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New SUPRA students at NIAS

Saana Santalahti, MA student, Helsinki

Language attitudes of young Okinawans

I am a MA student from the University of Helsinki, majoring in East Asian Studies. I'm interested in sociolinguistics, language endangerment and language education. Currently I'm working on a MA thesis related to the language attitudes of young Okinawans and the revitalisation of the Ryukyuan languages.


Anna Bruun Pedersen, MA student, Aarhus

The self-identity of Japanese Ha-fus/Doubles and how they are constructed in the Japanese society

I am currently working on my MA thesis focusing on the differences between the self-identity of bi-ethnic individuals (known in Japan as haafu, doubles or mixed-roots, among others) and the portrayal and construction of them in Japanese media.