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Title

Watch Your Mouth! Spoken Japanese and Perceptions of Personal Characteristics

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Psychology & Japanese

Minor

n/a

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Maria Brown

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Japanese is a complex language that requires not only grammatical understanding but also also social understanding in order to reach fluency. Due to this, native Japanese speakers employ a complex blend of verbal and nonverbal cues in every conversation they hold. The verbal cues are particularly important to understand, as they often times become indicators of not only the nature of the relationship between two people, but also the characteristics of both the speaker and listener. Without an understanding of these concepts,reaching fluency in Japanese is nearly impossible. This research will explore the relationship between Japanese proficiency in Japanese language learners and and native-like understanding of speaking norms and speaker perceptions.

Location

Classroom 211, Waterfield Library

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Affiliations

Honors Thesis

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Watch Your Mouth! Spoken Japanese and Perceptions of Personal Characteristics

Classroom 211, Waterfield Library

Japanese is a complex language that requires not only grammatical understanding but also also social understanding in order to reach fluency. Due to this, native Japanese speakers employ a complex blend of verbal and nonverbal cues in every conversation they hold. The verbal cues are particularly important to understand, as they often times become indicators of not only the nature of the relationship between two people, but also the characteristics of both the speaker and listener. Without an understanding of these concepts,reaching fluency in Japanese is nearly impossible. This research will explore the relationship between Japanese proficiency in Japanese language learners and and native-like understanding of speaking norms and speaker perceptions.