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The cultural semantics of the Japanese emotion terms 'Haji' and 'Hazukashii'

FARESE, GIAN MARCO

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This paper presents a cultural semantic analysis of the Japanese emotion terms ‘haji’ and ‘hazukashii’, made using the methodology of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM). Th e paper has three aims: (i) to pinpoint the conceptions of ‘haji’ and ‘hazukashii’ as emotion terms in Japanese language and culture; (ii) to highlight the diff erences in meaning with their typical English translations ‘shame’ and ‘embarrassing’, and show that ‘haji’ and ‘hazukashii’ refl ect two different,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorFARESE, GIAN MARCO
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-26T02:20:48Z
dc.date.available2019-11-26T02:20:48Z
dc.identifier.issn2205-3166
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/186667
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a cultural semantic analysis of the Japanese emotion terms ‘haji’ and ‘hazukashii’, made using the methodology of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM). Th e paper has three aims: (i) to pinpoint the conceptions of ‘haji’ and ‘hazukashii’ as emotion terms in Japanese language and culture; (ii) to highlight the diff erences in meaning with their typical English translations ‘shame’ and ‘embarrassing’, and show that ‘haji’ and ‘hazukashii’ refl ect two different, culture-specific emotion conceptions; (iii) to emphasise the suitability of NSM for cross-cultural comparisons of emotion terms in diff erent languages and, in turn, for cross-cultural training. The examples adduced are taken from various sources, including a Japanese dictionary, the Kotonoha corpus of Japanese language and Japanese novels.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJapan Foundation
dc.rights© The Japan Foundation, Sydney and Gian Marco Farese, 2016
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.sourceNew Voices in Japanese Studies
dc.titleThe cultural semantics of the Japanese emotion terms 'Haji' and 'Hazukashii'
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume8
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor200408 - Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5387232xPUB1
local.publisher.urlhttp://newvoices.org.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationFarese, Gian, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage32
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage54
local.identifier.doi10.21159/nvjs.08.02
local.identifier.absseo950202 - Languages and Literacy
dc.date.updated2019-05-19T08:24:00Z
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