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Japanese Communication: Language & Thought in Context

MAYNARD Senko [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780824818784

Hawaii University Press 1997 1st Edition

AU $52.00
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'An ambitious undertaking which brings to the fore some of the prominent factors which figure in language use. Importantly, it sets out to explore the elusive connection between language and thought' - Journal of Asian Studies In an accessible and original study of the Japanese language in relation to Japanese society and culture, Senko Maynard characterises the ways of communicating in Japanese and explores Japanese language-associated modes of thinking and feeling. Japanese Communication: Language & Thought in Context opens with a comparison of basic American and Japanese values via cultural icons - the cowboy and the samurai - before leading the reader to the key concept in her study: rationality. Writing for those who have a basic knowledge of Japanese language and culture, Maynard examines topics such as masculine and feminine speech, swearing, expressions of ridicule and conflict, adverbs of emotional attitude and the eloquence of silence. Maynard provides a refreshing and entertaining perspective for interpreting contemporary Japan. Also available in a hardback edition (ISBN 0824817990).

272pp

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Japanese Language     

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