Publication details [#26309]

Bachnik, Jane M. and Charles J. Jr. Quinn. 1994. Situated meaning: inside and outside Japanese self, society, and language. Princeton University Press. xiv + 309 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


This volume uses the internationally popularized Japanese folk concepts of UCHI ('inside') and SOTO ('outside') for identifying their situated meaning in Japanese language use, suggesting their applicability to other cultures. It is argued that the socially, interactionally and flexibly defined UCHI/SOTO pattern is an important organization principle for Japanese self, social life and language.

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