Lucy Gubbins (’12), a UO alumna who graduated with a minor in Japanese, was recently featured in the fall edition of Oregon Quarterly, the UO alumni magazine. Gubbins, her EALL faculty mentor Kaori Idemaru, and Peipei Wei (PhD ’16), recently published a paper together in the journal Language and Speech. Gubbins currently works in Philadelphia for an e-commerce website. She credits her post-graduation professional success to her “academic research experience as an undergraduate.” Congratulations to Lucy! For the article, see here.
On May 20, University of Oregon’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Oregon, released the names of undergraduates elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 2018. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious academic honors society in the United States (see here for information about the UO chapter). Among the elected were eight students, listed below, who are completing majors or minors in the department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Congratulations to all!
Chloe Duerr (Japanese, major)
James Holste (Japanese, minor)
Jacqueline Huaman (Japanese, major)
Jessica Johnson (Japanese, minor)
Jordan Lewis (Japanese, minor)
Gamp Liang (Japanese, major)
Lina Mochizuki (Japanese, major)
Emily Wu (Chinese, minor)
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 occurring conversation data, while also incorporating interviews with Japanese speakers to show their understanding of gendered language. She plans to present the work at UO Undergraduate Research Forum and the Northwest Linguistics Conference.
Sara King, a first-year graduate student in EALL, focusing on Japanese linguistics, has received the Promising Scholar award for academic year 2017-18. The University of Oregon Graduate School gives Promising Scholar Awards to in-coming graduate students on a competitive basis. We are very excited that Sara received this important award.
Chie Tokuyama, a fourth-year graduate student in EALL, received the same award in AY 14-15.