Japanese: A Heavily Culture-Laden Language

Fengping Gao (1)
(1) Weinan Teachers’ College, Shaanxi, C, China

Abstract

Language and culture are interdependent. The uniqueness of the Japanese society makes Japanese language a heavily culture-laden one, which contributes much to the language barrier between Japanese and Americans. It is compulsory that many cultural concepts must be integrated into comparative studies so they can be better understood from a cross-cultural perspective, and communication between Japanese and Americans must always be carried out with culture awareness.
Key Words: uniqueness; language; culture; communication


 

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Authors

Fengping Gao
sxwngfp@sina.com (Primary Contact)
Author Biography

Fengping Gao, Weinan Teachers’ College, Shaanxi, C

Fengping Gao is associate professor in the Department of English Studies at Weinan Teachers’ College in Shaanxi, China. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to
Fengping Gao,
Department of English Studies,
Weinan Teachers’ College,
Shaanxi, China, 714000;
telephone: 01186- 913-2037868;
e-mail: sxwngfp@sina.com

Gao, F. (2005). Japanese: A Heavily Culture-Laden Language. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 5(3), 1–09. https://doi.org/10.36923/jicc.v5i3.411

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