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LINGUIST List 20.1185

Tue Mar 31 2009

Diss: Disc Analysis/Pragmatics: Kaczmarek: 'Japanese and Polish ...'

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        1.    Miroslawa Kaczmarek, Japanese and Polish Contrastive Discourse Analysis: From the perspective of interpersonal shifters

Message 1: Japanese and Polish Contrastive Discourse Analysis: From the perspective of interpersonal shifters
Date: 31-Mar-2009
From: Miroslawa Kaczmarek <kamilu43hotmail.com>
Subject: Japanese and Polish Contrastive Discourse Analysis: From the perspective of interpersonal shifters
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Institution: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Program: Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2008

Author: Miroslawa Katarzyna Kaczmarek

Dissertation Title: Japanese and Polish Contrastive Discourse Analysis: From the perspective of interpersonal shifters

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)
                            Polish (pol)

Dissertation Director:
Nobuo Tomimori

Dissertation Abstract:

This dissertation analyzes the use of interpersonal shifters in naturally
occurring conversations.

Interpersonal shifters are defined as the final speech level forms in
Japanese and correspond to such linguistic items as the -desu, -masu
endings as well as the -da endings. In Polish on the other hand they are
associated with the first and the second person verb morphemes. It is
claimed that in both Japanese and Polish, interpersonal shifters play
similar discourse functions, i.e. they regulate the socio-psychological
distance between interlocutors.



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