ERIC Number: EJ532577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Politeness, Paradigms of Family, and the Japanese ESL Speaker.
Conlan, Christopher J.
Language Sciences, v18 n3-4 p729-42 Jan-Apr 1996
Discusses differences between perception of politeness in Western and Japanese societies, concentrating on relations of social power and social distance as well as on conception of family. Concludes that many problems experienced by Japanese speakers of English as a Second Language in accomplishing linguistic politeness in English stem from nature of role-relationships defining the Japanese concept of family. (37 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Japan