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Final Defense (Yuan Muhang, June 15)

The Graduate Program on Global Society (GSP) in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo will hold a Final Defense as follows.


Monday, June 15, 2020


10:30 – 12:30

Name of Student:

Yuan Muhang

Title of Dissertation:

A Triangulated Contrastive Study of Mitigation in Face-Threatening Contexts Between Native English Speakers and East Asian EFL Learners from a Cross-Cultural Approach

Academic Adviser:

Tom Gally, Professor (Centre for Global Communication Strategies/Language and Information Sciences)

Committee Members:

Roger Robins, Professor (Centre for Global Communication Strategies/Area Studies)
Kyohei Norimatsu, Associate Professor (Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies)
Taihei Okada, Associate Professor (Area Studies)
Isabelle Grenon, Associate Professor (Language and Information Sciences)


This defense will be conducted online using Zoom teleconferencing software and is open to the public.
Those wishing to observe the defense should e-mail Tom Gally at tomgally[at] by Thursday, June 11, to request the Zoom URL.

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