PhD (University of California, Davis)
Professor, Miyazaki International College
Debra Occhi is a linguistic anthropologist and a professor at Miyazaki International College in Japan. She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis, in 2000. Debra writes mostly about Japanese language, culture, and anime, but she has also been known to reflect upon the roles of flowers in Japanese culture and changing notions of love and romance.
Languages of Sentiment: Cultural constructions of emotional substrates (Advances in Consciousness Research) (John Benjamins Publishing Company)
Working from Radcliffe-Brown’s landmark concept of social sentiments, anthropologists and linguists examine pragmatic and cognitive dimensions of emotion-language in several societies. Introductory and concluding chapters devote special attention to emotional consciousness. Chapters cover language primordialism in Tamil (Harold Schiffman), the erasure of lamentation in Bangla in favor of …
U900: A cute Japanese 'character' band with real people inside
Cuteness and costumes are popular in Japan's music scene. Why, then, have U900 increasingly abandoned their bear and rabbit outfits to reveal the humans inside?Read on »