Gendered Language in Japanese Pop Music

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This site explores common notions of "gendered" language in Japan through pop music from approximately 1980-2017. Looking at various linguistic feature use between male and female singers in Japan, we look to find whether popular use of language has changed. Click around to find out more!

This site was created as part of the Computational Methods in the Humanites course at the University of Pittsburgh.

Japanese comic panel of girl speaking 'men's' language
Girl: "う...うめーww" ("So freakin' good! lol") Boy: "言葉遣い..." ("Your wording...") [source: googirl]