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Special features of Japanese culture of communication and behavior. Understatement and subtext

ФИО студента: Mariya Kravchenko

Руководитель: Ksenia Andreevna Prokofieva

Кампус/факультет: Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies

Программа: Asian and African Studies (Bachelor)

Год защиты: 2019

The model of Japanese communication culture is characterized by ambiguity and the hidden subtext due to the high level of context in Japanese culture. The purpose of this graduate qualification work is to identify the characteristics of Japanese speech behavior caused by high context and to represent typical situations of high context work. The paper presents a characteristic of communicative patterns peculiar to Japanese in various speech situations, studied in the work on the example of individual lexical units and grammatical structures; cultural concepts and factors that influenced their formation are described. Due to the many meanings of the considered lexemes and grammatical constructions, they are analyzed into separate meanings depending on the specific speech situations and intentions of the speaker. Consideration of Japanese lexical and grammatical units with emphasis on additional meanings, as well as the generalization of this knowledge is one of the most important moments on the way to building an adequate dialogue with representatives of Japanese culture.

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