This study sets out to investigate the self-reference systems in spoken
Japanese and Thai with a view to comparing and contrasting the two. The study is
primarily concerned with self-reference in the metropolitan varieties of spoken Japanese
(Tokyo) and Thai (Bangkok). After a review of previous treatments of self-reference
terms and pronouns in Japanese and Thai, four types of self-reference terms - pronouns,
status terms, personal names and other nouns - are analysed to show their...[Show more]
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