Departmental Bulletin Paper 〈共同研究プロジェクト紹介〉 基幹型 : 通時コーパスの設計 『日本語歴史コーパス』による平安時代と室町時代の語彙の比較
A Lexical Comparison of the Heian Period and the Muromachi Period Based on the Corpus of Historical Japanese

田中, 牧郎  ,  Makiro, TANAKA

6 ( 1 )  , pp.11 - 20 , 2015-06 , 国立国語研究所
ISSN:2185-0100 print/2185-0119 online
In this paper, I investigate lexical changes from Heian Wabun to Muromachi Kyogen using the Corpus of historical Japanese. The results show that the number of Sino-Japanese words and hybrid words increased significantly overall. The results also show that such words increased significantly in the high-frequency basic vocabulary, and that their semantic range expanded. These changes are due not only to the time difference but also to the genre difference. Based on these results, I discuss the significance of diachronic corpora for historical studies of Japanese and also some of the problems that arise.

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