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LINGUIST List 16.2652

Wed Sep 14 2005

Qs: Pronoun Usage; Change in the Use of Japanese Keigo

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        1.    Yvonne Roth, Pronoun Usage
        2.    Christopher Lapinig, Change in the Use of Japanese Keigo/Respect Speech


Message 1: Pronoun Usage
Date: 14-Sep-2005
From: Yvonne Roth <yvonne.rothstudent.uni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Pronoun Usage


Hi, I need English native-speakers for a survey for my essay-topic on
pronoun usage. If you are interested in volunteering for the survey,
please email me so I can send it to you. Thank you very much.

Yvonne Roth

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Pragmatics
                            Syntax

Message 2: Change in the Use of Japanese Keigo/Respect Speech
Date: 13-Sep-2005
From: Christopher Lapinig <christopher.lapinigyale.edu>
Subject: Change in the Use of Japanese Keigo/Respect Speech


My name is Christopher Lapinig, an undergraduate linguistics major at Yale
University.

I am currently interested in researching the sociolinguistic nature of the
changes in the use of keigo, or respect speech, by Japanese speakers. From
what I understand, Japanese-speaking youth employ keigo differently from
older speakers, especially because keigo, unlike the more restrictive
respect speech of Korean, allows for some flexibility in its use depending
on how intimate the speaker perceives her relationship to be with the
listener. I would like to explore the nature of this change, and also
determine if any other sociological factors (i.e., geographic origin,
gender, socioeconomic status, etc.) interact with age in order to produce
this change.

I was curious to find out if anyone knew of any existing literature that I
could refer to to form the foundation of my research. Any help on this
matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much in advance.

Christopher Lapinig
Calhoun College '07
Yale University
christopher.lapinigyale.edu

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics



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