Native speakers' perceptions of the second person pronoun anata 'you' in Japanese
This study examines native speakers’ perceptions of the second person pronoun anata ‘you’ in Japanese. It uses the results of a questionnaire given to speakers of the Tokyo variety of Japanese in January, 2014. The respondents indicated that as a regular address term, they very rarely used anata in any of the following cases: when referring to an addressee of higher status; when referring to an addressee of lower status; and when referring to an addressee of equal status. Instead, they...[Show more]
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