Women in the Language and Society of Japan: The Linguistic Roots of Bias

Women in the Language and Society of Japan: The Linguistic Roots of Bias

Naoko Takemaru


Feminist critics have lengthy thought of language a major car for the transmission of sexist values in a tradition. This much-needed sociolinguistic critique examines the illustration of girls in conventional eastern language and tradition. Derogatory and highly-sexualized phrases are positioned in old context, and the development of non-sexist language reform is reviewed. significant to this paintings are the person voices of jap ladies who took half in a survey, expressing their candid concepts and matters concerning biased gender representations. of their personal phrases, they offer voice to the truth of being woman in the constraints of a traditional--and occasionally misogynistic--language.

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