Journal of Intercultural Communication, issue 10, December 2005

Fengping Gao

Japanese: A Heavily Culture-Laden Language


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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