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How Foreigners Understand Dialects in Medical and Nursing Situations

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  • 医療・介護現場の方言を外国人はどう理解するか
  • ――他地域出身日本人と比較して――
  • A Comparison with the Level of Understanding of Japanese from Other Districts

Abstract

<p>This study analyzes the characteristics of how foreigners understand dialects used by patients or users of nursing facilities in medical and nursing situations. Utterances in Yamagata dialect were examined, concentrating particularly on urgent phrases such as those involving pain and excretion. Some big differences between foreigners and Japanese from other districts were found in the level of understanding of Yamagata dialects. Foreigners understood only approximate meanings. And the features that foreigners could not understand were dialect forms which to them bore no resemblance to standard Japanese, onomatopoeia, words not commonly used and dialect words. It was also noted that words concerning parts of the body and words related to excretion, which Japanese understand, could not be understood by foreigners.</p>

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  • CRID
    1390001205161984512
  • NII Article ID
    130006889413
  • DOI
    10.20721/nihongokyoiku.161.0_42
  • ISSN
    2424-2039
    0389-4037
  • Text Lang
    ja
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • CiNii Articles

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