Japanese and non-Japanese perceptions of Japanese communication

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Title Japanese and non-Japanese perceptions of Japanese communication
Author Haugh, Michael Bevan
Journal Name New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
Editor Brian Moloughney (University of Otago)
Year Published 2003
Place of publication New Zealand
Publisher New Zealand Asian Studies Society, Inc.
Abstract Perceptions of the communicative style of different languages can influence the way in which non-native speakers and native speakers of a particular language interact. For example, second-language learners of Japanese often believe that using a lot of honorifics (keigo) to introduce themselves to other students at universities in Japan is more polite. However, since Japanese students themselves tend to use only a limited degree of honorifics in this kind of situation, foreign students can end up conveying an impression of overpoliteness or even aloofness (Ohashi et al 1992). The first step in dealing with these kinds of issues in Japanese language education is to determine what kinds of perceptions are held by Japanese and non-Japanese in regards to Japanese communication.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.nzasia.org.nz/index.html
Alternative URI http://www.nzasia.org.nz/downloads/NZJAS-June03/5.1_10.pdf
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Volume 5
Issue Number 1
Page from 156
Page to 177
ISSN 1174-8915
Date Accessioned 2006-06-15
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Cultural Research; Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics; PRE2009-Japanese
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/25182
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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