Professor Seiichi Makino, of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, will present "What will be lost in translation? A cognitive linguistic analysis," in ARH 102. Refreshments will be served.
Seiichi Makino, Professor of Japanese and Linguistics has been teaching at Princeton University since 1991. One of his many researches includes linguistic inquiry into human brain through analysis of non-creative metaphors and other cognitive linguistic analyses. He received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1968 and taught at IU-C until he joined Princeton. His many published works include Uchi to Soto no Gengo-Bunka-Gaku----Bunpoo o Bunka de Kiru, Tokyo: ALC (1996); Kodansha's Basic English-Japanese Dictionary (Nichijoo Nihongo Bilingual Jiten) (with S. Nakada & M. Ohso), Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1999; and NAKAMA: Japanese Communication, Culture, Context (with Y.Hatasa & K. Hatasa), Vol. 1 & 2, Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1999/2000.
Professor Makino was the President of Association of Teachers of Japanese between 2003 and 2005. He was the director of Japanese School at Middlebury College from 1978 to 1988. He has been the Academic Director of a three-summer M.A. Program in Japanese Pedagogy at Columbia University since 1996.