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Language and an expression of identities: Japanese sentence-final particles ne and na

Ogi, Naomi

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This study explores the interrelationship between language and the biographical characteristics of the speaker, including gender, age and social status, by examining the interactional functions of two Japanese sentence-final particles ne and na. A major claim in the literature is that although these particles share some similar functions, they differ markedly in terms of gender, age and social status of the speaker: for example, na is used by male speakers only while ne does not have such a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/51080
Source: Journal of Pragmatics
DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2014.02.001

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