- 言語と文化 = Language and Culture (ISSN:09147977)
- vol.2, pp.25-48, 1989-06-01
The honorific expression term is not peculiar to Japanese only, but also exists in Chinese. But the forms of this expression are stressed differently in these two languages. The Chinese honorific expression is mainly shown in presonal expression terms and the roundabout expressions which have greatly increased recently. The honorific expression term of Japanese, however, exists in prefixes, suffixes, vocabulary, grammar etc., and personal expression terms tend to be reduced while the roundabout expressions tend to increase. That the difference between the honorific expression term of Chinese and that of Japanese has some influence in Chinese and Japanese lauguage teaching should be paid great attention to.