Language and Identity Series Session 4: “Translingual Words: Is Sushi a Japanese Word or an English Word?”
|Date(s)||Thursday, 11 November 2021 (available from 17:00 JST)|
|Language||English (with Japanese simultaneous interpretation)|
This talk aims to re-evaluate the lives of English words, where making and using words in the English language has become an increasingly dynamic, interactive, and case-by-case process in which ordinary people take a leading role. The lives of many words in the modern era resemble our own lives; just like our own complex and interwoven identities and life trajectories, so too do the lives of words in the English language reflect a complex and dynamic trajectory. In this talk, Dr. Jieun KIAER introduces her book Translingual Words (Routledge 2019) and the sunflower model to explain lexical innovations in English.
Jieun KIAER (Young Bin Min-KF Associate Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics, University of Oxford)
Maria TELEGINA (Postdoctoral Fellow, Tokyo College)
HOSOKAWA Naoko (Postdoctoral Fellow, Tokyo College)
|Organized by||Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo|