Words In Context: A Japanese Perspective On Language And Culture

by Takao Suzuki

Words In Context: A Japanese Perspective On Language And Culture

  • ISBN-13: 9784770027801
  • Author(s): Takao Suzuki
  • Translated by: Akira Miura
  • Subject: Sociolinguistics
  • Publisher: Kodansha Europe Head Office
  • Imprint: Kodansha USA
  • Publication Date: 29-10-2001
  • Format: p/b

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This is an examination of the effect of cultural tradition on the Japanese language. It offers an insight into the unique nuances of Japanese language and thought and charts the development of the Japanese language. An exploration of the intimate relationship between language and life- style, psychology, and culture. Suzuki convincingly illustrates the dangers of isolating words from their cultural context, and focuses on the types of misperceptions that result from such widely held practices.
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This is an examination of the effect of cultural tradition on the Japanese language. It offers an insight into the unique nuances of Japanese language and thought and charts the development of the Japanese language. An exploration of the intimate relationship between language and life- style, psychology, and culture. Suzuki convincingly illustrates the dangers of isolating words from their cultural context, and focuses on the types of misperceptions that result from such widely held practices.