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What can we learn about linguistic knowledge from Pokémon names?

April 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This webinar, with Dr. Shigeto Kawahara (Associate Professor at the Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies) investigates the differences in properties of Pokémon names (in Japanese) before and after “evolution” in order to shed light on factors in sound pronunciation (i.e., phonological theory) that are cognitively relevant to speakers of Japanese.

Co-hosted by Prof. Jennifer L. Smith, UNC Department of Linguistics, and the Carolina Asia Center

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April 13, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Carolina Asia Center
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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