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Lika men olika : wn granskning av relationen mellan kanji och homofoner

Gustafsson Löfdahl, Daniel LU (2011) JAPK11 20111
Japanese Studies
Abstract
The main objective of this thesis is to argue whether Chinese characters (kanji) exists in Japanese spoken language as mental agents to distinguish homophonous words. A clearer picture of the background to this phenomenon is given by a brief review of the history of kanji, by bringing up different definitions of what kanji is and by explaining the relation between kanji and homophonous words. The argument is strengthened by underlining the importance of the semantic function of kanji, which is shown in a survey where Japanese native speakers are given the job to transcribe homophonous words from a hiragana-version of a text to conventional Japanese.
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author
Gustafsson Löfdahl, Daniel LU
supervisor
organization
course
JAPK11 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
kanji, homophony, on-yomi, kun-yomi
language
Swedish
id
1979031
date added to LUP
2011-06-20 10:51:15
date last changed
2011-06-20 10:51:15
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  abstract     = {The main objective of this thesis is to argue whether Chinese characters (kanji) exists in Japanese spoken language as mental agents to distinguish homophonous words. A clearer picture of the background to this phenomenon is given by a brief review of the history of kanji, by bringing up different definitions of what kanji is and by explaining the relation between kanji and homophonous words. The argument is strengthened by underlining the importance of the semantic function of kanji, which is shown in a survey where  Japanese native speakers are given the job to transcribe homophonous words from a hiragana-version of a text to conventional Japanese.},
  author       = {Gustafsson Löfdahl, Daniel},
  keyword      = {kanji,homophony,on-yomi,kun-yomi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Lika men olika : wn granskning av relationen mellan kanji och homofoner},
  year         = {2011},
}