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This video discusses some issues on Japanese vocabulary such as synonyms and homonyms while reading Yamaguchi (2006).
This video discusses Manyogana through a poem by Empress Jito in Manyoshu and the differences between this poem and her poem that is sited in Shinkokinshu while reading Mano (2011).
Japanese Existential Verbs 1
This video discusses the use of two existential verbs in Japanese, namely 'iru' and 'aru,' while reading Kudo and Yakame (2008).
Japanese Existential Verbs 2: Dialects
This video discusses what kinds of existential verbs exist in dialects in Japanese while reading Kudo and Yakame (2008).
The Recovered History of Prospect Hill, 1879-1920: Goodnow Park, the Pepper Box and Lake Nonotuck
Goodnow Park, Lake Nonotuck, and the Pepper Box: These were once familiar places at Mount Holyoke College, but they have been utterly lost. Only one of the three, the Pepper Box, has literally disappeared, torn down in ...
Barbara Bosworth's Triptychs
This essay is a close study of the landscape triptychs of the past fifteen years by the renowned photographer Barbara Bosworth. Her three-part photographs are only one portion of her output, but the author became fascinated ...
"Easy Japanese" for Newcomers to Japan
Newsletter about "Easy Japanese" for Newcomers to Japan: Asian 344 Japanese language and linguistics Spring 2016
Anaphoric Judgement of Nouns in Japanese
English possesses articles to indicate which nouns are definite or indefinite, while Japanese lacks such a class of words. This lecture discusses how the context in which nouns are used plays a great role for anaphoric ...
Japanese Numeral Classifiers
In Japanese, a use of numeral classifier is mandatory to count objects. This lecture discusses the linguistics and pragmatic functions of Japanese numeral classifiers.
Japanese Loan Words 1
Japanese has been importing many words from many languages. This lecture discusses the historical background of loan words in Japanese since 16th century.