The Analyzation of the Language Revitalisation Techniques on the Ryūkyū Islands from a Multidisciplinary Perspective

Zsófia Hidvégi zsohidvegi[@]gmail.com Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary   I started my research in 2011, during a yearlong scholarship at Josai Kokusai University (Tōgane, Chiba). I was examining the language use and code switch of university students of Okinawan origin, and the language shift of the younger generations toward standard Japanese, especially if they were settled … Read more The Analyzation of the Language Revitalisation Techniques on the Ryūkyū Islands from a Multidisciplinary Perspective

Rethinking Community?: Alternative Housing as a Response to Alienation in Contemporary Japan

  Caitlin MEAGHER Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston meagherc[@]wit.edu   At this year’s annual meeting, I presented a paper entitled ‘Rethinking community?: alternative housing as a response to alienation in contemporary Japan’ adapted from the final chapter of my doctoral thesis. The paper emerged out of the apparent gap between the rhetorical uses of ‘community’ … Read more Rethinking Community?: Alternative Housing as a Response to Alienation in Contemporary Japan

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