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    • About Sumimasen 

      Sugiyama, Niki (2009-12)
      Sumimasen, one of the most common expressions, shows politeness and gives a sense of honor, and it has been shown through several studies that Westerners find this concept difficult to understand (Ide, 1998, et.al.). ...
    • A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Usage of Katakana-Go in Contemporary Japanese 

      Campbell, Jennifer (2014-12-10)
      In recent times, researchers have observed an increase in the use of “gairai-go”, also known as foreign loan words, in Japanese daily speech. While there have been extensive amounts of data collected to prove the change ...
    • Tracing the Geographic Distribution of the Gaelic Language in Ireland, 1821-1926 

      Zant, Caitlyn (2013-09-20)
      Conventional historiography of the Gaelic language in Ireland cites the Irish Famine (1845-1852) as the primary factor which caused the decline of the language, but historical census records of Ireland tell a different ...
    • Using Authentic Reading Materials with Morphological Information for Kanji Instruction for Japanese L2 Students at the Elementary Level 

      Takahashi, Jun (2012-05)
      Kanji is one of the most difficult parts to learn for Japanese L2 students at the elementary level whose native language is English. Because of its difficulties and cross-linguistic differences, Japanese L2 students tend ...
    • What Difference Does Language Make? A comparison of search results based on the language of the user query and the browser 

      Sabbar, Carol (unpublished, 2011)
      In today’s world, the majority of internet users are no longer English-speaking. What does the internet experience hold for speakers of other languages? Can they search for and find resources as easily as their ...
    • 漢字に相当する英語の接辞 

      Werschey, Jacob (2014-12-01)
      接辞は漢字のように、単語を見ると意味がなんとなく分かる。日本語を勉強している学習者には漢字に相当する接辞を覚えば、単語力が増えるだろう。そして、その漢字と接辞の関係を明らかにしたいと思う。 この研究では、さまざまな漢字の接辞を集めて比べ、それらの表現の意味と用法について分析することを目的としている。接辞として用いられる漢字に相当する英単語を集め、その中で使用頻度の高い接辞を研究対象とする。 しかし、一つの学習言語である言葉の意味によ ...