Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

A century of language change in progress. New dialect in Tsuruoka, Japan

Fumio Inoue


In this paper an original research technique developed in Japan will be introduced, and patterns and speed of geographical diffusion will be discussed on the basis of the glottogram technique. Distinction between standardization and new dialect forms will be discussed on the basis of survey results. Contour lines can be utilized to represent linguistic differences between urban and rural areas.

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