One of the important elements to teach or learn a second language is to get language acquisition together with the culture. For example, family and kinship have a major role in the formation of the culture of any society. Although the names of families and relatives in the target language are known, it may not be known how families and relatives address each other. There is no problem when the forms of discourse are similar to the native language and the target language. However, if an address in the native language is used differently in the target language and this difference is not known by the learner, this leads to faults and problems in the learner's communication. In this research, the main elements of family and family relations, which have an important place in the formation of both Turkish and Japanese cultures, were examined. The aim of this research is to compare the use of family and kinship concepts in Turkish and Japanese cultures in daily life and to determine the cultural differences between the two languages. As a result of the comparison, cultural differences due to differences in both languages were determined.
family, relatives, language-culture, Turkish, Japanese
|Author :||Ayşegül ATAY|
|Number of pages:||11-24|