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
Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)
This dissertation analyzes the use of interpersonal shifters in naturally
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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