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Eleanor Harz Jorden (1920 – February 18, 2009) was an American linguistics scholar and an influential Japanese language
Japanese language
educator and expert. Born Eleanor Harz, she married William Jorden, reporter and diplomat; the marriage ended in divorce.[1] Dr. Jorden earned her Ph.D. at Yale University
Yale University
under the direction of Bernard Bloch in 1950.[2] She was best known for her seminal textbooks on the Japanese
Japanese
language, including Beginning Japanese
Japanese
and Japanese: The Spoken Language. The latter text included Jorden's JSL system of rōmaji for transcribing Japanese
Japanese
into Roman script. Her explanations of the subtleties of Japanese
Japanese
grammar and usage are still widely referenced today. Jorden taught Japanese
Japanese
at many educational institutions, including Cornell University, Bryn Mawr College, Johns Hopkins University, Williams College, the University of Hawaii, International Christian University in Tokyo and Ohio State University. For many years, Jorden also served as Chairman of the Department of East Asian Languages at the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute
Foreign Service Institute
(FSI). Jorden also founded several programs, including the intensive FALCON Program at Cornell University
Cornell University
and the Foreign Service Institute Japanese
Japanese
Language School in Tokyo, Japan.

Contents

1 Honors 2 Selected bibliography 3 References 4 External links

Honors[edit] This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

Order of the Precious Crown, 1985.[3] Japan Foundation
Japan Foundation
Award, 1985[3] Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), 1993.[3] Williams College, honorary doctorate.[4] Knox College, honorary doctorate.[4] Middlebury College, honorary doctorate.[4] University of Stirling
University of Stirling
(Scotland), honorary doctorate.[4] President of the Association for Asian Studies in 1980.

Selected bibliography[edit]

Jorden, Eleanor Harz & Chaplin, Hamako Ito (1962) Beginning Japanese: Part 1. New Haven, CT: Yale University
Yale University
Press. Jorden, Eleanor Harz & Chaplin, Hamako Ito (1963) Beginning Japanese: Part 2. New Haven, CT: Yale University
Yale University
Press. Jorden, Eleanor Harz & Chaplin, Hamako Ito (1976) Reading Japanese. New Haven, CT: Yale University
Yale University
Press. Jorden, Eleanor Harz & Noda, Mari (1987). Japanese, The Spoken Language: Part 1. New Haven, CT: Yale University
Yale University
Press. Jorden, Eleanor Harz & Noda, Mari (1988). Japanese, The Spoken Language: Part 2. New Haven, CT: Yale University
Yale University
Press. Jorden, Eleanor Harz & Noda, Mari (1990). Japanese, The Spoken Language: Part 3. New Haven, CT: Yale University
Yale University
Press. Jorden, Eleanor H., with Richard Lambert (1991). Japanese
Japanese
Language Instruction in the United States: Resources, Practice, and Investment Strategy. Washington, D.C.: Natl. Foreign Lang. Center.

References[edit]

^ Fox, Maralit. "William J. Jorden, Reporter and Envoy, Dies at 85", New York Times. February 28, 2009. ^ J. Marshall Unger, Literacy and Script Reform in Occupation Japan (Oxford University Press US, 1996: ISBN 0-19-510166-9), p. 100. ^ a b c National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs (NASILP), Eleanor Jorden Archived 2010-09-18 at the Wayback Machine.. ^ a b c d "Eleanor 'Mudd' Harz Jorden Dies at 88," Vineyard Gazette. March 6, 2009.

External links[edit]

Cornell Chronicle obituary

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Presidents of the Association for Asian Studies

1940s

Arthur W. Hummel Sr.
Arthur W. Hummel Sr.
(1948) Charles S. Gardner (1949)

1950s

Harold S. Quigley (1950) Robert B. Hall (1951) Rupert Emerson (1952) Felix M. Keesing (1953) Kenneth Scott Latourette
Kenneth Scott Latourette
(1954) Edwin O. Reischauer
Edwin O. Reischauer
(1955) L. Carrington Goodrich (1956) Hugh Borton (1957) John K. Fairbank (1958) George B. Cressey
George B. Cressey
(1959)

1960s

W. Norman Brown (1960) Lauriston Sharp (1961) Earl H. Pritchard (1962) William W. Lockwood (1963) Arthur F. Wright (1964) Knight Biggerstaff (1965) Karl J. Pelzer (1966) John Whitney Hall (1967) Holden Furber (1968) Wm. Theodore de Bary
Wm. Theodore de Bary
(1969)

1970s

Cora DuBois
Cora DuBois
(1970) C. Martin Wilbur (1971) Robert E. Ward (1972) George T. Kahin
George T. Kahin
(1973) Richard D. Lambert (1974) Ping-ti Ho (1975) Marius B. Jansen (1976) John M. Echols (1977) Richard L. Park (1978) Benjamin I. Schwartz (1979)

1980s

Eleanor Jorden (1980) Paul Wheatley (1981) Ainslie T. Embree (1982) G. William Skinner (1983) James William Morley (1984) Frank H. Golay (1985) Susanne Hoeber Rudolph (1986) Rhoads Murphey (1987) Robert J. Smith (1988) Stanley J. Tambiah (1989)

1990s

Barbara Stoler Miller (1990) Albert Feuerwerker (1991) Tetsuo Najita (1992) David K. Wyatt
David K. Wyatt
(1993) Barbara Daly Metcalf (1994) Evelyn Sakakida Rawski (1995) Carol Gluck (1996) James Scott (1997) Wendy Doniger
Wendy Doniger
(1998) Susan L. Mann (1999)

2000s

Peter Duus (2000) Charles F. Keyes (2001) David Ludden (2002) James L. Watson (2003) Mary Elizabeth Berry (2004) Barbara Watson Andaya (2005) Anand Yang (2006) Elizabeth J. Perry (2007) Robert Buswell (2008) Robert W. Hefner (2009)

2010s

K. Sivaramakrishnan (2010) Gail Hershatter (2011) Ted Bestor (2012) Thongchai Winichakul (2013) Mrinalini Sinha (2014) Timothy Brook
Timothy Brook
(2015) Laurel Kendall (2016) Katherine Bowie (2017)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 1256741 LCCN: n50038362 ISNI: 0000 0000 8081 0249 SUDOC: 056621914 BIBSYS: 90072178 NDL: 00743379

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