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Dr Mareike Hamann

Lecturer in Japanese
School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies
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Mareike is a Lecturer in Japanese and Co-Director of the Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS) at the University of Central Lancashire. Her research focuses on the history of the Japanese language and how culture and society affect its usage.

Since joining UCLan in 2018, Mareike has been teaching a variety of Japanese language and culture modules from year 1 to year 4. In addition, she supervises PhD projects in translation studies and general linguistics. Mareike's current research on the usage of onomatopoeia in contemporary Japanese is being funded by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Being firmly rooted in both Japanese Studies and English Linguistics, Mareike has over 10 years of teaching experience in both subject areas. Starting with undergraduate seminars in Old and Middle English in 2006, she went on to teach phonetics and phonology, psycholinguistics and lexical semantics. Her current modules focus on the contemporary usage of the Japanese language.

  • PhD in Japanese Studies, University of Manchester, 2018
  • Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho) Scholarship Grantee, Chuo University, 2010-2012
  • Magister Artium in Japanese Studies and English Linguistics, University of Tübingen, 2009
  • Classical Japanese Language and Literature
  • Language Variation and Change
  • The Interplay of Society, Culture and Language in Japan
  • The European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS) - member