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The conjectural and hortative bee : from dialectal particle to stereotypic marker

Fäldt, Kristian (2006)
Japanese Studies
Abstract
The Japanese conjectural and hortative particle bee is the main characteristic of Tohoku dialect, and has been rigorously studied by Tamakake Gen at Tohoku University. This thesis presents for the first time in English his semantic categorization of bee, while complementing this with a detailed description of the particle's grammatical properties. The stereotypic bee, as can be seen in the Final Fantasy X International videogame, is also introduced, and argued to co-exist with the dialectal bee as a separate entity from it. Through the assistance of an informant from the Tohoku area's capital, Sendai, the inconsistencies between Tamakake's account and her perception of bee are then pinpointed. These are discussed and explained through the... (More)
The Japanese conjectural and hortative particle bee is the main characteristic of Tohoku dialect, and has been rigorously studied by Tamakake Gen at Tohoku University. This thesis presents for the first time in English his semantic categorization of bee, while complementing this with a detailed description of the particle's grammatical properties. The stereotypic bee, as can be seen in the Final Fantasy X International videogame, is also introduced, and argued to co-exist with the dialectal bee as a separate entity from it. Through the assistance of an informant from the Tohoku area's capital, Sendai, the inconsistencies between Tamakake's account and her perception of bee are then pinpointed. These are discussed and explained through the presence of the stereotypic bee in Sendai, and the argument is made that the dialectal bee is about to be consumed by its own stereotypic cousin. (Less)
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author
Fäldt, Kristian
supervisor
organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Paleo-Siberian languages and literatures, japanska, hortative, conjectural, role language, Japanese, Sendaiben, Tohoku dialect, Korean, Koreanska, japanska och paleosibiriska språk
language
English
id
1321633
date added to LUP
2007-05-09
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  abstract     = {The Japanese conjectural and hortative particle bee is the main characteristic of Tohoku dialect, and has been rigorously studied by Tamakake Gen at Tohoku University. This thesis presents for the first time in English his semantic categorization of bee, while complementing this with a detailed description of the particle's grammatical properties. The stereotypic bee, as can be seen in the Final Fantasy X International videogame, is also introduced, and argued to co-exist with the dialectal bee as a separate entity from it. Through the assistance of an informant from the Tohoku area's capital, Sendai, the inconsistencies between Tamakake's account and her perception of bee are then pinpointed. These are discussed and explained through the presence of the stereotypic bee in Sendai, and the argument is made that the dialectal bee is about to be consumed by its own stereotypic cousin.},
  author       = {Fäldt, Kristian},
  keyword      = {Paleo-Siberian languages and literatures,japanska,hortative,conjectural,role language,Japanese,Sendaiben,Tohoku dialect,Korean,Koreanska,japanska och paleosibiriska språk},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The conjectural and hortative bee : from dialectal particle to stereotypic marker},
  year         = {2006},
}