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Women in the Language and Society of Japan: The Linguistic Roots of Bias

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Women in the Language and Society of Japan: The Linguistic Roots of Bias - Takemaru, Naoko
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Feminist critics have long considered language a primary vehicle for the transmission of sexist values in a culture. This much-needed sociolinguistic critique examines the representation of women in traditional Japanese language and culture. Derogatory and highly-sexualized terms are placed in historical context, and the progress of non-sexist language reform is reviewed. Central to this work are the individual voices of Japanese women who took part in a survey, expressing their candid thoughts and concerns regarding biased ...

Women in the Language and Society of Japan: The Linguistic Roots of Bias 2010, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786440030

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