Conceptual contrast of dimensional adjectives in Japanese and Swedish: Exploring the mental lexicon by word-association test
2009 (English)In: Multilingualism: Proceedings of the 23rd Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics / [ed] Anju Saxena & Åke Viberg, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2009, 296-304 p.Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
The study is aimed to explore the mental representations of dimensional adjectives in Japanese and Swedish by using word-association test, which is largely used in the field of psychology and linguistics. The procedure of the association test is divided into two parts. In the first part native speakers of Japanese and Swedish were asked to give responses to the stimulu in their L1. In the second part Japanese learners of Swedish and Swedish learners of Japanese were asked to respond to the stimuli in their L2.
In this work I will discuss the following three issues; 1) how the dimensional expressions are represented in the mental lexicons of native speakers of Japanese and Swedish respectively, and 2) to what extent the response patterns in L2 are similar to those in L1, and lastly 3) whether there are any language specific attitude to be found in the association pattern for each language. Based on the results I assume that there is a marked difference in association patterns between Japanese and Swedish.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2009. 296-304 p.
Acta Universitatis Umensis, ISSN 0345-0147
, Studia Linguistica Upsaliensia, ISSN 1652-1366 ; 8
Dimensional adjective, Concept, Association, Japanese, Swedish
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58531ISBN: 978-91-554-7594-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-58531DiVA: diva2:548953
The 23rd Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Uppsala University, 1-3 October 2008