Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideology
Cultural Models and Real People
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Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideology by Shigeko Okamoto
Book DescriptionJapanese Language, Gender and Ideology is a collection of previously unpublished articles by established as well as promising young scholars in Japanese language and gender studies. The contributors to this edited volume argue that traditional views of language in Japan are cultural constructs created by policy makers and linguists, and that Japanese society in general, and language use in particular, are much more diverse and heterogeneous than previously understood. This volume brings together studies that substantially advance our understanding of the relationship between Japanese language and gender, with particular focus on examining local linguistic practices in relation to dominant ideologies. Topics studies include gender and politeness, the history of language policy, language and Japanese romance novels and fashion magazines, bar talk, dictionary definitions, and the use of first-person pronouns. The volume will substantially advance the agenda of this field, and will be of interest to sociolinguists, anthropologists, sociologists, and scholars of Japan and Japanese.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195166187
(244mm x 165mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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This book focuses on the historical construction of language norms and its relationship to actual language use in contemporary Japan.
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Author Biography - Shigeko Okamoto
Shigeko Okamoto is Professor Linguistics and Japanese in the Department of Linguistics, California State University, Fresno. Janet S. Shibamoto Smith is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis.
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