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  • THE POWER OF CUTE: REDEFINING KAWAII CULTURE AS A FEMINIST MOVEMENT 

    Christopherson, Mary (2014-12-10)
    “Kawaii” is a term that has taken on a life of its own within its country of origin, Japan. So much so, that the meaning of the word has no precise English translation. “Kawaii” has become such a social phenomenon among ...
  • A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Usage of Katakana-Go in Contemporary Japanese 

    Campbell, Jennifer (2014-12-10)
    In recent times, researchers have observed an increase in the use of “gairai-go”, also known as foreign loan words, in Japanese daily speech. While there have been extensive amounts of data collected to prove the change ...
  • The Transformation of Kabuki Themes: From Tokugawa to Meiji 

    Becker, Michael (2012-05)
    Kabuki has been a popular performing art in Japan since its formation in the Tokugawa era. However, the kabuki seen today in modern Japan is not the same as the kabuki seen previously. A major impact on kabuki theatre was ...
  • Using Authentic Reading Materials with Morphological Information for Kanji Instruction for Japanese L2 Students at the Elementary Level 

    Takahashi, Jun (2012-05)
    Kanji is one of the most difficult parts to learn for Japanese L2 students at the elementary level whose native language is English. Because of its difficulties and cross-linguistic differences, Japanese L2 students tend ...
  • Yaoi and BL: The Japanese Female Obsession with Male Homosexuality and Its Effects on Pop Culture Media 

    Salazar, Joyce (2016-05)
    This undergraduate thesis explores why Japanese females are interested in depictions of male-male homosexuality in pop culture media, specifically Boy’s Love (BL) manga and anime. Previous research (Vincent, 2007) suggests ...
  • 漢字に相当する英語の接辞 

    Werschey, Jacob (2014-12-01)
    接辞は漢字のように、単語を見ると意味がなんとなく分かる。日本語を勉強している学習者には漢字に相当する接辞を覚えば、単語力が増えるだろう。そして、その漢字と接辞の関係を明らかにしたいと思う。 この研究では、さまざまな漢字の接辞を集めて比べ、それらの表現の意味と用法について分析することを目的としている。接辞として用いられる漢字に相当する英単語を集め、その中で使用頻度の高い接辞を研究対象とする。 しかし、一つの学習言語である言葉の意味によ ...