WorldCat Identities

Watt, Yasuko Ito 1944-

Works: 3 works in 9 publications in 2 languages and 182 library holdings
Genres: Terms and phrases  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PL685, 495.682421
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yasuko Ito Watt
Readers guide to intermediate Japanese : a quick reference to written expressions by Yasuko Ito Watt( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nihon o shiro : Nihon no kindaika ni kakawatta hitobito : people who played important roles in Japan's modernization by Akira Miura( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japanese demonstratives in television dramas : variance and invariance by Yasuko Ito Watt( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study analyzes the distribution of 876 occurrences of ko, so and a in five television dramas (the duration of these dramas was five and a half hours). In the first of two major types of analyses carried out in the dissertation, the relative proportions of ko, so and a in the original text were examined. These proportions were approximately 32%, 57% and 11% respectively. Among these were three highly specialized groups (e. g., 82 uses of so as connector, 131 soo used in reply; and 12 ko as idiomatic expressions). After removing these special groups, the proportions of the three, major kinds of reference were 44%, 49% and 7% for situational, textual and internal references respectively. What is of particular interest is a reversal of the proportion of ko and so in situational and textual references: in situational reference ko is about 80% and in textual reference so is about 80%
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.78 (from 0.74 for Japanese d ... to 0.90 for Nihon o sh ...)
Alternative Names
Watt, Yasuko I. 1944-
English (8)
Japanese (1)