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The Relationship of Interpersonal Relations and Speech Levels in Japan

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Title: The Relationship of Interpersonal Relations and Speech Levels in Japan
Authors: Noda, Laura
Advisor: Mathias, Gerald
Issue Date: 15 Jan 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: Although there has been much debate about the exact relationship between language and culture, and about which of the two preceded each other, linguists and sociologists tend to agree that language pattersn and cultural norms and interrelated. The famoous linguist Benjamin E. Whorf in what came to be know as the Whorfian Hypothesis claims that language not only is a tool one uses for communication of thought, but also is a shaper of the ideas and thoughts and directly influences the individuals' perception.
Pages/Duration: 34 pages
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