Gender, Language and Culture
A study of Japanese television interview discourse
Lidia Tanaka | La Trobe University
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
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations and conventions | p. xi
List of data transcription conventions | p. xii
Romanization of Japanese: Hepburn System | p. xiii
List of tables | p. xv
List of figures | p. xvi
Acknowledgments | p. xvii
1. Introduction | pp. 1–31
2. The television interview genre | pp. 33–55
3. Turntaking | pp. 57–98
4. Gender, age and status differences in the interview | pp. 99–135
5. Aizuchi in the interview | pp. 137–173
6. Aizuchi tokens and asymmetry | pp. 175–200
7. Conclusion | pp. 201–205
Appendices | p. 221
Index | p. 223
“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.”
Patrick Heinrich, University of Duisburg-Essen, on Linguist List Vol.15-2431, 2004
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