Gender and language

Authored by: Miyako Inoue

The Routledge Companion to Gender and Japanese Culture

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  December  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138895201
eBook ISBN: 9781315179582
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315179582-5

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Abstract

It is a sociolinguistic axiom that language not only conveys the literal meaning through what we say but also nonliteral meanings through how we say it. The manner of speaking communicates all kinds of meanings pertaining to social roles and other kinds of identities.

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