Interpersonal relationships in Japanese and Australian women’s magazines

a case study

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society
EditorsIlana Mushin
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherAustralian Linguistics Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1920898387
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventConference of the Australian Linguistics Society - Sydney
Duration: 13 Jul 200415 Jul 2004


ConferenceConference of the Australian Linguistics Society

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