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Kanji : the Structural Variations of Radicals

Klingborg, Marcus LU (2012) JAPK11 20121
Japanese Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
The main purpose of this thesis is to investigate and analyse some of the radicals utilized in the kanji of the Japanese language. These are radicals that have more than one variation of their shape and may be positioned in different locations within the character, at times depending on the structural variation of the radical. The radicals will therefore be analysed in order to try and discover if there are any specific practical linguistic reasons behind these variations or if it coincidentally emerged during history. This analysis will be made by first offering a historical perspective and facts and then a linguistic part with linguistic theory and analysis.
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author
Klingborg, Marcus LU
supervisor
organization
course
JAPK11 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Japanese, Kanji, Radicals, Chinese, Writing, History, Linguistics, Character
language
English
id
2972321
date added to LUP
2012-11-30 13:36:33
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2012-11-30 13:36:33
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  abstract     = {The main purpose of this thesis is to investigate and analyse some of the radicals utilized in the kanji of the Japanese language. These are radicals that have more than one variation of their shape and may be positioned in different locations within the character, at times depending on the structural variation of the radical. The radicals will therefore be analysed in order to try and discover if there are any specific practical linguistic reasons behind these variations or if it coincidentally emerged during history. This analysis will be made by first offering a historical perspective and facts and then a linguistic part with linguistic theory and analysis.},
  author       = {Klingborg, Marcus},
  keyword      = {Japanese,Kanji,Radicals,Chinese,Writing,History,Linguistics,Character},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kanji : the Structural Variations of Radicals},
  year         = {2012},
}