World-renowned phonologist Armin Mester will present work he has been developing with collaborators that seeks to explain the complex sound patterns in adapting a batter’s name for use in Japanese baseball chant of the type “kattobase ...” ‘let it fly, ...!’
East Asian Studies
In this concentration, you study Chinese and Japanese language and East Asian literature, history, music, philosophy, political science, and religion. You take classes in other disciplines, do an interdisciplinary research project during your senior year, and participate, if you wish, in off-campus study in China, Japan, or Taiwan. As an East Asian studies concentrator, you may go on to graduate school or a career in in business, public service, law, teaching, research, and more.