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The Hokkaido Dialect: A Standardising Dialect?

Kleander, Michael LU (2018) JAPK11 20181
Japanese Studies
Abstract
This thesis explores the standardisation process of the Hokkaido Dialect, a Japanese variety spoken on Japan’s northernmost island. This dialect, in turn, will be compared to the island of Okinawa and its regional equivalent Uchinaa-Yamatoguchi. These islands are parallel to each other as they share similar historical and political events. To investigate the standardisation process and to be able to compare it to Uchinaa-Yamatoguchi, a survey was conducted. The aim of the survey was to investigate the usage of Hokkaido Dialect and the users’ attitudes towards
the dialect among three different generations of Dosankos, people from Hokkaido. This study concludes that the standardisation process has been long in the making but that it has... (More)
This thesis explores the standardisation process of the Hokkaido Dialect, a Japanese variety spoken on Japan’s northernmost island. This dialect, in turn, will be compared to the island of Okinawa and its regional equivalent Uchinaa-Yamatoguchi. These islands are parallel to each other as they share similar historical and political events. To investigate the standardisation process and to be able to compare it to Uchinaa-Yamatoguchi, a survey was conducted. The aim of the survey was to investigate the usage of Hokkaido Dialect and the users’ attitudes towards
the dialect among three different generations of Dosankos, people from Hokkaido. This study concludes that the standardisation process has been long in the making but that it has slowed down over time. Furthermore, evidence shows that the young generation is more positive about
the Hokkaido Dialect than past generations. Based on this, one can conclude that rather than standardising, the dialect is stabilising. (Less)
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author
Kleander, Michael LU
supervisor
organization
course
JAPK11 20181
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Hokkaido Dialect, Dosanko, Kokugo, standardisation, language attitudes, language ideology, Standard Japanese, Common Japanese, Okinawa, Uchinaa-Yamatoguch
language
English
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8954540
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2018-08-09 14:29:20
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2018-08-09 14:29:20
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  abstract     = {This thesis explores the standardisation process of the Hokkaido Dialect, a Japanese variety spoken on Japan’s northernmost island. This dialect, in turn, will be compared to the island of Okinawa and its regional equivalent Uchinaa-Yamatoguchi. These islands are parallel to each other as they share similar historical and political events. To investigate the standardisation process and to be able to compare it to Uchinaa-Yamatoguchi, a survey was conducted. The aim of the survey was to investigate the usage of Hokkaido Dialect and the users’ attitudes towards
the dialect among three different generations of Dosankos, people from Hokkaido. This study concludes that the standardisation process has been long in the making but that it has slowed down over time. Furthermore, evidence shows that the young generation is more positive about
the Hokkaido Dialect than past generations. Based on this, one can conclude that rather than standardising, the dialect is stabilising.},
  author       = {Kleander, Michael},
  keyword      = {Hokkaido Dialect,Dosanko,Kokugo,standardisation,language attitudes,language ideology,Standard Japanese,Common Japanese,Okinawa,Uchinaa-Yamatoguch},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Hokkaido Dialect: A Standardising Dialect?},
  year         = {2018},
}