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Conceptual contrast of dimensional adjectives in Japanese and Swedish: Exploring the mental lexicon by word-association test
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
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, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

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.
Series
Acta Universitatis Umensis, ISSN 0345-0147
Series
Studia Linguistica Upsaliensia, ISSN 1652-1366 ; 8
Keyword [en]
Dimensional adjective, Concept, Association, Japanese, Swedish
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58531ISBN: 978-91-554-7594-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-58531DiVA: diva2:548953
Conference
The 23rd Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Uppsala University, 1-3 October 2008
Available from: 2012-09-02 Created: 2012-09-02 Last updated: 2013-05-21Bibliographically approved

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