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This division includes education and research focusing on “letters,” namely linguistics of various languages and literature written in these languages. Basic research of this nature is then applied to comprehensive studies on comparative linguistics, linguistic sociology, interrelationships between country-specific literature and literary theory, while paving the way for collaborations between linguistics and literary study through shared methods, such as discourse analysis. The study of “letters” is strongly linked to issues of information processing nowadays. Therefore, empirical research into general theories on linguistic information using methods of information science has recently been added to this division.

Department

  • Linguistics and Western Languages
  • Western Literature
  • Linguistic Sciences
  • Japanology
  • Sinology
  • Filmology and Cultural Studies of Representation
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