Changes in Chinese Culture as Examined Through Changes in Personal Pronoun Usage
|dc.identifier.citation||Hamamura, T. and Xu, Y. 2015. Changes in Chinese Culture as Examined Through Changes in Personal Pronoun Usage. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 46 (7): pp. 930-941.|
For the last several decades, Chinese society has experienced transformative changes in its social ecology. Is Chinese culture more individualistic today as a result? The current research examined this question by cross-temporally examining the usage of Chinese personal pronouns associated with individualism–collectivism. A Chinese corpus encompassing the period from 1950 to 2008 was analyzed using the Google Ngram Viewer. Cross-temporal changes in the usages of personal pronouns conceptually associated with individualism–collectivism were non-linear and highly similar to the patterns found for pronouns and non-pronoun words unassociated with individualism–collectivism. Follow-up analyses that disentangled these patterns indicated an increasing usage of individualistic pronouns and a decreasing usage of collectivistic pronouns in recent decades.
|dc.publisher||SAGE Publications Inc.|
|dc.title||Changes in Chinese Culture as Examined Through Changes in Personal Pronoun Usage|
|dcterms.source.title||Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology|
|curtin.department||School of Psychology and Speech Pathology|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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