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Ken Knight Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer World Languages and Cultures

Additional Positions at AU
Japanese Program Director
Ph.D. University of Georgia; Linguistics

Postgraduate Diploma Griffith University; MBA-International

B.A. Temple University; Asian Studies

Languages Spoken
English, Japanese (日本語)
Favorite Spot on Campus
Woods-Brown Amphitheatre
Interests: L2 Japanese phonology; minority languages of Japan; diaspora and language attrition; minority languages and national language policy
For the Media
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Spring 2024

  • JAPN-215 Japanese, Intermediate II

  • JAPN-415 Japanese Civilization

Fall 2024

  • JAPN-214 Japanese, Intermediate I

  • JAPN-414 Intro to Japanese Translation