Category Archives: (Anti) Nationalism

Dialects or Other Languages

My friend from GW’s poli sci department, Enze, is spending the summer in Kunming, China. He is doing exploratory research to figure out his dissertation topic there. He has some interesting stories on his blog here. (He has another blog … Continue reading

Posted in (Anti) Nationalism, China, Languages

Appreciation of My Dialect

I decided to speak the Osakan dialect when I communiate in Japanese from now on because: 1. I would like to challenge the legitimacy of the nationalized standard Japanese. 2. I have a stronger/harsher personality when I speak my dialect, … Continue reading

Posted in (Anti) Nationalism, Japan