Article published in:Variation and Change in Spoken and Written Discourse: Perspectives from corpus linguistics
Edited by Julia Bamford, Silvia Cavalieri and Giuliana Diani
[Dialogue Studies 21] 2013
► pp. 255–268
15. A corpus-based analysis of some time-related aspects of contemporary Japanese
Corpora with temporal information enable us to observe and analyze time-related aspects of language. Here we will discuss two types of such case studies involving the Japanese language. In the first half of the article, we will analyze diachronic changes of the grammar and expressions of contemporary Japanese based upon the texts of the minutes of the National Diet of Japan. In the second half, we will use texts of daily newspapers in order to observe the ways in which the use of vocabulary items may change during the course of the year.
Published online: 31 October 2013