Presentation 1999/10/15
Lexical and Prosodic Factors in the Perception of Politeness: With special reference to their social variation
Kikuo Maekawa, Yoichi Maki, Yasuo Yoshioka,
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Abstract(in English) Since 1996, we have conducted an experimental study concerning the relative contributions of lexical and prosodic factors to the perception of politeness, using Kumamoto Japanese as the target language. In the first half of the paper we will recapitulate the main results of the preceding studies. In the last half of the paper, we will discuss the problem of age-related differences in the perception of politeness. In the preceding studies, that dealt with the data obtainwd from relatively young subjects, we concluded that the contributions of the lexical and prosodic factors are nearly the same. However, the analyses of our latest data, that covers wider range of subjects in terms of their age, reveals that the contribution of the lexical factor is much greater than prosodic factor in aged subjects' group, whercas prosodic factor is more important than lexical factor in the group of junior high school students.
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Keyword(in English) Politeness / Kumamoto Japanese / Paired comparison / Particle / Intonation / Sociolinguistics
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Title (in English) Lexical and Prosodic Factors in the Perception of Politeness: With special reference to their social variation
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Keyword(1) Politeness
Keyword(2) Kumamoto Japanese
Keyword(3) Paired comparison
Keyword(4) Particle
Keyword(5) Intonation
Keyword(6) Sociolinguistics
1st Author's Name Kikuo Maekawa
1st Author's Affiliation The National Language Research Institute()
2nd Author's Name Yoichi Maki
2nd Author's Affiliation Tokyo Metropolitan University
3rd Author's Name Yasuo Yoshioka
3rd Author's Affiliation The National Language Research Institute
Date 1999/10/15
Paper # TL99-19
Volume (vol) vol.99
Number (no) 353
Page pp.pp.-
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