Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Gender difference in the japanese dialects: the case of shiga prefecture

Akemi Yamashita


Gender difference in dialect and standard language used in Shiga prefecture, near Kyoto, is clarified. Glottograms are used. Research analysis outcome indicates that senior and middle aged women use relatively courteous language, that men have a high regional dialect utilization rate, that the younger generation is the less obvious gender difference becomes, and that there is a trend towards simplification. A new sense of dialect is evident among the younger generations.

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