Thursday, March 23, 2017  |  11:30a  |  Moore Hall 258 Dynamics of Language Contact in China: Ethnolinguistic Diversity and Variation in Yunnan Katie Gao, Linguistics Chair: Katie Drager The study of language contact epitomizes the dynamics of language as a system of human communication. The competing linguistic forces at work when speakers of different language…

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Monday, March 20, 2017  |  1p  |  Moore Hall 102 Now Long Ago: Anachronism in Contemporary and Edo Japanese Literature Christopher Smith, EALL Chair: Dr. Joel Cohn What is going on in a work a fiction when a samurai uses a cell phone? Anachronisms (things out of their time) such as this are certainly funny,…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017  |  10a – 12p  |  Moore Hall 155A ‘That movie was so hilarious!’ – The role of instruction in L2 interactional competence: Japanese interactional particles ne, yo, and yone Saori Hoshi, EALL The present study is concerned with the development of interactional competence (Hall, 1999) by JFL learners in an explicitly…

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