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Linguistic Stereotyping and Minority Groups in Japan

By Nanette Gottlieb

Routledge – 2005 – 156 pages

Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

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This book is the first full-length study in English to examine the use of discriminatory language in Japan. As in other countries, there has been much debate about the public use of language deemed demeaning to certain groups within society especially in relation to the issue of minority rights versus freedom of speech.

Adding a new dimension to the discussion of language and society in Japan, the book focuses on an aspect of language and power which highlights some of the dissent underlying Japan’s officially promoted ideology of a harmonious society. The text presents a revealing examination of the discriminatory language, known as sabetsu yogo, as identified by five minority groups, the Burakumin, the Ainu, people with physical or mental disabilities, women and ethnic groups within Japan

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Description: By Nanette Gottlieb. This book is the first full-length study in English to examine the use of discriminatory language in Japan. As in other countries, there has been much debate about the public use of language deemed demeaning to certain groups within society especially in...
Categories: Applied Linguistics, Japanese Studies, Asian Culture & Society, Japanese Culture & Society, Asian Studies