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Phd in Japanese

Postby Mr.Paper » Thu 09.03.2009 9:18 pm

At my high school theres a teacher with a Phd in Latin and is one of the authors of a textbook on Latin. I was wondering if you people have seen teachers with Phd in Japanese or other languages.
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby phreadom » Thu 09.03.2009 9:37 pm

Personally seen? No, but they're out there. :)

http://www.google.com/#q=phd+in+japanese

Are you asking specifically about a PhD in the Japanese language itself? Or more general in a Japanese related field (such as Japanese literature, history, etc)?

I'm sure someone else here can better answer this question. :) I know Jim Breen is working on his PhD, but it's not specifically in the Japanese language, but, as he put it; "computational linguistics, particularly in areas relating to Japanese electronic dictionaries and text processing". Not sure if anyone else has, or is working on, a PhD in the Japanese language here.
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby Mr.Paper » Thu 09.03.2009 9:52 pm

phreadom wrote:Personally seen? No, but they're out there. :)

http://www.google.com/#q=phd+in+japanese

Are you asking specifically about a PhD in the Japanese language itself? Or more general in a Japanese related field (such as Japanese literature, history, etc)?

I'm sure someone else here can better answer this question. :) I know Jim Breen is working on his PhD, but it's not specifically in the Japanese language, but, as he put it; "computational linguistics, particularly in areas relating to Japanese electronic dictionaries and text processing". Not sure if anyone else has, or is working on, a PhD in the Japanese language here.


Woah I never heard of a career in computational linguistics. That sounds very cool.
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby phreadom » Thu 09.03.2009 10:00 pm

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/japanese.html

You could probably dig around in there to learn more. :)

He has lots of links related to his computer hobbies as well as his Japanese hobbies and the intersection of the two etc. :)

For instance, one of the neat links I ran across by clicking through from his main bio page, to his PhD program page ( http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/research/lt/ ) was: http://jlpt.gakusha.info/welcome/

I'm sure there are many more. :)
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby jcdietz03 » Thu 09.03.2009 10:04 pm

My Japanese teacher, who works for Harvard University, has a PHD in linguistics.
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby jimbreen » Fri 09.04.2009 12:24 am

phreadom wrote:Are you asking specifically about a PhD in the Japanese language itself? Or more general in a Japanese related field (such as Japanese literature, history, etc)?

Generally such doctorates can only be got for research - either wholly as in Australia or with some advanced coursework as well, as in the US. AFAIK you can't get one "in" a language - it has to be based on research.
phreadom wrote:I'm sure someone else here can better answer this question. :) I know Jim Breen is working on his PhD, but it's not specifically in the Japanese language, but, as he put it; "computational linguistics, particularly in areas relating to Japanese electronic dictionaries and text processing". Not sure if anyone else has, or is working on, a PhD in the Japanese language here.

Mine is pretty specifically on Japanese, but in a fairly constrained area, namely the extraction of neologisms and other unrecorded words from Japanese corpora. The lexicographic aspect is pretty clear, but my topic is very much in the specifics of Japanese. At the moment I'm deep into 複合動詞.

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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby astaroth » Fri 09.04.2009 8:48 am

Mr.Paper wrote:At my high school theres a teacher with a Phd in Latin and is one of the authors of a textbook on Latin. I was wondering if you people have seen teachers with Phd in Japanese or other languages.

If there is something worth studying, then there is a PhD ... :)
Though my opinion is that a PhD is worth the pain and the study only if one wants to work in Academia, otherwise it's pretty much useless.
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Sat 09.05.2009 3:13 pm

I'm working on my PhD in Japanese (literature); my advisor and several other professors at OSU have PhD's in Japanese.
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby AJBryant » Sat 09.05.2009 6:02 pm

jimbreen wrote:Mine is pretty specifically on Japanese, but in a fairly constrained area, namely the extraction of neologisms and other unrecorded words from Japanese corpora.


Now that's just too cool. I've always been fascinated by the neologisms in Japanese, and the propensity for what I *want* to call portmanteau words, but can't recall the Japanese term for.

You probably have a complete set of イミダス, don't you? ;) (Are those still being published?)

I have a wonderful parody publication by PHP called シゴダス (死語)that took to task the overused cute phrases and popular catch phrases in media and literature when it was printed (IIRC, 1990 or 91). You'd love it.
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby tōkai devotee » Sat 09.05.2009 11:15 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:I'm working on my PhD in Japanese (literature); my advisor and several other professors at OSU have PhD's in Japanese.



OSU はどこですか?OSAKA?  OHIO? OKLAHOMA?
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby Mr.Paper » Sun 09.06.2009 12:01 am

tokai devotee wrote:
Yudan Taiteki wrote:I'm working on my PhD in Japanese (literature); my advisor and several other professors at OSU have PhD's in Japanese.



OSU はどこですか?OSAKA?  OHIO? OKLAHOMA?


It's in Ohio.
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby keatonatron » Sun 09.06.2009 12:28 am

Osaka isn't a state, so it can't have a State University :wink:
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby NileCat » Sun 09.06.2009 12:44 am

ググってみました (I googled it)
もう1つの可能性(another possibility)
Oregon State University in Sweden, Lund University
違うかな? :wink:
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby tōkai devotee » Sun 09.06.2009 6:29 am

keatonatron wrote:Osaka isn't a state, so it can't have a State University :wink:


Hey, I knew that! I just thought I'd throw it in there. It could've been Osaka Specialist University. :?
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Re: Phd in Japanese

Postby furrykef » Sun 09.06.2009 6:35 am

Mr.Paper wrote:
tokai devotee wrote:OSU はどこですか?OSAKA?  OHIO? OKLAHOMA?


It's in Ohio.


Um, I'm in Oklahoma and there's definitely an OSU here.

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