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Japanese General Introductory Courses

JAPANGEN 71N. Language and Gender in Japan: Myths and Reality

(F,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to freshmen. Ideology and practice of gender in the Japanese society as reflected in and created by stylistic choices in the Japanese language. Past and present speech styles of women and men, speech situations, age, class, identities of the individual speakers and their relationships with others. How belief and reality are refracted through mass media and fictional representations. Comparisons with similar phenomena in other cultures. GER:DB-SocSci, EC-Gender

4 units, Spr (Matsumoto, Y)

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