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More polite/less polite: The discourse of politeness in Japanese interaction
In my dissertation I would like to introduce the concept of the "discourse of politeness" to explain how the use of politeness is foregrounded in social life in Japan and how it is part of the complex sense-making processes. ...
Images of the Ainu
Today, peoples of the world live in a new phase of history with the acceleration of globalization. Massive quantities of global flows now require us to study a culture with observation of interrelations between societies. ...