Shogo.Y

Japanese

Birth Year: 1994

Birth Place: Tokyo

 

Since I was a child, I have felt something mysterious in languages. I have always wondered why, something insubstantial makes people happy or sad. After my graduation from high school, I failed an examination to enter a university and I studied again for one more year. During the study, I learnt that it is possible to consider languages logically. This was the first time when Linguistics caught my interest. However, I went to an economics department because this was my first preference at the time. I expected more sophisticated learning than in high school. But in fact, it was like a school for job-hunting  preparation and I was really disappointed. I got sick of such an environment. When I was a second-year student, I took lectures at other departments and I was impressed with linguistics, especially the historical linguistics. I was sure that this is what I wanted. I tried to change my major but I failed by my examination again. Despite my failure, my passion for linguistics was not lost. So I decided to go for Master’s degree in linguistics. Fortunately, I obtained an offer from Newcastle University in England. I would like to consider the origin of languages and languages in the future.

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