Japanese language attitudes: A case study on Tokyo University students’ opinion on the place of Hakata dialect speakers in Japanese society

Leiden Repository

Japanese language attitudes: A case study on Tokyo University students’ opinion on the place of Hakata dialect speakers in Japanese society

Type: Master thesis
Title: Japanese language attitudes: A case study on Tokyo University students’ opinion on the place of Hakata dialect speakers in Japanese society
Author: Perger, Kevin BA
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: Hakata
dialect
language attitudes
sociolinguistics
Standard Japanese
標準語
博多弁
方言
matched-guise
Lambert
Abstract: In this paper language attitudes of native Japanese speakers towards native Hakata dialect speakers are researched, to find out about the interdependency between spoken language and linguistic stereotypes, which tends to heavily influence interpersonal relationships as well as the process of establishing biases. Research was conducted by application of the matched-guise experimental technique in combination with a questionnaire. The main questions were: Are Hakata dialect speakers consistently perceived differently in comparison to standard Japanese speakers as a consequence of linguistic stereotyping? If so, then what are the prevalent stereotypes held by native Japanese speakers about people who speak Hakata dialect?
Supervisor: Yoshioka, Keiko Dr.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Asian Studies (120 EC) (Master)
Specialisation: MA Asian Studies (120 EC), Japanese Studies
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52178
 

Files in this item

Description Size View
application/pdf MAthesis PERGER_hakata dialect 2.630Mb View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)