Words in Context A Japanese Perspective on Language and Culture

By: Suzuki, Takao, Miura, Akira

Price: $29.95

Quantity: 1 available


More Description

Observing the nuances of language, Shunji Suzuki contends, is more complicated than simply cataloging speech patterns. Language includes a set of unconscious expectations that communicate much, much more.
Words in Context is an exploration of the intimate relationship between language and lifestyle, psychology, and culture. Suzuki convincingly illustrates the dangers of isolating words from their cultural context, and focuses on the types of misperceptions that result from such widely held practices. Citing examples from Japanese and other languages, he demonstrates how words carry nuanced cultural baggage and must be considered in the broader context of culture, history, and social mores to fully appreciate their potency.

Title: Words in Context A Japanese Perspective on Language and Culture

Author Name: Suzuki, Takao, Miura, Akira

Categories: Japanese,

Edition: New ed

Publisher: Japan, Kodansha International Ltd: 30/Nov/2001

ISBN Number: 477002780X

ISBN Number 13: 9784770027801

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 7213

Description: 13 b&w figures 192 An exploration of the intimate relationship between language and life- style, psychology, and culture. Suzuki convincingly illustrates the dangers of isolating words from their cultural context, and focuses on the types of misperceptions that result from such widely held practices. (ISBN: 9784770027801 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 7213)

Keywords: cultural studies Japanese sociolinguistics Learning a Language,