パラオ語における日本語借用語の変化
The Changes in the Use of Japanese Loanwords in Palauan

Keisuke Imamura
2017 Journal of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Tokyo Medical and Dental University  
This paper examines the generational change in the use of Japanese loanwords in Palauan. The Japanese occupation of Palau from 1914 to the end of World War II generated inevitable social change which impacted the Palauan people and their language. During this time over 850 Japanese loanwords were adopted into Palauan. Now, seventy years after the end of the Japanese rule, Japanese loanwords still constitute a considerable fraction of the Palauan language. However, the number of Japanese
more » ... s in use has been gradually decreasing and the meaning of some loanwords is changing. We conducted questionnaires and interviews surveying the use of the 850 plus Japanese loanwords with 6 Palauan natives of different generations. The results suggested that the use and comprehension of the Japanese loanwords vary among the speakers and decline generationally.
doi:10.11480/kyoyobukiyo.47.0_17 fatcat:mnn7tb6c6jezbjactey7pctjnm