Students’ projects for JAPN0210 and independent studies

JAPN0210 projects

Spring 2022 Research Papers & Learning Guide

Research papers

Polite Language as a Character Language

Divergent kanji: a study on how Japanese and Chinese people interpret words

of the other language on the sole basis of kanji

Preservation of Syllabic Count, Kireji, and Kigo within Haiku Translation

Alberto Jiménez Rioja’s use of Monica Baker’s proposed translation

strategies for Idioms from English to Spanish in The Phantom Tollbooth

Shared Polite Fictions: Implicit formality in Japanese and English email etiquette

Is Ateji’s Popularity in Decline?

Greek and Latin influences on the English language create debatable language use in Modern English.

Analyzing the characteristics of Banchō (番長) role language in anime and manga

Cultural Influences on Desired Distance: Do cultural norms associated with a location impact the honorifics use in the speech of Japanese interlocutors? 

Interpretations of Pronouns in Song Translation

Gendered Language, Presentation, and Perception in Japanese and English

A Taste of Power: A look into menu adjective choice and its implications 

Teaching/Learning Guide

Academic Writing in Japanese 

Learning Japanese through Naruto: A Guide for Native English Speakers

Spring 2021 Research Papers

What Do the Phonetics of a Pokemon’s Name Say About the Pokemon’s Strength?

Gender and Japanese orthography: Stereotypically gendered associations for hiragana and katakana

“Become a Baller” – an uncharacterized use of English in J-Pop

Is there such a thing as anime-specific character language?

The use and perceptions of Japanese dialect speakers within anime

The use of loanwords in gyaru-go  

Comparison of honorific usage in Japanese and Korean

The housewife stereotype: A Linguistic analysis on the Japanese gender language in TV series 

Should kanji be kept in the Japanese writing system: An assessment of kanji on the current Japanese society

Font-matching: Do “vibes” associated to Hiragana and Katakana translate to English and non-native Japanese speakers?

Usage of katakana to represent Native and Sino-Japanese words in song Tttles

Japanese language without Kanji

Making sense of the hybrid nature of Japanese loanwords: Where should we place Japanized English and Wasei-eigo along the native-foreign continuum?

Fall 2019

Linguistic Effects of Hatsune Miku on Audiences

Tuning Speech Style and Persona: The Use of Speech Style in Reality Show Terrace House

American and Japanese college students’ usage of “lol” and “笑” warai as a pragmatic particle in messaging 

 Topic and subject particle usage in Korean and Japanese 

Is there a code language for Black and ‘Black-coded’ male characters in anime?

Syntactic manipulation and the construction of character language in Star Wars 

Linguistic features of female love interests: An investigation of the relationship between language and “attractiveness” in anime 

Translating the word nurunuru to its Spanish semantic equivalent

Politeness and honorifics in unconventional settings

Is Aruyo Language a Character Language or a Role language of Chinese characters? An Analysis of Aruyo adoption among modern anime characters.

Linguistic comparison: role language reflective of a character’s ethnicity in Japanese and Ukrainian languages.

Fall 2018

How is humble language portrayed in animation?

Change and adaptation: Zainichi Korean Language and its resemblance to Japanese

How does one’s fixed identity or situational identity affect the usage of polite speech?

Scrambling in spoken Japanese: Fronted objects in My Neighbor Totoro and Whisper of the Heart

English loanwords in Japanese pop music

Sentence final particles NE and YO in conversation

Change over time of English loanwords in J-Pop

Comparison of symbolic words between Japanese and Korean

The role of onomatopoeia in anime and manga

Effect of Role Language (Yakuwarigo) in the Media on Japanese language learners and younger generations

An Investigation of the necessity of Role Language in Japanese Language and Culture

Sympathy and the territory of information theory

Women’s speech: The stagnation of woman’s role in society

English Loanwords in Japanese pop music

The usage of English loanwords in pop and its impact on how Japanese is being spoken among the younger generation

Is abbreviation a cross-generational linguistic mechanism?: A cross-linguistic Study in Japanese and Korean

Discovering the pattern in the transitivity of Sino-Japanese verbs in Japanese language textbooks

Feminine language in Japanese textbook

Translation of Role Languages and Character Languages

Sourcing of loanwords in Japanese

Classification of the use of sentence final particle ne and its error made by English-speaking L2 learners of Japanese

Quick to judge our better halves before ourselves: Perceptions of Tohoku Dialects across gender

Are restrictions on women’s speech in the Edo Period still happening today?

Role Language: How are black people portrayed in anime via language?

Spring 2016

Bravely Role Language: Minor Characters in Japanese and English

Double Le Structure in Mandarin Chinese: A Research on the overlooked issue of pragmatics

The change of the use of female Role Language throughout time in manga

What are you from the 50s?

Sochira-sama ga o-wiikesutorinku de irasshaimasu!: Politeness and Impoliteness in a Japanese-language explorative game show

Semantic change in Japanese loanwords across genre: Internet and academia

The semantic basis of the adjective-stative verb spectrum

Translating Japanese phonomimes into English equivalents for manga

Priorities in translations from Japanese to English

Recent JAPN0310 Projects

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Independent Projects

Motion verb typology beneath the surface of Japanese-to-English literary translation — independent project by JD Tierney

The effects of illocutionary force on the grammaticality of -tte omou vs. -to omou –independent project by Forrest Baker

Expressing sympathy in Japanese: Omoiyari and the Territory of Information Theory — Spring Symposium 2019 presentation by Karima Kerrouchi