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Handbook of Japanese Sociolinguistics (Hardback)

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This volume is the first comprehensive survey of the sociolinguistic studies on Japanese. Japanese, like other languages, has developed a highly diverse linguistic system that is realized as variation shaped by interactions of linguistic and social factors. This volume primarily focuses on both classic and current topics of sociolinguistics that were first studied in Western languages, and then subsequently examined in the Japanese language. The topics in this volume cover major issues in sociolinguistics that also characterize sociolinguistic features of Japanese. Such topics as gender, honorifics, and politeness are particularly pertinent to Japanese, as is well-known in general sociolinguistics. At the same time, this volume includes studies on other topics such as social stratification, discourse, contact, and language policy, which have been widely conducted in the Japanese context. In addition, this volume introduces "domestic" approaches to sociolinguistics developed in Japan. They emerged a few decades before the development of the so-called Labovian and Hymesian sociolinguistics in the US, and they have shaped a unique development of sociolinguistic studies in Japan.

Chapter titles

Part I: Overview

Chapter 1: Contributions of Japanese sociolinguistics

Yoshiyuki Asahi (NINJAL), Mayumi Usami (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), and Fumio Inoue (NINJAL)

Chapter 2: Research methodology

Florian Coulmas (German Institute for Japanese Studies)

Chapter 3: Interactions between US/Canada/UK and Japanese sociolinguistics

Yoshiyuki Asahi (NINJAL) and J.K. Chambers (University of Toronto)

Chapter 4: Gengo seikatsu

Takehiro Shioda (NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute)

Part II: Social Stratification and Gender

Chapter 5: Style, prestige, and salience in language change in progress

Fumio Inoue (NINJAL)

Chapter 6: Shudango

Kazuko Miyake (Toyo University)

Chapter 7: Sex differences in Japanese

Yoshimitsu Ozaki (Notre Dame Seishin University)

Chapter 8 Japanese sociolinguistic approach to gender

Orie Endo (Professor Emeritus, Bunkyo University) and Hideko Abe (Colby College)

Chapter 9 Japanese language and gender in Western and Japanese contexts

Reynolds Akiba Katsue (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Chapter 10 Feminist approaches to gender in Japanese sociolinguistics

Momoko Nakamura (Kanto Gakuin University)

Part III: Honorifics, Politeness, and Discourse

Chapter 11: Japanese honorifics

Takashi Nagata (Kinki University) and Yoshimi Miyake (Akita University)

Chapter 12: Intersection of traditional Japanese honorific theories and Western politeness theories

Masato Takiura (Reitaku University)

Chapter 13: Intersection of discourse politeness theory and interpersonal communication

Mayumi Usami (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Chapter 14: Subjective expressions in Japanese discourse: Its development in Japanese and impact on general linguistics

Yoko Ujiie (Notre Dame Seishin University

Chapter 15: Variation of Japanese discourse behaviours: Exploring discourse of cultural genres: Light novels and keetai novels

Senko K. Maynard (Rutgers University)

Chapter 16: Critical discourse analysis

Akira Satoh (Osaka University)

Chapter 17: Socio-pragmatics of political discourse

Shoji Azuma (The University of Utah)

Part IV: Language Contact and Language Policy

Chapter 18: Contact dialects of Japanese

Yoshiyuki Asahi (NINJAL)

Chapter 19: Japanese loanword and 'lendword'

Frank E. Daulton (Ryukoku University)

Chapter 20: Japanese language varieties outside Japan

Mie Hiramoto (National University of Singapore)

Chapter 21: Contact languages in Japan

Daniel Long (Tokyo Metropolitan University)

Chapter 22: Chinese characters: Variation, policy, and landscape

Hiroyuki Sasahara (Waseda University)

Chapter 23: Language, economy, and nation

Katsumi Shibuya (Osaka University)

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectSociolinguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguistics Publisher: De Gruyter Publication Date: 29/07/2022 ISBN-13: 9781501507472  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Y. Asahi, F. Inoue, NINJAL, Japan; M. Usami, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan.

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