The Language of Feminine Duty : Articulating Gender, Culture, and Covert Policy in Modern Japan
World Languages and Literatures
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."
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.
Saito, Rika, "The Language of Feminine Duty : Articulating Gender, Culture, and Covert Policy in Modern Japan" (2021). All Books and Monographs by WMU Authors. 818.