Senior Lecturer, Department of Japanese Studies
Activities relevant to the proposed research group
Nerida Jarkey has conducted research on language and the identity construction of the housewife in early modern Japan, with a particular focus on language used in a popular women’s magazine of the time (Ishii & Jarkey, 2002 and paper presented at the International Pragmatics Conference, 2009).
She is currently working on research on the ways in which the Japanese concept of ‘self’ is portrayed through language structures (papers presented at the Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, 2008 and at the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies, 2009).
Nerida also has a research interest in Hmong language and identity. She teaches units on Communicating in Asian Contexts and Japanese Sociolinguistics, and was co-convenor of an Australian Linguistics Institute course in 2008, entitled Encoding the Speaker’s Perspective in Grammar: A case study in Japanese. Research supervision in the area includes: Mark Anderson, PhD Thesis 2009 (Emergent language shift in Okinawa) and Natalie McDowell, Honours Thesis 2004, (From Teenager to Housewife: Changes in Japanese women’s language).
Publications relevant to the proposed research group
Ishii, K. & Jarkey, N. 2002. The housewife is born: the establishment of the notion and identity of the shufu in modern Japan. Japanese Studies 22(1), pp. 35-47.