Personnel Information

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OBANA Yasuko

Organization
School of Science
Research Fields, Keywords
言語学, 語用論, 社会言語学, pragmatics, sociolinguistics
Profile
politeness, anaphora, role-identity theory

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduate school:The University of Edinburgh
    Department:Department of Linguistics
    Course:General Linguistics

    Course completed:Doctor's Course
    Date of completion:1988.05
    Completion status:Completed
    Country:United Kingdom

  • Graduate school:The University of St. Andrews
    Department:The Department of Linguistics
    Course:General Linguistics

    Course completed:Master's Course
    Date of completion:1984.07
    Completion status:Completed
    Country:United Kingdom

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Degree name:Doctor of Philosophy
    Classified degree field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics
    Conferring institution:University of Edinburgh, UK
    Acquisition way:Thesis
    Date of acquisition:1988.05

  • Degree name:M.Litt.
    Classified degree field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics
    Conferring institution:University of St Andrews
    Acquisition way:Thesis
    Date of acquisition:1984.07

Career 【 display / non-display

  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Department:Graduate School of Language, Communication, and Culture-Faculty
    Title:Professor
    Date:2008.04 - 2016.03

  • Affiliation:Kwansei Gakuin University
    Title:Professor
    Date:2007.04 -

  • Department:School of Asian Languages and Studies
    Title:Senior Lecturer
    Date:1989.01 - 2003.03

Association Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • Academic society name:International Pragmatics Association
    Academic country located:Japan

  • Academic society name:社会言語科学会
    Academic country located:Japan

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Research field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics

Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Research subject: pragmatics, sociolinguistics

    Periods of research: 2007.04 -
    Keyword in research subject:politeness, anaphora,
    Field of experts:Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics
    Classification of research form:Individual
    Research program:The Other Research Programs

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Title: The Meta-Pragmatic Nature of Japanese Honorifics - How they should be grasped
    Journal name: 関西学院大学言語教育研究センター 言語と文化  (26)  (p.29 - 44)
    Date of publication: 2023.03
    Author(s): Yasuko Obana

    Type of publication: Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)

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  • Title: (Non-)propositional irony in Japanese - Impoliteness behind honorifics
    Journal name: LINGUA  vol.260
    Date of publication: 2021.09
    Author(s): Obana Yasuko, Haugh Michael

    DOI: 10.1016/j.lingua.2021.103119

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  • Language: Japanese
    Title: 武装する敬語(2) ー敬語イデオロギーと目下の応酬
    Journal name: 言語と文化  (24)  (p.21 - 36)
    Date of publication: 2021.03
    Author(s): 尾鼻 靖子

    Type of publication: Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

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  • Language: Japanese
    Title: 武装する敬語ー非命題的アイロニー考察
    Journal name: 言語と文化  (23)  (p.19 - 34)
    Date of publication: 2020.03
    Author(s): Yasuko Obana

    Type of publication: Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

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  • Language: English
    Title: The origin of honorifics reflected in their modern use
    Journal name: Language and Culture, Kwansei Gakuin University, Language Center  (21)  (p.45 - 60)
    Date of publication: 2018.03
    Author(s): Yasuko Obana

    Type of publication: Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Language: English
    Title: Sociopragmatics of Japanese: Theoretical Implications
    Publisher: Routledge
    Date of publication: 2023
    Author(s): Yasuko Obana & Michael Haugh

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Authorship: Joint author

  • Language: English
    Title: Japanese Politeness: An Enquiry
    Publisher: Routledge UK
    Date of publication: 2020.10
    Author(s): Yasuko Obana

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Authorship: Sole author

  • Language: English
    Title: Politeness
    Publisher: Routledge
    Date of publication: 2018.10
    Author(s): Patrick Heinrich (ed.)

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Area of responsibility: Politeness
    Authorship: Edit

  • Language: English
    Title: Politeness in Japan, 2011, In: Daniel Kadar & Sara Mills (eds.) 'Politeness in East Asia', Cambridge, pp147-175 (Book chapter)
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Date of publication: 2011.09
    Author(s): OBANA Yasuko

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Authorship: Joint author

  • Language: English
    Title: Understanding Japanese: A Handbook for Learners and Teachers(347ページ)
    Publisher: くろしお出版
    Date of publication: 2000.04
    Author(s): OBANA Yasuko

    Type of books: Scholarly book
    Authorship: Sole author

Other research activities 【 display / non-display

  • Title:招待講演:カナダMcMaster大学にて90分の講演を依頼された。題名:Comparative studies of politeness between Japanese and English stragetic planning
    Date:2008.10

    Classification of research achievement:Other

Research Projects 【 display / non-display

  • Research category:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)
    Project year:2018.04 - 2021.03
    Title:役割理論を適用した日本語現象の語用論的分析および著書作成

  • Research category:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)
    Project year:2015.04 - 2017.03
    Title:談話における話者の言葉の選択と役割理論
    Project summary:本申請の研究目的は、アイデンティティ理論のひとつである「シンボリック相互作用役割理論」を適用して、談話における話者の言葉の選択の背景を探ることである。従来の社会言語学や談話分析の分野では、国籍、民族、性差、職業、社会的地位などの社会的アイデンティティを談話から見い出すというのが通常である。しかし、話者の言葉の選択の背景には、それ以上の要素も多々存在する。例えば、会話の流れに由って話者が取るその場の立場や心理的役割が、ある一定の言語形式を選択するという現象も多くある。つまり、人は、その場その場でどんな役割を演じるかで言葉もそれに沿って選択するのである。当研究では、様々な場面での会話をデータに取り、そのデータを基に言葉の選択と「役割」(role)の相関作用を明らかにしたい。

  • Research category:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)
    Project year:2011.04 - 2014.03
    Title:役割理論におけるポライトネス

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Language: English
    Conference name: International Pragmatics Conference
    International/Domestic presentation: International presentation
    Holding date: 2015.07

    Title: Japanese honorifics as the implementation of role-identities
    Presentation type: Symposium, workshop panel (public)

  • Language: English
    Conference name: International Janapese Studies Conference
    International/Domestic presentation: International presentation
    Holding date: 2014.09

    Title: Routine Formulae in Japanese: Social Conditions and Constraints on their Use
    Presentation type: Oral presentation (keynote)

  • Language: English
    Conference name: 8th Interantional Politeness Symposium
    International/Domestic presentation: International presentation
    Holding date: 2014.07

    Title: Request, Refusal and Apology in Japanese Phone Conversation: Patterns of Apologetic Expressions
    Presentation type: Oral presentation (general)

  • Language: English
    Conference name: 13th International Pragmatics Conference
    International/Domestic presentation: International presentation
    Holding date: 2013.09

    Title: Speech Level Shifts in Japanese and the Speaker's Dissociative Roles
    Presentation type: Oral presentation (general)

  • Language: English
    Conference name: Teaching and Learning (im)Politeness
    International/Domestic presentation: International presentation
    Holding date: 2013.07

    Title: Politeness as the Implementation of Roles: The Application of Symbolic Interactionism
    Presentation type: Oral presentation (general)

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Social Contribution 【 display / non-display

  • Title:大手前高校の科学英語プレゼンの支援
    Date:2009.10 -

    Description:高校生の国際大会に向けてのプレゼンを見学、コメントをする

  • Title:在日外国人による日本語スピーチ大会の審査委員長
    Date:2008.02 -