According to Kuno's Principles of Empathy Relations (Kuno, 1977: 646 & 652, 1987: 179 & 207, 1990: 45), the subject is the participant whose viewpoint the speaker is most likely to adopt. The most prominent participant in any passive sentence is, of course, the subject.
[PhD Pre-submission seminar] Involvement and attitudes in spoken discourse: So-called sentence-final particles in Japanese
In this talk, I will present a summary of the outcomes of my PhD research which investigates the function of seven Japanese interactive markers (so-called sentence-final particles), ne, na, yo, sa, wa, zo and ze.
This thesis aims to clarify the mechanism of durational contrast between short/long vowels and single/geminate consonants in Japanese, which is transitional according to speech rate. In Japanese, quantitative contrast of vowels and consonants plays an important role in the semantic processing.
This thesis is a comparative study of Chinese and Japanese literature, focusing on classical poetry.
The ANU Za Kabuki group has held a live on-stage kabuki (Japanese traditional play) for over 30 consecutive years. This year we are performing 'Topknot Bunshichi', a comedy surrounding the two seemingly contrasting personalities; gambling addict Chobei and digigent young man Bunshichi.
Tourism has been a leading sector in global socio-economic development since 1992 when the United Nations advocated sustainable strategies for future societies. Sustainable tourism or ecotourism is a typical method of combining regional development with environmental preservation.
Wood-firing in the 20th century, from Rediscovery in Japan to Going Global Wabi-cha and the perception of beauty in woodfired ceramics.
My dissertation (2/3) looks at the development of an aesthetic of wood-fired ceramics based on firing for three or four days minimum, in which wood ash landing on pots creates a natural glazed surface (what Jack Troy would describe as "kiln glazed ceramics") and the role that the aesthetic of wab