[lg policy] Cultures and Politics of Script Reform in Japan, 1945-1995

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Fri Jun 7 11:25:15 EDT 2019

Cultures and Politics of Script Reform in Japan, 1945-1995
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 posted on 05.06.2019, 20:35 by BASIL KHALIFA COSTAS DEREK CAHUSAC DE CAUX
Basil's thesis investigates the factors and forces that changed written
Japanese between the years 1945 and 1995. It compares changes in official
policies to changes in written Japanese among various groups in Japan.
Using the concept of language ownership, it analyses links between Japanese
and Chinese language policy makers, the education system, consumerism, the
youth, and developments in Japanese word processing. The thesis finds that
actions outside of officialdom are as important as official policies
shaping written Japanese. In the future policy makers should account for
the opinions of various groups with a vested interest in written Japanese.


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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