osaka University's] Nakanoshima Center was built in 2004.

These courses share results of research conducted at Osaka University with the general public in an easy-to-understand format. In these lectures, leading lecturers give presentations on topics in culture, art, history, science, technology, health care, as well as seasonal and current topics.

Date & Time: Monday, September 30, 2013 -- 1:30 ~ 3:00 p.m.

Lecturer: KINSUI Satoshi, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University

Tuition fee: ¥1,575

While words in Osaka dialect such as "okan" [mom] and "metcha" [extremely], that did not exist before, have come into use, many Osaka dialectical phrases such as "oideyasu" [Welcome] and "habakari-san" [Thank you for your trouble.] have fallen out of use. It's sad to see the old words and phrases disappearing, but such changes are quite natural and occur little by little. What we can say is that the words that change as time goes by survive.

This lecture will take a look how Osaka dialect has changed and will continue to change in terms of vocabulary, grammar, and phonology.

To make application, go to the Asahi Culture Center website.

Date: 2013-9-30 (Mon) 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Organizer: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Asahi Culture Center
Venue: Nakanoshima Center, Osaka University
Registration: Online registration is required. Go to the link above to register.
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

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