Abstract

The purpose of the study is to research whether studying abroad experiences in the United States of America affect keigo usage of Japanese college students toward senpai. 58 Japanese college students in Japan and the United States of America completed a 25-item survey. Honorifics usage of both Japanese college students in Japan and international Japanese students in the United States were tested. The Results revealed that study abroad experiences influenced/changed international Japanese students’ original communication style and keigo usage toward senpai.

Advisor

Kebba Darboe

Committee Member

Lu Yan

Committee Member

Deepa Oommen

Date of Degree

2020

Language

english

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Ethnic Studies

College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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