The Language of Feminine Duty : Articulating Gender, Culture, and Covert Policy in Modern Japan

Title

The Language of Feminine Duty : Articulating Gender, Culture, and Covert Policy in Modern Japan

Department

World Languages and Literatures

Document Type

Book

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Description

This book examines "women's speech" as a policy of constructs expressed in official and unofficial discourse from the 1880s to the 1920s in Japan. It analyzes specific language policies that were incorporated through governmental gender policy to perpetuate "women's speech," asymmetrical gendered speech styles and concepts in the Japanese language. It also seeks to develop cross-cultural approaches to language and gender theories initiated in the United States and Europe by proposing new concepts of language policy. This work contributes to ongoing interdisciplinary scholarship on gender, language, and policy by reconsidering the relationship between the Japanese "national language" and "women's speech."

ISBN

9781433184550

Publication Date

2021

Disciplines

East Asian Languages and Societies | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Citation for published book

Saito, Rika. The Language of Feminine Duty : Articulating Gender, Culture, and Covert Policy in Modern Japan / Rika Saito. Peter Lang, 2021.

The Language of Feminine Duty : Articulating Gender, Culture, and Covert Policy in Modern Japan

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