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The Japanese Section of EALL consists of specialists in Japanese language,
linguistics, and literature. Our language program, the largest in the nation, serves
over 1000 students each semester. We offer instruction in Japanese from the
beginning to the advanced levels, with reading courses in specialized areas. Our
faculty in Japanese linguistics, the most comprehensive in the world, contains
scholars of historical linguistics, second language acquisition and pedagogy,
sociolinguistics, and syntax and semantics. The literature faculty researches texts
from the 8th-century Man’yōshū to 20th-century fiction, with approaches ranging
from literary history to cultural studies.
Our B.A. program in Japanese, which combines language study with academic work
in linguistics and literature, has over 200 majors each year. For students pursuing
other fields, we also offer a minor in Japanese and a certificate in Japanese. For more
information, see Undergraduate Japanese Programs.
EALL has M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Japanese linguistics and in Japanese literature,
which allow specialized graduate study of various linguistics subfields, language
pedagogy, and fiction, poetry and drama across historical periods. For more
information see Japanese Graduate Programs.
Our academic programs are supported by a broad range of extracurricular activities,
which includes the Japanese Culture Club, the annual Nippon Culture Day, and
the Japanese Poetry Contest. For details, see Japanese Events and Organizations.
Additional cultural activities, resources and exchange opportunities are available through the Center for Japanese Studies.
View the schedule for the Spring 2013 Japanese Language Tutoring Program.
A warm welcome to Dr. Shoichi Iwasaki, Ph.D. from UCLA, who will be joining EALL in Fall 2013 as a a professor of Japanese Language/Linguistics. His office will be in Moore 354 (956-8406).