This paper attempts to analyze the variations of “toiu” in spoken language at the workplace and its usage, using “Collection of Words for Women and Words for Men (Workplace part)” as a material.
The conversation in this material was divided into formal and informal scenes, and attempted to capture the characteristics of the variation of “toiu” in each scene.
As a result, 13 variations of “toiu” were extracted.
It was clarified that the usage in each variation of “toiu” was most influenced by the speaker who actually say “toiu” rather than the scene and the relationship between speakers. And, pointed out that variations of the slang expression of “toiu” are used by even high ranked occupation in formal situations.