Genre and the cultural realms of taste in Japanese, Korean, and U.S. Online recipes

Susan G. Strauss, Heesun Chang, Yumi Matsumoto

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This chapter investigates the language, culture, and the discourse of food in Japan, Korea, and the United States, as prototypical exemplars of Western culture (U.S.) and Eastern culture (Japan and Korea). We compare and contrast patterns of discursive representations of food and social interaction using the broad analytic unit of genre. The online cooking recipe contains complex discourse about food as well as reader/user commentary. Genre analysis of this type, including the socially organized interactional exchanges between members of socio-cultural groups, provides insights into praxis-and can serve as robust resources for socialization of novices e.g., students of foreign language, as they come to understand the macro and micro levels of discourse qua social practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPragmatics of Japanese
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives on Grammar, Interaction and Culture
EditorsMutsuko Endo Hudson, Yoshiko Matsumoto, Junko Mori
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9789027200365
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NamePragmatics and Beyond New Series
ISSN (Print)0922-842X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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