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Academic Paper

Title: Miyako Inoue, Vicarious language
Author: Justin Charlebois
Institution: Aichi Shukutoku University
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Japanese
Abstract: Miyako Inoue, Vicarious language. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2006. Pp. xi, 323. Pb

Japanese Women's Language (JWL) is not a new topic of research in the social sciences, but Miyako Inoue's Vicarious language is an original contribution to the field. According to Inoue, women's language references linguistic forms distinguishing the speech of women
and brings with it certain connotations of "femininity" such as politeness or nonassertiveness. In line with other current research, Inoue asserts that JWL is not part of the linguistic repertoires of many women.


This article appears IN Language in Society Vol. 36, Issue 3.

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