special programme for Japanese teachers:


Professor Emeritus of Japanese and Linguistics, Princeton University
Dr. Seiichi Makino

Date & Time:
Sunday, April 23, 4:30pm-6:30pm

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
(5700 Wilshire Blvd., #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036)

Street parking is available near JFLA. Click here for parking info.
(No parking validations provided)

Admission: Free

Co-organized by:

TJSC (Teachers of Japanese in Southern California)
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

Sponsored by:

UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

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*The lecture will be given in Japanese only.  English translation will not be available.

About lecture:

空間概念の 『ウチ』 と 『ソト』 を使って言語文化と非言語文化を解く。


このお話は 「ウチ」と「ソト」という空間概念を使って、まずは(1)ウチとソトとは何か、ウチとソトの換喩性(メトニミー)をお話しし、その後、(2)音と意味は有縁か、(3)ソトからウチへの情報の流れ、(4)ウチ時間とソト時間、(5)単数、複数、共感数(?)、(6)ウチ人称とソト人称、(7)能動の声、受動の声、などに関して一般的な例と、宮崎駿の『千と千尋の神隠し』の絵本からの実例を使いながら、どのように中・上級の日本語を内容本位の教授法で教えたらいいかを日本語の先生方と半ばワークショップ的に話し合いたいと思います。

About lecturer:

Dr. Seiichi Makino is a Professor Emeritus of Japanese and Linguistics, Princeton University.  He currently researches Linguistic inquiry into human brain through analysis of non-creative metaphors and other cognitive linguistic analyses.
He received Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His major published works include Uchi to Soto no Gengo-Bunka-Gaku----Bunpoo o Bunka de Kiru, Tokyo: ALC (1996); 『ことばと空間』(Language and Space), 東海大学出版 (1978);『くりかえしの文法』(Grammar of Repetition), 大修館 (1980);A Dictionary of Basic/Intermediate/Advanced Japanese Grammar (1986/1996/2008) (with M. Tsutsui); Aspects of Linguistics: In Honor of Noriko Akatsuka (co-edited with Susumu Kuno, Susan Strauss), Kurosio Shuppan (2007) and many other linguistic and pedagogical papers.
He received Association of the Departments of Foreign Languages Award in 2001,日本語教育学会賞 in 2007, 瑞宝章中綬章瑞宝章中綬章(Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon)in 2014 and Lifetime Achievement Award from American Association of Japanese Language Education in 2017.