Department of Linguistic Communication

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The aim of this department is to promote mutual understanding and expand cultural interchange, through the application of pragmatics, linguistic typology, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, and translation theory. It does this by pursuing various comparative studies concerning the possible means of linguistic communication among groups of people having different cultures and languages. Different means of transmission, different cultural backgrounds and social institutions, and differences in era and generation are all known to influence linguistic communication and, therefore, provide focal points for study.

Academic Staff and Research Interests


  • ONO Naoyuki, Professor, Semantics, English Linguistics
  • NAKAMOTO Takeshi, Associate Professor, Romance Linguistics, Syntax, Pragmatics
  • NARROG, Heiko, Associate Professor, Japanese Linguistics, Linguistic Typology

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