Situated Meaning: Inside and Outside in Japanese Self, Society, and Language

Situated Meaning: Inside and Outside in Japanese Self, Society, and Language


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ISBN-13: 9780691608549
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Series: Princeton Legacy Library , #5263
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jane M. Bachnik is is a research fellow with the Japan Foundation in Tokyo. Charles J. Quinn, Jr., is Visiting Professor at the Institute for Research in Japanese Culture at Tohuku University.

Table of Contents



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Ch. 1 Introduction: uchi/soto: Challenging Our Conceptualizations of Self, Social Order, and Language

Ch. 2 The Terms uchi and soto as Windows on a World

Ch. 3 A Movable Self: The Linguistic Indexing of uchi and soto

Ch. 4 Indexing Hierarchy through Japanese Gender Relations

Ch. 5 Uchi/soto: Choices in Directive Speech Acts in Japanese

Ch. 6 Indexing Self and Society in Japanese Family Organization

Ch. 7 Uchi no kaisha: Company as Family?

Ch. 8 The Battle to Belong: Self-Sacrifice and Self-Fulfillment in the Japanese Family Enterprise

Ch. 9 When uchi and soto Fell Silent in the Night: Shifting Boundaries in Shiga Naoya's "The Razor"

Ch. 10 Uchi/Soto: Authority and Intimacy, Hierarchy and Solidarity in Japan

Ch. 11 Uchi/Soto: Tip of a Semiotic Iceberg? 'Inside' and 'Outside' Knowledge in the Grammar of Japanese


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