Recent Research Interests

Our speech acts (discourse practice) should be regarded as processes which build gender identity independently, though the restrictions and influences of various gender views and gender ideology specified as the male nature and femininity in society. My researching interest is focused on the comparative analysis made from the viewpoints of a language culture theory and constructivism in a speech act about the present usage of generic use of the 3rd person personal pronoun as one of the processes of the gender identity construction in English, Japanese, and Korean.

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