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The outside within: national language and identity in Japanese contemporary discourse on gairaigo

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This thesis is concerned with the relation between the notion of national language and identity, in particular the manner in which a shared sense of national belonging is expressed and reproduced through the display of public attitudes towards foreign loanwords in society. Employing the case study of contemporary Japan, this research seeks to uncover the process by which a national language is conceived of as a symbol of national identity that requires the exclusion of certain loanwords from ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Hertford College
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:dfcc00ce-a6ab-43a0-85b1-6fee0ec314c7
Local pid:
ora:12064
Language:
English
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