Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (103 p.)
Japanese language -- Honorific, Sociolinguistics -- Japan
This descriptive study focuses on expressions of politeness in the Japanese language and their relevance to social structure and intercultural communication. The study is designed to help students of the Japanese language learn rules of politeness which fall outside the domain of grammatical rules.
Tajikara, Emiko, "The expression of politeness in Japan : intercultural implications for Americans" (1987). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3876.