ERIC Number: ED055510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Joint Japanese-American Conference on Sociolinguistics. Final Report.
Jorden, Eleanor H.
This final substantive report includes the working papers presented by the American and Japanese participants, notes on discussions, a summary of an address by William Labov, and draft proposals for joint sociolinguistic research. The working papers involve several sociolinguistic issues in Japanese-American and Japanese culture. The American papers concern lexical borrowing by Japanese Americans in Hawaii, phonological reduction rules for evaluation in sociolinguistic analysis, sociolinguistic factors inhibiting Japanese-American communication, language and social change, and mutual understanding between Japanese and Americans. The Japanese papers treat cultural comparisons, language behavior and cultural patterns, the ethnography of self-reference and address in Japanese, approaches to studying contrasting cultures, and the use of Japanese invective words or curses. References and notes are included with the papers along with a summary of the discussions that followed the presentation of each paper. (VM)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Analysis, Conference Reports, Conferences, Contrastive Linguistics, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Culture Contact, Ethnology, Japanese, Japanese Americans, Language Acquisition, Language Research, North American English, Second Language Learning, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns, Sociolinguistics, Vocabulary
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Note: Conference held at the East-West Center, University of Hawaii, August 24-28, 1970