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Native speakers' perceptions of the second person pronoun anata 'you' in Japanese

Yonezawa, Yoko

Description

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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/217620
Source: Nihongo Kyoiku Gakkai
DOI: .20721/nihongokyoiku.163.0_64

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