広島大学留学生センター紀要 Issue 14
2004-03-31 発行

聞き返しの表現 : 日本語と英語

A Discussion about Expressions in Japanese and English Used for Clarification Requests
Nishimura, Masahito
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abstract
The purpose of this paper is to discuss Japanese and English expressions used for clarification requests. I collected examples of such Japanese expressions in daily life and analyzed each instance. This paper reveals the kinds of expressions that are frequently used and includes several differences in expressions used for clarification requests between Japanese and English. Several suggestions are also given for practical ways to catch important messages when listening to a foreign language.