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Title: Earthquakes and Language : Words and Expressions that Resulted from the Tōhoku Earthquake
Authors: Endō, Orie
Keywords: Nipponistica
Linguistica giapponese
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Venezia : Edizioni Ca' Foscari
Abstract: A focus on new Japanese words that came about after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and the subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is here provided. The first half concentrates on onomatopoeia that resulted from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, whose data will be compared to those from the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake: the kind of onomatopoeia produced reflects the unique characteristics of each earthquake. The second half deals with new words that were produced as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and tracks the process of these words becoming fixed in the Japanese language. In conclusion, it is possible to predict that Japanese dictionaries will have to either add the new words or change the existing definitions of words as a result of the disaster.
Appears in Collections:Ca' Foscari Japanese Studies (Book Collection)

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