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LINGUIST List 21.3497

Thu Sep 02 2010

Qs: Japanese: Familial Terms in Non-Familial Contexts

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        1.    Douglas Schules, Japanese: Familial Terms in Non-Familial Contexts

Message 1: Japanese: Familial Terms in Non-Familial Contexts
Date: 31-Aug-2010
From: Douglas Schules <douglas-schulesuiowa.edu>
Subject: Japanese: Familial Terms in Non-Familial Contexts
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I am doing research on the use of the Japanese familial "aniki" (兄貴)
within non-familial contexts. I am particularly interested in the
sociolinguistic and pragmatic implications of its use - the contexts in
which it has been used, the perceptions of its use (by those who use it
or those who hear it), mass media deployments of it, and so forth. I'm
conducting this research for a dissertation chapter, the focus of which
is translation and intercultural perception.

Finding literature on the subject in English has not been that difficult,
but I have hit a brick wall in terms of finding Japanese language
scholarly material. I've tried searching the CiNii, OPAC, WebCat, and
other databases but these are general and of little use.

I hope someone can suggest a citation or two so that I can at least get
a foothold in the lit; barring that, are there other databases that might
be more useful in this endeavor?

I appreciate any help, and thank the list for its time!

Douglas Schules

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

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