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Title: Gender, Language and Culture
Subtitle: A study of Japanese television interview discourse
Written By: Lidia Tanaka
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS_69
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 69
Description:

This book analyzes the relationship between gender, age and role in Japanese television interviews. It covers a wide range of topics on Japanese communication; cultural and gender variables are interwoven in the interpretation of the findings. The study shows how participants interact through language and how they project their identities in the context of the interview. Based on a qualitative analysis, speech in mixed and same gender interactions is analysed, turntaking, terms of address and aizuchi (listener’s responses) are examined. The findings reveal interesting characteristics of all-female interactions, such as the influence of age that appears to be more important than gender; an observation that has repercussions in the study of gender and language differences in modern Japan. This book is an interdisciplinary study that integrates notions of politeness and theories of gender and language, and will be of interest to people researching Japanese culture and communication, gender studies and institutional language.


Table of contents

List of abbreviations and conventions xi
List of data transcription conventions xii
Romanization of Japanese: Hepburn System xiii
List of tables xv
List of figures xvi
Acknowledgments xvii
1. Introduction 1–31
2. The television interview genre 33–55
3. Turntaking 57–98
4. Gender, age and status differences in the interview 99–135
5. Aizuchi in the interview 137–173
6. Aizuchi tokens and asymmetry 175–200
7. Conclusion 201–205
References 207
Appendices 221
Index 223

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Language Family(ies): Altaic
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ISBN: 1588114724
ISBN-13: 9781588114723
Pages: xvii, 233 pp.
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Pages: xvii, 233 pp.
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