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Welcome to the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Oregon. We offer instruction in all levels of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language, as well as courses on the literatures, cultures, and linguistics of East Asia. Faculty and graduate students engage in research on a broad array of texts and forms of cultural production (written, visual, or aural), regions, and historical time periods, from ancient China to the contemporary East Asian world. EALL is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus. For details, please see here.

Campus Visit and Workshop On Japanese Linguistics

On November 20 and 21, Dr. Nobuaki Minematsu, Professor of Engineering at the University of Tokyo, came to UO to discuss his research on the nature of intelligible speech and sources of unintelligibility in speech. Dr. Minematsu gave two talks, one for students of Japanese and the other for instructors of Japanese. In his talks, Dr. Minematsu discussed the pitch accent system in Japanese from the perspective of speech engineering and introduced the audience to the Online Japanese Accent Dictionary (OJAD), which he developed for learners of Japanese. Workshop attendees included instructors of


EALL Undergraduate Wins Research Award

EALL is excited to announce that Jacqueline Huaman is a recipient of the Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship (HURF) and University of Oregon Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Award!

Jacqueline is undertaking a thesis project that investigates gendered features in Japanese. Her broad goal is to examine whether the gendered nature of Japanese, in particular the idea of “female language,” reflects a normative language ideology or the reality of language use. Her research analyzes represented gender through idol music and gender in practice through naturally


Talk: “The Politics of Concern: Global Maoism and Asian Studies in the Long Sixties”

Fabio Lanza, Associate Professor of History, University of Arizona

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 166 Lawrence Hall