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Linguistic Stereotyping and Minority Groups in Japan By Nanette Gottlieb (University of Queensland, Australia)

Linguistic Stereotyping and Minority Groups in Japan by Nanette Gottlieb (University of Queensland, Australia)

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A study in English that examines the use of discriminatory language in Japan. It focuses on an aspect of language and power which highlights some of the dissent underlying Japan's officially promoted ideology of a harmonious society.

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Linguistic Stereotyping and Minority Groups in Japan Summary

Linguistic Stereotyping and Minority Groups in Japan by Nanette Gottlieb (University of Queensland, Australia)

This book is the first full-length study in English to examine the use of discriminatory language in Japan. As in other countries, there has been much debate about the public use of language deemed demeaning to certain groups within society especially in relation to the issue of minority rights versus freedom of speech.

Adding a new dimension to the discussion of language and society in Japan, the book focuses on an aspect of language and power which highlights some of the dissent underlying Japan's officially promoted ideology of a harmonious society. The text presents a revealing examination of the discriminatory language, known as sabetsu yogo, as identified by five minority groups, the Burakumin, the Ainu, people with physical or mental disabilities, women and ethnic groups within Japan

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NLS9780415599337
9780415599337
0415599334
Linguistic Stereotyping and Minority Groups in Japan by Nanette Gottlieb (University of Queensland, Australia)
New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2010-09-12
156
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