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Title Japanese at work : politeness, power, and personae in Japanese workplace discourse / Haruko Minegishi Cook, Janet S. Shibamoto-Smith, editors.
Imprint Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Series Communicating in professions and organizations
Communicating in professions and organizations.
Subject Business communication -- Japan.
Business meetings -- Japan.
Language in the workplace -- Japan.
Occupations -- Japan.
Alt Name Cook, Haruko Minegishi,
Shibamoto-Smith, Janet S.,
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Intro; Contents; Notes on Contributors; List of Tables; 1: Introduction; 1 The Structure of the Book; References; 2: Bowing Incorrectly: Aesthetic Labor and Expert Knowledge in Japanese Business Etiquette Training; 1 Aesthetic Labor and the Regimentation of Workplace Communication; 2 Overview of the Business Manners Classes; 3 Standardization and the Aesthetics of Form; 4 Language and Honorific Use; 5 The Indexing of Deference and Demeanor; 6 Conclusion; References; 3: Socialization to Acting, Feeling, and Thinking as Shakaijin: New Employee Orientations in a Japanese Company
1 Introduction: Language Socialization in the Workplace2 Data; 3 Full-Time Employment as a New Life Stage; 4 Socialization to Acting, Feeling, and Thinking as Shakaijin; 4.1 "You Are No Longer a Student": Contrast Between Shakaijin and Student; 4.2 Self-Reflection; 4.3 Consciousness Raising; 4.4 Learning the Indexical Associations of the Business World; 4.5 Lessons on Honorifics; 5 Conclusion; References; 4: Representing the Japanese Workplace: Linguistic Strategies for Getting the Work Done; 1 Introduction; 2 The Data; 3 The Gender Matrix; 3.1 Naming and Address
3.2 Sentence FinalsSentence Final Particles; Addressee Honorifics; 4 Dramatic Directives; 5 Conclusion; References; 5: "Sarariiman" and the Performance of Masculinities at Work: An Analysis of Interactions at Business Meetings at a Multinational Corporation in Japan; 1 Introduction; 2 Theoretical Framework; 2.1 Sarariiman's Linguistic Practices, Masculinity, and First Person Pronouns; 2.2 Japanese Speech Styles: Desu/Masu and Plain Forms; 3 Data; 4 Analysis; 4.1 Use of First Person Pronouns; The Use of Boku in On-the-Record Talk; The Use of Ore in Off-the-Record Talk
4.2 Putting Female Co-workers Down5 Conclusion; Appendix: Transcription Conventions; References; 6: Constructing Identity in the Japanese Workplace Through Dialectal and Honorific Shifts; 1 Introduction; 2 Kansai Dialect, Desu/Masu Forms and Plain Forms; 2.1 The Social Meanings of Dialect and Standard Language Use; 2.2 Kansai Dialect; 2.3 Desu/Masu Forms and Plain Forms; Desu/Masu Forms; Plain Forms; 3 Data and Methodology; 4 Language Use Within the Morning Meetings; 4.1 Opening and Closing Sections of the Meetings; Opening; Closing
4.2 Style of Discourse in Main Body of the MeetingIndexing Other-Directed and Self-Directed Speech; Referring to Uchi; Expressing Emotion; Indexing Interaction Between Individuals; 5 Conclusion; References; 7: Humor and Laughter in Japanese Business Meetings; 1 Introduction; 2 Previous Studies; 2.1 Workplace Humor; 2.2 Laughter; 3 Conceptual Framework; 4 Data; 5 Analysis; 5.1 Humor; 5.2 Laughter; 6 Conclusion; Appendix: Transcription Conventions; References; 8: Directives in Japanese Workplace Discourse; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Politeness, Power, and Community
Summary This book empirically explores how different linguistic resources are utilized to achieve appropriate workplace role inhabitance and to achieve work-oriented communicative ends in a variety of workplaces in Japan. Appropriate role inhabitance is seen to include considerations of gender and interpersonal familiarity, along with speaker orientation to normative structures for marking power and politeness. This uniquely researched edited collection will appeal to scholars of workplace discourse and Japanese sociolinguistics, as well as Japanese language instructors and adult learners of Japanese. It is sure to make a major contribution to the cross-linguistic/cultural study of workplace discourse in the globalized context of the twenty-first century. Haruko Minegishi Cook is Professor of Japanese at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. Her main research interests include language socialization, discourse analysis, and pragmatics. She has published widely on Japanese sentence-final particles and honorifics in edited volumes and major journals. Janet S. Shibamoto-Smith is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, USA. She is a specialist in Japanese language, society and culture, with an emphasis on the interaction between ideology and practice. Publications include Japanese Women's Language (1985), the edited volume Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideology (with Shigeko Okamoto, 2004), and the The Social Life of the Japanese Language: Cultural Discourses and Situated Practice (co-authored with Shigeko Okamoto, 2016).-- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 12, 2018).
ISBN 9783319635491 (electronic bk.)
3319635492 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1030993315