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Gregg Midon is a second-year MA student in the Department of East Asian Studies with a focus in Japanese. He has earned BAs in philosophy and music from Loyola University Chicago and the University of Arizona respectively. Initially inspired by the capitalist criticism, examination of contemporary inequality, and proposed alternatives of Drs. David Schweickart and Nicoletta Ruane Montaner at Loyola, Gregg’s later undergraduate studies were directed at music composition and digital music communities under the tutelage of Drs. Jacob Ransom and Yuanyuan He at the University of Arizona. As a graduate student fulfilling a lifelong curiosity with the Japanese language, Gregg's research interests are aimed at the question of how language variation works as a site for ongoing processes of identity formation, play, stance-taking, and the negotiation of language ideology in modern Japan.