LINGUIST List 16.308

Tue Feb 01 2005

Books: Anthro Ling/Socioling,Japanese:Okamoto et al (Eds)

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        1.    Jared Wright, Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideology: Okamoto, Shibamoto Smith (Eds)

Message 1: Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideology: Okamoto, Shibamoto Smith (Eds)

Date: 20-Jan-2005
From: Jared Wright <>
Subject: Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideology: Okamoto, Shibamoto Smith (Eds)

Title: Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideology
Subtitle: Cultural Models and Real People
Series Title: Studies in Language and Gender

Published: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Book URL:

Editor: Shigeko Okamoto, California State University, Fresno
Editor: Janet S. Shibamoto Smith, University of California, Davis

Hardback: ISBN: 0195166175 Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 74.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0195166183 Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 35.00


Japanese Language, Gender and Ideology is a collection of previously
unpublished articles by established as well as promising young scholars in
Japanese language and gender studies. The contributors to this edited
volume argue that traditional views of language in Japan are cultural
constructs created by policy makers and linguists, and that Japanese
society in general, and language use in particular, are much more diverse
and heterogeneous than previously understood. This volume brings together
studies that substantially advance our understanding of the relationship
between Japanese language and gender, with particular focus on examining
local linguistic practices in relation to dominant ideologies. Topics
studies include gender and politeness, the history of language policy,
language and Japanese romance novels and fashion magazines, bar talk,
dictionary definitions, and the use of first-person pronouns. The volume
will substantially advance the agenda of this field, and will be of
interest to sociolinguists, anthropologists, sociologists, and scholars of
Japan and Japanese.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): Japanese (JPN)

Written In: English (ENG )

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