Explorations in Japanese Sociolinguistics

Explorations in Japanese Sociolinguistics

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Explorations in Japanese Sociolinguistics provides a treasure of information on the Japanese language and the social and cultural system it has developed and is embedded in. To the non-specialist, it opens an unknown world. To the specialist it offers theoretical and methodological perspectives aimed at avoiding the interference of myth and musing with accurate characterizations. A general introduction on Japanese sociolinguistics is followed by two case studies, one on the ethnography of ritual and address at a Japanese wedding reception, and one on the pragmatics of Japanese donatory verbs. The final chapter discusses cross-cultural contrasts and the danger of semiotic schism in Japanese-Western interaction.speech, a barrel of rice wine was opened by the couple and the banquet began, assuming an increasingly relaxed ... Finally, the couple lit candles for each guest and then the grooma#39;s father and groom thanked guests who departed with a gift.

Title:Explorations in Japanese Sociolinguistics
Author: Leo Loveday
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 1986-01-01

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