Essays about: "gairaigo"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 essays containing the word gairaigo.

  1. 1. OUT WITH THE NEW, IN WITH THE OLD. A study on Western loanwords in Japanese newspapers and the recommendations provided by the National Institute of Japanese Language and Linguistics

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Richard Novenius; [2020-06-16]
    Keywords : japanska; gairaigo; loanwords; language policy; newspaper;

    Abstract : With the current influx of Western loanwords, also called gairaigo, into the Japanese language, many Japanese citizens fear that the spirit of the language is disappearing. Nevertheless, borrowing words from foreign languages has historically been and still is an important part in the development of the Japanese language. READ MORE

  2. 2. Are Loanwords Trendier? : A Qualitative Corpus Analysis on Adjective Collocations of English Loanword Nouns and their Native or Sino Japanese Pairs in the Japanese Language

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Japanska

    Author : Erik Larsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Japanese; loanwords; loanword pairs; gairaigo; kango; wago; emotive adjectives; collocation analysis; corpus; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : To analyse the behaviour of English loanwords in the Japanese language using corpus analysis is a relatively new field of research. The aim of this thesis is to add to this emergent field by attempting to discover if there are any differences in how English loanword nouns and their native Japanese/Sino-Japanese near synonym pairs are used in contemporary written Japanese. READ MORE

  3. 3. Interesting, funny, weird or just incomprehensible? A study on Swedish Japanese learning students’ comprehension, thoughts and attitudes towards Wasei-eigo

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Japanska

    Author : Therese Rogland; [2019]
    Keywords : wasei-eigo; gairaigo; loanwords; Japanized-English; comprehension; thoughts; attitude; categories; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates to what extent Swedish students of Japanese can understand wasei-eigo, as well as their thoughts and attitudes toward it. It further investigates if some word categories are more incomprehensible than others and what aspects can determine their comprehension. READ MORE

  4. 4. Loanword compound truncation in Japanese: A study on Japanese learners’ understanding of loanword abbreviations

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Japanska

    Author : Axel Bergman Engman; [2018]
    Keywords : Truncation; long vowel; light syllabic truncation; geminate; moraic nasal; English diphthong; light syllable; heavy syllable; contiguity; prosodic word; mora; gairaigo; loanword; constraint; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : In this study, the comprehension of English loanword truncations in Japanese will be investigated. Both Japanese native speakers and learners of Japanese will display their ability to truncate different kinds of gairaigo compound loanwords. READ MORE

  5. 5. Hardship of the families. A linguistic study and categorisation of English loanwords in Japanese

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Elin Artonius; [2017-01-26]
    Keywords : japanska; Loanwords; categorisation; acquisition; linguistics; waseieigo; classification; Japanized English; gairaigo;

    Abstract : This study investigates what type of Japanese loanwords and waseieigo (Japanese made English), is the most difficult to comprehend for Swedish students studying Japanese at University.With the framework presented in Inagawa (2007) classification system, categorizing the loanwords into five different categories. READ MORE