Women’s magazines have been a focus of research in various disciplines, and such research has made use of different methodologies as well as taking diverse approaches. This paper analyses texts selected from an Australian women’s magazine 'Cleo' and its Japanese equivalent 'With' by using Systemic Functional Linguistics as a core methodology. The texts were chosen from topic areas such as love relationships, finance and diet/exercises, and all take forms of advice giving. The lexico-grammatical analysis of the texts focused on investigation of the ways these texts construct the relationship between the writer and the reader, which has revealed interesting features in the Japanese texts that did not appear in the English texts.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2004 Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society|
|Place of Publication||Sydney|
|Publisher||Australian Linguistics Society|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society - Sydney|
Duration: 13 Jul 2004 → 15 Jul 2004
|Conference||Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society|
|Period||13/07/04 → 15/07/04|
Kawashima, K. (2005). Interpersonal relationships in Japanese and Australian women’s magazines: a case study. In I. Mushin (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2004 Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society (pp. 1-7). Sydney: Australian Linguistics Society.