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Chikako Shigemori Bučar


PhD, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, Head of the Japanese Studies and Director of the Center for Korean Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana.  She was born in Tokyo and studied in U.S., Japan and Slovenia.  Worked as lecturer for Japanese and Slovene languages at the Goethe University in Frankfurt between 1992-1999.  Court interpreter for the Japanese language in the Republic of Slovenia since 2000.

Her publications include: Voice in Contrast—-Japanese and Slovene (Razprave FF, ZIFF, Ljubljana 2007); “Causative and Politeness” in Current Issues in Unity and Diversity of Languages: Collection of the papers selected form the CIL 19, (The Linguistic Society of Korea, Seoul, 2009);”Creative competence in borrowings : words of Japanese origin in Slovene” in Linguistica (Ljubljana, 2011); “The CEFR and teaching Japanese as a foreign language” in Skupni evropski jezikovni okvir - navzkrižni pogledi, Linguistica (Ljubljana, 2014);

“Surovenia kyôwakoku hokan no ehagaki korekushon (Picture postcards archived in the Republic of Slovenia)” in Park and Hasegawa (eds.). Nihon Teikoku no Hyôshô: Seisei, Kioku, Keishô (Expressions of the Imperial Japan: Formation, Memories and Inheritance) (Enishi Shobô, Tokyo, 2016); “Do Cyong-ho: A Korean Who Taught Japanese in 1930s Vienna” [coauthorship with Ogawa Yoshimi] in Andreas Schirmer (ed.) Koreans and Central Europeans: Informal Contacts up to 1950, Vol. 2: Koreans in Central Europe (Praesens, Vienna, in preparation).

Areas of expertise: contrastive linguistics, Japanese linguistics, history of Japanese language teaching, East Asian materials and artefacts

Languages: Japanese, English, Slovene, German