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Attitudes of Swedish Learners of Japanese towards Japanese Dialects: A Quantitative Study

Fahl, Elsa LU (2017) JAPK11 20171
Japanese Studies
Abstract
The present thesis is a quantitative study investigating the attitudes of Swedish learners of Japanese towards Japanese dialects. Current or previous Swedish students of Japanese completed a survey in which they listened to recordings of five different dialects of Japanese, and evaluated these dialects in terms of various personality traits. Furthermore, their ability to identify the dialects was tested. The results of the study showed that Swedish learners of Japanese held quite neutral attitudes towards Japanese dialects, and were also generally similar to native Japanese attitudes. Differences in attitudes were found depending on the informants’ gender, self-perceived proficiency of Japanese and previous exposure to Japanese.
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author
Fahl, Elsa LU
supervisor
organization
course
JAPK11 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Japanese, dialects, language attitudes, dialect attitudes, dialect identification
language
English
id
8926889
date added to LUP
2017-10-10 14:50:05
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  abstract     = {The present thesis is a quantitative study investigating the attitudes of Swedish learners of Japanese towards Japanese dialects. Current or previous Swedish students of Japanese completed a survey in which they listened to recordings of five different dialects of Japanese, and evaluated these dialects in terms of various personality traits. Furthermore, their ability to identify the dialects was tested. The results of the study showed that Swedish learners of Japanese held quite neutral attitudes towards Japanese dialects, and were also generally similar to native Japanese attitudes. Differences in attitudes were found depending on the informants’ gender, self-perceived proficiency of Japanese and previous exposure to Japanese.},
  author       = {Fahl, Elsa},
  keyword      = {Japanese,dialects,language attitudes,dialect attitudes,dialect identification},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Attitudes of Swedish Learners of Japanese towards Japanese Dialects: A Quantitative Study},
  year         = {2017},
}