- 琉球大学欧米文化論集 (ISSN:13410482)
- no.54, pp.1-21, 2010-03
This study investigates vocabulary across 6 local bulletin boards for MSM (men who have sex with men). During the period of November 1 (2008) to April 30 (2009), there appeared 42,560 cases (target population) in the 6 bulletin boards. 2,400 units were selected using random numbers generated by Excel. Selected data were analyzed by KH Coder (UniDic as the electric dictionary and ChaSen as the analyzer). The result shows that the number of token words is 77,843 and the number of type words is 3,548. Among the high-frequent top 50 words, there appeared some unique nouns and verbs: those relating to the sex position, tachi (top) and uke (bottom), and those action verbs such as yaru (do), dekiru (can do), and horu (dig). It was also found that those high-frequent words are related each other.