Kenneth Wong

Kenneth Wong

Lecturer - Burmese

Office address: 2125 Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley

Research interests:
I am interested in the evolution of Burmese language over time: how it absorbed English and Indian words during the colonial times; how it incorporates new political and technical terms as the country emerges from decades of dictatorship; and how it copes with the rise of social media.

As a fan of contemporary Burmese poetry, I also like to find ways to convey the cultural-specific expressions and sentiments in the original in English.

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