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Kansai Dialect Self-study Site


Kansai Dialect Self-study Site

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Kansai-ben is the most powerful regional dialect in Japan nowadays, spoken by over twenty million people including those in Osaka, Kobe, Nara and Kyoto. Though the Kansai dialect has linguistically distinctive features from Standard Tokyo dialect, native speakers of Japanese are used to hearing it and usually have little problem understanding it because the dialect is widely used in the entertainment industry and in the media (by Kansai comedians, for example). However, it is a challenge for... More
Material Type: Open Textbook
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: December 11, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: December 11, 2012
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Keywords: Kansai dialect, Self Study


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Primary Audience: College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
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Language: English
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