Gender, Language and Culture

A study of Japanese television interview discourse

| La Trobe University
ISBN 9789027230799 (Eur) | EUR 95.00
ISBN 9781588114723 (USA) | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027295705 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This book analyzes the relationship between gender, age and role in Japanese television interviews. It covers a wide range of topics on Japanese communication; cultural and gender variables are interwoven in the interpretation of the findings. The study shows how participants interact through language and how they project their identities in the context of the interview. Based on a qualitative analysis, speech in mixed and same gender interactions is analysed, turntaking, terms of address and aizuchi (listener’s responses) are examined. The findings reveal interesting characteristics of all-female interactions, such as the influence of age that appears to be more important than gender; an observation that has repercussions in the study of gender and language differences in modern Japan. This book is an interdisciplinary study that integrates notions of politeness and theories of gender and language, and will be of interest to people researching Japanese culture and communication, gender studies and institutional language.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 69]  2004.  xvii, 233 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations and conventions
List of data transcription conventions
Romanization of Japanese: Hepburn System
List of tables
List of figures
1. Introduction
2. The television interview genre
3. Turntaking
4. Gender, age and status differences in the interview
5. Aizuchi in the interview
6. Aizuchi tokens and asymmetry
7. Conclusion
“Anyone who endeavors to study language and gender will find much valuable and insightful information on Japanese women's language in Tanaka's book. It is an important contribution for our understanding how discourse is organized and what factors influence its organization.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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