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.