Language and Citizenship in Japan

This book's chapters discuss discourses, educational practices, and local linguistic practices which call into question the accepted view of the language-citizenship nexus in lived contexts of both existing Japanese citizens and potential ...

Author: Nanette Gottlieb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415897228

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The relationship between language and citizenship in Japan has traditionally been regarded as a fixed tripartite: 'Japanese citizenship' means 'Japanese ethnicity,' which in turn means 'Japanese as one's first language.' Historically, most non-Japanese who have chosen to take out citizenship have been members of the 'oldcomer' Chinese and Korean communities, born and raised in Japan. But this is changing: the last three decades have seen an influx of 'newcomer' economic migrants from a wide range of countries, many of whom choose to stay. The likelihood that they will apply for citizenship, to access the benefits it confers, means that citizenship and ethnicity can no longer be assumed to be synonyms in Japan. This is an important change for national discourse on cohesive communities. This book's chapters discuss discourses, educational practices, and local linguistic practices which call into question the accepted view of the language-citizenship nexus in lived contexts of both existing Japanese citizens and potential future citizens. Through an examination of key themes relating both to newcomers and to an older group of citizens whose language practices have been shaped by historical forces, these essays highlight the fluid relationship of language and citizenship in the Japanese context.

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Sociolinguistics

JSL Research Division (2009) National Research Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics. ... Kawakami, Ikuo (2012) Children Crossing Borders and their Citizenship in Japan. In: Language and Citizenship in ... London: Routledge.

Author: Patrick Heinrich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351818391

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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Presenting new approaches and results previously inaccessible in English, the Routledge Handbook of Japanese Sociolinguistics provides an insight into the language and society of contemporary Japan from a fresh perspective. While it was once believed that Japan was a linguistically homogenous country, research over the past two decades has shown Japan to be a multilingual and sociolinguistically diversifying country. Building on this approach, the contributors to this handbook take this further, combining Japanese and western approaches alike and producing research which is relevant to twenty-first century societies. Organised into five parts, the sections covered include: The languages and language varieties of Japan. The multilingual ecology. Variation, style and interaction. Language problems and language planning. Research overviews. With contributions from across the field of Japanese sociolinguistics, this handbook will prove very useful for students and scholars of Japanese Studies, as well as sociolinguists more generally.

English language Pedagogies for a Northeast Asian Context

Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics English-Language Pedagogies for a Northeast Asian Context Developing and Contextually . Emergent Lingua Francas and World Orders ... Language and Citizenship in Japan Edited by Nanette Gottlieb 5.

Author: Michael Hadzantonis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415806909

Category: Education

Page: 391

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This book investigates, from a sociocultural, linguistic, and pedagogical perspective, the conceptual and pragmatic frameworks that characterize secondary language learning in a Northeast Asian context. Hadzantonis contextualizes these salient domains through an engagement with social and cultural themes such as the familial, political, as well as cultural commodities and socioeducational structures. In this way, the text employs tools such as transnational theory and performativity and develops a model that contributes to the resolution of one of the greatest economic issues of the time, that of ineffective secondary language learning.

Language Planning and Policy in Asia Japan Nepal Taiwan and Chinese characters

She holds a doctorate in anthropology from Purdue University and studied Applied Linguistics at the University of ... Japan (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Linguistic Stereotyping and Minority Groups in Japan (Routledge, 2006).

Author: Robert B. Kaplan

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847690951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

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This volume covers the language situation in Japan, Nepal and Taiwan, as well as the modernisation of Chinese Characters in China, explaining the linguistic diversity, the historical and political contexts and the current language situation -- including language-in-education planning, the role of the media, the role of religion, and the roles of non-indigenous languages. Two of the authors are indigenous and the other two have been participants in the language planning context.

The Discourse of Powerlessness and Repression

Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics For a full list of titles in this series, please visit www.routledge.com V2W The ... Ruth E. Page V4W Language and Citizenship in Japan Edited by Nanette Gottlieb V5W Markets of English Linguistic ...

Author: Hans J. Ladegaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317265498

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Drawing on a large corpus of narratives recorded at a church shelter for abused domestic helpers in Hong Kong, this monograph explores how the women discursively construct themselves in sharing sessions with other helpers. They see themselves as ‘helpers’ who have come to Hong Kong to help their families, to help the people in the city, and to serve God. A wide variety of competing identities are constructed in the narratives: submissive helper, sacrificial mother, daughter and wife, and powerless traumatised victim, but also resourceful indignant migrant women who, through sharing and peer support, become empowered to fight against abusive employers. This book provides a detailed discourse analysis of the women’s narratives, but it also explores larger issues such as global migration, exploitation, language and power, abuse and the psychology of evil, intergroup communication, and peer support and empowerment.

Markets of English

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Author: Joseph Sung-Yul Park

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136320477

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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The global spread of English both reproduces and reinforces oppressive structures of inequality. But such structures can no longer be seen as imposed from an imperial center, as English is now actively adopted and appropriated in local contexts around the world. This book argues that such conditions call for a new critique of global English, one that is sensitive to both the political economic conditions of globalization and speakers’ local practices. Linking Bourdieu’s theory of the linguistic market and his practice-based perspective with recent advances in sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology, this book offers a fresh new critique of global English. The authors highlight the material, discursive, and semiotic processes through which the value of English in the linguistic market is constructed, and suggest possible policy interventions that may be adopted to address the problems of global English. Through its serious engagement with current sociolinguistic theory and insightful analysis of the multiple dimensions of English in the world, this book challenges the readers to think about what we need to do to confront the social inequalities that are perpetuated by the global spread of English

Languages and Identities in a Transitional Japan

After homogeneity: Maintaining unity in a linguistically diversifying Japan Language and citizenship in Japan . New York: Routledge. ... “ Idōsuru Kodomotachi” no Kyōikugaku [Research in Education of “ Children on the Move ”].

Author: Ikuko Nakane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317961895

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This book explores the transition from the era of internationalization into the era of globalization of Japan by focusing on language and identity as its central themes. By taking an interdisciplinary approach covering education, cultural studies, linguistics and policy-making, the chapters in this book raise certain questions of what constitutes contemporary Japanese culture, Japanese identity and multilingualism and what they mean to local people, including those who do not reside in Japan but are engaged with Japan in some way within the global community. Topics include the role of technology in the spread of Japanese language and culture, hybrid language use in an urban context, the Japanese language as a lingua franca in China, and the identity construction of heritage Japanese language speakers in Australia. The authors do not limit themselves to examining only the Japanese language or the Japanese national/cultural identity, but also explore multilingual practices and multiple/fluid identities in "a transitional Japan." Overall, the book responds to the basic need for better accounts of language and identity of Japan, particularly in the context of increased migration and mobility.

Conflict Exclusion and Dissent in the Linguistic Landscape

Multilingual or easy Japanese? Promoting citizenship via local government websites. In N. Gottlieb (Ed.), Language and Citizenship in Japan (pp. 193–216). New York: Routledge. Dornyei, Z. (2007). Research Methods in Applied Linguistics.

Author: Rani Rubdy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137426284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

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This book explores the dynamics of the linguistic landscape as a site of conflict, exclusion, and dissent. It focuses on socio-historical, economic, political and ideological issues, such as reflected in mass protest demonstrations, to forge links between landscape, identity, social justice and power.

The Sociolinguistics of Voice in Globalising China

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Author: Jie Dong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317630012

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

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This book deploys and develops the notion of voice in an investigation of China’s rapidly reshuffling society. The book is structured around two aspects of the voicing process in contemporary China: (1) stratification of voice, which addresses the stabilizing condition of voice; and (2) restratification of voice that draws attention to the dynamics of the system of which the order is reshuffling and not yet apparent. This structure allows us to unveil the hidden forces played out in the voice making process and to stratifying and re-stratifying process of contemporary Chinese society in which some people are making themselves heard whereas others are losing voice. Despite its importance and usefulness, voice has been under theorized in recent decades. The ambitions of this book therefore are to invest serious efforts in developing the notion and to position it in the center of the theoretical toolkits available to students and scholars within and outside sociolinguistics.

The Discourse of Sport

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Author: David Caldwell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317290629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This collection brings together innovative research from socially-oriented applied linguists working in sports. Drawing on contemporary approaches to applied linguistics, this book provides readers with in-depth analyses of examples of language-in-use in the context of sport, and interprets them through the lens of larger issues within sport culture and practice. With contributions from an international group of scholars, this an essential reference for scholars and researchers in applied linguistics, discourse analysis, sport communication, sport management, journalism and media studies.